may, 2021

15mayAll 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

NEW DATE – SATURDAY – 15 May 2021

The previous two DRS loco railtours proved popular and requests for another are regularly received. Therefore, for 2020, we present ‘The Blue Boys Merrymixer’.

The day starts with a powerful class 68 working the mark I carriaged train north from Hampshire to the Birmingham area via the pick-up stations below. Then a brace of class 37s start a ramble of midlands lines ending at Crewe (not Stoke-on-Trent) for an afternoon break. Expect to travel the Burton – Leicester freight route via Coalville and over the North Chord at Nuneaton, (via Lichfield City not available).

On leaving Crewe a class 66 heads south through the west midlands to Rugby (not Daventry) via Shrewsbury, Walsall  and Nuneaton, with a number of freight loops traversed (Gresty Green Up Loop, Shrewsbury Crewe Bank, Cosford Up Goods Loop, Oxley Up Goods Loop).

The next loco will be a class 88 electro-diesel, ‘sparking’ the train to Birmingham International before class 57s take back over for the homeward set down run to Eastleigh.



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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