The Lickey Banker
5043 & 9466
Saturday 20th November 2021 (Morning Train)
Castles on the Lickey incline are a rare sight so twice on the same day with two different members of the class is rare indeed! Two identical trains will start at Tyseley Locomotive Works and pick up at Birmingham Snow Hill for a fast run to Worcester. Here the train will turn before we head for Bromsgrove where 9466 will join the train, authentically banking us up the 1 in 37 incline to Blackwell. The 94XX class became the banking engines when the Lickey was transferred to the Western Region in 1958. We return to Tyseley via Birmingham New Street, another rare steam location.
Board at Tyseley Locomotive Works (limited pre-booked free car parking available avoiding Birmingham’s congestion charge), and Birmingham Snow Hill. The return journey will drop-off Snow Hill passengers in News Street station.
Seating is available in “Bubbles” of two or four Pullman Cars and Open Coaches. Private Compartments for six people are also available. You will be seated at tables of two or four or in a Private Compartment in your selected Coach according to your booking. You will not be allocated specific seats.
A boarding card confirming your booking details and allocated coach will be emailed to you upon completion of your booking. Please print this boarding card to access the train. Separate tickets are not issued.
Final Details and Timings
Final details and timings will be published on this web page 7 – 10 days prior to the date of the train.
- Seating in one of our original Pullman Cars with full English Breakfast, tea & Coffee, all served at your seat.
- Private first class compartment for up to six people with full English Breakfast, tea & Coffee, all served at your seat.
- Seating at tables for two or four in our Club Class Coaches with light refreshments including Danish pastries, tea & Coffee, all served at your seat.
- Seating at tables for two or four in our Tourist Open carriages. Bacon rolls, light refreshments, wine, beer, teas & coffees can be ordered for delivery to your seat.
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