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North Kent & Ashford to London & Windsor Carols

North Kent & Ashford to London & Windsor Carols

Destinations   London Shopping    Windsor


Crowned by Windsor Castle and linked by the River Thames, Windsor has a rich mix of history, culture, heritage and fun.

Trip Specific Information

This trip will be diesel hauled on the return journey.

Passengers boarding at Bromley South will receive brunch on the outward journey.

The Carol Service in Windsor, specially organised for Steam Dreams, will take place in Windsor Parish Church. The imposing gothic Church has a 1,000 seat capacity and hosts many Weddings, Concerts and special events.The carol service is included in your ticket.

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in the 1970's. Acquired by Steam Dreams owner David Buck in 2014, she returned to the mainline in 2015 before being withdrawn for an extensive overhaul.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

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

Estimated Timings Outward Return
Borough Green & Wrotham 0815 2020
Maidstone East 0830 2035
Charing 0855 2100
Ashford (Kent) 0915 2120
Folkestone 0935 2140
Canterbury East 1015 2215
Faversham 1030 2240
Rainham (Kent) 1105 2300
Bromley South 1150 2345
London Shopping 1240 1900
Windsor 1405 1710


North Kent & Ashford to London & Windsor Carols


Tuesday 3rd December 2019


Borough Green & Wrotham , Maidstone East , Charing , Ashford International (Kent) , Folkestone West , Canterbury East , Faversham , Rainham (Kent) , Bromley South , Shepherd's Bush

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