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London to Chichester & Goodwood Revival

London to Chichester & Goodwood Revival


Destination   Chichester



Chichester

The spire of Chichester Cathedral soars over the Sussex plain and can be seen for miles around. From here you can also choose to visit famous Goodwood for the Revival or Arundel Castle.



Trip Specific Information


Dining passengers will be served brunch on the outward journey and an evening meal on the return.

Please note this trip will now start at London Paddington with pick-ups at Slough and Reading.

FARES
Fares for this tour start from £89 in Premium Standard, £189 in Premier Dining and £249 in Pullman Style Dining.

GOODWOOD REVIVAL
Delight in a day of a bygone era as we head to the world renowned Goodwood Revival Meeting where glamour and motorsport come together. Enjoy the thrills and spills as pre 1966 cars take to the track vying for the coveted trophies. To join us for this unmissable event, choose Chichester as your destination and select your Goodwood ticket option when booking.

ARUNDEL CASTLE
There are nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at the end of the 11th Century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel. To join us for this wonderful excursion, choose Chichester as your destination and select Arundel Castle when booking.


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 Paddington 0800 2220
Slough 0830 2145
Reading 0855 2115
Chichester 1105 1820


Trip:

London to Chichester & Goodwood Revival

Departs:

Saturday 12th September 2020

From:

London Paddington , Slough , Reading

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