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61306 Mayflower

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61306 Mayflower


Built for the London & North Eastern Railway, 61306 is one of two surviving B1 Class locomotives.

The B1's were designed as mixed traffic locomotives capable of hauling express passenger trains as well as freight traffic. As powerful, go anywhere engines, the B1's worked across most of the UK rail network from East Anglia to Scotland.

Mayflower was built in 1948 by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow but was delivered post-nationalisation and acquired the number 61306 by British Railways. She was first allocated to Hull Botanic Gardens Depot followed by a spell at Hull Dairycotes Depot before being finally transferred to Low Moor Depot, Bradford. She was the last B1 in service, her final trip was hauling the 'Yorkshire Pullman' from Leeds in September 1967.

Mayflower was immediately purchased for preservation and was initially based at Steamtown in Carnforth. She was fully restored for mainline operation and was given the name 'Mayflower' in 1970 by the then owner to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the sailing of the original Mayflower from Plymouth. She worked a number of railtours in the 1970's.

Acquired by Steam Dreams owner David Buck in 2014, she returned to the mainline in 2015 before being withdrawn for an extensive overhaul. Resplendent in the early British Railways apple green livery as she was originally given when delivered in 1948 she returned to full mainline operation in early 2019.

Mayflower has two cylinders, 6 driving wheels, a firebox grate area of 30 square feet and can operate at 75mph.

Whilst this locomotive is rostered for the trips listed, it cannot be guaranteed.

Southend to Bath
Thursday 26th May 2022

  • Departs: Thursday 26th May 2022
  • From: Shoeburyness , Southend East , Barking
Adult from £119pp
Child from £101pp

London to Chesterfield for Chatsworth
Thursday 9th June 2022

  • Departs: Thursday 9th June 2022
  • From: London , Bletchley , Ridgmont , Bedford
Adult from £109pp
Child from £93pp

Fife Lunchtime Tour
Friday 17th June 2022

  • Departs: Friday 17th June 2022
  • From: Edinburgh Waverley
Adult from £89pp
Child from £76pp

Forth Evening Tour
Friday 17th June 2022

  • Departs: Friday 17th June 2022
  • From: Edinburgh Waverley
Adult from £99pp
Child from £84pp

London Victoria to Weymouth
Thursday 23rd June 2022

  • Departs: Thursday 23rd June 2022
  • From: London Victoria , Staines , Woking , Basingstoke , Bournemouth
Adult from £109pp
Child from £93pp

London to Chesterfield for Chatsworth
Friday 1st July 2022

  • Departs: Friday 1st July 2022
  • From: Lowestoft
Adult from £49pp
Child from £40pp

Fife Lunchtime Tour
Saturday 2nd July 2022

  • Departs: Saturday 2nd July 2022
  • From: Lowestoft
Adult from £49pp
Child from £40pp

Forth Evening Tour
Saturday 2nd July 2022

  • Departs: Saturday 2nd July 2022
  • From: Norwich
Adult from £49pp
Child from £40pp

Victoria to Winchester & Southampton
Thursday 14th July 2022

  • Departs: Thursday 14th July 2022
  • From: London Victoria , Staines
Adult from £99pp
Child from £84pp

Hampshire Countryside Tour
Thursday 14th July 2022

  • Departs: Thursday 14th July 2022
  • From: Salisbury
Adult from £59pp
Child from £50pp

London to Bath
Thursday 28th July 2022

  • Departs: Thursday 28th July 2022
  • From: London Victoria , Staines , Ascot , Reading
Adult from £109pp
Child from £93pp

London to Portsmouth & Isle of Wight
Saturday 20th August 2022

  • Departs: Saturday 20th August 2022
  • From: London Victoria
Adult from £99pp
Child from £84pp

South Coast Tour from Portsmouth
Saturday 20th August 2022

  • Departs: Saturday 20th August 2022
  • From: Portsmouth & S'thsea
Adult from £59pp
Child from £50pp

London to Chichester & Goodwood Revival
Sunday 18th September 2022

  • Departs: Sunday 18th September 2022
  • From: London Paddington , Slough
Adult from £99pp
Child from £84pp

Sussex Coast Afternoon Tour
Sunday 18th September 2022

  • Departs: Sunday 18th September 2022
  • From: Chichester
Adult from £59pp
Child from £50pp