Steam express to do round trip of west London and Surrey next month

By Nub News Reporter

21st Jun 2024 | Local News

70000 Britannia will haul the steam excursion. (Photo: Tony Hisgett via Flickr)
70000 Britannia will haul the steam excursion. (Photo: Tony Hisgett via Flickr)

Locals will be able to see steam power in action on the mainline next month, as the 'Sunset Steam Express' makes its way through south west London and Surrey.

Organised by railway tour company Steam Dreams, the excursion will depart from London Victoria on the morning of Tuesday 9 July, and make its way on a loop through Surrey.

Hauled by BR Standard Class 7 'Britannia' the express will pass through Kensingnton Olympia, Willesdon junction, Acton Wells Junction, Kew East, Brentford, Chertsey, Woking, Shalford, Redhill, East Croydon and then through Clapham Junction on the round trip.

Tickets start from £75.

Organisers said: "Soak up the stunning views as we head out through the suburbs of London before beginning our steep climb through the Surrey Hills as the sun sets.  

"Often described as 'one of England's finest landscapes', The Surrey Hills stretch across the chalk North Downs.  

"The grandeur and beauty of these hills embrace an amazing variety of countryside from rolling chalk downs and flower rich grasslands, to acid heaths and woodlands. 

"Bask in the sun-kissed beauty of these glorious surroundings whilst indulging in a harmonious blend of the finest Champagne and fine dining, or indulge in drinks and snacks from our Cocktail Bar or Buffet Car."

On the same day, Merchant Navy Class Clan Line will also set off from Victoria as it halls the 'End of Southern Steam' express to Weymouth and back, travelling through Woking in both directions.

Full timings will be confirmed closer to the day.

(Header image by Tony Hisgett via Flickr)


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