WELSH BORDERS STEAM SPECIAL
Departs Saturday 6 October 2012 - WELSH BORDERS STEAM SPECIAL
From : Skegness, Wainfleet, Boston, Heckington, Sleaford and Bottesford.
Join us for a nostalgic day out and enjoy the thrill of steam haulage on a circular route which takes in the lovely scenery of the Welsh Borders.
Departing Skegness around 0620 with a diesel locomotive in charge we make our way across country to the railway hub at Crewe where we detach our diesel in exchange for steam traction.
Our steam engine will take us through Chester and on to the scenic line which runs through the rolling hills of Welsh Border Country.
Passing through Wrexham, Ruabon, Chirk and Gobowen we enjoy the smells and sounds of days gone by as our locomotive works hard with its heavy load en route to the historic town of Shrewsbury where we break our journey.
Standing in a loop of the River Severn Shrewsbury is an attractive destination with its cobbled streets, half timbered buildings and pedestrianised centre all making for a pleasant break of journey.
After our visit we rejoin our steam hauled train for the return run to Crewe, this time taking the line through Whitchurch and Wrenbury, so completing a circular run.
Our diesel now rejoins the train and takes over for the return run arriving back into Sekgness around 2200.
Should our steam engine fail we will operate the tour by diesel train and refund the steam supplement of £5.00.
Standard Class £59.00
Superior Standard £69.00 (Seating is in four's and two's with 48 seats in the coach).
First Class £79.00 The First Class seating is now full.
Premier Dining £159.00 The premier dining is now full.
(Tables for two are available to reserve in superior standard, first class and Premier Dining at a supplement of £8.00 per person. Only available when booked for two passengers.)
FINALISED TRAIN TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWS
Skegness dep 0625 arr 2147
Wainfleet dep 0640 arr 2131
Boston dep 0722 arr 2048
Heckington dep 0740 arr 2028
Sleaford dep 0751 arr 2019
Bottesford dep 0822 arr 1950
Crewe 1026-1102 1704-1736
Shrewsbury arr 1300 dep 1610