Operating on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway since 2011

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Welcome to Cotswold Diesel Railcar

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About Us Our History and Origin

In the short term, the GWSR plc decided to hire in some 1960s Heritage Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) as there were no suitable DMUs already at the railway. When the opportunity arose to purchase ‘Bubble Car’ W55003 in full running order, a group of GWSR volunteers (ironically from the Steam Locomotive Department) quickly formed the company now known as CDRL.

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The Cotswold Diesel Railcar Fleet