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Two steam trains are set to pass through Hereford Railway Station later this month, with rail enthusiasts set to flock to the city.

The Cathedrals Express Steam Train will pass through Hereford on Saturday 22nd June.

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‚ÄúStarting from Dorridge our Castle class locomotive offers a very special day out as we wind our way through the rolling hills of the English and Welsh countryside.  

“Following the Welsh Marches route and through Birmingham and Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury, picking up at Telford and then head onto Craven Arms and past Stokesday Castle, picking up at Ludlow and pausing at Hereford for passengers to disembark to visit the city and the cathedral for Mappa Mundi.

‚ÄúWe then climb the Llanvihangel bank and crossing the Welsh border towards the historic city of Cardiff bustling with exciting new events and attractions suitable for all ages and budgets. We will return retracing the outward journey.‚ÄĚ

For tickets and more information, please visit – https://vintagetrains.co.uk/the-red-dragon-to-cardiff/

The Welsh Marches Express will then pass through Hereford Railway Station on Tuesday 25th June. 

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“Passing through the Severn Tunnel we take the fast line to Newport where we cross the river Usk with superb views of the Brecon Beacons as the black mountains tower above the train.

‚ÄúContinuing through the historic towns of Hereford and Ludlow we pass magnificent Stokesay Castle and through Church Stretton with outstanding views of the Long Mynd ‚Äď we then arrive at Shrewsbury for an afternoon break.

“Founded by the Saxons and most extensively developed by the Tudors Shrewsbury lies within a giant loop of the River Severn, and is famed for its castle, spires, abbey, parklands, and half-timbered medieval houses.

‚ÄúThere are gorgeous black & white buildings, remaining just the way they have always been. Shrewsbury is stunning historic town with over 660 listed buildings and some very strange street names ‚Äď Dogpole and Mardol, Gullet Passage and Grope Lane.

“There are beautiful walks beside the river and perhaps take a boat trip or just unwind in the stunning parks and gardens.

‚ÄúThe train is steam hauled from Bristol by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 ‚ÄėRoyal Scot‚Äô ‚Äď West Country Class, No. 34046 ‚ÄėBraunton‚Äô ‚Äď Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 ‚ÄėBritannia‚Äô.‚ÄĚ

To book tickets and for more information, please visit – https://saphostrains.com/journey/welsh-marches-express-25-06-2024