Stanier Jubilee No. 45596 Bahamas

  • Branch Line Society and Vintage Trains team up for West Midlands ‘Balti bash’

    Branch Line Society and Vintage Trains team up for West Midlands ‘Balti bash’

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    VINTAGE Trains and the Branch Line Society are offering an opportunity to enjoy the tasty combination of rare track, Class 20s and a curry – all on the same train! Starting from Solihull, the September 22 tour will run to Shrewsbury via Warwick, Sutton Park and the Ironbridge branch.  After a break in Shrewsbury, the…

  • ‘Shakespeare Express’ 2019 season underway

    ‘Shakespeare Express’ 2019 season underway

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    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…

  • Bahamas becomes part of Vintage Trains roster

    Bahamas becomes part of Vintage Trains roster

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    ‘JUBILEE’ No. 45596 Bahamas will return to Tyseley for the works open days on June 22-23. This comes only a few months after the completion of its overhaul at Tyseley Locomotive Works and two very successful comeback runs over the Settle to Carlisle Line. The Stanier ‘5XP’ is also booked to haul six Vintage Trains tours…

  • Bahamas and Rocket take centre stage at open weekend

    Bahamas and Rocket take centre stage at open weekend

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    STANIER ‘Jubilee’ No. 45596 Bahamas will be returning to the Midlands this month as the star exhibit at the Tyseley Locomotive Works/Vintage Trains open weekend on June 22-23. No. 45596 made its public debut at the Tyseley open weekend last September upon completion of its Heritage Lottery-funded overhaul, but since its main line trials and subsequent…

  • 1960s Railtours with a difference

    1960s Railtours with a difference

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    Keith Farr takes a nostalgic look at some notable steam rail tours from the 1960s

  • Bahamas booked for Tyseley Open Weekend in June

    Bahamas booked for Tyseley Open Weekend in June

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    In conjunction with its Tyseley Open Days, Vintage Trains is running four return trains per day between Birmingham Moor Street and Dorridge.

  • ‘Jubilee’ and ‘2MT’ treble bring gala success to the KWVR

    ‘Jubilee’ and ‘2MT’ treble bring gala success to the KWVR

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    THE Keighley & Worth Valley Railway witnessed a 20% year-on-year increase in visitor numbers to its Spring Steam Gala over the weekend of March 8-10, with almost 3,000 passengers travelling over the three days. There was a distinctly Midland Region feel to the locomotive line-up, with seven of the eight engines in steam having been…

  • Bahamas makes a triumphant return

    Bahamas makes a triumphant return

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    February 9 and 16 were landmark days for the Bahamas Locomotive Society.

  • Bahamas returns in style

    Bahamas returns in style

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    IT WAS a close-run thing, but ‘Jubilee’ 4-6-0 No. 45596 Bahamas made a triumphant return to the main line on February 9.  The immaculate Stanier ‘5XP’ passed a late trial to ensure its new and overhauled equipment was in full working order, and then worked through from Oxenhope on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (KWVR)…

  • Your Gallery | Jubilee “Bahamas” arrives at Oxenhope

    Your Gallery | Jubilee “Bahamas” arrives at Oxenhope

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    “Bahamas” coasts into Oxenhope on the final day of the KWVR Spring gala, sent in by Mike Webber.

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