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Tyseley Open Weekend - Dorridge/Moor Street Steam Shuttles

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  1. offbeat

    offbeat New Member

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    Taken from the VT website...sounds like a great opportunity for some cheap main line steam haulage...likely 4965...Sunday June 23rd

    Mainline Shuttle Trains

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    Photograph Credit: Ralph Ward

    Vintage Trains will operate four return mainline trains as a shuttle service to Tyseley station on Sunday 23rd June for the open day using either 4965 Rood Ashton Hall plus VT’s Class 47 heritage diesel locomotive in top and tail mode. The trains will run between Birmingham Moor Street and Dorridge, calling at Solihull and Tyseley.

    Standard class tickets are priced at £5 each way for a journey from Dorridge or Moor Street to Tyseley. The full round trip will cost £20. Riding in Pullman class will cost £7.50 and £30 respectively.

    Passengers are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance. Limited tickets will be available on the day subject to availability.

    Timetable
    Train times have been confirmed by Network Rail.
    Confirmed Times Sunday 23rd June
    Trains from Moor Street
    Moor Street Dep Train Tyseley Dep Train Dorridge Arr
    09:18 A 09:32 B 09:51
    11:18 E 11:32 F 11:51
    13:07 I 13:22 J 13:47
    15:05 M 15:22 N 15:47
    Trains from Dorridge
    Dorridge Dep Train Tyseley Dep Train Moor Street Arr
    10:14 C 10:36 D 10:44
    12:01 G 12:26 H 12:35
    14:02 K 14:28 L 14:38
    16:03 O 16:14 P 16:37

    Trains will also call at Solihull approximately 10 minutes after departing either Dorridge or Tyseley.

    Please note that Tyseley Station has no lift and is therefore not accessible by wheelchair. The platform is accessed by a step set of stairs.
    Booking Instructions
    Mainline Shuttle Train tickets do not include admission to the open weekend. Admission to the open weekend should be purchased separately.

    Passengers must print their tickets for each Journey. All tickets will be scanned and can only be used once.

    Passengers select their preferred outward and return trains at the time of booking. Tickets are not transferable between trains.

    Any passenger who requires wheelchair assistance should contact the Vintage Trains booking office on 0121 708 4960 before making a booking. We have a limited number of spaces for wheelchairs on each train.
    Suggested travel plans
    Passengers travelling from Birmingham Moor Street and visiting the open weekend

    Option 1
    Outward Train A
    Return Trains H, L or P

    Option 2
    Outward Train E
    Return Trains L or P

    Option 3
    Outward Train I
    Return Trains P

    Passengers travelling from Dorridge (or Solihull) and visiting the open weekend Option 1
    Outward Train C
    Return Trains J or N

    Option 2
    Outward Train G
    Return Train N

    Passengers who wish to ride a full round trip on the shuttle train need to purchase a ticket for each of the four sections:

    Birmingham Moor Street – Tyseley
    Tyseley – Dorridge
    Dorridge – Tyseley
    Tyseley Birmingham Moor Street
     
  2. malc

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    Anyone know which direction will be steam-hauled?
     
  3. offbeat

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    Not 100% but I'd be surprised if the steamer didn't face Birmingham...
     
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    My understanding is that steam will face North
     
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    It says on their Facebook page that the steam locomotive will face Moor Street.

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    GWR4707 Part of the furniture

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    Traction on the shuttle is now Clun Castle...
     
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    Sidmouth Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    booked for 7029
     

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