‘Glos Warks’ to celebrate Asparagus Day with “The Asparagus Express” steam train

"The Asparagus Express" Credit Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway have announced that they will be running  “The Asparagus Express”.

This will launch this year’s British Asparagus Festival.

British Asparagus Festival

Starting on St George’s Day, 23th of April, the British Asparagus Festival is a two-month long festival dedicated to the asparagus.

More information about the British Asparagus Festival can be found on their website here

The Asparagus Express

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway will run the train which will start the festival.

The train, with its own headboard, starts from the newly built Broadway Station at 10.30, running to Cheltenham Racecourse non-stop. The train returns to Broadway around 12 noon.

There will be various entertainment actives on the platform, such as Music, ‘The Asparamancer’ (Fortune teller using Asparagus), Bobby the Asparahorse and Gus.

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Since I was a child, I have been a big fan of steam locomotives. This enthusiasm has been become greater in recent years, leading to me becoming involved in a society restoring a standard gauge locomotive. Joining the RailAdvent team in 2017, I help Michael produce articles.