The Salopian Express II

The Salopian Express II

Please Note: This trip is part hauled by vintage diesel and part hauled by steam

Dumfries to Shrewsbury
Departs – Wednesday 17 April 2019

From Dumfries, Annan, Gretna, Carlisle, Penrith, Lancaster and Preston.

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 with West Coast Main Line to Dumfries.


PREMIER DINING CLASS: Includes an at seat silver service of full English Breakfast in the morning with complimentary Bucks Fizz 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 freshly brewed coffee, fine teas and biscuits on both the outward journey and the return journey.

CHILDREN UNDER 5 can be brought on the train free of charge (std class only) 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.

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

Final Timings Outward Return
Dumfries 05.53 23.04
Annan 06.13 22.46
Gretna Green 06.24 22.34
Carlisle 07.11 22.09
Penrith 07.36 21.35
Lancaster 09.15 19.44
Preston 10.10 18.57
Shrewsbury 13.04 16.05