IN 2021 EXPERIENCE VINTAGE TRAINS

 
IN 2021 EXPERIENCE VINTAGE TRAINS
EXPERIENCE
VINTAGE TRAINS
    IN 2021

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IN 2021 EXPERIENCE VINTAGE TRAINS
INTRODUCTION                                                       NEVER DONE BEFORE FEATURES
       Welcome to Vintage Trains, the 21st century’s only publicly owned and            • NEW Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on The Shakespeare Express
      charitably-controlled Train Operating Company. We are back where we
                                                                                        • NEW Murder on The Shakespeare Express
      belong from July 2021 – at speed, on the main line, doing what we do best!
      We have enhanced our offer with a high quality dining experience, varied          • NEW Seaside Staycation August Expresses
     menus, authentic Pullman cars, entertainment on new Saturday Shakespeare           • NEW High quality Pullman dining with varied menus on all trains
        Express trains and record-breaking Castles climbing hills and running at
                                                                                        • FIRST Stephenson Locomotive Society Swindon special for over 25 years
    75mph. Imagine the chink of cutlery, the smell of freshly cooked bacon and eggs
    on your great British breakfast plate or sipping a glass of Champagne over a four   • CELEBRATING the return to main line steam fifty years ago rerunning
                                                                                          the trial train through the Severn Tunnel
                   course dinner, all on a steam-hauled express train!
                                                                                        • NEW Express steam trains up the Lickey Incline
            This exciting railtour schedule is brought to you by our                    • NEW Double headed Class 20 diesel tours
                 experienced team, true pioneers in main line                           • NEW Online Booking on NEW website
                      steam now in their third generation.                              • NEW Free secure parking at Tyseley
            We all look forward to welcoming you on board in 2021!                        (avoiding Birmingham’s city centre congestion charge)

                        Michael Whitehouse
                                                                                        • GOOD TO GO BUBBLE SEATING for groups of 2,4 or 6 people
                            Chairman                                                    • PLUS 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe returns to the mainline
                          Vintage Trains

                                                                                            Please note that a number of our steam tours will be assisted by
                                                                                             a diesel locomotive for operational reasons including turning
     Covid-19. Vintage Trains operates in line with Government/Visit England’s                              the train at some destinations.
       ‘We’re Good to Go’ guidelines on social distancing and deep cleaning.               The steam locomotive will be doing the hard work on the mainline!

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THE 2021 LOCOMOTIVE FLEET                                                                        Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
                                                                                                     5043 is our second member of the Castle
    Clun Castle                                                                                      class but built in 1936 and so an authentic
    The locomotive which started it all. Clun Castle                                                 GWR locomotive, named after one of
    was built in 1950 by British Railways to the famous                                              the Directors of the GWR. She ran some
    Great Western Railway Castle class design and                                                    of the Western Region’s top expresses
    competed with new diesels being introduced on fast                                               including The Bristolian, being shedded at
    trains. She took the record for the shortest timed                                               London’s Old Oak Common depot. When
    point to point journey from Plymouth to Bristol                                                  withdrawn, she was consigned to Barry
    in 1964. This epic run ensured 7029’s preservation                                               scrapyard but found too good to destroy.
    and she came to Tyseley to begin a distinguished                                                 Tyseley Locomotive Works rebuilt 5043
    second career in preservation. She powered the                                                   to exacting standards and she has recorded some remarkable performances, including several
    last express steam train on the GWR’s northern                                                   non-stop runs, recreating The Bristolian, The Cheltenham Spa Express and The Inter City. More
    route to Birkenhead, the last steam train out of both                                            recently, she ran on the Plymouth to Bristol route and shaved a few minutes off 7029’s own record.
    Birmingham Snow Hill and Moor Street stations,                                                   So now we have two record breakers in the collection.
    so making a trilogy of lasts as she was also the last                                                                                                      The Queen Mother 47 773
    steam locomotive to run out of Paddington, hauling
    the last steam train on the Western Region. Not                                                                                                       47773 is from one of the most successful of
    content with that, 7029 hauled the first ‘Return to                                                                                                   modern diesel electric locomotive classes,
    Steam’ celebration run ending the infamous BR                                                                                                         built in large numbers to run across the
    steam ban and in 1988 she was driven part way to                                                                                                      whole British Rail network. Erected by
    Tyseley by HRH The Prince of Wales in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the London                                                              the Brush Falcon Works, Loughborough
    & Birmingham Railway and also ran the very first Shakespeare Express under the                                                                        as D1755, she entered service in August
    Vintage Trains banner.                                                                                                                                1964 at Swansea. In 1982, she was named
                                                                                                                                                          The Queen Mother by HRH The Queen
                                                              Duchess of Sutherland                                                                       Mother at Aberdeen. She was bought for
                                                                                                                                                          preservation at Tyseley in March 2007.
                                                            The Duchess became an icon in the        Appropriately, she returned to some of her former stamping grounds as she was allocated to the
                                                            world of railway preservation after      Birmingham Division (Bescot-Saltley) from February 1969 to July 1970.
                                                            hauling the Royal Train as part of Her
                                                            Majesty The Queen’s Golden Jubilee       Class 20s
                                                            celebrations in Wales in June. 6233      Highly successful English
                                                            was built at Crewe by the LMS in         Electric Type 1 light mixed traffic
                                                            1938 as a top link express passenger     diesel locomotives built as part
    designed to haul the Scottish expresses, such as the famous Royal Scot, from London over         of the BR modernisation plan
    the punishing Shap and Beattock banks to Glasgow. She is a member of the most powerful           between 1957 and 1968. The type
    class of express steam locomotives ever built.                                                   is known by railway enthusiasts
                                                                                                     as ‘Choppers’, a name derived
                                                                                                     from the distinctive beat that
                                                                                                     the engine produces when under load, resembling the sound of a helicopter. In BR days,
                                                                                                     the use of class 20s on passenger trains was very limited, mainly to summer relief services,
                                                                                                     particularly to Skegness under the adopted title of “The Jolly Fisherman.”
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TRAVELLING WITH VINTAGE TRAINS                                                                                                Sample Menu
    CLASSES OF TRAVEL                                                                                                                  Pullman
                                                                                                                                       Breakfast
    Pullman                                              Club                                                      Freshly Baked Croissants & Danish Pastries
    A full restaurant car service in our authentic       Seating at tables for two or four people.                         Grilled Smoked Back Bacon
    Pullman Cars is included with your ticket.           Light refreshments included on both legs of                    Lashford’s Cumberland Sausages
                                                                                                                     Scrambled Free Range Shropshire Eggs
    Depending on the tour and time of day this           the journey, served at your seat.
                                                                                                                  Baked Portobello Mushroom & Plum Tomatoes
    service includes: Full English breakfast, Four                                                                                Black Pudding
    Course Dinner, all served at your seat with          Tourist                                                                   Baked Beans
    tea & coffee.                                        Seating at tables for two or four in our                     Buttered Granary Toast & Preserves
                                                         Tourist Open carriages originally built for the                           Tea & Coffee
    Private Compartment                                  electrification of the West Coast Main Line.
                                                                                                                                  4 Course Dinner
    Seating in First Class compartments for              Bacon rolls, wine, beer, teas & coffees can be                  Baskets of Artisan Bread and Butter
    upto six people at a premium over the Club           ordered for delivery to your seat.                                               ~
    fare. Depending on the tour and time of day                                                                                          Starter
    this service delivers a first-class experience       Drink’s menu                                      Gin Cured Salmon with Cucumber, Dill & Citrus Dressing (GF)
    with dining included, all served at your seat.       A full drinks list including Champagne, fine
                                                         wine and beers will be available to order                                         Main
                                                                                                              Roasted Supreme of Corn Fed Chicken, Fondant Potato,
                                                         directly to your seat in all classes.
                                                                                                               Creamed Savoy Cabbage and Coq au Vin Sauce (GF)

                                                                                                                                         Dessert
                                                                                                           Summer Pudding with Clotted Cream and Mixed Berry Syrup
                                                                                                             Selection of English Cheeses with Homemade Chutney,
                                                                                                                           Celery, Grapes and Biscuits

                                                                                                                                       Club Class
                                                                                                                              Selection of Danish pastries
                                                                                                                                       Bacon roll
                                                                                                                                     Tea & Coffee

                                                                                                                                       Sandwiches
                                                                                                                                           Cake
                                                                                                                                      Tea and coffee

                                                                                                                                         Tourist
                                                                                                                      A supplement of £5 when booked online.
                                                                                                                             Hot Bacon Roll (morning)

                All bookings are made subject to our ‘Conditions of Booking & Travel ‘
     Please note: all tickets/seats, meals and free car parking at Tyseley must be booked online on             All dietary requirements are catered for but must be specified
      the website - VintageTrains.co.uk. We do not accept bookings by either telephone or post.                           at the time of booking through the website.

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THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS                                                                                ENTERTAINMENTS
    The Shakespeare Express runs between
    Birmingham and Stratford Upon Avon
    along the last British main line built before
    the advent of high-speed lines. Steeped in
    culture, history, and natural beauty with
    rolling beautiful countryside views.

    Due to the popularity, Saturdays will be run
    as well as Sundays in the summer season.
    Our exquisitely engineered steam engines
    pull a train of genuine Pullman cars that can
    offer a thrill for the whole family.

                                                         To indulge yourself in tradition, celebrate a     The 2021 season will offer two entertainment
                                                         special occasion or simply treat the family the   options on selected services:
                                                         Shakespeare Express is fun for all. Pullman       Murder on the Shakespeare Express
                                                         dining, Club and Tourist class options plus
                                                         special entertainment on certain dates – what     Join the professional sleuths to discover whodunit
                                                         could be better on a summers weekend than a       on a Murder Mystery train-based ghastly crime
                                                         trip on a 20th Century Steam Locomotive.          whilst enjoying a magnificent spread!

                                                                                                                                                                   Mad Hatter’s Tea Party ®
                                                                                                                                                                   Bring the kids on a fantastic journey to a
                                                                                                                                                                   make-believe world and enjoy both adult and
                                                                                                                                                                   children’s food while you speed through the
                                                                                                                                                                   Warwickshire countryside!

                                                                                                                                     Pullman £79pp | Club £49 pp | Tourist £25pp
                                                                                                                                              Family Tickets available online
                                                                                                                      Free Parking available at Tyseley Locomotive Works when booked in advance.

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THE SEASIDE EXPRESS                                                                                   THE SEASIDE EXPRESS
                               The Jolly Fisherman                                                                                   Saint Tudno Express
                                   To Skegness                                                                                          to Llandudno
                            Wednesday 4th August 2021                                                                             Wednesday 11th August 2021
                           Double-Headed Class 20 Diesels                                                                       Double-headed Class 20 Diesels
                                    Departing From                                                                                     Departing From
               Tyseley Locomotive Works | Coleshill Parkway | Nuneaton |                                              Tyseley Locomotive Works | Walsall | Wolverhampton
                           Leicester | East Midlands Parkway
     We revive the traditional summer seaside        We plan to offer up to 5 hours at this former       The ever-popular North Wales destination         Enjoy over four hours in Wales’ premier holiday
     family outing, embarking with double-           fishing town, now a traditional Lincolnshire        of Llandudno is today’s eagerly anticipated      destination of Llandudno.
     headed ‘Chopper’ Class 20s. We then head        seaside destination. Skeggy, also known as          seaside outing with the Class 20’s at            Discover the sites that inspired the Lewis Carroll
     through Leicester, Nottingham, Sleaford         the Blackpool of the East Coast, is famous for      the helm.                                        classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with
     and onwards to the East Coast.                  its fish and chips, clock tower and the ‘Jolly                                                       the Alice Town Trails. Along the trail, you’ll
                                                     Fisherman’ mascot from which our train takes                                                         encounter the longest pier in Wales and one of
                                                     its name. The statue of the Jolly Fisherman is in                                                    the finest recreational piers in Britain, where
                                                     the Compass Gardens and is well worth a visit.                                                       you can admire the majestic line of hotels that
                                                                                                                                                          have not changed since Victorian times. Look
                                                                                                                                                          out for the St Georges Hotel. It is thought that
                                                                                                                                                          Lewis Carroll wrote part of Alice’s Adventures in
                                                                                                                                                          Wonderland here.

                                                                                                                                                          Llandudno’s Great Orme Tramway is a remarkable
                                                                                                                                                          historical survival and celebrated it centenary in
                                                                                                                                                          2002. It is one of only three cable hauled street
                                                                                                                                                          tramways still in existence world wide.

                            Pullman £179pp | Club £89 pp | Tourist £49 pp                                                        Pullman £179pp | Club £89 pp | Tourist £49 pp
                                      Private Compartment £499                                                                             Private Compartment £499
             Free Parking available at Tyseley Locomotive Works when booked in advance.                           Free Parking available at Tyseley Locomotive Works when booked in advance.

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THE SEASIDE EXPRESS                                                                                   THE SEASIDE EXPRESS
                          Weston Venturer                                                                                    The Scarborough Belle
                 To Bristol and Weston Super Mare                                                                           To York and Scarborough
                   Wednesday 18th August 2021                                                                             Wednesday 25th August 2021
                     Class 47 & Class 20 Diesels                                                                        Class 47 & Class 20 Diesels
                           Departing From                                                                                     Departing From
          Tyseley Locomotive Works | Birmingham Snow Hill |                                         Tyseley Locomotive Works | Coleshill Parkway | Tamworth (High Level) |
                   Stourbridge Junction | Worcester                                                                      Burton on Trent | Derby

                                           Hauled by Class 47 number 47773 with a
                                           Class 20 diesel on the rear, we make a short
                                           stop at Bristol, before continuing to the
                                           seaside town of Weston Super Mare.
                                           Weston is steeped in Victorian history and
                                           dominated by stretches of glorious sandy beach.
                                           It has a packed cultural calendar, two piers a
                                           long promenade and the quintessential seaside
                                           activities of donkey rides and sandcastle building,
                                           all topped off with fish and chips and ice-cream.
                                           Also to there really are so many amazing things to
                                           do in Bristol.
                                           Bristol is the city of bridges, balloons, boats,      Our train will be hauled by Class 47                tourist area with a sandy beach, cafes and
                                           bikes, Brunel and Banksy.                             number 47773 with a Class 20 diesel on the          entertainment facilities. Its rocky promontory
                                                                                                 rear of the train.                                  supports the 11th century ruins of Scarborough
                                                                                                 We arrive in York where you may leave the train     Castle and divides the seafront into two
                                                                                                 if you wish. After a short stop, we continue to     bays. The North Bay miniature railway runs
                                                                                                 the seaside town of Scarborough.                    through Northstead Manor Gardens to the
                                                                                                 The ever-popular city of York has many              Sea Life Centre at Scalby Mills. The North Bay
                                                                                                 attractions for the day visitor. Inside York’s      Railway has what is believed to be the oldest
                                                                                                 three miles of city walls there is evidence of      operational diesel-hydraulic locomotive in the
                                                                                                 Roman, Viking and Medieval history, mixed           world. Neptune was built in 1931 by Hudswell
                                                                                                 with classic architecture from three centuries.     Clarke of Leeds and is appropriately numbered
                                                                                                 Scarborough is the largest holiday resort on        1931. The Diving Belle statue located on the
                                                                                                 the Yorkshire coast and lies between 10 and         harbour represents the love people have for
                                                                                                 230ft above sea level. The older part of the        Scarborough.
                                                                                                 town is situated around the harbour, the main

             Pullman £159pp | Club £79 pp | Tourist £99 PER BUBBLE                                                 Pullman £159pp | Club £79 pp | Tourist £99 PER BUBBLE
                              Private Compartment £499                                                                              Private Compartment £499
     Free Parking available at Tyseley Locomotive Works when booked in advance.                            Free Parking available at Tyseley Locomotive Works when booked in advance.
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SLS 70TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
                                   Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
                                   Saturday 25th September
                Tyseley Locomotive Works 9.00am | Birmingham Snow Hill |
                                   Swindon | Banbury

                                                                                                               We celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Stephenson Locomotive Society’s special trains
                                                                                                                       originating from Birmingham and organised by Arthur ‘Cam’ Camwell,
                                                                                                                                      the Midland Branch Secretary of the SLS.

     Our train will place the correct locomotive in        Passing Kemble, a well-preserved classic Great
     the correct setting; a double-chimney Castle          Western station, we steam along the newly
     back on home-ground steaming through                  doubled track towards the birthplace of our
     the picturesque Cotswold Hills to the GWR             engine Swindon, where we will pause to allow
     town of Swindon. Moreover, Earl of Mount              a visit to the STEAM Museum or the acclaimed
     Edgcumbe continues the tradition set by Cam           shopping centre, both located at the very heart
     as she is the last of her class to be returned to     of the old Swindon Works.
     main line service in the preservation years and       On our return journey, Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
     a record breaker in her own right.                    will make a short sprint along Brunel’s billiard   These trains became an annual event, sought
     The day begins as we head north and west              table to Didcot where we turn northwards           after by ferro-equinologists, as they regularly
     from the heart of Birmingham, heading for             towards Birmingham on the GWR Northern             featured either the last of a Great Western
     Kidderminster and Worcester. After a spirited         Main Line. After a photo stop at Banbury we        Railway locomotive class or a famous GWR
     run through Cheltenham, we turn east past             continue north, climbing the famous Hatton         locomotive and visited Swindon works,
     Stroud, heading for the Golden Valley and             bank before returning to Birmingham.               GWR mecca.
     up the demanding and twisting climb of
     Sapperton Bank.

                             Pullman £269pp | Club £149 pp | Tourist £99PP
                                        Private Compartment £899
               Free Parking available at Tyseley Locomotive Works when booked in advance.
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IN 2021 EXPERIENCE VINTAGE TRAINS
RETURN TO STEAM 50TH ANNIVERSARY
                                                                                                              Our return to Birmingham will follow the original route continuing south, avoiding Newport
                                      Saturday 2nd October                                                     to join the South Wales mainline, for a sprint through the Severn Tunnel to Swindon and
                                        7029 Clun Castle                                                                a water stop at Didcot. We continue to Birmingham with a photo stop at
                                                                                                                                         Banbury and a climb up Hatton bank.
                                        Stations
              Tyseley Locomotive Works | Birmingham New Street | Hereford

     On the first Saturday in October 1971, GWR            Steam’ celebration run in 1972. The day begins
     King Class No 6000 King George V broke out            at Tyseley Locomotive Works, we then pass
     of Bulmers Railway Centre in Hereford for a trial     through Birmingham New Street on our journey
     steam run to Birmingham and broke the official        towards Shrewsbury via Wolverhampton.
     British Rail 1968 ban of steam on the mainline.       Taking the avoiding line at Shrewsbury, we
     Today we celebrate the return – on the same day       head along the Welsh Marches line via Craven
     and on the same route with the same locomotive        Arms to Hereford for a three hour break for city
     which went on to haul to first official ‘Return to    sightseeing.

                             Pullman £269pp | Club £149 pp | Tourist £99PP
                                        Private Compartment £899
               Free Parking available at Tyseley Locomotive Works when booked in advance.

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WELSH MARCHES EXPRESS
                                  Saturday 9th October
                                6233 Duchess of Sutherland
               Tyseley Locomotive Works | Birmingham Snow Hill | Hereford

     We head north through Birmingham, west and
     south via Worcester and Gloucester. We join
     the Welsh Marches line short of Newport and
     traverse the beautiful hills of the Welsh border
     country to Hereford where we stop for a three
     hour afternoon sightseeing break.

     Tucked against the Welsh border, wild
     landscapes, dramatic history, charming market
     town and fabulous local food will make you
     feel a world away.

     We then head for Shrewsbury where we loop
     back to the Midlands through Wolverhampton.

                             Pullman £269pp | Club £149 pp | Tourist £99PP
                                        Private Compartment £899
               Free Parking available at Tyseley Locomotive Works when booked in advance.

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THE MIDLAND BRISTOLIAN
                                  Saturday 30th October
                                6233 Duchess of Sutherland
      Derby | Burton on Trent | Tamworth High Level | Coleshill Parkway | Tyseley
                                                                                                           Due to the requirement to take a banker over the Lickey Incline and not wishing to stop at
                                                                                                             the foot of the incline to gain such assistance, a diesel will accompany the rear of the
                                                                                                                 train throughout the journey from Tyseley – although we will ensure that the
                                                                                                                           Duchess is doing the lion’s share of the work throughout!

     This impressive full day excursion covers Great     Bristol Temple Meads for three and a half hours
     Western and Midland main lines, hauled by           of sightseeing in the city.
     Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive!
                                                         In part two we take the Midland route for our
     We begin our adventure at Derby with diesel
                                                         return, direct to Derby via Cheltenham Spa
     haulage by 47 773. We pick Burton on Trent,
                                                         and the famous 1 in 37.7, two-mile gradient of
     Tamworth (High Level), Coleshill Parkway
                                                         ‘The Lickey’, the steepest sustained main line
     and Tyseley before stopping at Dorridge where
                                                         railway incline in Great Britain. On arrival
     Duchess of Sutherland takes charge at the front
                                                         at Derby, we say goodbye to 6233 and the 47
     of our train. We then head south and west on
                                                         returns us to Tyseley.
     the GWR mainline via Oxford and Swindon to

                             Pullman £269pp | Club £149 pp | Tourist £99PP
                                        Private Compartment £899
               Free Parking available at Tyseley Locomotive Works when booked in advance.

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THE LICKEY BANKER
             Two separate runs with two Castles, both steam banked
              Clun Castle or Earl of Mount Edgcumbe plus 9466
                           Saturday 20th November
                             Morning & Afternoon
         Tyseley Locomotive Works | Birmingham Snow Hill | Worcester Shrub Hill

     Castles on the Lickey incline are a rare sight       9466 will join the train, authentically banking
     so twice on the same day with two different          us up the 1 in 37 incline to Blackwell. The 94XX
     members of the class is rare indeed! Two             class became the banking engines when the
     identical trains will start at Tyseley Locomotive    Lickey was transferred to the Western Region
     Works and pick up at Birmingham Snow Hill            in 1958. We return to Tyseley via Birmingham
     for a fast run to Worcester. Here the train will     New Street, another rare steam location.
     turn before we head for Bromsgrove where

                       So good we are running it all again…………. in the afternoon.

                              Pullman £159pp | Club £99 pp | Tourist £79 pp
                                        Private Compartment £599
               Free Parking available at Tyseley Locomotive Works when booked in advance.

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VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS FAYRE                                                           HARRINGWORTH VIADUCT
                              Melton Mowbray                                                Clun Castle and Earl of Mount Edgcumbe ‘top and tailed’
           Clun Castle and Earl of Mount Edgcumbe ‘top and tailed’                                          Saturday 5th December
                           Saturday 5th December
                 Tyseley Locomotive Works | Coleshill Parkway | Nuneaton                                               Melton Mowbray

     Back by popular demand, Vintage Trains
     returns to Melton Mowbray for the annual
     Victorian Christmas Fayre, a slice of Dickensian
     Britain with Victorian stalls, street urchins,
     Santa’s Grotto, street theatre, brass bands and
     much more – in fact something for everyone.
     Passengers will have approximately five hours
     to explore the town and enjoy the special
     Christmas atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                      In another Vintage Train’s tradition, while
                                                                                                                                      passengers visit the Melton Mowbray Victorian
                                                                                                                                      Christmas Fayre, others can take the lunchtime
                                                                                                                                      journey out to Corby and back which takes us
                                                                                                                                      twice across the famous Harringworth Viaduct
                                                                                                                                      with its spectacular views across the valley. Also
                                                                                                                                      known as the Welland Viaduct as it crosses
                                                                                                                                      the river of the same name, this is the longest
                                                                                                                                      masonry viaduct across a valley in the UK. 30
                                                                                                                                      million bricks were used in its construction, the
                                                                                                                                      now Grade II listed structure opening in 1878.
                                                                                                                                      At its peak, 3500 people and 1200 horses were
                                                                                                                                      working on the site.

                             Pullman £269pp | Club £149 pp | Tourist £99 pp                                  Pullman £79pp | Club £59 pp | Tourist £29 pp
                                        Private Compartment £899                                                       Private Compartment £349
               Free Parking available at Tyseley Locomotive Works when booked in advance.     Free Parking available at Tyseley Locomotive Works when booked in advance.

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THE MERCHANT VENTURER                                                                          THE WHITE ROSE
                                Bath Christmas Market                                                                      York Christmas Market
                               Earl of Mount Edgcumbe                                                                            Clun Castle
                                Saturday 11th December                                                                    Saturday 18th December
       Tyseley Locomotive Works | Solihull | Dorridge | Leamington Spa | Banbury                Tyseley Locomotive Works | Coleshill Parkway | Tamworth (High Level)
                          Bath Spa | Bristol Temple Meads                                                            Burton on Trent | Derby

     Bath is another popular Vintage Trains                                                 Our destination is York for the ever-popular
     Christmas Market destination and 2021                                                  St Nicholas Fayre and Christmas Market,
     sees the 20th anniversary of this event in                                             dominating the narrow medieval streets of
     one of Britain’s most picturesque locations,                                           Stonegate and The Shambles, full of stalls and
     the Georgian streets of this fabulous city.                                            activities. Christmas shop or visit the Gothic
     A memorable day out in a stunning setting,                                             splendour of York Minster with its Rose
     there’s always something new to discover                                               Window, the Castle Museum, the National
     with local makers and designers showcasing                                             Railway Museum (free entry) or the Jorvik
     their artisan gifts and street food to die for!                                        Viking Experience.
     Passengers will have approximately 5 hours to
     explore this fabulous event.                                                           We will return via outbound stations after the
                                                                                            opportunity to explore York for 4 hours.
     The train will continue to Bristol Temple
     Meads so passengers are welcome to stay on
     board for a visit of approximately 3 hours to the
     City of Bristol.

                             Pullman £269pp | Club £149 pp | Tourist £99 pp                                         Pullman £269pp | Club £149 pp | Tourist £99 pp
                                        Private Compartment £899                                                               Private Compartment £899
               Free Parking available at Tyseley Locomotive Works when booked in advance.             Free Parking available at Tyseley Locomotive Works when booked in advance.

                          BOOK NOW AT WWW.VINTAGETRAINS.CO.UK                                                    BOOK NOW AT WWW.VINTAGETRAINS.CO.UK
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TOUR PROGRAMME 2021
                          SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS
                  Saturdays & Sundays | July | August | September

                               SEASIDE EXPRESS
            Wednesday 4th August | The Jolly Fisherman | Skegness
           Wednesday 11th August | Saint Tudno Express | Llandudno
     Wednesday 18th August | Weston Venturer | Bristol & Weston Super Mare
      Wednesday 25th August | The Scarborough Belle | York & Scarborough

                                      SPECIALS
        Saturday 25th September | SLS 70th Anniversary Special | Swindon
       Saturday 2nd October | Return to Steam 50th Anniversary |Hereford
               Saturday 9th October | The Welsh Marches |Hereford
              Saturday 30th October | The Midland Bristolian | Bristol
                Saturday 20th November | Lickey Banker AM & PM
       Sunday 5th December | Victorian Christmas Fayre | Melton Mowbray
                   Sunday 5th December | Harringworth Viaduct
     Saturday 11th December | The Merchant Venturer | Bath Christmas Market
        Saturday 18th December | The White Rose | York Christmas Market

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         Vintage Trains Limited, 670 Warwick Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2HL
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