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Hampshire & Sussex Tour - postponed

Hampshire & Sussex Tour - postponed


Destination   Hampshire & Sussex Coast



Hampshire & Sussex Coast

Our locomotive will take us out into rural Hampshire along the south coast before we retrace our steps. Enjoy views of Portchester Castle, the Spinnaker Tower and the Solent.



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COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to the recommended preventative measures put in place by the Government, we have taken the difficult decision that in the interests of the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and passengers we are postponing our planned trips in August.

We have written to all passengers with further details and travel options.

Many thanks for your understanding in this unprecedented situation.


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in the 1970's. Acquired by Steam Dreams owner David Buck in 2014, she returned to the mainline in 2015 before being withdrawn for an extensive overhaul.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
Winchester 1330 1750
Eastleigh 1345 1730
Hampshire & Sussex Coast - -


Trip:

Hampshire & Sussex Tour - postponed

Departs:

Sunday 23rd August 2020

From:

Winchester , Eastleigh

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