Vintage Trains reintroduced its popular ‘Shakespeare Express’ between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stratford-upon-Avon on July 21.
Two return trips per day will operate on August 4, August 18, September 1 and September 15, with BR ‘Castle’ No. 7029 Clun Castle taking charge, except on August 4 when ex-LMS ‘Jubilee’ No. 45596 Bahamas is booked to make its ‘Shakespeare’ debut.
The trains offer around 50 miles of main line steam travel with the option of returning immediately or taking a break of around four hours in Stratford.
The 2019 operation features a revised schedule, with departures from Birmingham at 10.00 and 13.56 and new dining options, including a choice of a gourmet picnic hamper or picnic box for either lunch or afternoon tea.
Read more in the August 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!
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