30janAll 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
NEW DATE - SATURDAY - 30 January 2021 The previous two DRS loco railtours proved popular and requests for another are regularly received. Therefore, for 2020, we present 'The
NEW DATE – SATURDAY – 30 January 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.
|Fares||Adult||Junior||Party of 4||Availability|
|Standard Class||£119||£60||£456||Book Now|
|First Class||£169||£129||£656||Book Now|
Table for Two seats are available at a supplement of £35 per person in First Class.
ESTIMATED TIMINGS (UPDATED TIMINGS AS OF 05/02/2020)
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.