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Fife Lunchtime Tour

Fife Lunchtime Tour


Destination   Fife Circular



Fife Circular

Travel by steam across The Forth Bridge, one of the engineering masterpieces of Britain.After enjoying striking views across to the road bridge and out to sea, we then head in to Fife and make our way along the coast towards Kirkcaldy, back to Edinburgh



Fares

Fares from
Pullman Style Dining £239
Premier Dining £189
Premium Standard £89


Trip Specific Information


Dining passengers will be served a welcome glass of Champagne followed by a three course lunch.

This trip departs Edinburgh Waverley and sets out towards one of the great railway engineering masterpieces of the world, The Forth Bridge. From the vantage point of the bridge, we will be granted stunning views which, on a clear day, extend to over 20 miles. To the east we'll look along the Firth of Forth towards the North Sea, whilst to the west is the Forth Road Bridge and you might also catch a glimpse of the new road bridge in the background. We will head into Fife and then along the coast towards Kirkcaldy, passing the beaches at Burntisland and Kinghorn, before turning back inland via Dunfermline. The train will head back over the Forth Bridge before heading back into Edinburgh.


Locomotive



Built for the London & North Eastern Railway, 61306 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 was given the name 'Mayflower' in 1970 by the then owner to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the sailing of the original Mayflower from Plymouth. She 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
Edinburgh 1115 1430
Fife Circular NA NA


Trip:

Fife Lunchtime Tour

Departs:

Friday 17th June 2022

From:

Edinburgh Waverley

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