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D1015 in action at the Severn Railway Diesel Gala and an offer of help from an alternative Train Operating Company to run "The Magnificent Severn".

 

 

After notifying our passengers that we would commence issuing refunds due to West Coast Railways cancelling The Magnificent Severn, we received a call from another train operating company (TOC) offering to look at our plans with the view to seeing what they might be able to do.

 

Charity Railtours suggested February 20th as a possible date for running this train as it offers the entire route completely free from engineering blockades but unfortunately the TOC's rolling stock will be benefitting from it's winter maintenance and so not available. However, negotiations continue whilst we wait for further progress with repairs to D1015.

 

It was most encouraging to see this fine machine working on the Severn Valley Railway during the Autumn Diesel Gala in which she hauled trains successfully, I believe using just one of her power units...the second engine is ready for refitting once testing of the first engine is complete. 

 

For the time being we have suspended ticket sales whilst we wait for a date for D1015's return to service and refunds have also been halted. However, if you would like to cancel your booking, please let me know and we will arrange a full refund. If you are able to maintian your booking until we have a confirmed date for this train but that date is not suitable for you, the option for a full refund will remain open to you.

 

Thank you all for your patience and kind words of support.

 

Dennis Barnes
Founder - Charity Railtours 

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