Excursion Details

The Towy Tornado - NEW

05/08/2017

Images courtesy of Robin Coombes and Anon.

Saturday 05th August, 2017

 

ENJOY SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES OF MAINLINE STEAM HAULAGE, BEHIND THE POPULAR ‘TORNADO’ AS WE HEAD TO WEST WALES AND YOUR CHOICE OF AFTERNOON OPTIONS.

 

We start off diesel hauled from the pick-up stations to Bristol Temple Meads, where popular Pacific no. 60163 ‘Tornado’ awaits. Then, with this popular steam engine in command, we head into South Wales, travelling through the Severn Tunnel and Newport/Cardiff followed by the undulating Glamorgan countryside. Continuing west, we climb Stormy Down Bank and travel through the sprawling Swansea hinterland before Llanelli, finally culminating in a run along the Towy Estuary to the historic market town of Carmarthen.

 

There will be an afternoon break of three to four hours here, perhaps to explore on your own, or to participate in one of the options near to Carmarthen detailed below:

 

The excursion will return late afternoon with ‘Tornado‘ again in charge, retracing our outward journey (with a different route around Swansea) back to Bristol, where a diesel locomotive will take over back to our starting stations to complete a memorable day featuring Britain’s newest mainline steam locomotive.

 

Option A - The National Botanic Garden of Wales
... is the first one to be opened in the UK for over 200 years. Set in an 18th Century park it has the largest single span glasshouse and many themed gardens.                         

Supplementary Fare: £16.50 Adult / £10 Junior.

 

Option B - The Gwili Steam Railway
Enjoy a return ride along the length of this ex-GWR route, set in the rolling hills north of Camarthen. It has been extended this year.                                                               

Supplementary Fare: £14.50 Adult / £10 Junior.

 

 

 

Estimated Timings    
Joining Stations

Depart

Return

Eastleigh 0630 2315
Romsey 0640 2305
Salisbury 0705 2240
Warminster 0735 2210
Westbury
0745 2200
Trowbridge 0755 2150
Bradford-on-Avon
0810 2135
Bath Spa 0825 2120
Bristol Temple Meads 0920 2025
Newport * 1000 1940

 

* Premier Dining is not available from Newport.

 

 

Fares
Adult Junior Party of 4  
Standard Class £105.00 £52.00
£400.00  

First Class

£160.00 £120.00 £620.00  
First Class Plus £175.00 £135.00 £680.00  
Premier Dining £249.00 £209.00 £976.00  

 

Private 'Table for Two' seats have are available at a supplement of £28 per person in First Class, First Class Plus and Premier Dining.

 

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Updated 03/04/17

 

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