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Castles Storming Old Hill  << back
Video: here you find a fantastic Video Featuring Here, in this one-off break from Steam Through Cradley Heath, we have the two operational Tyseley GWR castle class locomotives, no. 5043 'Earl of Mount Edgcumbe' and no. 5029 'Nunney Castle' hauling the 'Welsh Marches Express' through Old Hill Railway Station. The Welsh Marches Express ran diesel-hauled from Tyseley Warwick Road (Vintage Trains' own platform at Tyseley Locomotive Works) through Birmingham New Street & Wolverhampton stations, before stopping at Shrewsbury Station, where the Castles joined the train. Then, the train proceeded on to Hereford, where the engines stopped to fill up water and the passengers had an hour or two to look around Hereford. The train carried on along English and Welsh bordering towns and, a breif water stop at Magor, carried on to Gloucester, where the passengers were able to look around Gloucester for about an hour and a half. The train then carried on non-stop to Birmingham Snow Hill station, running through Stourbridge, Old Hill (where the train is captured in this video) & Smethwick Galton Bridge. Then, after a set-down at Birmingham Snow Hill, the train carried on the short distance back into Tyseley Locomotive Works, where the rest of the passengers were dropped off. The train was filmed coming through Old Hill Station at 6:48 pm, virtually bang on schedule! It makes a change from in the second edition of Steam through Cradley Heath, when the train was between 30 and 45 minutes late. in the uk"
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