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Sussex Coast Afternoon Tour

Sussex Coast Afternoon Tour


Destination   Hampshire & Sussex Coast



Hampshire & Sussex Coast

Our locomotive will take us out into rural Hampshire or Sussex along the south coast before we retrace our steps.



Fares

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Pullman Style Dining £149
Premier Dining £119
Premium Standard £59


Trip Specific Information


Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque scenery as we chug across rural Sussex to Littlehampton. We have a short break here before resuming our journey, diesel-hauled, back towards Chichester and along the south coast towards Southampton, with views of Portchester Castle, the Spinnaker Tower and the Solent along the way. From here we retrace our steps, steam hauled once again, to Chichester.

There may be some diesel-hauled sections of this trip.

Dining passengers will be served a cream tea of scones, jam, cream and sweet treats.


Locomotive



34046 Braunton is a 'Bulleid Light Pacific' express passenger engine designed by Oliver Bulleid.

The locomotives were so named after towns on or near the Southern Railway system in the west of England, with the town of Braunton situated in North Devon.

In the post war years of skills shortages and declining maintenance standards, British Railways embarked on a rebuilding programme of the ?Light Pacifics? in an attempt to improve reliability. In 1959 the air-smoothed casing and the internal chain drive were removed. By 1965 after accumulating 779,210 miles in service, Braunton was retired from service and sold to Barry Scrapyard. By 1988 the locomotive had moved from Barry but serious restoration did not begin until 1996 and was completed by 2008.

Over the winter of 2011 the locomotive was fitted with all the modern equipment to allow it to be used on the mainline railway network. Although restricted to 75mph, Braunton is capable of speeds in excess of 100mph.

Whilst this locomotive is rostered for the steam hauled sections of the trip listed, it cannot be guaranteed and may be substituted for a different engine.


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

Estimated Timings Outward Return
Chichester 1345 1600
Hampshire & Sussex Coast NA NA


Trip:

Sussex Coast Afternoon Tour

Departs:

Sunday 18th September 2022

From:

Chichester

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