One of the Great Western Railway ‘Castle' Sets, which are shortened versions of the iconic High-Speed Trains is to visit the Severn Valley Railway as part of its Spring Diesel Festival, which is set to take place between 18 and 21 May 2023.
The visit of the GWR ‘Castle' Set is thanks to Great Western Railway and RailAdventure UK (who are organising the move to the SVR).
The four-day festival will celebrate five decades of diesel preservation, and will also feature SVR home fleet, D821, the first diesel to enter preservation fifty years ago.
An SVR spokesperson said “A GWR HST set will spend all four days at the Severn Valley Railway for the Spring Diesel Festival. We'd like to thank GWR enormously for providing this iconic ‘Class 255 Castle HST' set and Rail Adventure UK for their support with movement arrangements.”