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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in the 1970's. Acquired by Steam Dreams owner David Buck in 2014, she returned to the mainline in 2015 before being withdrawn for an extensive overhaul.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 & East Anglia to Lincoln - Postponed
Saturday 11th April 2020

  • Departs: Saturday 11th April 2020
  • From: Stratford (London) , Romford , Witham , Colchester , Ipswich , Bury St Edmunds , Ely
Adult from £109pp
Child from £93pp

London to Oxford & Stratford-on-Avon - postponed
Thursday 23rd April 2020

  • Departs: Thursday 23rd April 2020
  • From: London Paddington , Slough , Reading , Oxford
Adult from £109pp
Child from £79pp

Mayflower 400: London Liverpool Street to Harwich
Sunday 7th June 2020

  • Departs: Sunday 7th June 2020
  • From: London Liverpool Street
Adult from £99pp
Child from £84pp

Mayflower 400: Cream Tea Special From Harwich
Sunday 7th June 2020

  • Departs: Sunday 7th June 2020
  • From: Harwich Town
Adult from £69pp
Child from £59pp

Both trips: London to Harwich & Circular
Sunday 7th June 2020

  • Departs: Sunday 7th June 2020
  • From: London Liverpool Street
Adult from £135pp
Child from £135pp

London to Portsmouth & The Isle Of Wight
Sunday 21st June 2020

  • Departs: Sunday 21st June 2020
  • From: London Paddington , Reading
Adult from £99pp
Child from £84pp

Hampshire & Sussex Coastal Tour
Sunday 21st June 2020

  • Departs: Sunday 21st June 2020
  • From: Portsmouth & S'thsea
Adult from £49pp
Child from £42pp

Mayflower 400: London to Southampton
Friday 14th August 2020

  • Departs: Friday 14th August 2020
  • From: London Victoria , Egham , Woking
Adult from £99pp
Child from £84pp

Mayflower 400: Hampshire Tour From Southampton
Friday 14th August 2020

  • Departs: Friday 14th August 2020
  • From: Southampton Central
Adult from £49pp
Child from £42pp

London to Chichester & Goodwood Revival
Saturday 12th September 2020

  • Departs: Saturday 12th September 2020
  • From: London Paddington , Slough , Reading
Adult from £89pp
Child from £76pp

South Coast Cream Tea From Chichester
Saturday 12th September 2020

  • Departs: Saturday 12th September 2020
  • From: Chichester
Adult from £49pp
Child from £42pp

London Liverpool Street to Lowestoft
Sunday 27th September 2020

  • Departs: Sunday 27th September 2020
  • From: London Liverpool Street , Stratford (London) , Shenfield
Adult from £109pp
Child from £93pp