18julAll DayThe Shakespeare LimitedTo Stratford-upon-Avon with no. 35028 'Clan Line'. Joining Stations: Eastleigh, Romsey, Salisbury, Warminster, Westbury, Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon, Bath Spa & Bristol Temple Meads
SATURDAY Not for many a year have we enjoyed a steam hauled excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon, so let's go and have a fabulous day out! Featuring the Southern Railway designed
Not for many a year have we enjoyed a steam hauled excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon, so let’s go and have a fabulous day out!
Featuring the Southern Railway designed no. 35028 ‘Clan Line‘, which was built at Eastleigh in 1938 and is now lovingly cared for by the Merchant Navy Locomotive Preservation Society. We start off diesel hauled Eastleigh to Bristol, where ‘Clan Line’ will take over.
The outward routing is via Swindon, Oxford and Leamington Spa, arriving at Stratford-upon-Avon around 1230, giving you about three hours to explore this famous old Warwickshire town, set on the River Avon and birth place of William Shakespeare – there are lots of attractions to visit, plus boat trips, eateries and shops to enjoy.
The return journey continues our circular itinerary as we travel over mainly ex-GWR metals via Henley-in-Arden, the heart of Birmingham, the Worcester and through Gloucestershire before arrival back at Temple Meads, where the diesel will take over to complete our homeward journey.
|Fares||Adult||Junior||Party of 4||Availability|
|Standard Class||£125||£65||£480||Book Now|
|First Class||£179||£139||£696||Book Now|
|First Class Plus||£199||£159||£776||Book Now|
|Premier Dining||£289||£249||£1136||Book Now|
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 No. 35028 ‘Clan Line’ (subject to last minute availability) from Bristol Temple Meads to Stratford-upon-Avon and return, with diesel haulage from Eastleigh to Bristol Temple Meads and back.. The carriages will be mark 1s.