VINTAGE TRAINS/TYSELEY LOCOMOTIVE WORKS OPEN WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 28TH/29TH 2019
TRAINS/TYSELEY LOCOMOTIVE WORKS
SEPTEMBER 28TH/29TH 2019
Paddington™ will be making appearances at
intervals both days
Vintage Fairground Rides
Traction Engines and Vintage Vehicles
7029 Clun Castle in steam
locomotive Battle of Britain class Bulleid Pacific
No. 34053 Sir Keith Park in steam
Pannier Tank 7752 repainted in “Great Western”
Livery hauling site shuttle trains.
Miniature Railways - 15”, 10 ¼” and 7 ¼” gauge
Pre-booked vintage and classic cars receive free
entry to the event
Trains and Tyseley Locomotive Works are proud to present the second open
weekend of 2019 on September 28th and 29th.
to Vintage Trains – don’t forget your camera!
highlight of the weekend will be the opportunity to see Paddington who will be
making personal appearances at intervals on both event days, so don’t forget to
bring your camera as there will be photo opportunities.
For 60 years, British-born writer Michael Bond has
delighted children and families all over the world with his stories about
Paddington, the bear from Darkest Peru, famous for his love of marmalade. Paddington’s adventures have been adapted
several times for television and at the end of 2014 Paddington made his debut
onto the big screen, a further film Paddington 2 followed in 2017.
Historic miniature railways return to Tyseley
15”, 10 ¼” and 7 ¼” gauge miniature railways will be available for
This weekend will see the return of historic miniature railway
locomotives rarely seen in public. The famous 15’’ gauge Count Louis is a Bassett-Lowke Class 30 Atlantic locomotive built
for Count Louis Zborowski (later
of Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway fame) in 1924. The loco worked on the Fairbourne Railway near Barmouth from 1925-1987.
Alongside Count Louis will be the Sutton
Miniature Railway railcar, built as a miniature GWR diesel railcar. It will be
accompanied by SMR rolling stock. Rides will be available behind each of these
The 10 ¼”
miniature railway will feature Stanley
historic locomotive dating back to the early 1920’s and for many years, in the
ownership of the Bassett-Lowke Director, Harry Franklin. He had a private garden Railway at Radwell in
Bedfordshire, right next to the Midland Mainline. In the 1960’s the locomotive
was owned by the Dorman family from Nottinghamshire and travelled
nationwide to steam fairs with a portable track. In the 1970’s the engine left
for the United States as part of a private collection but was eventually
repatriated in 2002.
Locomotives in steam and road going steam engines too
plus a Vintage Fairground!
flagship engine, 7028 Clun Castle, will be in steam on both days and Tyseley’s
Great Western Railway pannier tank number 7752 will be hauling shuttle trains
on the site’s demonstration line.
of Britain class Bulleid Pacific No. 34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’ will
also be in steam for the first time in many months, courtesy of the
locomotive’s owners, Southern Locomotives Limited. The loco has been resident
at Tyseley Locomotive Works for a number of months for overhaul and maintenance
work and will leave for its Swanage home following the Open Days.
Works will also be open for viewing. Come and see the rebuild and restoration
work that is being carried out on a wide variety of steam locomotives from
heritage railways across the UK. Preservation society stands will also be in
attendance inside the workshop.
fairground rides will include a steam-powered carousel built in 1893 and a
children’s carousel dating back to 1910.
engines will also be in attendance and of course, catering will be available
including: Farmer Lou - Hog Roast, Roast Lamb, Artisan Sausages and
Bacon; Coffee from Cafe2; The Hungry Penguin Pancake Co – sweet and savoury
pancakes; Pizza Traders – Wood fired Pizza and an Ice Cream Trike will also be
in attendance. There will also be a Buffet coach on Platform 2 where you can
rest your legs for a while.
Classic cars are welcome with free admission
and passengers of pre-September 1980 classic cars receive free entry to the
event but must pre-book online via www.VintageTrains.co.uk
Open Weekend Admission Prices and Opening
Adult £15 £17
Young person (5-16 yrs) £4 £5
Family (2 adults/2 children) £30 £35
site opens at 10.00 on both days with last admission at 16.00. The event closes
at 17.00 on both days.
is no parking on site so visitors are encouraged to park at local stations and
use the Open Day shuttles or other rail and bus services.
limited number of disabled parking spaces will be available on site but these
must be booked via www.VintageTrains.co.uk
and pre-September 1980 classic cars receive free entry to the event but must
pre-book online via www.VintageTrains.co.uk
Sir Keith Park