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Friends of Vintage Trains

Clun Castle following restoration at TyseleyVolunteers working at Tyseley

The Friends of Vintage Trains is the volunteer support organisation for Vintage Trains. The primary aim of the Friends is supporting main-line steam for future generations, with a membership that is based in the Birmingham area but extends to the whole of the United Kingdom and abroad. We offer both financial support for restoration projects and volunteer support to Vintage Trains, based at Tyseley Locomotive Works.

Pictures: Clun Castle following restoration at Tyseley Locomotive Works, and volunteers working at Tyseley

Detailed Information

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Paul Hatton
Chair, Friends of Vintage Trains


Friends of Vintage Trains Website


Volunteer stewards at Stratford
Volunteer stewards at Stratford

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Vintage Trains and there are many volunteering opportunities.

For more information about volunteering visit this page of the Friends website.



  • We offer a range of member benefits, including the Steam in Trust magazine, social events, a discount on selected Shakespeare Express trains and concessionary admission to the Tyseley Locomotive Works Open Days. Members who are unable to become involved in the local activities can rest assured that all of the funds raised by The Friends of Vintage Trains are donated to restoration projects and to support the activities of the Friends.
  • Click here for more information about joining the Friends of Vintage Trains
A volunteer day out at the SS Great Britain
A volunteer day out at the SS Great Britain