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“The Salopian” Road Motor Outing 19th – 21st July 2019

A weekend based in tremendous Telford – The cradle of the Industrial Revolution – Trains narrow and standard gauge, a steam tram, more aeroplanes than you can shake a joystick at and a Victorian village - what’s not to like?

Departing North Bristol at a civilised time on Friday morning we head for the Blists Hill Victorian Town at Ironbridge Gorge, probably via a coffee stop at the Severn Valley Railway’s new tea rooms at Bridgnorth if they are open by then! After plenty of time for soaking up the Victorian atmosphere and a good look around we head to the Travelodge in Telford, our base for two nights.

On Saturday we initially head for the Cosford RAF museum for several hangars’ worth of planes and related exhibits.  This is followed by a brief excursion into Wales, where we travel on the GWR vintage train of the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway – a train characterized by carriages less comfortable than the usual continental stock featured on the line. Another night in our hotel will almost certainly be interrupted by the now traditional Group Pub Evening Meal.

Sunday starts local with a visit to the Telford Steam Railway for a steam hauled run and the Steam Powered Telford Town Tram. Our final visit is to the Chasewater Railway where we take a steam hauled ride around the lake! We return to North Bristol mid-evening.

Adult £150.00 Senior Citizen/Student £140.00
(Non-members supplement £10.00)
Please note that meals and refreshments, and admissions other than those specified above are not included.

Bookings (on the official form only) will be accepted from 12th February 2019.

 

 

 

 

Recreating the golden age of the Great Western Railway