august, 2021

14augAll DayThe Cambridge & Norfolk ExplorerNEW DATE - A day out to East Anglia with a pair of class 37s and a choice of off-train options. Joining Stations: Eastleigh, Romsey, Salisbury, Warminster, Westbury, Trowbridge, Chippenham, Swindon & Didcot Parkway.

Ely, Cambridge, Norwich, Sandringham, Norfolk Broads & Bure Valley Railway

Event Details


This excursion has been re-dated as engineering works that were due to take place this year (2020) have been rescheduled for 01-05-21 when we were planning to run.

This is a lovely day excursion to the delights of East Anglia, offering both organised off-train options or time to explore your choice of cathedral city.

With everyone aboard our excursion train, formed of classic mark I carriages, we take a rail routing along the Thames Valley, then across London and through Hertfordshire before arrival into Cambridge, followed by Ely then Norwich.  The return journey will retrace the outward.

Option A – CAMBRIDGE (1120/1740): Explore this renowned university city with its colleges, museums and castle.  Perhaps try punting or take a stroll along the River Cam.

Option B – SANDRINGHAM HOUSE (Supplementary fare – Adult £29/Junior £20): From Ely by coach, with a local guide, transfer to the Sandringham Estate for a three hour visit to this famous royal residence and gardens.

Option C – ELY (1140/1720): Visit this cathedral city, the second smallest in England.  Known as the ‘Ship of the Fens’ and home of Oliver Cromwell. Explore this beautiful city with its museums, art galleries and waterside area.

Option D – NORFOLK BROADS CRUISE (Supplementary fare – Adult £20/Junior £15): Transfer from Norwich by road coach direct to Wroxham for a cruise along the River Bure, with commentary.

Option E – BURE VALLEY RAILWAY (Supplementary fare – Adult £17/Junior £12): Enjoy a ride from Wroxham to Aylsham along this narrow gauge line. Road coach transfer from, and back to, Norwich is included.

Option F – NORWICH (1250/1620): Get to know this historic city on the River Wensum; a modern cultural hub with a variety of museums, art galleries, a castle, cathedral and hidden green space.

FaresAdultJuniorParty of 4Availability
Standard Class£89£45£336Book Now
First Class£149£109£576Book Now
First Class Plus£169£129£656Book Now
Premier Dining£269£229£1056Book Now

Table for Two seats are available at a supplement of £35 per person in First Class (Sold Out), First Class Plus and Premier Dining (Nearly Sold Out).


Motive power is expected to be a pair of DRS class 37 locomotives throughout, hauling Mark I carriages.

Book tickets