The Jolly Fisherman

Double-headed Class 20 Diesel’s

Wednesday 4th August 2021 

Family Tickets Just £99 

We revive the traditional summer seaside outing, departing with double-headed ‘Chopper’ Class 20s from Tyseley Locomotive Works, picking up at East Midlands stations. We then head through Leicester, Nottingham, Sleaford and onwards to the East Coast.

We plan to offer up to 5 hours at this former fishing town, now a traditional Lincolnshire seaside destination. Skeggy, also known as the Blackpool of the East Coast, is famous for its fish and chips, clock tower and the ‘Jolly Fisherman’ mascot from which our train takes its name. The statue of the Jolly Fisherman is located in the Compass Gardens and is well worth a visit.

Joining arrangements

Board at Tyseley Locomotive Works (limited pre-booked free car parking available avoiding Birmingham’s congestion charge), Coleshill Parkway, Nuneaton, Leicester and East Midlands Parkway. You may leave the train on the return at any of these stations. Dining is not available from East Midlands Parkway.

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.

Limited Family tickets are available in Tourist Class  for a family of four including two adults and two children under 16 years old.

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.