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Thu 28 May 2020

The Salopian Express

Thursday 28 May 2020

Dumfries to Shrewsbury

Departing: Dumfries, Annan, Gretna Green, Carlisle, Penrith, Lancaster, Preston
Please Note: This trip is part hauled by vintage diesel and part hauled by steam


This trip replaces the one planned for the 25th March 2020. Join us for a nostalgic day out and enjoy the thrill of travelling behind a vintage steam engine to Shrewsbury.

Departing from Dumfries with diesel in charge we make our way down the West Coast Main Line through to Carnforth, where our steam engine awaits.

Our diesel is detached and our steam locomotive reverses on to the coaching stock, ready to take charge for the journey south. We can 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.

After our visit we rejoin our steam hauled train for the return trip to Carnforth, where our diesel now rejoins the train and takes over for the return run along the West Coast Main Line to Dumfries.

Fares

Premier DiningPremier First ClassFirst ClassStandard Class
Adult£249£155£135£85
ChildN/A£155£69£42

Premier Dining: On the outward journey passengers will be served a full English breakfast with complimentary Buck´s Fizz. Champagne and canapés followed by a delicious four course dinner accompanied by a quarter bottle of wine, will be served on the return journey. A complimentary service of tea or coffee on both journeys. We kindly ask that passengers do not consume their own alcoholic drinks in Premier Dining Class.

We are able to offer a vegetarian menu with 7 days advance notification but regretfully we are unable to offer any other special dietary requirements (i.e. nut allergy, vegan, gluten free diets etc).

Premier First Class: Passengers will be served a breakfast roll on the outward leg and freshly made sandwiches, a scone, jam and butter will be served on the return journey. To accompany this, there will be a complimentary service of tea and coffee on both journeys.

First Class: The carriage is traditional First Class seating with more legroom and width than standard class. The seating is six seats across each row set out as a table for two and a table of four. Although food and beverages are not included in this class of travel, First Class passengers will have access to the buffet carriage for the purchase of light refreshments. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments or indeed a tasty picnic to enjoy as the countryside passes by!

Standard: Our Standard Class carriages offer the same train experience at exceptional value for money. All our standard class passengers travel in refurbished vintage Mark I or Mark II coaches and will have access to the buffet carriage for the purchase of teas, coffees and light snacks.

A child ticket is for a child aged 16 or under.

Supplement for a private table for two in first class and dining £20.00 per passenger. Fares are subject to a £3.75 booking fee.

Provisional Timings
Station Outward Return
Dumfries 05:48 00:15
Annan 06:08 23:55
Gretna Green 06:19 23:45
Carlisle 07:07 23:23
Penrith 07:34 22:58
Lancaster 09:14 21:37
Preston 10:13 19:59
Shrewsbury 13:04 17:10
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