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5 reasons to visit our first enthusiast event of the year!


Join us this weekend on the 16th and 17th March for the first enthusiast event of the year! In case you are on the fence about visiting, here are 5 reasons as to why we think you should book your ticket...


  1. We have 16 wonderful exhibits from our collection on the railway both days! There will be 15 locomotives plus the fantastic Burton and Ashby Tram running the railway this weekend which means you can see more working locomotives at the same time than anywhere else in the UK this weekend!

  2. We are home to the ONLY narrow-gauge roundhouse in the UK! Whilst most of the locomotives from our collection will be out on the track there will still be several amazing displays in our working museum to see including our wartime exhibits and more.

  3. This weekend will be the opening of our NEW extension on the Mease Valley Light Railway! Mease Valley Light Railway opened almost a year ago on the 18th March and the team here have been working hard to prepare our NEW extension to the line. Mease Valley Light Railway's extension will feature lakeside running and fierce gradients - so should not be missed!

  4. The extension is not the only impressive thing happening on Mease Valley Light Railway... This weekend will also be the first time that Mease Valley Light Railway will have 2 engines in operation all day offering separate journeys around the track to our new platform.

  5. Our Spectacle of Steam event will pose as a hello and goodbye to 2 of our engines! Hunslet built Howard 1842 of 1936 will run its final journey on the railway this weekend as it comes to the end of its current boiler ticket. We will say goodbye as the locomotive will be placed on display and await its turn for the workshop. BUT, exciting news as we will see the return of Hunslet built Trangkil No.4 3902 of 1971 following the completion of its 10 year overhaul!

That's not all either! Visit our event page here for more information and to book your tickets!


Plus, the amazing Transport Museum Wythall will be providing a free bus service between Statfold Country Park, Tamworth Railway Station and Tamworth Town Centre! Check out the timetable here.


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