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  • Sat, 18 Jun 2016, All Day
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IRO Midlands – A trip to the seaside and meet Fireman Sam!

Saturday 18th June 2016

 Our Family day out this year is by steam train to Minehead on the West Somerset Railway. At 22 miles long, the railway, a true country branch line of the old Great Western Railway is full of fascination whether you are looking for a nostalgic ride back in time through lovely countryside or to study the railway and industrial heritage. The surrounding countryside is as varied as it is beautiful. The gently rolling Quantock hills and distant Exmoor, unspoilt villages and farms nestling in leafy lanes, the cliffs and coast of the Bristol Channel with views of distant South-Wales, confident Church Towers, Dunster’s imposing Castle and Minehead’s seaside charm are all waiting to be discovered.

The plan:

Depart Birmingham New Street 08:12 CrossCountry Trains
Arrive Taunton 10:17  
Bus link direct to Bishops Lydeard station    
Depart Bishops Lydeard 11:05 Steam train
Arrive Minehead 12:24  
Tour of Loco shed   Adults only
Or meet Fireman Sam   Children and adults welcome
Choice of Trains back from Minehead 14:25, 15:25, 16:20, (also 17:15 diesel)  
Half hourly bus link direct to Taunton station    
Choice of Train back from Taunton 17:50, 18:50, 19:17, 19:51  

We are in the process of trying to source complimentary travel for whose of you without travel facilities and will update this post as soon as we have any more information, in the meantime please let Gary know on if you wish to join and whether you would require travel or not.


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Added on the website on June 18, 2016