The original Merchant Venturer in 1950’s. LMS Duchess of Sutherland. An LNER on a Bath Christmas Market Train 2018.
Rob Coles writes:
“If you would like to keep your readers informed of steam train information. There is one I nearly missed as it is not stopping in Bath.
In addition to this weeks, LMS and LNER Scottish express rivals Western Regions 7029 Clun Castle, a native to our area, will pass through on Tuesday the 6th December 7029, Clun Castle with the Merchant Venturer from Solihull to Bristol. The original Merchant Venturer ran from Paddington to Bath, Bristol and Weston Super Mare
Times and updated information on this and other steam excursion below:
MONDAY 5TH DECEMBER
A4 SIR NIGEL GRESLEY FROM LONDON
FRESHFORD 12.50 BATH 13.08
RETURN BATH 16.56 I THINK MAIN LINE
TUESDAY 6TH DECEMBER
THE MERCHANT VENTURER
7029 CLUN CASTLE FROM SOLIHULL TO BRISTOL VIA SWINDON NOT STOPPING IN BATH
THROUGH BATH 12.14 AND 16.56
SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER
DUCHESS OF SUTHERLAND FROM LONDON VIA FRESHFORD
NOT YET ON REAL TIME BUT SUSPECT THE SAME AS FOR 5TH BUT RETURNING VIA FRESHFORD
There are also two luxury trains on Wednesday 7th. Statesman Rail from Carnforth arriving at 12.00 and the Belmond Pullman from London at 13.00; and on Saturday 10th the Blue Pullman from Holyhead on Saturday arriving at 12.27
As always, times are as listed and arrivals could vary.