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61306 Mayflower

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61306 Mayflower


Built for the London & North Eastern Railway, 61306 Mayflower 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 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in the 1970's. Acquired by Steam Dreams owner David Buck in 2014, she returned to the mainline in 2015 before being withdrawn for an extensive overhaul.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.

London to Weymouth - limited availability
Saturday 31st July 2021

  • Departs: Saturday 31st July 2021
  • From: London Paddington , Reading , Basingstoke
Adult from £109pp
Child from £93pp

EUR 175 Mid Morning Tour
Saturday 14th August 2021

  • Departs: Saturday 14th August 2021
  • From: Colchester
Adult from £49pp
Child from £20pp

EUR 175 Afternoon Tour
Saturday 14th August 2021

  • Departs: Saturday 14th August 2021
  • From: Colchester
Adult from £49pp
Child from £20pp

EUR 175 Evening Tour
Saturday 14th August 2021

  • Departs: Saturday 14th August 2021
  • From: Colchester , Ipswich
Adult from £59pp
Child from £59pp

EUR 175 Early Afternoon Tour
Sunday 15th August 2021

  • Departs: Sunday 15th August 2021
  • From: Ipswich
Adult from £39pp
Child from £15pp

EUR 175 Late Afternoon Tour
Sunday 15th August 2021

  • Departs: Sunday 15th August 2021
  • From: Ipswich
Adult from £39pp
Child from £15pp

EUR 175 Evening Tour
Sunday 15th August 2021

  • Departs: Sunday 15th August 2021
  • From: Colchester , Ipswich
Adult from £59pp
Child from £59pp

East Anglia to Lincoln
Saturday 28th August 2021

  • Departs: Saturday 28th August 2021
  • From: Chelmsford , Witham , Colchester , Ipswich , Bury St Edmunds , Ely
Adult from £109pp
Child from £93pp

London to Cambridge & Great Yarmouth
Saturday 11th September 2021

  • Departs: Saturday 11th September 2021
  • From: London Kings Cross , Hertford North , Cambridge , Ely
Adult from £109pp
Child from £93pp