‘Polar Express’ delights Birmingham crowds

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VINTAGE Trains (VT) operated its first ‘Polar Express’ trains between Birmingham Moor Street and Tyseley from November 29 until December 23.

VT used GWR ‘Hall’ No. 4965 Rood Ashton Hall, temporarily carrying the classic GWR name Polar Star.

‘Polar Express’ delights Birmingham crowds.

No. 4965 carried the characteristic headlight on its smokebox door as seen in the animated movie which inspired the trains, and made an atmospheric sight at Moor Street with the second train of the season on November 29.


Trains ran Thursday-Sunday with up to four trains per day between Tyseley and the city centre. JOHN TITLOW

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