VINTAGE TRAINS STEAM HAULED TRAIN FROM IRONBRIDGE















PRESS RELEASE                                                                              APRIL 12 2019


VINTAGE TRAINS

STEAM HAULED TRAIN FROM IRONBRIDGE

 

  • Special excursion down the mothballed Coalbrookdale branch line

  • Two shuttles hauled by 7029 Clun Castle

  • Likely to be the final passenger train down the branch

 

Storming Coalbrookdale with Clun Castle

Vintage Trains offers an exclusive opportunity on Sunday June 9th 2019 to ride on the mothballed Coalbrookdale/Ironbridge branch.

Hauled up the branch by 7029 Clun Castle, the train will pick up at Wellington (Salop) and Telford with Clun Castle at the head.  The train will the reverse down the branch from Madeley Junction with diesel haulage as far as the Albert Edward Bridge, close to Ironbridge power station.

The power station is now closed and the train is not allowed to cross the bridge – however we now prepare for Clun Castle to storm the steep incline, crossing the picturesque brick-built 26-arch Coalbrookdale viaduct running alongside the Abraham Darby ironworks furnaces, back to the main line. We return to our start points diesel hauled.

This excursion is likely to be the final opportunity to travel down the branch so early booking is recommended - standard class only at £25 per person.

For full details of the trip and booking information, please visit www.VintageTrains.co.uk