Although this hiatus was frustrating, and had an undoubted impact on cash flow, the company is placing that all behind itself and looking to the future with a host of exciting proposals that will encompass not only steam, but heritage diesels and other TOCs. Therefore, it seems likely that West Coast would have seen a sharp reduction in demand from VT in the near future anyway. The main drive behind looking for alternative suppliers was a report by VT trustees that identified the biggest weakness in the business case was an over-reliance on one supplier.
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Vintage Trains is going full steam ahead after winning the right to operate train services all over the country. The Office of Rail and Road ORR has awarded Vintage Trains Limited a passenger operating licence, enabling the company to run a passenger service of express steam trains with Pullman dining on the UK rail network, offering both young and old the opportunity to ride behind an express steam locomotive. The new TOC status - the first for publicly owned and charitably controlled service - will help Vintage Trains to develop its Tyseley base into a heritage centre of steam train excellence for both running and preserving locomotives. Vintage Trains, which also operates heritage diesel trains, has also extended the first opportunity in a years to buy shares in a new public main line railway company.
This railtour sees our steam loco on the West Coast, sprinting from Wolverhampton to Crewe, then turn west towards our destination, the Cathedral City of Chester. Chester, apart from having one of the most spectacular cathedrals in the country, is a classic, contemporary city bursting with must see treasures, years of history and spectacular shopping. From the City Walls, dating back to the Roman occupation, the year-old Chester Cathedral and the Eastgate Clock, one of the most photographed in the world, Chester is steeped in history for you to discover.
Vintage Trains is a charity established to preserve and operate our collection of heritage steam locomotives, rolling stock on the national railway network as a tourist attraction. We open our depot to the public for special events and open days two weekends a year and for some pre-booked parties. We rely heavily on volunteers to work alongside our paid staff.
First visit, with two friends, to the Museum and operating base for Vintage Trains. Close to Bahamas performed well throughout on both the outward and return journies.
Vintage Trains Limited VTL is firmly back on track with the announcement of its comprehensive railtour programme for Designed to appeal to a wide audience, from the avid rail enthusiast to families with or without children and diners looking for a new culinary experience, the programme amounts to over 30 railtours to a variety of destinations, all starting from its heartland in Birmingham or the West Midlands. Our first charter programme combines some of our old favourites — quite literally back by popular demand — with some new ideas. We see a big opportunity to attract lots of passengers, new to steam.
Vintage Trains Limited has announced that they have been granted its passenger charter licence by the Office of Rail and Road. This means that they have become the first ever Train Operating Company to be owned by the public and charitably controlled. This allowed Vintage Trains Limited to be launched.
Newly restored Tyseley flagship locomotive No. The route will take us from the West Midlands, via Tamworth and Burton-on-Trent, diverting along the Erewash Valley and stopping at newly re-opened Ilkeston station. The ever-popular city of York has many attractions for the day visitor as well as the Christmas shopper looking for the perfect gift.