The Return to Steam Celebration 11th June 2022

£109.00£1,014.00

An historic trip for the enthusiast and historian not to be missed. Clun Castle will retrace the route of her 1972 trip, exactly fifty years ago, when she hauled the first public steam excursion on British Rail between Birmingham and Didcot after the infamous ban on steam traction. The train will follow the identical 1972 route, save that we will be steam hauled throughout on the outward journey, running down Hatton Bank to Oxford and then on to Swindon, where we will join Brunel’s Great Western Main Line and then take the South Wales and Bristol line via Bristol Parkway and Severn tunnel and run to Cardiff, where we will pause to visit the city.

Clun Castle will then return us along the same route as far as Oxford from where there will be a diesel pilot.

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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 bookings@vintagetrains.co.uk to discuss their requirements prior to booking.

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Description

An historic trip for the enthusiast and historian not to be missed. Clun Castle will retrace the route of her 1972 trip, exactly fifty years ago, when she hauled the first public steam excursion on British Rail between Birmingham and Didcot after the infamous ban on steam traction. The train will follow the identical 1972 route, save that we will be steam hauled throughout on the outward journey, running down Hatton Bank to Oxford and then on to Swindon, where we will join Brunel’s Great Western Main Line and then take the South Wales and Bristol line via Bristol Parkway and Severn tunnel and run to Cardiff, where we will pause to visit the city.

Clun Castle will then return us along the same route as far as Oxford from where there will be a diesel pilot.

Additional information

Class

Pullman, Pullman Table for Two, Club Class, Tourist Class, First Compartment for Six

Coach

Coach A, Coach B Pullman Parlour Car, Coach C Pullman Parlour Car, Coach D Pullman Eagle, Coach E, Coach F, Coach G, Coach H, Coach I, Coach J

Joining Station

Tyseley Locomotive Works, Coleshill Parkway, Nuneaton, Leicester, East Midlands Parkway, Ilkeston