Vintage Trains, the 21st century’s only charitably-controlled Train Operating Company, is back where it belongs for 2021 – 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 and running at 75mph. Imagine the chink of cutlery, 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!
In 2021 we celebrate the Platinum Anniversaries of both voluntarily run railways and the famed SLS special railtours to Swindon, originating from Birmingham and organised by Arthur ‘Cam’ Camwell, the Midland Branch Secretary of the Stephenson Locomotive Society. These trains became an annual event, sought after by ferro-equinologists, as they regularly featured the last of a famous Great Western Railway locomotive class and visited Swindon works, GWR mecca. Our SLS special is a unique opportunity to relive those days with Clun Castle, the last of its class in BR service, firmly at the helm.