The Dorset Coast Express (Bristol Temple Meads – Weymouth)

    34052 Lord Dowding
    Credit: Dan Sutcliffe
    26th June 2019 @ 8:10 am – 8:10 pm
    Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station
    Bristol Temple Meads
    Bristol BS1
    Various - See Below
    Saphos Trains
    0800 038 5320

    Heading via Bath Spa, this tour heads from Bristol to the seaside town of Weymouth.

    Diesel hauled between Yeovil Pen Mill and Weymouth on the outbound service.

    Tour Promoter – Saphos Trains

    Operator – Locomotive Services (TOC) Limited

    Locomotive –

    • Either of the following:
      • LMS Rebuilt Royal Scot No.46100 “Royal Scot” (BR Lined Green with Late Crest)
      • SR No. 34046 Braunton running as 34052 Lord Dowding
      • BR ‘Britannia’ No. 70000 Britannia

    Route and Times – Realtime Train timings will be added when available, here are the approximate timings (subject to change):

    Bristol Temple Meads08:1020:10
    Bath Spa08:4019:40
    Bradford on Avon08:5519:20


    • Standard Class: £95
      • Early discount* – £65
    • First Class: £145
      • Early discount* – £99
    • Premier Dining: £250
      • Early discount* – £199

    *- Early booking discount applied to bookings made up to 30 days prior to the departure. After this, the standard fare will be applied.

    For further information, please visit the Saphos Trains’ website here

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    Photo: Dan Sutcliffe – see his Instagram here.

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