Welcome to the Friends of Vintage Trains

Welcome to the web site for The Friends of Vintage Trains, the volunteer support organisation for Vintage Trains. All members share a common interest to preserve steam and railway heritage for the current and future generations.

NEWS – the 2020 AGM will now take place on Saturday 5 September 2020 at the Tyseley Working Men’s Club, 573 Warwick Road, Birmingham B11 2EX (note: this is opposite Tyseley Locomotive Works site. It is not the LMRCA club). More details are available on the 2020 AGM page. This has been postponed from the previously announced date of 4 April due to the ongoing Covid 19 restrictions.

NEWS – the social event for members of the Friends that was scheduled for 14 May 2020 has been postponed due to the current Covid 19 restrictions. Please revisit this page for updates on this, and other, events for the Friends.

Members of The Friends of Vintage Trains offer support in many ways, including a range of volunteering opportunities on the Tyseley Locomotive Works site, on the trains and becoming involved in the running of the Friends. Members who are unable to become involved in the volunteering opportunities 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.

The Friends of Vintage Trains is affiliated to the Birmingham Heritage Forum; Forum membership is drawn from organisations concerned with collections, historic sites, museums, galleries, churches, gardens and visitor services within the Birmingham area.

Please follow the links on the right of this page or, if you are viewing this site on a mobile device, below for more information about the Society and ways to get involved.