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Mayflower 400: London to Southampton

Mayflower 400: London to Southampton

Destination   Southampton


An ancient port city on the south coast, Southampton has been a settlement since Roman and Saxon times.The award winning parks make it the greenest city in Southern England and Southampton Common has over 300 acres of flora and fauna for you to enjoy.


Fares from
Pullman Style Dining £239
Premier Dining £189
Premium Standard £99

Trip Specific Information

Fares for this tour start from £99 in Premium Standard, £189 in Premier Dining and £239 in Pullman Style Dining.


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in the 1970's. Acquired by Steam Dreams owner David Buck in 2014, she returned to the mainline in 2015 before being withdrawn for an extensive overhaul.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 Victoria 0845 2215
Egham 0940 2110
Woking 1005 2045
Southampton 1215 1800


Mayflower 400: London to Southampton


Friday 14th August 2020


London Victoria , Egham , Woking

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