Newsletter, Stock List and other contributions

This page gives details of the Friends of Vintage Trains newsletter, including previous newsletters and how to sign up to receive this electronically. It also links to copies of the Friends’ flagship publication Steam in Trust, which is circulated in printed copy to all members 3 or 4 times a year- the on-line copies of both Steam in Trust and Tyseley News are made available on this site approximately a month after the printed copies have been circulated.

It also links to the current Tyseley stock list and other contributions by members of the Friends.

Steam in Trust

The following copies of Steam in Trust are available:

Tyseley News newsletter

Tyseley News is the members newsletter which keeps members updated with all the news from Tyseley Locomotive Works and Vintage Trains.

The Friends of Vintage Trains Committee has decided to make previous issues of Tyseley News available on this site, so that non-members of the Friends can read our newsletter, after our Members have had chance to read it first. We hope that non-members will find it of interest and an encouragement to join us and contribute to keeping steam heritage preserved and running our trains on the mainline.

The following previous issues of Tyseley News are available:

Newsletters By Email
The Friends of Vintage Trains members can now receive Tyseley News by email. This saves printing, postage & distribution costs so that more money can be directed to the Trust’s restoration projects, so please sign up to receive newsletters by email. You need your membership number to sign up. This page also describes how to update your details or opt out of receiving Tyseley News by email.

Tyseley Stock List
Tyseley Shed in days gone by
Tyseley shed in days gone by

Follow this link to see the May 2020 Tyseley Stock List (PDF, 163KB). There is also a list of  May 2020 rolling stock in the works (PDF, 163KB).

Please note that these lists are maintained by volunteers and might not be complete at the date shown.

Other contributions by members of the Friends

We also have an article written by Ray Churchill, one of our longest-standing drivers with 59 years of railway service, prior to his retirement reflecting on his time on the railways and with Vintage Trains; appropriately entitled End of the Line (PDF, 365 KB) it is well worth a read.