The Vintage Christmas Dining trains have been cancelled due to no path being available, therefore the prize will no longer be offered.
Due to no path being available, we are now offering an alternative prize.
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We apologies for the inconvenience.
These Christmas lunch trains will be the first to use the Pullman Car ‘Pegasus’ introduced 60 years ago on the then new Golden Arrow train was introduced. This was designed to provide the ‘wow factor’ for important trade visitors to ‘The Festival of Britain’ arriving from Paris. It only carried a dozen people who also had their own bar in the carriage so is ideal for a discreet corporate entertainment day or celebration.
This unique bar-car was the last of an long line of traditional Pullman Cars built at the Smethwick works of the Birmingham Carriage & Wagon Company. Along with the Trianon Bar, the coach represented in its day the height of luxury and was withdrawn from traffic in 1972.
The vehicle’s original wooden frame was replaced with a modern steel structure to comply with modern stringent safety standards and a new interior design was fitted with original brass embellishments adorning the walls and ceilings. The carriage returned to service in 2000 and despite the extensive works retained her outwards appearance.
A few days after the Vintage Pullman lunch services, they are running a Christmas excursion from Tyseley to York on December 17 using their GWR ‘Castle’ Class No. 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. This train also calls at Coleshill Parkway, Tamworth, Burton and Derby.
The 2012 Vintage Trains excursion programme contains some innovative journeys reaching as far as Scotland in April following a double headed charge ogver Shap and Ais Gill in March using a ‘Castle’ and a ‘Princess Royal’ Class duo into the mountains.
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