GWR hires ‘67’ for ‘Wey­mouth Wizard’

Rail (UK) - - News - GLEN BAT­TEN.

June 3 pre­sented a re­source chal­lenge for Great Western Rail­way, as all avail­able High Speed Train and diesel mul­ti­ple units were needed for the large num­bers of pas­sen­gers head­ing to Cardiff for the Ju­ven­tus vs Real Madrid Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal that evening. This meant GWR needed to hire a Class 67 and rake of stock from DB Cargo to cover its ‘Wey­mouth Wizard’ train (usu­ally an HST). The ex­tra Mk 2s were added as the Dorset town was host­ing a Folk Fes­ti­val that week­end. The ‘67’ emerges from a heavy shower at Chet­nole on the sin­gle-line sec­tion be­tween Dorch­ester West and Yeovil Pen Mill, with the 1728 Wey­mouth-Bris­tol Tem­ple Meads. It was later used to op­er­ate an ad­di­tional Cardiff Cen­tralLon­don Padding­ton train.

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