Vintage Trains Ltd is delighted to announce that Cath Bellamy will be taking up the role
of Managing Director.

Cath has been a senior figure in the UK Rail Industry for the last 25 years during which
she has been Managing Director of Chiltern Railways and Hull Trains as well as having
various senior roles at the Department of Transport.

Adrian Shooter, Chairman of Vintage Trains Ltd said:
“The creation of Vintage Trains Ltd as a Licensed Train Operating Company (TOC) is all
about securing the future of Mainline Steam for many more years.

“Having worked with Cath for 15 years, I know that she will bring boundless energy and
enthusiasm to this exciting new role. She has always had a very sharp focus on
customers and is very keen to open up the world of steam trains to a much wider

“The appointment comes at a time when our share offer has almost reached our
minimum figure, £800,000, which we need to get the company off the ground. You can
help us take it further so that we can invest further in upgraded coaches and facilities
that we need to ensure the future. Go to for more

Cath Bellamy said:
“I am very excited about this fantastic new adventure. Our new train operating company
will offer every one of our passengers, young or old, the chance to enjoy the thrill and
romance of express steam train travel served up with outstanding customer service.

“I am looking forward to joining the very experienced and knowledgeable team at
Tyseley, already recognised as the foremost centre of steam locomotive engineering.

“There is a lot to do but we have made a great start. Our Operating Licence is expected
within weeks, we are ready to recruit an outstanding team of drivers, guards and others
so that we can get started on this great mission. Watch out for announcements, soon,
about our first trains.”