Severn Lamb recently secured the largest order in its 61-year history. The UK-based supplier of people-moving products is getting ready to ship the first of five ‘Lincoln’ rail trains (pictured) to an eco-resort in South Korea.
The trains will go into use over the next six months at Ecoland, part of the Beach Hills Resort on Jeju Island, where they will transport guests around a natural volcanic habitat and attractions including a 36-hole golf course, hotels and holiday cottages.
“We’re thrilled to have secured such a large order at what we know is a challenging time for many suppliers,” comments Severn Lamb UK managing director, Patrick Severn Lamb. “It’s good to see operators investing in new projects, and I wish Beach Hills Resort success for many years to come.”
Each well-appointed 24” gauge train will comprise a locomotive, tender and four 36-seater coaches (144 seats in total). Two of the trains will also feature a luxurious mahogany panelled cab for maximum driver comfort, and each will be powered by a liquid petroleum gas (LPG) engine to keep running costs and carbon emissions to a minimum.
“Sustainable technologies are now an important consideration for many of our clients,” adds Severn Lamb, “and we are pleased to incorporate them into our products, each of which is built to order. Not only do they carry good ‘green’ credentials, but they also help operators save money on fuel and energy.”
Based near the town of Stratford-on-Avon (Shakespeare’s birthplace), Severn Lamb has been building rail trains, road trains, custom vehicles and monorails for over 60 years, using the finest British craftsmanship and hand-finished production methods. Its products are used by clients in over 50 countries including Disney, Port Aventura, Busch Entertainment, Genting International and more.
The company’s previous largest train order was for three units, supplied to Leofoo Village in Taiwan during 2005.