Severn Lamb

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A deliberately distressed steam outline diesel locomotive built in 1997 for the Wildlife Express Train at Disney World.

Severn Lamb, sometimes known as Severn-Lamb, are manufacturers of various forms of transport systems and equipment, principally aimed at the leisure market. They are based at Alcester in the English county of Warwickshire, but sell their products world-wide.[1][2][3]

A diesel train built for Southend Pier Railway in 1986, and named after poet John Betjeman.

The company was founded by Peter Severn Lamb in 1948 in Stratford-upon-Avon. In its early days it predominantly manufactured steam locomotives for model and miniature railways. Today it builds live steam and steam outline diesel locomotives for narrow gauge railways in theme parks and similar venues, together with road trains, monorails and various themed custom vehicles, including electric vehicles, buses, and boats.[1][3]

Customers include Disney, with vehicles built for the Wildlife Express Train at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort, the Disneyland Railroad at Disneyland Paris, and the Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad at Hong Kong Disneyland. Vehicles have also been built for many other theme parks and resorts, including Busch Gardens Tampa in Florida, Mirabilandia in Italy, Kuwait Entertainment City in Kuwait, Genting Highlands in Malaysia, and Thorpe Park and Legoland Windsor in the United Kingdom.

The Atal Express at Kankaria Lake, Ahmedabad, India, named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Severn Lamb also built the 52 electrically powered platforms that provided the moving stage that encircled the perimeter of the arena for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "About Severn Lamb". Severn Lamb UK. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  2. ^ Holroyde, Dan; Little, Lawson (January 2010). The Locomotives of Severn-Lamb Ltd. The Narrow Gauge Railway Society. ISBN 0955432626. 
  3. ^ a b "New Book - The Locomotives of Severn Lamb Ltd". Miniature Railway World. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 

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