Class 20 'Birmingham Balti Bash' - 22 September

 
'BIRMINGHAM BALTI BASH'
Sunday 22nd September 2019
 
Vintage Trains in conjunction with
 
THE BRANCH LINE SOCIETY   
 
 

On Sunday 22nd September, Vintage Trains are offering an opportunity to enjoy some rare track, Choppers (Class 20's) and a Curry - all at the same time!

Our route (details below) will explore some corners of the railway around the West Midlands not routinely travelled by passengers, including the Ironbridge Branch to the temporary stop block.

In the morning we amble our way to Shrewsbury via Warwick, Sutton Park and the Ironbridge Branch. After a break in Shrewsbury, our return route takes us to Bescot, Stourbridge Junction, Smethwick and through Birmingham Snow Hill and Moor Street stations. We continue onward to Warwick, reversing again to set down passengers at Hatton, Dorridge and Solihull.

Throughout the tour, the train will be top-and-taild by Class 20's.

On the outbound journey, Breakfast Rolls will be available but we suggest you pre-order yours when booking. On the return, everyone will be treated to a genuine Birmingham Balti Curry & Naan Bread.

Onboard there will be a buffet car selling tea/coffee, sandwiches, snacks, wine and a selection of beers including 'Cobra' & 'Bathams' Best Bitter available throughout the journey. 

For those wanting a little more luxury, Club Class is available in our Pullman Kitchen when you will be trated to at-seat service including a Breakfast Roll in the morning and the Birmingham Balti Curry & Naan Bread accompanied by a 'Cobra' beer.

NOTE: A Vegitarian breakfast roll & curry is available but must be pre-ordered when booking. 

 
 
Provisional Timings
 
Sunday 22nd September - ‘Birmingham Balti Bash’ with Class 20's
 Provisional Timings:  Outward:  Return:
 Solihull 09:53    20:55
Dorridge 10:02   20:45
 Warwick 10:26  20:17
 Hatton (P3)  10:46 20:29
Birmingham Moor Street ~ 19:42
Birmingham Snow Hill ~ 19:36
 Walsall 12:14 ~
 Shrewsbury 14:27 17:30

 

Requested Routing:

Below is the routing we have requested from Network Rail. We cannot guarenee any specific portion of the journey until Network Rail provide us with a firm offer of routing and timings approcimatly 3>5 days prior to the tour.

Location

Comment

Solihull

Passenger Pickup

Bentley Heath Crossing

 

Dorridge (P3)

Passenger Pickup

Hatton

 

Warwick (P2)

Reverse Move

Passenger Pickup

Budbrook Jn

 

Hatton Down Goods Loop

 

Hatton (P3)

Passenger Pickup

Dorridge (UDGL)

 

Bentley Heath Crossing

 

Tyseley South Jn

 

Tyseley Up and Down Thro Sdgs (DTS)

 

Small Heath Sth Jn

 

Bordesley Loop

 

Bordesley Junction

 

St. Andrews Jn

 

Landor St Jn (to take UDS)

 

Washwood Heath

 

Castle Bromwich Jn

 

Park Lane Jn

 

Ryecroft Junction

 

Walsall (P2)

Passenger Stop

Pleck Jn

 

Darlaston Jn

 

Portobello Jn

 

Bushbury Jn

 

Bushbury Jn D.G.L

Reverse Move

Stafford Rd Jn

 

Cosford (to take DGL)

 

Cosford Down Goods Loop

 

Madeley Jn

 

Ironbridge Branch

Reverse Move

Madeley Jn

 

Madeley Jn Sig. 491

Reverse Move

Wellington (DML)

 

Shrewsbury Abbey Foregate

 

Shrewsbury (P7)

Passenger Set Down

Mid-Tour Break  

Shrewsbury (P7)

Passenger Pickup

Shrewsbury Abbey Foregate

 

Wellington (UML)

 

Cosford Up Loop

 

Cosford

 

Stafford Rd Jn

 

Bushbury Jn

 

Bushbury Jn D.G.L.

Reverse Move

Bushbury Jn

 

Portobello Jn

 

Darlaston Jn

 

Bescot Jn

 

Bescot Stadium

 

Bescot up Goods Loop

 

Perry Barr North Jn

 

Perry Barr West Jn

 

Soho East Jn

 

Soho North Jn

 

Galton Jn

 

Rowley Regis Dn Loop

 

Stourbridge Junction (P2)

Reverse Move

Stourbridge Jn Goods Loop

 

Rowley Regis

 

Langley Green Up Loop

 

Smethwick Jn

 

Smethwick Galton Bridge HL

 

Jewellry Quarter

 

Birmingham Snow Hill (P3)

Passenger Setdown 

Birmingham Moor St (P1)

Passenger Setdown 

Up / Dn Small heath goods

 

Tyseley Up & Down Thro Sdgs (UTS)

 

Tyseley South Jn

 

Bentley Heath Crossing

 

Hatton

 

Warwick

Passenger Setdown 

Reverse Move

Hatton

Passenger Setdown

Dorridge

Passenger Setdown

Solihull

Passenger Setdown

 

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