This mid-summer Saturday sees an unusual working of two of our steam locomotives. This exciting outing offers a combination of journeys for your enjoyment.
The day begins with the gutsy pair leaving Tyseley Warwick Road for Melton Mowbray, with pickups along the way at Coleshill Parkway and Nuneaton. After a short water stop outside Leicester, we arrive in Melton Mowbray.
You can opt to spend the day exploring the bustling market town of Melton Mowbray or, alternatively, why not stay onboard and join us for either the Luncheon or Afternoon Tea trains over Harringworth Viaduct? (see below)
If you choose to fill the hours in Melton Mowbray, well known as the “Rural Capital of Food” and, of course, famous for its pork pies, you will find a town steeped in history. There is a walking heritage trail that will show a thousand years of history including the places and people that made the town what it is today. The tour begins and ends in the town centre and can be started at any point, easily navigating back to where you started. The trail takes in Melton Carnegie Museum which features excellent exhibitions on the history of Melton Mowbray and the surrounding area as well as Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe dating back to the early seventeenth century. There is a popular street market and well-renowned antiques market – all waiting to be discovered.
Steam hauled throughout by No. 4965 “Rood Ashton Hall” & Pannier Tank No. 9600.
|Saturday 12th August – ‘Melton Rambler’|
|Tyseley Warwick Road||07:45||21:00|