DETAILS have been announced of the 2013 rail tour which has gained great popularity among a huge number of supporters throughout Wirral, Chester and Welsh border areas over several years.
This year it is the Wessex Express which will run on Saturday, April 20 to Bath, Dorchester and Weymouth on what is known as the Heart of Wessex Line, the Great Western’s route to Weymouth.
The spring excursion will start from Hooton and pick up at Bache, Wrexham, Gobowen and Shrewsbury before heading south towards the Severn Tunnel.
There will be a drop off at Bath for around six hours and then the express, for those still aboard, will follow the scenic Avon Valley route to Westbury and Castle Cary where it will branch on to the Heart of Wessex line itself.
Organiser Laurence Wheeler said: “Traditionally, we have regulars on board our trains from across Cheshire, Shropshire and the Welsh border.
“Many of our customers include members of Rotary and WI who look forward to the railtours promoted by the Chester Model Railway Club and Dee & Mersey Group of the Ffestiniog Railway.”
Full details available on www.chestermodelrailwayclub.com/railtours.htm.