Heritage Trains across the West Midlands - protecting our wonderful history!

Here we feature the locomotives and trains of the past and why its so important to protect them and promote the great work of those who help protect them for us all to enjoy. 

Steam locomotives and diesel locomotives, heritage trains can be seen around the West Midlands. You can visit the Tyseley Locomotive Works on open days. Or book trips on the Shakespeare Express from Vintage Trains, which runs between Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham Snow Hill.

In Kidderminster, you can go on the Severn Valley Railway to Bridgnorth.

There is also the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway between Cheltenham Race Course and Broadway.

It is a delight to spot steam trains on the main line.


Tyseley Locomotive Works

Tyseley Locomotive Works, Warwick Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2EX

Originally built in 1908 as the Great Western Railway's Tyseley depot, Vintage Trains has been operating here since the mid to late 1960s restoring old steam locomotives. At one point the Tyseley Locomotive Works was known as the Birmingham Railway Museum, but the site is now only open to the public on certain open days during each year. They also attract vintage cars, traction engines and model railway clubs to the site.

GWR Tyseley Locomotive WorksTyseley Locomotive Works. Photography by Elliott Brown


For more information on events go to: Events at Tyseley



Severn Valley Railway

Severn Valley Railway at Kidderminster Town Station, Station Drive, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1QX

The Severn Valley Railway is in Worcestershire, between Kidderminster Town, Bewdley and Bridgnorth. Intermediate stops include Arley. They run steam or diesel related weekend events through the year.

Kidderminster TownSevern Valley Railway. Photography by Elliott Brown


For more information visit the Severn Valley Railway


Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway at Cheltenham Race Course Station, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH

This steam railway runs from Cheltenham Race Course in Gloucestershire towards Broadway in Worcestershire. It goes via Gotherington, Winchcombe and Toddington.

35006 Cheltenham Race CourseGloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. Photography by Elliott Brown


For more information visit the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway


Steam locomotives you can visit

City of Birmingham 46235 at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum. On static display. Was formerly located at the now defunct Birmingham Museum of Science & Industry from 1966 until 1997. When it was relocated to the new science museum in Millennium Point, Eastside, which was opened in 2001.

City of Birmingham 46235 ThinktankCity of Birmingham at Thinktank. Photography by Elliott Brown


Steam locomotives with carriages (coaches) you can ride

Vintage Trains uses 7029 Clun Castle with the Shakespeare Express or the Polar Express. From Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Snow Hill or Birmingham Moor Street. They might also run trips on longer distance journeys around the country.

Clun Castle7029 Clun Castle at Birmingham Moor Street. Photography by Elliott Brown


Vintage Trains also uses 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe with the Shakespeare Express, between Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham Snow Hill. The route alternates via Dorridge and via Whitlocks End. They also run other seasonal trips to other parts of the country.

Earl of Mount Edgcumbe5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe at Birmingham Snow Hill. Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

29 Sep 2018 - On-going


History & heritage, Photography, Transport


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