On successive Sundays 9th June – 14th July, Vintage Trains will operate using some of our older locomotives and coaches, many of which date back to Victorian times and rarely see public use.
Travelling behind some of our oldest engines will be 4 vintage carriages. These carriages form part of the Railway’s museum collection and include examples from the Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT) and the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Trust (L&YRT).
Our most luxurious carriage, The Old Gentleman’s Saloon is believed to be the oldest passenger coach still in use in the UK. Originally built in 1871 and still running today. You can now follow in the footsteps of the Duchess of Cornwall who travelled in the coach on her visit to the Railway in February 2018.
You will also see carriages such as the stunning Club Car as featured in the popular series, Peaky Blinders. Further carriage details are to be confirmed.
We will also be running a number of vintage locomotives on Vintage Train Sundays, these include the LNWR ‘Coal Tank’ 0-6-2T 1054 courtesy of the Bahamas Locomotive Society and Taff Vale Railway Class 02 0-6-2T No.85.
All of these services are in addition to our usual steam train services which will continue as normal. Advance booking not required (exc the Old Gentleman’s Saloon).
Strawberries & Prosecco on Vintage Train Sundays
Upgrade to first class and enjoy a delicious serving of strawberries and prosecco on the luxurious Gentleman’s Saloon (as seen on Peaky Blinders and The Railway Children). With just 14 luxurious armchairs you can sit back, relax and enjoy an exclusive experience as you cast your mind back to 1970. Find out more about our Strawberries & Prosecco service here.