The Lickey Banker

7029 & 9466

Saturday 20th November 2021 (Morning Train)


Steam trains on the Lickey incline are a rare sight so twice on the same day with two different locomotives 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.

Joining arrangements

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 Arrangements

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.

Boarding Card

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.

Book Seats

Step One
Select Class of Travel

Step Two
Select Coach

Step Three
Select Number of Passengers in Bubble

Step Four
Complete Details

Step  Five


Select the station from which you intend to join the train

Meals are included in Pullman and Club Class. If you would prefer a vegetarian option please indicate Number of Vegetarian Meals Required

Passengers who require assistance to travel should contact us at to discuss their requirements prior to booking.