The SETG are pleased to announce that Diamond Rail Services have generously provided 10 meters of essential fabric which will massively assist our Trim Shop in bringing 3417’s passenger accommodation back to life. The ‘Timetable’ Pattern moquette was a notable feature of First Class across all trains formerly operated by South West Trains Ltd and can still be seen today on certain trains operated by their successors South Western Railway Ltd. The fabric will allow us to restore first class cushions and seatbacks damaged by water-ingress during the unit’s various episodes of open storage, and we are looking forward to seeing what our resident seamstress genius Maggie can do!
Diamond Rail Services are also supporting other heritage projects through their Heritage arm, including being a key collaborator in the construction of new BR-Standard design ‘Clan” locomotive 72010 ‘Hengist’. The SETG is proud to be amongst such esteemed company, and is massively grateful for Diamond Rail Services’ generous contribution to our project.
To Jenny and all the team at Diamond Rail Services, we extend our sincere thanks and best wishes.