Northern Belle - our most luxurious guest yet!
The Severn Valley Railway welcomes a luxury guest - the Belmond Northern Belle.
Sister to the famous Belmond British Pullman, the fine dining train will make extensive use of our mainline connection at Kidderminster.
Famous for its luxurious, hand-crafted 1930s-era interiors and luxury dining experiences, the Belmond Northern Belle journeys to towns, cities and events across the UK and has been in service since 2000. The rake of 11 operational carriages, each named after Great British castles or stately homes, as well as two spare vehicles will be housed at Kidderminster on Carriage siding 1, and a small on-site compound will provide space for Belmond Northern Belle containers and office accommodation for their staff.
A typical working day will see the set platformed after our daily services end, for loading. Prior to departure to the mainline, DRS locomotives will be attached an hour before moving to the exchange ready for departure. Following its mainline trip and return to Kidderminster, the train will enter the Railway mainly late at night and be stabled back on Carriage Siding 1 before our services begin in the morning.
The Railway will provide signalmen, drivers and shunters for the Belmond Northern Belle operation whilst whilst with us. Cleaning and maintenance provision is currently under discussion.
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