september, 2021

15sepAll DayThe Man of KentNEW DATE - A first visit to Margate for us with no. 35028 'Clan Line'. Joining Stations: Newport, Chepstow, Lydney, Gloucester, Stonehouse, Stroud, Kemble, Swindon, Didcot Parkway , Reading & Kensington Olympia

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We are very excited as this is a first for us – an excursion to Margate, so let’s go and have a fabulous day out at the seaside!

No 35028 ‘Clan Line’ by Robert Sherwood

Featuring steam locomotive No. 35028 ‘Clan Line’ from the London area to Margate and back, (subject , of course, to last  minute availability) and with a diesel locomotive leading to and from London.

The outward part of our circular routing behind ‘Clan Line’ is via the Medway Towns and Faversham to Margate,, Kent’s most famous seaside town, around 1215, giving about three hours to explore this traditional seaside town which has become ‘cool’. Have a paddle on the sandy beaches and enjoy the many traditional attractions, or spend time visiting the acclaimed Turner Contemporary international art gallery which opened 10 years ago. You could visit Dreamland – an iconic amusement park delivering vintage rides including the UK’s oldest wooden roller coaster, plus all the fun of the fair. 2020 marked the 100th anniversary since Dreamland opened with the Scenic Railway. There is also a shell grotto, plus the Hornby Hobbies Visitor Centre and the reopened Margate Caves.

Our return journey takes us through Sandwich, Dover, Folkestone and Tonbridge and suburbs of London before  ‘Clan Line’ leaves us in west London and a diesel will take us back home, following the same route as earlier in the day.

FaresAdultJuniorParty of 4Availability
Standard Class£129£65£496Book Now
First Class£179£139£696Book Now
First Class Plus£199£159£776Book Now
Premier Dining£299£259£1176Book Now

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


* Premier Dining is not available from this station because of time constraints.

Motive power is expected to be a steam locomotive No. 35028 ‘Clan Line’ (subject to last minute availability) from London to Margate and back, with a DB diesel hauling our Mark I carriages west of London.

The CONFIRMED Route for ‘Clan Line’ is:

Battersea Loop, Via Factory Junction / Hern Hill / Bromley South / Via Swanley / Sole Street / Rochester / Sittingbourne / Faversham / Herne Bay / Margate –

Return – Via Ramsgate / Deal / Dover Priory/ Folkestone West  / Via Ashford International / Headcom / Paddock Wood  / Via Tonbridge / Sevenoaks / Bromley South  / Via Beckingham Junction / Brixton / Factory Junction / Longhedge Junction / Kensington Olympia  / Willesdon South West Sidings .

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