BELMOND’S disposal of the ‘Northern Belle’ luxury dining train was completed in November.
The new owners of the train are David Pitts, boss of marketing agency DP Publicity (DPP), and David Smith, owner of West Coast Railways (WCR).
Once the busy Christmas and new year programme is completed, the train will move from its current Kidderminster base to WCR at Carnforth, where winter maintenance work and kitchen car refurbishment will be carried out ready for the 2018 season.
David Pitts said: “The ‘Northern Belle’ is a perfect fit with the rest of West Coast Railways’ business.
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