Housed in the oldest lifeboat station in Wales (circa 1858) is Holyhead Maritime Museum which has an amazing collection of exhibits that tell the fascinating maritime history of Holyhead and Anglesey. With over 100 shipwrecks in the vicinity - this is the place to learn their story.
If you are feeling energetic why not take a taxi to visit South Stack Lighthouse accessed via a bridge and steep flight of 400 steps! On the way down you will be able to view the awesome geology of the surrounding vertical cliff faces. Wonder at the exhibitions on the bird life and natural environment as well as visiting the lighthouse engine room before climbing to the top of the lighthouse.
This trip will be diesel or electric hauled between London Euston and Crewe in both directions.
Premier Dining and Pullman Style Dining passengers joining at Chester and travelling to Holyhead will receive a two course meal on the return journey.
The first class 5 locomotive was built for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway in 1934 to the design of Sir William Stanier. The new locomotives when built left the railway works in the standard mixed traffic black livery which soon earned them the nickname "Black Fives" for which they are still affectionately referred to today. The locomotives were capable of handling both express passenger and freight trains and were spread far and wide across the UK railway system. By the time the last Black Five was built in 1951, the class numbered 842 locomotives; one of the most numerous classes of British steam locomotives ever built.
Today, 18 Black Fives survived into preservation with several examples still working on the mainline railway today.
Whilst this locomotive is rostered for the trips listed, it cannot be guaranteed
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