09decAll DayThe Chester Christmas Cromptons - Confirmed Timings AddedTravel by special train to Shrewsbury or stay on for Christmas festivities at Chester Christmas Market. Joining Stations: Eastleigh, Southampton Central, Romsey, Salisbury, Warminster, Westbury, Trowbridge, Bath Spa, *Filton Abbey Wood
SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER 2023 JOIN US AS WE CONTINUE CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IN
SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER 2023
JOIN US AS WE CONTINUE CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS IN THIS, PATHFINDER’S 50TH YEAR!
Departing from Eastleigh our festively decorated train, appropriately hauled by a pair of Class 33 ‘Crompton’ locomotives, picks up further through Hampshire and Wiltshire to Filton Abbey Wood. With all our passengers on board, sit back and relax in your comfortable seats as we pass through the Severn Tunnel before joining the picturesque Welsh Marches all the way through to our destinations of the day.
Option A – Shrewsbury 12:00-17:15
Passengers wishing to alight here will enjoy a break of around five hours to explore the festively decorated town, birthplace of Charles Darwin, or have a wander around Shrewsbury Castle.
Option B – Chester 12:55-1610
On leaving Shrewsbury, soon enough we arrive at Chester where passengers can enjoy a magical time (around three hours) at the Christmas Market with over 70 traditional wooden chalets wrapped around a sparkling Christmas tree in the heart of the city near to the Cathedral.
All too soon passengers are welcomed back onboard to continue the magic with our Premier Dining passengers enjoying a four course Christmas Dinner, silver served at seat.
ON BOARD FEATURES INCLUDE:
– Reserved seats aligned with the carriage windows
– A printed excursion and journey guide for everyone
– A travelling licensed buffet with refreshments, including alcoholic and soft drinks
– The Premier Dining service includes The Great British Breakfast, Elevenses and four course festive Evening Christmas Dinner
– Cheerful, friendly and helpful Pathfinder Stewards!
|LAST SEATS REMAINING
|LAST SEATS REMAINING
Table for Two seats are available at a supplement of £40 per person in Premier Dining and First Class.
First Class Passengers will each receive vouchers to collect refreshments from the buffet car during the journey.
Passengers will be able to enjoy the comfort of travelling in 1960’s ex-BR MK I carriages.
A pair of West Coast Railway Class 33 locomotives are expected to haul this excursion.
*Premier Dining is unavailable from Filton Abbey Wood for the Shrewsbury option only.
Main Photograph: Jack Boskett