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Mayflower to Devon & Cornwall

Mayflower to Devon & Cornwall


Destination   Penzance



Penzance

Penzance looks straight across at the grandeur of St Michael's Mount. The seaside attractions vie with the museums, shops, Georgian and Regency streets to attract the attention of visitors.



Fares

Fares from
Pullman Style Dining £849
Premier Dining £649
Premium Standard £325


Full Terms and Conditions for this tour, along with the deposit schedule can be found here.

 

Trip Specific Information


TOUR SUMMARY


- Double-headed steam hauled journey along the Dawlish Sea Wall and over the Royal Albert Bridge
- 3 nights in Cornwall
- Two full days in Cornwall to visit the area's heritage railways and attractions
- Book hotels and transfers with Steam Dreams or independently
The fares on this page do not include hotel accomodation. Please contact the Booking Office if you wish to book hotels with Steam Dreams


Locomotive


This trip is rostered to be double-headed by 61306 Mayflower and 5596 Bahamas throughout. Find out more about these locomotives below or on our locomotives webpage.


LMS Jubilee Class 5596 Bahamas is a preserved British steam locomotive.

45596 Bahamas was built in 1934 by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow for the London Midland & Scottish Railway. 45596 was designed by Sir William Stanier and entered service in 1935. 45596 is the only 'double chimney' Jubilee locomotive after being fitted with it in 1961 as part of a trial. This trial was the final attempt by British Railways to improve the performance of its steam fleet.

In 1967, Bahamas was purchased from British Railways for preservation by the Bahamas Locomotive Society. After this, it was sent to the Hunslet Engine Company in Leeds after which it appeared in March 1978 carrying LMS crimson lake livery as No. 5596. Its latest overhaul (2013-2019) at Tyseley Locomotive Works was supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Bahamas ran again in 2019 on the main line for the first time for 25 years. As No. 45596, it now runs in BR green livery.

Bahamas was the very last engine to be experimented on in BR's attempt to improve the performance of its steam fleet in the 1960s and its recent overhaul to main line running condition was achieved with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The loco only runs a limited number of tours each year and when not in action this 1934-built engine is usually based at the BLS Headquarters at Ingrow on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in Yorkshire.


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The following Pick-Up and Set-Down stations are available on this excursion

Estimated Timings Outward Return
London Paddington 0900 2100
Reading 1000 2000
Penzance 2130 0915


Trip:

Mayflower to Devon & Cornwall

Departs:

Tuesday 28th September 2021

From:

London Paddington , Reading

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