BAHAMAS RETURNS TO TYSELEY LOCOMOTIVE WORKS
RETURNS to Tyseley Locomotive Works
Just a few months after the completion of its overhaul at
Tyseley Locomotive Works and very successful runs over the Settle and Carlisle,
LMS Jubilee class locomotive number 45596 Bahamas will be returning to Tyseley
for the Vintage Trains/Tyseley Locomotive Works Open Days on June 22/23.
Bahamas will be in steam on both days and one of the big stars
of the show alongside a number of other visitors and attractions but we are also
pleased to announce that Bahamas will be at the head of six Vintage Trains railtours
during its stay.
The railtours will run in the months of June and July as
Saturday June 29th - The Welsh Marches from Dorridge to Hereford
Thursday July 4th – Vintage Dining Train from Birmingham Moor Street to Worcester
Saturday July 6th – The Cotswold Explorer from Dorridge to Oxford
Saturday July 13th – The Welsh Marches from Dorridge
Saturday July 20th – The Chester Venturer from Dorridge to Chester
Saturday July 27th – The White Rose from Dorridge to York
Alastair Meanley, General Manager of Tyseley Locomotive
Works said: ‘We were very proud to work with the Bahamas Locomotive Society on
their locomotive so not only will it be great to see it back at Tyseley but
also for it to perform on our own routes here in the south. We have some
challenging gradients against us both in the Cotswolds and across the Welsh
Marches and we’re confident that Bahamas will take them all in its stride’.
Keith Whitmore, Chairman of The Bahamas Locomotive Society added: ‘We
are absolutely delighted to be working with Vintage Trains at this exciting
time for the company. Following the formal launch of our locomotive at our
Ingrow home base on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, it seems so
appropriate to see Bahamas back at Tyseley Locomotive Works following its successful
5-year overhaul there and working with a team who we now regard as our friends.
In addition to familiar ground, Bahamas will also be covering some new
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returning to the Welsh Marches line where historically the engine has put in
some impressive performances. It was also the scene for the loco’s first run
for the Bahamas Locomotive Society in October 1972 when it hauled one of the
first ‘return to steam’ railtours.
information on the Bahamas-hauled railtours and to purchase tickets, please