The inaugural journey of the ‘Land Rover Flyer’ along the Tysley Steam Railway will take place this weekend in recognition of the contribution Land Rover’s Corporate Citizenship Group have made to the Birmingham Railway Museum Trust.

The team of over 300 Land Rover volunteers embarked upon the enormous challenge of renovating an ageing carriage and adapting it to allow for wheelchair access. The year-long project culminated in the carriage being certified by AEA Technology Rail for use along the Tysley Railway during the summer months.

The event, hosted by Pop Idol judge and well-known train enthusiast Pete Waterman, is being held in aid of both the Motor & Allied Trades Benevolent Fund and Locomotive Works Visitors Centre further forging ties between the two great engineering industries.

The Birmingham Railway Museum Trust, registered as an educational charity, is the custodian of a collection of railway engines and artefacts. It was established to preserve and demonstrate steam locomotives on the site of the former Great Western locomotive depot & works in Birmingham.

Ruth Martin, Manager, Land Rover Corporate Citizenship said: "This was a major project that presented the many employees involved with a chance to make a real difference to the wider community – thanks to the passion with which they met the challenge hundreds of people will now be able to enjoy the delights of this picturesque route for years to come."

Members of the public are invited to hop aboard the historic steam engine throughout the summer to enjoy the 2-hour scenic journey from Snow Hill to Stratford upon Avon.


Published : 11/06/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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