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London to The Severn Valley Railway & Worcester

London to The Severn Valley Railway & Worcester


Destinations   Severn Valley Railway    Worcester



Worcester

This historic cathedral city stands on the banks of the River Severn and the magnificent Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century, is the burial place of infamous King John and offers unequalled views of the Malvern Hills and Cotswolds from its tower.



Trip Specific Information


Fares to The Severn Valley Railway start from £125 in Premium Standard, £175 in First Class, £225 in Premier Dining and £285 in Pullman Style Dining

Fares to Worcester start from £109 in Premium Standard, £159 in First Class, £209 in Premier Dining and £269 in Pullman Style Dining

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Locomotive



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in the 1970's. Acquired by Steam Dreams owner David Buck in 2014, she returned to the mainline in 2015 before being withdrawn for an extensive overhaul.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.


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

Estimated Timings Outward Return
London Euston 0710 2319
Milton Keynes 0828 2200
Northampton 0848 2125
Rugby 0913 2056
Nuneaton 1021 2004
Severn Valley Railway 1225 1759
Worcester 1258 1737


Trip:

London to The Severn Valley Railway & Worcester

Departs:

Saturday 30th March 2019

From:

London Euston , Milton Keynes , Northampton , Rugby , Nuneaton

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