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.
|Pre-book & save
|On the day
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
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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