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The Magnificent Severn - D1015 Western Champion


The Diesel Traction Group informs me that the replacement power unit for Western Champion is ready for shipment from Germany and while waiting for delivery, work continues on a second power unit here in the UK.


The loco owners now plan to install the two newly refurbished engines so when D1015 returns to service, she should be in very fine form indeed. I am sorry for the lack of a solid running date for this long awaited tour. I am assured that much work is going on to ensure installation and testing will take place as soon as possible.


In the meantime, if you have a seat booked on The Magnificent Severn, you have two options available:


  1. Maintain your booking to guarantee your place on the train. Once announced, if the new date is unsuitable for you, the option to cancel and refund will remain available to you, minus 3% admin fee.
  2. Cancel your booking for a refund minus 3% admin fee.


This tour takes in some hard to reach route miles plus it includes a stop-over at the fascinating Dean Forest Railway with all proceeds being donated to Cruse Bereavement Care - Thank you for your interest & support.


Meanwhile, plans for our following tour, currently proposed for Saturday 20th July 2019 are almost complete and we hope to announce details very soon.


Dennis Barnes

Founder - Charity Railtours