The Salopian Express

Dumfries to Shrewsbury

Wednesday 25 March 2020

From Dumfries, Annan, Gretna, Carlisle, Penrith, Lancaster and Preston
Steam from Carnforth
Please Note: This trip is part hauled by vintage diesel and part hauled by steam

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.

Premier Dining Premier First Class First Class Standard
Adult £249.00 £155.00 £135.00 £85.00
Child - £155.00 £69.00 £42.00

PREMIER DINING CLASS: passengers will be served a full English breakfast with complementary Bucks Fizz on the outward journey. A delicious four course dinner preceded by canapés and Champagne will be served on the return journey. Dinner will be accompanied by a quarter bottle of wine per person. 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 journey and sandwiches, a scone, jam and butter will be served on the return journey. To accompany this, there will be a complimentary service of tea or coffee on both journeys.

STANDARD & FIRST CLASS: Passengers will have access to a buffet for the purchase of tea, coffee and light refreshments. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments or indeed a tasty picnic to enjoy as the countryside passes by!

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Provisional Timings
Station 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

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.