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Chinnor to Bournemouth & Weymouth

Chinnor to Bournemouth & Weymouth

Destinations   Bournemouth    Wareham    Weymouth


This Olympic venue has become a summer favourite with Steam Dreams

Weymouth's Georgian seafront is an impressive backdrop to the long arc of fine, golden sand. Other attractions include the Nothe Fort, a nearby Victorian fortress.


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in the 1970's. Acquired by Steam Dreams owner David Buck in 2014, she returned to the mainline in 2015 before being withdrawn for an extensive overhaul.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
Chinnor 0600 2215
Princes Risborough 0651 2131
Bicester Village 0721 2052
Oxford Parkway 0732 2039
Goring & Streatley 0839 1857
Basingstoke 0922 1823
Bournemouth 1130 1547
Wareham 1157 1510
Weymouth 1238 1439


Chinnor to Bournemouth & Weymouth


Thursday 27th June 2019


Chinnor , Princes Risborough , Bicester Village , Oxford Parkway , Goring & Streatley , Basingstoke

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