News

Finally...some good news regarding D1015 as one of her engines is lowered back in place.

The Golden Banker

Unfortunately the intended train operating company has informed us they will not have rolling stock available for The Golden Banker to run this year. It is becoming increasingly difficult to secure resources for our occasional railtours and rolling stock providers have informed us they are reluctant to traverse third-party owned infrastructure. This tour has garnered a great deal of interest and is for a very worthy and current cause - aiding the homeless. We shall look at the option of attempting to run this train early next year. 

 

We are extremely grateful to Colas Rail for the kind offer to supply two Class 37s for this tour and we very much look forward to the sound of these fine machines assailing the formidable Devon banks. 

 

The Magnificent Severn

Work on both of D1015's power units has been completed and last weekend saw one of those engines lowered back into position on the loco. Once all the connections have been made and testing has been carried-out, the second power unit will then be refitted. I believe it is hoped D1015 will be running at the Severn Railway Gala in October, which will be another important leap of progress but mainline testing will also be required before she can once again venture out onto the network and really stretch her legs.

 

Thank you all for your patience waiting for this wonderful machine to return to health and to all of you who have purchased tickets - greatly appreciated. Once testing of the loco is complete the owners will be in a better position to confirm dates for availability to operate The Magnificent Severn and in the meantime, Charity Railtours are looking at the schedule for line closures to assertain the the best date that offers the entire route free from engineering blockades.

Dennis Barnes
Founder - Charity Railtours 

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The Golden Banker

Date To Be Confirmed


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The Magnificent Severn

Date To Be Confirmed

D1015 Western Champion takes us from Ealing Broadway to Newport & The Dean Forest Railway POSSIBLY some additional freight lines too!

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