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London & East Anglia to Lincoln - postponed

London & East Anglia to Lincoln - postponed

Destinations   Ely    Lincoln


Lincoln offers an experience rich in history combined with boutique shopping, great arts and culture. Today the world famous Cathedral and castle are at the centre of a vivacious city offering plenty of choice for sightseers.


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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.


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in the 1970's. Acquired by Steam Dreams owner David Buck in 2014, she returned to the mainline in 2015 before being withdrawn for an extensive overhaul.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
Stratford (London) 0630 2215
Romford 0645 2150
Witham 0730 2110
Colchester 0750 2050
Ipswich 0830 2030
Bury St Edmunds 0940 1945
Ely 1020 1910
Lincoln 1330 1640


London & East Anglia to Lincoln - postponed


Saturday 29th August 2020


Stratford (London) , Romford , Witham , Colchester , Ipswich , Bury St Edmunds , Ely

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