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  • Southend Central /
  • Leigh-on-Sea /
  • Barking

Step aboard for an enchanting steam journey from Essex to one of the UK’s most popular Christmas Markets. From the moment our liveried steward welcomes you aboard, you’ll be transported to a long lost age where every moment of travel is to be savoured.

We begin our journey in Southend with a vintage diesel and make our way towards the capital and West London, where our steam locomotive joins us. Our steam-hauled adventure leads us through the Thames Valley and the Kennet Valley into Wiltshire, with views of the Pewsey and Westbury White Horses and the rolling hills of southern England on our way to Bath.  Nestled between the Roman Baths and historic Abbey, Bath’s award-winning Christmas Market encompasses 100 wooden chalets selling homemade and unique gifts, decorations and food delicacies.


Bath Christmas Market

Explore this stunning Roman city and its award-winning Christmas Market. Nestled between the historic Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths, the city centre is transformed into a shopper’s paradise with 100 wooden chalets selling unique, homemade and unusual gifts, decorations and food delicacies. As festive Christmas music wafts around, this shopper’s haven is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!


Classes of travel

Pullman Dining

FROM £410

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 £205

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 £175

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.


Boarding Stations

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

Southend Central 08.00 22.40
Leigh-on-Sea 08.10 22.30
Barking 08.50 21.50


The following destinations stations are available on this journey

Bath Spa 13.30 16.55

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

Scheduled locomotive

Locomotive to be confirmed

The steam locomotive for this trip is still to be confirmed but will most likely be one of the following locomotives from our collection.

A2 Class 60532 ‘Blue Peter’

A4 Class 60007 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’

B1 Class 61306 ‘Mayflower’

Royal Scot Class 46100 ‘Royal Scot’

Black Five Class 45231 ‘Sherwood Forester’

Britannia Class 70000 ‘Britannia’

West Country Class 34046 ‘Braunton’

BR Standard Class 8 Prototype 71000 ‘Duke of Gloucester’

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.