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VISIT TO TYSELEY LOCOMOTIVE WORKS

VISIT TO TYSELEY LOCOMOTIVE WORKS

Tyseley Locomotive Works is the home to Vintage Trains who run express steam trains across the UK rail network.

It is one of the original top 50 rail depots in U.K. and the only one left still working. It opened in 1908 and has had a working steam loco on site every day since then.

In 1956 they started preserving locomotives and in 1964 they purchased their own locos. It has an award winning workshop preserving the skills associated with the steam rail industry and includes 5-6 people under 40 working there.

Over the years they have rebuilt:

Rood Aston Hall (2 cylinder)
Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
Clun Castle £950k restoration
3 GWR 460s
Twin panniers

They also laid the frames of Tornado before it went up North to be finished.

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