Win Vintage Trains Tickets to Railfest - THIS PROMOTION IS NOW CLOSED.

Published 21st May 2012

Railfest Competition

Our competition has now ended. We will announce the winner shortly.

Vintage Trains

Vintage Trains has kindly made available two pairs of standard class tickets on their steam hauled charter from Tyseley, Coleshill Parkway or Tamworth or Burton to York on June 9th. The train will allow passengers to spend several hours in York enabling a leisurely visit the many attractions there or to visit the National Railway Museum’s Railfest before returning to Tyseley calling as outward.

Ex Great Western Railway ‘Hall’ Class locomotive No. 4965 Rood Ashton Hall has been rostered for this trip for which tickets cost £75 each so this is a great chance to win a great day out! This is one of a series of Vintage Trains’ steam charters which this year will see them reach Plymouth, Llandudno and Edinburgh in quick succession

Shakespeare Express and Princess Elizabeth

Vintage Trains’ Shakespeare Express season is also not far away with two return services from Birmingham Snow Hill to Stratford on Avon each Sunday from July 1st to September 9th inclusive. The Tyseley GWR steam fleet usually take charge of these but No. 6201 Princess Elizabeth will be heading up the initial train on July 1st.

Open Days at Tyseley

Vintage Trains also host Open Days at their Tyseley Locomotive Works and the next one is over the weekend of June 23 and 24. This gives the public an opportunity to tour the Locomotive Works which is normally out of bounds due to the amount of work being undertaken.

Many of the Tyseley locomotive collection will be on display and shuttle rides will be available within the confines of the Yard. Visiting locomotives will also be at the Open Weekend and details will be confirmed nearer the date but LMS Duchess No. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland and LMS prototype Pacific, No. 6201 Princess Elizabeth are already confirmed as attending.

Regal Reputation

Vintage Trains has gained an enviable reputation over the last decade for running it’s own set of carriages behind it’s fleet of Great Western Railway steam locomotives. The LMS prototype Pacific, No. 6201 Princess Elizabeth is also based at Tyseley and used on some Vintage Trains’ tours.

The combination of this reputation and locomotive, named after HM The Queen, resulted in the honour of the engine starting the Thames Pageant on June 3rd from the Chelsea river bridge spanning The Thames at the head of a Vintage Trains service. This train starts at Solihull and also calls at Dorridge and Warwick Parkway on the way to Kensington Olympia.

Vintage Scottish Castle Tour

Vintage Trains is visiting Scotland for the first time with their ‘Castle to Scotland’ three day tour departing on May 26 from Tyseley, Wolverhampton and Crewe to Edinburgh returning on May 28. The engine is GWR ‘Castle’ No. 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe and will be the first time for decades that such an engine has run into Edinburgh. On May 27, it will run across the Forth Bridge on a circular day trip to Stirling departing at around 1130am.

This train is open for bookings for locals who would like to travel behind a Great Western steam locomotive and tickets can be booked from the Vintage Trains Office by phoning 0121 708 4960 or by emailing them.

Enter the Competition

To enter, all youhave to do is answer the following question:

What is the name of the Vintage Trains Charter service being run in conjunction with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant?

Submit your answers to our Facebook page for your chance to win!

Terms and Conditions

  • Entries must be received via
  • There are 2 pairs of tickets to giveaway.
  • This prize draw will include all entries submitted until 5.30pm on 01.06.2012.
  • Prizes will be distributed in advance of travel on 09.06.12
  • Only one entry per person will be counted.
  • Employees of and related companies are excluded from this promotion.
  • reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants.
  • The prizes are 2 pairs of tickets to travel on the Vintage Trains steam charter from Tyseley, Coleshill Parkway, Tamworth or Burton on 09.06.12 subject to availability.
  • Travel to and from the train station is not included and is the responsibility of the winner.
  • The winner with the correct answer will be drawn at random and contacted by phone, email or in writing by 04.06.12.
  • The prize must be accepted within 2 days of the date of notification. In the event of non acceptance within the specified period the prize awarded will be re-allocated to the next randomly drawn valid entry.
  • Prizes are not transferable. No cash or credit alternative prizes are offered. reserves the right to provide substitute prizes of similar value should the specified prizes become unavailable for reasons beyond its control.
  • The judge's decision is final. Any correspondence will only be entered into at the discretion of the promoter.
  • By entering this promotion, you agree to take part in any publicity related to the competition and agree to the personal data you supply being used by to administer the promotion and for market research purposes.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost via Internet malfunction.
  • This promotion is governed by English law.
  • The giveaway is open to people over the age of 18 in the UK only.
  • This competition is promoted by Vintage Trains, 670 Warwick Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, B11 2HL.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Please ensure you read all of the booking and travel terms on the Vintage Trains website before you apply, these must be adhered to in order to travel. These can be found here:

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