Excursion Details

The 'Everywhere Again' series of Trains

31/03/2017

Image courtesy of Mike Byrne.

Friday 31st March and Saturday 1st April, 2017

 

THREE RAILTOURS - THREE LOOPING ITINERARIES, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, WITH CLASSIC ENGLISH ELECTRIC BUILT CLASS 37 LOCOMOTIVES PROVIDING THE PROPULSION.

 

Here are three ‘chase the taillight’ tours around the Midlands, which can be booked individually or with a combined Rover ticket. Destinations are those not usually associated with loco hauled passenger trains.

 

The Evening Lark (fare includes a cottage pie meal, vegetarian option must be advised at time of booking if required)
After the Derby pickup we travel via Uttoxeter to Crewe (pickup) for a whiz around Cheshire and Merseyside via the Chester Triangle, Hooton Long Siding and the Frodsham Chord to Liverpool Lime Street. Then, hopefully, via the CLC line to Manchester Pic. and Styal before the return to Crewe at around 2230.

 

Evening Lark Only Fares:
Adult Junior Party of 4 Table for Two Supplement
Standard Class £39.00 £20.00
£136.00 N/A
First Class £49.00 £29.00 £176.00 £10.00 per person

 

The Night Owl
Highlights of our nocturnal Midlands ramble around (depart Crewe circa 2300) will hopefully include the Monument Lane Through Siding, two non-stop passes of Birmingham New St., branch line terminal reversals at both Redditch and Matlock, the Lenton Curve, a run over the Robin Hood Line via Hucknall and the Hope Valley Line and finally a passage of the Heaton Norris Up Loop near Stockport. Arrival back into Crewe should be around 0745.

 

Night Owl Only Fares:
Adult Junior Party of 4 Table for Two Supplement
Standard Class £59.00 £29.00
£216.00 N/A
First Class £89.00 £59.00 £336.00 £20.00 per person

 

The Round Robin
This Saturday daytime tour heads for the Long Marston rail complex, from Crewe (pick up 1030 / set down 2030), Stafford (pick up 1100 / set down 1910), Tame Bridge Parkway (pick up 1130 / set down 1930) and Birmingham New St. (pick up 1150 / set down 1910). Upon arrival there is a journey around the 2 mile plus loop of this private rail site behind their own locomotive.

 

Numerous freight loops will feature both during the outward routing via Bromsgrove, and the return via Stourbridge Jn.

 

Round Robin Only Fares:
Adult Junior Party of 4 Table for Two Supplement
Standard Class £69.00 £34.00
£256.00 N/A
First Class £99.00 £69.00 £376.00 £25.00 per person

 

MOTIVE POWER IS EXPECTED TO BE A DRS CLASS 37s THROUGHOUT (WELL ALMOST!)

 

 

Estimated Timings for 'Combined' Rover Ticket    
Joining Stations

Depart

Return

Derby (Fri) 1630          ------
Crewe (Fri) 1750 (Sat) 2030
Stafford        ------ (Sat) 1955
Tame Bridge Parkway        ------ (Sat) 1925
Birmingham New St.       ------ (Sat) 1900

 

 

'Combined' Rover Fares
Adult Junior Party of 4
Standard Class £159.00 £79.00
£616.00
First Class £225.00 £175.00 £880.00

 

Private 'Table for Two' seats are available at a supplement of £48 per person in First Class.

 

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