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PLAN YOUR JOURNEY

DEPARTS:

  • London Paddington /
  • Slough

Delight in a day from a bygone era with a steam hauled journey to Chichester. Enjoy sumptuous surroundings on board the train as we meander through glorious countryside on our way to the Goodwood Revival meeting. This magnificent event, where history and vintage meets glamour and motorsport, is a day out not to be missed.  Alternatively, head for the picturesque Cathedral City of Chichester and enjoy its rich history. Whatever you choose, you are guaranteed a day out to treasure and memories to last a lifetime.

Our journey begins from London Paddington as our liveried stewards welcome you on board our sumptuous vintage carriages. Steam hauled, this picturesque journey travels through the verdant countryside of Berkshire and Hampshire before heading along the Sussex Coast to Bosham station, our first stop for those attending the world renowned Goodwood Revival meeting. At Chichester, guests can explore the city. After a full day out you will be welcomed back on board for our steam hauled homeward journey.

Destinations

Chichester

For 900 years Chichester Cathedral has stood at the heart of Chichester, whose spire towers over the Sussex plain. the spire soars over the Sussex plain and can be seen for miles around. Visitors encounter unique architecture spanning the centuries; ranging from original Norman features to the magnificent Victorian Spire. The Cathedral is especially famous for its art, both ancient and modern, with medieval carvings alongside world famous 20th Century artworks.

The Tudor Market Cross stands at the centre of the four main Georgian shopping streets which also offer many pubs, restaurants and tea rooms. Alternatively, you can enjoy the one and a half mile walk around the medieval city walls.

 

 

Optional Excursions

Goodwood Revival Entry & Transfer Only

£110.00 per person

The only historic race meeting to be staged entirely in period dress, the Revival sees a return to the halcyon days of Goodwood as the spiritual home of British motor racing. It’s a celebration of bygone days, vintage fashion and wheel-to-wheel racing around this classic circuit, which remains unchanged since its heyday.

After transferring to Goodwood on a 1950’s vintage bus enjoy an Entry Only ticket for trackside viewing of spectacular racing alongside a variety of off-track activities.

This option includes entry and transfer to the event.

Goodwood Revival Entry, Roving Grandstand & Transfer

£195.00 per person

After transferring to Goodwood on a 1950’s vintage bus experience the action with a Roving Grandstand Ticket. Enjoy all that the Entry Only ticket offers with the added benefit of a Roving Grandstand pass for covered and raised viewing of all the action on the track with access to seven Grandstands – Starline, Madgewick, Fordwater, Lavant Corner, Supershell, Lavant Straight and Woodcote. There is no allocated seating but guests can move freely around all these grandstands during the course of the day.

This option includes entry, transfer, and a roving grandstand ticket.

SOMETHING TO SUIT EVERYONE

Classes of travel

Pullman Dining

FROM £285
  

A sumptuous culinary experience amidst opulent surroundings, where guests can relax in plush, spacious armchair seating arranged around splendidly dressed tables of two and four. Attentive service adds an ambiance of old-world charm and sophistication, transporting you to a world of nostalgia and comfort.

On a full day journey, guests will be welcomed on board with our signature Champagne cocktail, followed by a multicourse breakfast. On the return journey, wine is served alongside a seasonal ‘carte de jour’, concluding with cheese board, coffee and petit fours.

First Class

FROM £170
 (non-dining) 

First Class offers guests an unparalleled journey into the past aboard elegantly restored carriages with comfortable and spacious seating around tables of two and four.

A sanctuary for those seeking a refined and leisurely journey without dining-on-board, First Class guests are welcomed on board with Bucks Fizz and freshly brewed coffee and tea. You can sink into your seat as scenic vistas unfold beyond the windows or toast your journey in our beautifully restored Buffet Car with its polished marquetry, large picture windows and convivial atmosphere.

Premium Standard

FROM £125
 (non-dining) 

Premium Standard offers a nostalgic and authentic journey onboard a beautifully restored carriage that embodies the charm of a bygone era, with its classic decor and comfortable seating around tables for four.

Passengers can enjoy the sights and sounds of steam travel and the camaraderie of fellow travellers, whilst enjoying complimentary tea and coffee. Passengers are invited to treat themselves at our Buffer Car where they will find a selection of hot and cold snacks and a selection of wine, beer, spirits, and cold drinks available for purchase.

TRAVEL TIMINGS*

Boarding Stations

The following pick-up and set-down stations are available on this journey

STATIONDEPARTSRETURNS
London Paddington 08.15 22.15
Slough 08.45 21.40

Destinations

The following destinations stations are available on this journey

STATIONARRIVESDEPARTS
Bosham 11.20 N/A
Chichester 11.30 18.15

PLEASE NOTE *
All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change.

Scheduled locomotive


Britannia

70000

70000 Britannia is a British Railways Standard class 7 engine, alternatively known as the Britannia class, and the first of 55 to be built by British Railways in Crewe.

Completed in January 1951 she was built for express passenger services between London and Norwich.

The BR Standard classes were designed by drawing on the best qualities from several previous locomotives to create an efficient engine that was produced with lower maintenance costs and weight saving measures to enable it to work across a wider geography.

Britannia has 2 cylinders, 6 driving wheels and a firebox of 42ft2 with most of the motion situated on the outside of the frames for ease of maintenance. Whilst limited to 75mph the locomotive is capable of reaching speeds up to 100mph.

For many years Britannia’s cab roof was painted white to commemorate her pulling the funeral train of King George VI from Sandringham to London in 1952. After 15 years of service in May 1966 Britannia was retired and after spells at preserved railways returned to the national network between 1991 and 1997 until major repairs were required and the locomotive was withdrawn for overhaul. In 2010 Britannia was steamed once more and 2011 marked the locomotive’s return to the main line after a 14 year absence.
In one of her most important roles, Britannia hauled The Royal Train from Preston to Wakefield in January 2012.

 

 

Whilst this locomotive is rostered for the steam hauled sections of the trip listed, it cannot be guaranteed and may be substituted for a different engine.
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