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London to Lincoln Christmas Market

London to Lincoln Christmas Market

Destination   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.


Fares from
Pullman Style Dining £279
Premier Dining £229
Premium Standard £109

Trip Specific Information


The Lincoln Christmas Market will be returning to the medieval square between the impressive Norman castle and magnificent gothic cathedral - the perfect backdrop. You will enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around over 200 stalls nestled with in the medieval square and surrounding area.

A contemporary cathedral city with over 2,000 years of history, Lincoln is the perfect place to visit over the festive period. Take a trip back through time and stroll along the cobbles the cultural quarter of the city.

PLEASE NOTE: The operation of the Christmas Market is outside of our control, the organiser's are hopeful that it will take place but this will be dependent on any Government restrictions at the time.


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Acquired by Steam Dreams owner David Buck in 2014, she returned to the mainline in 2015 before being withdrawn for an extensive overhaul.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
Ealing Broadway 0935 NA
London Kings Cross 0930 2105
Finsbury Park 1020 2055
Potters Bar (for M25) 1040 2030
Hitchin 1115 2005
Lincoln 1400 1720


London to Lincoln Christmas Market


Sunday 5th December 2021


Ealing Broadway , Potters Bar , Hitchin

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Unfortunately we are unable to depart from London Kings Cross with our charter train for this trip. Our first pick up will be from Ealing Broadway, with an additional pick up point at Finsbury Park.  Passengers who have booked to board at London Kings Cross will be escorted on a service train by a member of Steam Dreams staff from London Kings Cross to join our steam train at Finsbury Park on the outward journey.  On the return journey our train will return to Finsbury Park and terminate at London Kings Cross. We will not call at Ealing Broadway on the return journey.