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SNAPPED: Swindon Designer Outlet Train Move

Today (22nd August) Swindon Designer Outlet waved goodbye to their train, Hinton Manor, after 10 years and welcomed his sister train, Ditcheat Manor. Check out our gallery below...

It was a fantastic moment in their History at Swindon Designer Outlet; a day for family and friends to welcome the new train, Ditcheat Manor...

Ditcheat Manor

Ditcheat Manor was the second of the later British Railways (Western) Manors, built in 1950 at Swindon Railway Works. Ditcheat Manor spent time based at Oxley in the West Midlands and Newton Abbot in Devon before being withdrawn from service in 1965.  Ditcheat Manor was abandoned in a scrapyard in South Wales between 1965 and 1980 before it was rescued and restored by West Somerset Railway, who are loaning it to us for safe-keeping. 

Fast Facts:

  • Build date: 1950
  • Length of Service:  15 years
  • Average Maximum Speed: 75mph (121km/h)
  • Total Built: 30
  • Total preserved: 9

Photos by Richard Wintle

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Housed in the Grade II listed buildings of the Great Western Railway Works, McArthurGlen's Swindon Designer Outlet outpost is one of the largest covered designer outlets in Europe. Swindon Designer Outlet is sure to have something for you!

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