What could be more enjoyable than a steam train trip around the beautiful Kent coast? This circular tour offers the leisurely pace of steam travel without the need to get off the train with glorious views of the White Cliffs and English Channel.
Passengers travelling in Premier Dining or Pullman Style Dining will be served a four or five course lunch over the journey. No breakfast or dinner will be served on this trip.
Fares for this tour start from £89 in Premium Standard, £139 for First Class, £189 for Premier Dining and £249 for Pullman Style Dining.
To see a description of the classes of travel, click here
Black Fives were known as ?do-anything and go-anywhere? locomotives
The first class 5 locomotive was built for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway in 1934 to the design of Sir William Stanier. The new locomotives when built left the railway works in the standard mixed traffic black livery which soon earned them the nickname "Black Fives" for which they are still affectionately referred to today. The locomotives were capable of handling both express passenger and freight trains and were spread far and wide across the UK railway system. By the time the last Black Five was built in 1951, the class numbered 842 locomotives; one of the most numerous classes of British steam locomotives ever built.
Today, 18 Black Fives survived into preservation with several examples still working on the mainline railway today.
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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