Steam locomotive 61306 Mayflower will be on the mainline again this Saturday, as it hauls a special railtour for the EUR 175.
Three tours will be run by Steam Dreams on Saturday 14th August 2021.
The first trip of the day will depart Colchester at 11:10 and will pass through Manningtree (11:20), Ipswich (11:34), Stowmarket (11:57) and Bury St Edmunds (12:19).
The train will then depart Bury St Edmunds for Colchester at 12:40 and will head to Colchester via Stowmarket (13:04), Ipswich (13:19), Manningtree (13:34) and Colchester at 13:47.
The second trip will depart Colchester at 14:10 and head once again through Manningtree (14:20), Ipswich (14:32) and Stowmarket (14:45) before arriving into Bury St Edmunds at 15:08. Heading back to Colchester, the tour will pass through Stowmarket (16:04), Ipswich (16:19) and Colchester at 16:54.
61306’s final trip of the day will be from Colchester to Norwich. Departing Colchester at 18:23, the train will pass through Manningtree (18:33), Ipswich (18:45), Stowmarket (19:02), Diss (19:20) and Norwich at 19:47.
Mayflower will then depart Norwich at 20:15 and will pass through Diss (20:42), Stowmarket (20:59), Ipswich (21:44) and Colchester at 22:11.
These above timings in brackets are approximate. Please click the links below, which track the train throughout the day to keep you up to date on when it will pass through your local station.
For timings on these movements, please click the links below:
- 1Z40 1110 Colchester to Bury St Edmunds
- 1Z41 1240 Bury St Edmunds to Colchester
- 1Z42 1410 Colchester to Bury St Edmunds
- 1Z43 1540 Bury St Edmunds to Colchester
- 1Z57 1823 Colchester to Norwich
- 1Z58 2015 Norwich to Colchester
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As always, please respect the dangers of the railway. Please do not trespass on the railway to see this iconic locomotive – stay to public access spots!
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