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The Saint David

Wednesday 1 March 2017

header2-300x129Experience the very special atmosphere of Cardiff on St David’s Day!

Our special train, steam-hauled all the way there and back by 60163 ‘Tornado’, leaves London Paddington at a very civilised hour. Our outward run is via the South Wales Main Line through Bristol Parkway and the Severn Tunnel.


We will reach the Welsh Capital at lunchtime for a break of over three hours. As the youngest and fastest growing capital city in Europe, there are few places as vibrant and lively as Cardiff.

City Sightseeing buses serve many famous attractions such as Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Castle, The National Museum of Wales and the beautiful tranquil Alexandra Gardens. Hop Off at Cardiff Bay and see this fantastic new development and the fascinating Cardiff Barrage.


Our homeward route, still with ‘Tornado’ in charge, will follow the Severn Estuary to Gloucester before heading south-east by way of Stroud to Swindon.

This tour is promoted by The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust with UK Railtours acting as ticket agents. All profits will go towards keeping Tornado on the main line in future years.

All timings are provisional and intended only as a guide.

London Paddington09.3021.00
Slough (for M25)10.0020.30