Appeal launched after arsonist destroys Swindon & Cricklade ‘Thumper’ DEMU

THE Swindon & Cricklade Railway has launched an SOS appeal after a suspected arson attack left the mainstay of their passenger timetable gutted.

Appeal launched after arsonist destroys Swindon & Cricklade ‘Thumper’ DEMU
The wrecked ‘Thumper’ driving trailer at Hayes Knoll on May 21. SCR
Class 207 ‘Thumper’ DEMU No. 1302 (207203) arrived at Blunsdon in late November 2004 from Porterbrook Leasing in full working order.

Porterbrook had offered several ‘Thumpers’ free of charge to preservation lines through Heritage Railway with the imminent ban on slam-door stock on the main line.

Read more in the latest issue of HR

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