Enjoy an unforgettable day out to Britain's capital city. Many of London's top attractions are easily accessible, including Buckingham Palace, the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.
LONDON TO CANTERBURY Our outward journey starts from London Victoria and picks up at Bromley South before travelling down to the South Kent Coast via Maidstone East & Ashford. After stopping at Folkestone for passengers visiting the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, we continue past the White Cliffs of Dover to Canterbury East station where passengers from London and Bromley South visiting Canterbury alight the train. After an extended stay here, passengers will rejoin the train for the return journey back to Bromley South and London Victoria via the Dover and the White Cliffs.CANTERBURY TO LONDON
At Canterbury East passengers travelling from Canterbury to London will join us. Our route then takes us through Faversham and Rochester finishing in London Victoria for a a break of around 3 hours before the return journey.
After leaving London Victoria our return journey heads via Maidestone East & Ashford to Canterbury West.
FARESFares for this tour start from £89 in Premium Standard, £139 in First Class, £189 in Premier Dining and £249 in Pullman Style Dining
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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in the 1970's. Acquired by Steam Dreams owner David Buck in 2014, she returned to the mainline in 2015 before being withdrawn for an extensive overhaul.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.