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Santa Steam Express


  • Tonbridge /
  • Sevenoaks /
  • Orpington /
  • Bromley South

Take this unique opportunity to travel by vintage train from Kent to England’s ancient capital, Winchester. Relax among exquisitely appointed carriages and watch the steam whisp past the window as our train traverses the landscape towards our destination.

Our journey begins, diesel hauled, in the heart of Kent as our liveried stewards welcome passengers aboard for a bucolic adventure through the Garden of England. We skirt London, where our steam locomotive joins us for the onward journey through the rolling hills of Hampshire. After a wonderful break exploring the ancient city, we meet back at the arrival station and will welcome you back on board for our homeward journey.



This pretty Hampshire city, proclaimed as England’s capital by King Alfred in 871 AD, is steeped in history.  Aside from the world-famous Cathedral, you can also visit The Great Hall and its legendary Arthurian Round table- the only remaining parts of Winchester castle.

Winchester College is another popular attraction, founded in 1382 it is believed to be the longest continuously running school in the country.


Classes of travel

Pullman Dining

FROM £395

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 £195

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 £165

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

Tonbridge 08.40 21.45
Sevenoaks 08.50 21.30
Orpington 09.05 21.15
Bromley South 09.20 21.00


The following destinations stations are available on this journey

Winchester 13.40 17.00

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’

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.