august, 2021

07augAll DayThe Blue Boys MerrymixerNEW DATE - Join Pathfinder for this train excursion featuring a variety of DRS locos. Joining Stations: Eastleigh, Basingstoke, Reading West, Didcot Parkway, Banbury, Leamington Spa, Coventry, Birmingham International & Birmingham New Street

DRS locos class 37, 57, 66, 68 & 88

Event Details

SATURDAY 7 AUGUST 2021 – Updated 14.07.2021

Changes are underlined and bold

The previous two DRS locomotive railtours proved popular and requests for another are regularly received. Therefore, for 2021, we present ‘The Blue Boys Merrymixer’.

Route Update for ‘The Blue Boys Merrymixer’:

Class 68 Eastleigh – Reading West – Didcot Parkway – Oxford – Banbury – Leamington Spa – Coventry – Birmingham International – Stechford – Bescot (Reverse & Attach Class 37’s to head): – Soho South Jn – Birmingham NS  – Water Orton – Wichnor Jn – Coalville – Wigston Junction – Hinckley – Nuneaton – Water Orton – Park Lane – Walsall – Bushbury Junction – Stafford – Crewe (break).

Class 66 to haul Crewe Gresty Green through siding – Nantwich – Crewe Bank Up Goods Loop – Shrewsbury – Cosford Up Goods LoopOxley Up Goods Loop – Oxley Chord – Penkridge – Stafford (Reverse & Detach class 66. Attach class 88 to haul): Stafford – Bushbury Jn – Wolverhampton Soho Junction – Perry Barr Jn – Bescot (Reverse & Detach Class 88 and attach Class 57(s) to haul):Bescot – Aston – Birmingham International – Coventry – and back to Eastleigh as per outward journey



FaresAdultJuniorParty of 4Availability
Standard Class£119£60£456Book Now
First Class£169£129£656Book Now

Table for Two seats are available at a supplement of £35 per person in First Class


Motive power is expected to be as set out in the text above.

Onboard catering will include a full buffet service with the Gricers Grill hot food menu, plus a selection of real ales & cider.

A sales stand will also be open, and a charity raffle will be organised.

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