First opportunity to see ‘flying scotsman’ in the midlands
The world’s most famous steam locomotive ‘Flying Scotsman’ is to make its first public appearance in the Midlands at Tyseley Locomotive Works during Birmingham Heritage Week.
- ‘Flying Scotsman’ will be in steam and on public display Friday 16th, Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September.
- Visitors able to purchase tickets to walk through the corridor in the tender and onto the footplate of ‘Flying Scotsman’ for an explanation of the driver and fireman’s controls. ‘Selfies’ will be allowed!
- All-day Breakfast, Sunday Roast or Afternoon Tea are available in the Pullman Dining coaches.
- Full Details of the three day ‘Flying Scotsman at Tyseley’ event, admission prices and instructions for the purchase of tickets can be found at:
- ‘Flying Scotsman’ in just one of over 170 events taking place during the second annual Birmingham Heritage Week from Thursday 8th to Sunday 18th September showcasing the history, secrets and places that make this city so great.
- For full details about Birmingham Heritage Week please visit birminghamheritageweek.co.uk
Following on from its mammoth overhaul and successful inaugural run, the locomotive is scheduled to be on display in Tyseley from Friday 16th through Sunday 18th September. The locomotive is on loan courtesy of the National Railway Museum. ‘Flying Scotsman’ will join the Tyseley-based fleet of steam locomotives including ‘Clun Castle’, ‘Earl of Mount Edgcumbe’ and the stalwart of the ‘Shakespeare Express’, ‘Rood Ashton Hall’. Many of the locomotives will be in steam and on display, giving shuttle rides, turntable demonstrations and the locomotive cavalcade. Trade & society stalls and refreshment stands will be available.
The Flying Scotsman visit is part of over 170 events taking place during Birmingham Heritage Week, with many of them free for the public to enjoy. Visitors will be able to explore venues that are rarely open to the public, enjoy interactive storytelling, take part in workshops and discover Birmingham’s hidden gems on guided tours. Highlights of the week include seeing what lies beneath Snow Hill station on a tour with Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces, an illustrated talk with Carl Chinn, a dark discovery of the streets of Digbeth with ‘Peaky Tours’ and learning how J.R.R. Tolkien was inspired by Sarehole Mill. A full list of events is online at www.birminghamheritageweek.co.uk. Young people are encouraged to get involved this year. Award winning creative youth engagement agency, Beatfreeks, will be helping to showcase the city’s fascinating heritage to the next generation.
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