Speed, steam and smuts

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Clun Castle, pictured at Stratford Station, about to return to Tyseley during a test run in February. Photo: Mark Williamson S19/2/19/4919.

FAMILY holidays of yore had certain key features that were expected to be achieved each year –– a walk to a waterfall, climbing a mountain (or at least a modest peak) and a ride on a steam railway. Read this week’s Herald to go on a special nostalgic journey courtesy of the magnificent Clun Castle locomotive as it pulled the Shakespeare Express between Stratford and Birmingham.