Steam Makes a Return to Burton-On-Trent

6th June 2019


New for 2019 - Running on Sundays July to September - The Merchant Of Avon steam hauled trip departing from Burton and travelling to Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham.

From only £16 return from Stratford to Birmingham and family tickets available, this is bound to be a hit with enthusiasts both young and old!

The Stratford Experience

With steam all the way from Burton to Stratford this tour is bound to revive memories of rail travel in its heyday. Our engine will be the star attraction as it makes its way through England´s industrial heartland to the home of the country´s most famous playwright. The sound of escaping steam and the smell of smoke is so evocative as it drifts past the windows of our train and will no doubt bring with it waves of nostalgia as we glide past the traffic jams, so typical of a summer Sunday these days.

Stratford and Snow Hill

Travelling on the same train as described in the Merchant of Avon Tour 1 we offer the opportunity to stay on board for the two hour return trip to Birmingham Snow Hill from Stratford upon Avon giving a total of over six hours behind steam (from Burton on Trent).

A Taste Of Steam

If you have always fancied a trip behind steam but are not sure if it´s for you or perhaps only have a few hours to spare then this tour is ideal. Our steam train will depart Stratford early afternoon for a one hour trip through Dorridge to Snow Hill and after a short break of twenty minutes we will return to Stratford via Henley in Arden giving a total of two hours behind steam traction.

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