Welcome to westernchampion.co.uk home of the Diesel Traction Group (DTG) online with details about D1015's mainline railtours plus news, updates and information on all our locomotives.

27th September 2014
Following successfully working GBRf's staff charter from Chester to Minehead and return (Click here for report) it was unfortunatley identified that D1015 had developed a leak in a cylinder head. Repairs are now underway, with the head having been dismantled and removed at Washwood Heath to identify and rectify the issue.

20th August 2014
D821 has been roaded from Bishops Lydeard to Old Oak Common and will now undergo an extensive exam, to identify and prioritise the work required to bring D821 back to full working order. Click here for photos.

9th July 2014
D1015 successfully worked Pathfinder's Mazey Day Cornishman from Tame Bridge to Penzance and back on Saturday 28th June. Full tour report here.

D1015's next railtour is Pathfinder's's 'The Canterbury Champion' on Saturday 13th December 2014. See the Western Champion page for more details on the 2014 railtour schedule with associated web links.


D1015 Western Champion, at Severn Valley Diesel Gala

D1015 Western Champion, Pathfinder The Canterbury Champion

See the D1015 page for an updated list of proposed 2014 railtour dates.

DTG Locomotives are based at the Severn Valley Railway, Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway and Boden Rail and operate in conjunction with Pathfinder Tours & Vintage Trains      
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