Heritage Transport: Suburbs (East Birmingham)
670 Warwick Road, Tyseley, Birmingham. B11 2HL
Formerly the Birmingham Railway Museum, Vintage Trains is a charitable trust and custodian of the Tyseley Collection of railway engines. Although museum activities have now ceased, they hold Open Days at the Tyseley Locomotive Works and offer mainline steam excursions including their Shakespeare Express.
The Shakespeare Express is a regular summer steam service that operates on Sundays between Birmingham, Henley and Stratford-upon-Avon. This is a somewhat different experience to travelling on a preserved railway line. It captures the atmosphere of the 1950s holiday trains on the journey to Stratford, and then the romance of the steam express train on the trip to Birmingham. It has great appeal to families and is an affordable way of enjoying mainline steam.
Light Refreshments Available.
No easily accessible wifi. Designated smoking areas only.
See the website for Open Days and the Shakespeare Express timetable. The Shakespeare Express runs on Summer Sundays only. Advance tickets are cheaper.
Advance booking recommended.
Tyseley Locomotive Works is located south east of the city centre in Tyseley. The Shakespeare Express departs from Birmingham Snow Hill, Birmingham Moor Street, Tyseley, Henley and Stratford railway stations.
Tyseley railway station: Five minutes walk to Tyseley Locomotive Works.
Free onsite parking available.
Vintage Trains, 670 Warwick Road, Tyseley, Birmingham. B11 2HL
Last Updated Monday 2 March 2020
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