Vintage Trains plans to run 30 day tours in 2019

By Cedric Johns

VINTAGE Trains has announced its first season of tours as a Train Operating Company.

The publication of the 2019 itinerary coincided with Tyseley Locomotive Works’ flagship WR 4-6-0 No. 7029 Clun Castle successfully completing its main line proving runs to and from Stratford-upon-Avon in February, as outlined on News, pages10/11.

When was the last time that a steam train stopped at Birmingham’s Acocks Green station? The first of two loaded test runs behind GWR 4-6-0 No. 7029 Clun Castle on Tuesday, February 26, halted to let off passengers who, for operational reasons, were ferried back to Tyseley by minibus. ROBIN JONES

Testing over, two preview dining trains, originally planned for shareholders but later opened to the public, were arranged for the evenings of Thursdays, February 28 (cover picture) and March 7.

Departing from Birmingham’s Moor Street station, the diners operated to Worcester and return.

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