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Every journey ends with a memory.

Mechanical Horse Weekend

Road vehicles from yesteryear . . .

May 29th - 31st

Mechanical Horse Weekend

Step back in time with the once familiar sight of Mechanical Horses!

A small gathering of vehicles will be on display at Kidderminster Station, including designs from Scarab and Townsman.

The concourse will host a photographic display, array of models and memorabilia.

The concept of the Mechanical Horse and easily detached articulated trailer was first introduced in the early 1930's and for the next 30 years it proved to be highly successful and irreplacable. However, by the late 1960's British Railways, the principal users of the vehicles, were changing the way they handled their goods traffic and because of the heavier weights involved greater use was made of trailers fitted with the fifth wheel coupling. Some four wheel tractor units fitted with the Scammell automatic coupling continued to be used for a further ten years but new regulations relating to braking requirements meant it was the end of the road for the three wheeled Mechanical Horse. Some were retained as yard shunters, but the vast majority had a one-way ticket to the breakers yard.

All attractions are subject to availability.

Normal fares
Adult / Senior
Child / Member
Pre-book & save
£19.55 £15.50 £49.00
On the day
Other information
Loyalty Pass & Annual Family Pass valid. Children: 4 - 15 years, Family: 2 adults + 2, 3 or 4 children, Seniors: 60+. To qualify for  'pre-book & save' prices these tickets must be purchased at least five working days in advance of your visit. These tickets are not available for purchase from booking offices in advance. These tickets include FREE admission to The Engine House, our Visitor Centre at Highley.

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