Twice a year the normally 'out-of-reach' Tyseley Locomotive Works opens its gates to the world and welcomes in the public. The gates open at 10am on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June.
There will be many mainline locomotives on display and in steam, ranging from 1920’s ‘Rood Ashton Hall’ to 1950’s ‘Clun Castle’.
After an absence of 15 years, No: 5080 ‘Defiant’ will be reunited with the two restored Tyseley Castles No: 5043 ‘Earl of Mount Edgcumbe’ and No: 7029 ‘Clun Castle’.
There will be ample opportunity to visit the locomotive engineering shop and check on the progress of the overhauls of No: 71000 ‘Duke of Gloucester’, No: 5596 ‘Bahamas’, No: 4936 ‘Kinlet Hall’ and GWR Pannier No: 7760.
Throughout the day, you will be able to ride behind various steam locomotives on our shuttle trains, including guest No: 46233 ‘Duchess of Sutherland’. Additionally, there will be turntable and shunting demonstrations, plus the thunderous locomotive cavalcade!
We might even have a few other guest locos 'popping in'.
In addition to the locomotives, there will be trade stands offering railwayana, locomotive societies and refreshments including the ‘All Day Breakfast’ served in our Pullman Dining Coaches.
Tyseley Loco Works is a short hop from Birmingham City Centre via public transport. Parking at Tyseley Loco Works is very limited. Please visit our website for details on additional Chiltern Railways and London Midland train services stopping at Tyseley throughout the weekend.
Tickets on sale on the day. Adults £15. Children (15 and under acompanied) FREE