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London Victoria to Bath at Christmas

London Victoria to Bath at Christmas


Destinations   Bath    Bristol



Bristol

Often referred to as the city of bridges, boats and Brunel, Bristol is full of things to do and see. From the remodelled docklands, Brunels Clifton Suspension Bridge and SS Great Britain, the Maritime Museum, to the zoo and gardens.



Fares

Fares from
Pullman Style Dining £279
Premier Dining £219
Premium Standard £119


Trip Specific Information


We start out, steam-hauled, from London's Victoria station and chug out through the suburbs of Surrey and Hampshire towards Wiltshire and the imposing Cathedral Spire at Salisbury. We follow the beautiful Wylye Valley towards the Westbury White Horse and continue along the stunning Avon Valley to Bath.

BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET
We are sorry to announce that this year's Bath Christmas Market has been cancelled.
The organisers are now working on an exciting programme of events for the festive season, including music and entertainment, street stalls and artisan food, so you can still discover the magic of Bath this Christmas.

TRAVELLING SAFELY
We fully expect to operate this trip with our usual level of service. Please rest assured we are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment on board, whilst adhering to Public Health regulations. We will be in touch with all customers prior to your trip, with further information about what to expect on board and what to bring with you.


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 Victoria 0845 2140
Staines 0930 2040
Woking 1000 2000
Basingstoke 1115 1915
Bath 1320 1640
Bristol 1330 1630


Trip:

London Victoria to Bath at Christmas

Departs:

Tuesday 1st December 2020

From:

London Victoria , Staines , Woking , Basingstoke

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