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Vintage Trains

Steam Trains on Britain’s Mainline Railway

Departing from Birmingham, Great Britain to Multiple Scenic Locations in GB

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Vintage Trains runs express steam trains on Britain’s mainline railway.

Experience the nostalgic sights and sounds of an express steam engine speeding through the glorious countryside. Whether you’re sampling our fine dining or simply relaxing in our beautifully restored carriages, you’ll enjoy the sumptuous comfort, charm and character of days gone by — welcome to Vintage Trains. An old fashioned train experience.

Vintage Trains, the 21st century’s only charitably-controlled Train Operating Company, is back where it belongs for 2023 — at speed, on the main line. We have enhanced our offer with a high-quality dining experience, varied menus, authentic Pullman coaches and record-breaking, castles climbing hills running at 75mph. Imagine the chink of cutlery and the smell of freshly-cooked bacon and eggs on your great British breakfast or sipping a glass of Champagne over a four-course dinner, all on a steam-hauled express train. All aboard for our vintage train rides!


"Can't wait to go again"

I went with husband today on the Shakespeare Express. We had a wonderful time our ticket included a full breakfast on the outward journey and afternoon tea on the return journey. The food was lovely. The staff were friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this for a wonderful day out. Can't wait to go again.

– Mary F., Google reviews
"Good simple family fun"

The Polar Express was a great family experience. If you’ve watched the movie then this hits the spot. There’s no CGI or fancy light show just good simple family fun. We loved it, great for younger children who’ve seen the movie.

– Nicholas H., Tripadvisor reviews
"Well organised"

We went for a ride out to Llandudno on Clun Castle. The whole thing was efficiency run and well organised. I've been on many heritage railways before but being able to ride on a steam train on the main railway lines was something else. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience!!!

– Steve A., Google reviews
"The food was excellent"

Truly had the best time, did not really know what to expect but we had a fabulous time. The food was excellent, the staff were incredible and the entertainment was hilarious.. this is something you must get involved with if you want the best experience out of it.. all four of us would definitely do this again.

– LynnieH101, Tripadvisor reviews
"The staff were AMAZING"

In the Summer I took my family, husband myself, and one of our children who is in a wheelchair, the staff were AMAZING to us, they were so considerate, helpful. Really cant say a big enough thank you to all of them, it made a beautiful day out even better. Looking forward to the Valentines dinning .....minus the kids x

– Janet C., Google reviews
"Beautiful steam train"

We had a lovely day on a beautiful steam train by vintage trains all the staff were friendly and helpful from start to finish we dined in a Pullman car it is very recommended.

– LightPacker823501, Tripadvisor reviews