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The Magnificent Severn - D1015 Western Champion


I am very sorry to announce that our next railtour, The Magnificent Severn, is to be postponed due to a defect with tour loco D1015 Western Champion.


Although work on a replacement engine has been progressing well and on schedule, it has been discovered that a bearing requires replacement. Loco owners The Diesel Traction Group have searched for an alternative bearing locally but none are available and so they will be ordering a replacement part from manufacturer MTU.


This means regrettably that D1015 will not be ready in time for The Magnificent Severn on August 4th.

We are now looking to announce a new date soon.


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.


Dennis Barnes

Founder - Charity Railtours