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  • ‘Polar Express’ success spurs Vintage Trains to bigger things for 2019

    ‘Polar Express’ success spurs Vintage Trains to bigger things for 2019

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    THE incredible success of running ‘Polar Express’ services on the main line between Birmingham Moor Street and Tyseley has led Vintage Trains (VT) to outline an ambitious programme of steam specials and other charter possibilities for 2019.  What is also remarkable is just two months before the ‘Polar Express’ specials started, VT was granted its…

  • ‘Polar Express’ delights Birmingham crowds

    ‘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. No. 4965 carried the characteristic headlight on its smokebox door as seen in the animated movie which inspired…

  • Tyseley makes TOC debut with Birmingham ‘Polar Express’ festive trains

    Tyseley makes TOC debut with Birmingham ‘Polar Express’ festive trains

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    VINTAGE Trains (VT) was set to return to full main line steam charter operation as an independent train operating company on November 29 with the first of its new ‘Polar Express’ festive specials from Birmingham Moor Street. The trains are based upon the 2004 film of the same name, and are scheduled to run four…

  • Vintage Trains starts work as an independent TOC

    Vintage Trains starts work as an independent TOC

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    VINTAGE Trains started work as an independent Train Operating Company (TOC) in October. The move comes after the company received its licence from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) in September. Ex-GWR ‘Hall’ 4-6-0 No. 4965 Rood Ashton Hall was in charge of its first steam-hauled trips on October 9, working two Tyseley to Stratford-upon-Avon…

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