SUNDAY Setting out from Bristol behind our steam locomotive (which is expected to be No. 60163 'Tornado '^), our route takes us through the Severn Tunnel into Wales, then
Setting out from Bristol behind our steam locomotive (which is expected to be No. 60163 ‘Tornado ‘^), our route takes us through the Severn Tunnel into Wales, then west via Bridgend. After Port Talbot we take the Swansea District Line north of the city and beside the Bristol Channel beyond Llanelli. At Carmarthen we have a break of just over an hour (1140 – 1250) whilst the locomotive is serviced. We will then be hauled by a diesel locomotive to Whitland and thence down the branch line to the seaside town of Tenby, where we have an afternoon break (1135 – 1550).
With ‘Tornado’ back in charge we head homeward, bypassing Carmarthen to reach Llanelli. With views of the Gower, we take an undulating routing through Swansea and Neath with the Port Talbot steelworks providing a panorama. After Bridgend the requested routing is via the ‘Vale of Glamorgan’ line through Aberthaw to Barry, Cardiff, then back to Bristol.
‘Table for Two’ seats are available at a supplement of £35 per person in First Class, First Class Plus and Premier Dining.
^Motive power is expected to be a steam locomotive with No. 60163 ‘Tornado’ planned subject to last minute availability. The train will be diesel hauled between Carmarthen and Tenby on the outward journey.
Carmarthen – Arrival =1140 / Departure = 1250 Tenby – Arrival =1335 / Departure = 1550