Easter Weekend Easter Weekend

This Easter we will have a free to enter raffle and Easter egg hunt.

We look forward to welcoming you to the railway, lets hope the weather is good!

Our first train departs from Spring Village at 11am and our last train departs from Lawley Village at 16:10. Here is our full timetable:

Platform Times
Spring Village Dep 11:00 12:00 13:30 14:30 15:30 16:30
Lawley Village Dep 11:10 12:10 13:40 14:40 15:40 16:40
Horsehay and Dawley Arr 11:20 12:20 13:50 14:50 15:50
The 16:30 departure to Lawley Village to run as required.
Horsehay and Dawley Dep 11:30 12:30 14:00 15:00 16:00
Lawley Village Dep 11:40 12:40 14:10 15:10 16:10
Spring Village Arr 11:50 12:50 14:20 15:20 16:20

SATURDAY

This year all trains on Saturday will be hauled by Tom (NORTH BRITISH 0-4-0 NO. 27414), who regular visitors will know has been undergoing restoration and conversion to Vacuum braking to allow her to haul our coaches.

Tom is a local engine and was resident at GKN Sankeys for many years, Tom is named after a Managing Director of Sankeys, Tom Honess.

The loco is now owned by three TSR of members and has undergone significant restoration in recent years. The original engine was life expired and after consideration being given to a replacement Paxman unit it was decided to re-fit Tom with a Rolls Royce engine. Extensive modifications to mounting and transmission were carried out, along with re-wiring and piping. Tom Re-entered service early 2014 and is soon to be fitted with vacuum equipment for passenger use, followed by a full repaint.

It is reputed that in 1961 Tom hauled the Royal Train! This occurred when the train was being stabled in Wellington overnight and the experimental train loco failed. 27414 and another Sankey locomotive then moved the train onto the Wellington to Stafford line where it was left overnight guarded by soldiers!

 

SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Rocket will be in providing a steam service on Sunday and Monday


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