The Southern Express

The Southern Express

Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel

Kidderminster to Torquay and Paignton
Departs – Thursday 26 July 2018

From Kidderminster, Droitwich, Worcester and Cheltenham.

A great chance to get away from the city and join us for a lovely day out to the English Riviera and to enjoy a traditional day at the seaside in one of England's premier resorts.

Our lovingly restored heritage diesel will whisk us to the coast and offer a choice of destinations. Our journey takes us through Taunton to Exeter where we can marvel at the cathedral as it dominates the city. Continuing towards Newton Abbot we are entertained by the stunning views of the Dawlish Coast as our train plunges through tunnels and runs along the sea wall offering close up views of the stumps and arches which typify this coast.

Should you decide to spend your day in bustling Torquay with its beautiful seafront, sweeping views and fabulous beaches you will find plenty to keep you occupied. Take your pick from a bracing walk, a tour of the shops or the traditional entertainment of the English seaside. Stay aboard to Paignton and you may catch a glimpse of a steam train on the Dartmouth Steam Railway. If the timings allow there may even be a chance for a ride. Paignton is also a pretty seaside resort with plenty of opportunities to while away a Summer day.

Rejoining our train gives another opportunity to enjoy the dramatic views from the train window as we return along the coast before heading inland towards Exeter and home stations.

PREMIER DINING CLASS: Includes an at seat silver service of full English Breakfast in the morning and a four course meal on the return journey all freshly prepared by our skilled chefs on board the train.

FIRST CLASS: First Class passengers will be served a selection of Tulip Muffins, freshly brewed coffee and fine teas on the outward journey and a savoury refreshment box followed by cake of the day and freshly brewed coffee and fine teas on the return journey.

CHILDREN UNDER 5 can be brought on the train free of charge only if not taking up a seat and sharing seats with accompanying adults.

REFRESHMENTS: A buffet counter service of snacks, hot and cold drinks, and alcoholic beverages is available to all our Standard and First Class passengers throughout the day. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments or indeed a tasty picnic to enjoy as the countryside passes by!

First Class and Premier Dining passengers can book a private table for a supplement of £20.00 per person.


The following Pick-Up and Set-Down stations are available on this excursion

Final Timings Outward Return
Kidderminster 06.01 20.25
Droitwich Spa 06.15 20.09
Worcester Shrub Hill 06.28 19.57
Cheltenham 07.03 19.15
Torquay 10.25 15.57
Paignton 10.40 15.48