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Child Age 10 - 15 | Not suitable for children aged 9 or under

Guided Tour of Tyseley Depot

Behind the scenes guided tours of the original GWR 1908 built locomotive depot archaeology, locomotives and rolling stock with historical information!

Tour to include:

  • briefing in original GWR staff club
  • visit to locomotive roundhouse footprint & turntable
  • miniature railway and locomotive depot to view operational locomotives (but not the engineering workshop)


  • Tyseley GWR depot was opened in June 1908 and has seen continuous service daily ever since
  • The depot is the largest remaining operational steam depot out of Britain’s top 50 depots by numbers of locos shedded.
  • Steam locomotives have been available for service every day since 1908
  • Part of the original depot area is in use daily by West Midlands Trains
  • Preservation pioneering began at Tyseley in 1964 with the arrival of GWR 2-6-2T 4555 for main line service