Vintage Trains

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Tyseley Locomotive Works is the engineering subsidiary of the Birmingham Railway Museum Trust, which is a registered educational charity. The Trust was established to preserve and demonstrate the steam locomotives in the Tyseley collection. And where better than on the main line - where they were designed to operate! Tyseley Locomotive Works has a well-equipped workshop, which maintains steam & diesel locomotives and coaches to Network Rail standards.

The Tyseley Collection of Locomotives comprises three GWR Castle class engines, an LMS Jubilee, GWR Hall, three GWR pannier tanks, a class 47 diesel, an 0-6-0 diesel-shunter and a range of industrial engines. Usually there are several visiting locos at the Works for overhaul, repairs, maintenance or just stabling, such as two GWR Halls, two GWR prairie tanks plus a number of classic modern traction locos.

Vintage Trains operates trains on the main line using locomotives based at Tyseley Locomotive Works. Day excursions are run to places of interest with wide appeal, featuring steam hauled and sometimes classic diesel or electric hauled trains.

When open to the public, some locomotives and other rolling stock may not be on view in areas accessible by visitors to Tyseley Locomotive Works. During Open Days, locomotives will be displayed as advertised.

The Visitor Centre Shop stocks a number of books, videos and souvenirs for young and old. Collectors might be interested in the various second hand items available.

Venue Type:

Transport heritage site

Opening hours

VArious open days throughout the year. Please see website for details.

Admission charges

Adult - £10

Child (under 15 years) - free
(see note 1)

Vintage Trains Society Members - £5
(see note 2)

Collection details

Archives, Land Transport, Science and Technology

Vintage Trains
670 Warwick Road
B11 2HL




0121 707 4696


0121 764 4645

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