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Tyseley Open Weekend display stand photo.

Tyseley Open Weekend – June 22-23

THE CCT’s sales stand will be attending the Tyseley Locomotive Works open weekend on June 22-23, where visitors will be able to get their first look at the various steel plates that will eventually form County of Montgomery’s frames.

The event is a ‘must’ for exponents of the Great Western Railway, featuring three ‘Castles’ (No. 7029 Clun Castle in steam, plus Nos. 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe and 5080 Defiant static), No. 4956 Rood Ashton Hall and ’57XX’ pannier No. 7752 in action, and 0-6-0PTs Nos. 9600 and 7760 on static display. There will also be a chance to view the progress on fellow new-build No. 6880 Betton Grange. LMS ‘Jubilee’ No. 45596 Bahamas will also be present, along with the National Railway Museum’s replica of Robert Stephenson’s Rocket.

The site opens each day at 10.00, with advanced tickets priced at £15 for adults, £4 for children and £30 for a family ticket. Please note there will be no parking on site. Instead Vintage Trains will be running steam-hauled shuttle trains on both days, linking Tyseley with Birmingham city centre and Dorridge. Standard class tickets are priced at £5 each way for a journey from Dorridge or Moor Street to Tyseley. The full round trip is priced at £20. Visit for further details.

The frame plates for No. 3840

The frame plates for No. 3840 at Tyseley Loco Works. MICHAEL WHITEHOUSE

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