Tyseley at 50


Tyseley Locomotive Works Open Weekend

'Tyseley at 50'

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September, 2018



On 29th September 1968 Tyseley Depot opened its doors to the Public for the first time with a fantastic display of Steam Locomotives, traction engines and the like. 

Exactly fifty years later the weekend of 29th & 30th September 2018 we aim to recreate the atmosphere of the original event and celebrate fifty years of open days at the depot.

In 1968 the first steam locomotive preserved at Tyseley 7029 Clun Castle was in operation and this locomotive will again be a star attraction at the anniversary event.

Jubilee Class locomotive “Bahamas” will make its first public appearance in steam at the open weekend following overhaul.

We aim to line up four castles 7029, 5043, 5080 & 7027.

There will be train rides on four gauges, standard gauge, 15” gauge, 10 ¼ gauge, 7 ¼” gauge.

There will be a host of additional attractions including some historic miniature railway locomotives rarely seen in public.

A 10 ¼ inch gauge miniature railway will feature locomotives “John Terence” built at Broome Hall by engineer Grimshaw in 1908 and “Tali”a two third scale replica of the Beyer Peacock works locomotive built in 1887. Tali was completed in 2017 and resides at a private railway. The open weekend will be its first and a very rare appearance in public. 

15 inch gauge Basset Lowke “Count Louis” will also be operating at the event.

Drivers and passengers of with pre 29th September 68 vehicles can register in advance to park at the event depot and get discounted admission. 

Vintage fairground including a steam powered carousel built in 1893. There will also be a children’s carousel dating back to 1910 together with side shows and traditional candy floss stall Visitors are encouraged to dress in 1960’s fashion and enter into the spirit of the event.


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