‘Railmotor’ for Chinnor & Princes Risborough’s 60th
In a change of plan, the Great Western Society’s ‘Railmotor’ will visit the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway this summer. As reported in SR462, 5542 Ltd’s Hawksworth autocoach No. 233 was to be hired to run with the line’s summer guest, the South Devon Railway’s ‘64XX’ 0-6-0PT No. 6412, to mark the 60th anniversary of the line’s closure in June 1957. Instead, GWR steam railcar No. 93 and trailer coach No. 92 will operate from Chinnor on June 29 (marking the closure anniversary) followed by July 1/2, 8/9 and 15/16. Subject to Network Rail gauging approval, it will run into the bay platform at Princes Risborough, although passengers are not yet able to alight here.