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London to Bath

London to Bath


Destination   Bath



Bath

Travel to the stunning roman city of Bath and explore its many museums and places of interest. It has some of the very finest architectural sights in Europe including the Roman Baths and Pump Room, Pulteney Bridge, the Abbey and Royal Crescent.



Fares

Fares from
Pullman Style Dining £274
Premier Dining £219
Premium Standard £109


Trip Specific Information


Our journey begins at London's Victoria Station as your steward welcomes you aboard. Soon after, we cross Grosvenor Bridge over the River Thames, pass the now decommissioned Battersea Power Station and chug out through the suburbs and along the Thames Valley to Reading. From here we head into Hampshire before joining the West of England Line as far as Salisbury, with a chance to catch a glimpse of Salisbury cathedral's iconic Spire as we pass by. We continue past the Westbury White Horse and the rolling hills of southern England on our way to Bath. All passengers will receive a souvenir booklet with a map and details of the route to add interest to your journey.

Upon arrival at Bath the time is yours to explore the city at your leisure. Exquisite Roman and Georgian architecture, a remarkable collection of museums and galleries and fantastic independent shops await you here. After a wonderful break we meet at the station and will welcome you back on board for our homeward journey.


Locomotive



34046 Braunton is a 'Bulleid Light Pacific' express passenger engine designed by Oliver Bulleid.

The locomotives were so named after towns on or near the Southern Railway system in the west of England, with the town of Braunton situated in North Devon.

In the post war years of skills shortages and declining maintenance standards, British Railways embarked on a rebuilding programme of the ?Light Pacifics? in an attempt to improve reliability. In 1959 the air-smoothed casing and the internal chain drive were removed. By 1965 after accumulating 779,210 miles in service, Braunton was retired from service and sold to Barry Scrapyard. By 1988 the locomotive had moved from Barry but serious restoration did not begin until 1996 and was completed by 2008.

Over the winter of 2011 the locomotive was fitted with all the modern equipment to allow it to be used on the mainline railway network. Although restricted to 75mph, Braunton is capable of speeds in excess of 100mph.

Braunton is currently operating under the guise of 34052 Lord Dowding. It was renamed to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Whilst this locomotive is rostered for the steam hauled sections of the trip listed, it cannot be guaranteed and may be substituted for a different engine.


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The following Pick-Up and Set-Down stations are available on this excursion

Estimated Timings Outward Return
London Victoria 0845 2225
Staines 0935 2125
Slough 0945 2045
Ascot 1000 2050
Reading 1035 2000
Bath 1305 1655


Trip:

London to Bath

Departs:

Thursday 28th July 2022

From:

London Victoria , Staines , Ascot , Reading

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