Where to see LNER 61306 ‘Mayflower’ This Weekend

Where to see LNER 61306 ‘Mayflower’ on Saturday 23rd March 2019

See 61306 B1 Class LNER Mayflower in London and Sussex this Saturday 23rd March as it heads from Southend to The Bluebell Railway.

Steam Train 61306 Mayflower
61306 B1 Class Mayflower at Preston Park Railway Station. Got a better photo you’d like shown here? Send to operations (at) rail-record.co.uk and if you want your name shared will add it.

Mayflower 61306 departs Southend East in Essex, at 0745 (approx), picking up at Rainham (0830), and Barking (0840) on the way to Bluebell Railway. The Steam Dreams operated, West Coast Railway Company locomotive hauled train will arrive at The Bluebell Railway at 1435 approximately. Between Southend and Kingscote (BBR), a WCR Class 47 will haul the train.

Mayflower will join the Bluebell Railway using the Mainline <> Bluebell Railway connection at East Grinstead Railway Station. It wont go through the platform at East Grinstead Bluebell Railway as it goes behind the fence at the station, however if you go to the mainline platforms at East Grinstead, you can see it there.

Upon arrival at Kingscote, passengers aboard the Steam Dreams charter will swap for one of Bluebell Railway’s own steam locomotive hauled trains, via Horsted Kenyes to Sheffield Park.

Update – upon arrival at Kingscote, passengers on the charter train will swap to one of Bluebell Railway’s own locomotive hauled trains. Following arrival into Kingscote at approximately 1325, the 47 will come off the train and standby in Kingscote sidings.

Bluebell Railway’s 30541 + 65 locomotives will take Mayflower to Sheffield Park (1435) where it will  be serviced before the return trip. 61306 leaves Sheffield Park with Bluebell Railway’s 847 locomotive arriving Kingscote 1715. The train leaves Kingscote bound for Southend East at 1800.

Full WTT timings below.

Train 5Z60 runs SO from 23/03/19 to 23/03/19
Type STP   Diesel Loco   Timed at 060mph
Operator WR WEST COAST RAILWAY COMPANY (22244008)

Southall Wcr 0416
Southall 0426-0436
Southall East Jn 0437
West Ealing 0439
Acton West 0442
Acton Main Line 0446
Acton Wells Jn 0450
Willesden Jn. High Level 0452
Kensal Green Jn 0454
West Hampstead 0457
Gospel Oak 0501
Junction Road Jn 0505
Upper Holloway 0507
Harringay Park Jn 0511
South Tottenham 0516
Leyton Midland Road 0521
Woodgrange Park 0526
Barking Station Junction 0528
Barking 0532-0534
Dagenham Dock 0540
Rainham 0543
Purfleet 0547
West Thurrock Jn 0551
Grays 0553
Tilbury Town 0555
Thames Haven Jn 0603
Stanford-le-hope 0603
Pitsea 0612
Leigh-on-sea 0621
Southend Central 0628
Shoeburyness Depot L.E.J. 0633
Shoeburyness C.S.D. 0635
Train 5Z61 runs SO from 23/03/19 to 23/03/19
Type STP   Diesel Loco   Timed at 060mph
Operator WR WEST COAST RAILWAY COMPANY (22244008)

Shoeburyness C.S.D. 0731
Shoeburyness Depot L.E.J. 0735
Thorpe Bay 0737
Southend East 0740
Train 1Z61 runs SO from 23/03/19 to 23/03/19
Type STP   Diesel Loco   Timed at 060mph
Operator WR WEST COAST RAILWAY COMPANY (22244008)

Southend East 0745
Southend Central 0747
Leigh-on-sea 0753
Pitsea 0800
Stanford-le-hope 0807
Thames Haven Jn 0808
Tilbury Town 0816
Grays 0821
West Thurrock Jn 0822
Purfleet 0826
Rainham 0830-0832
Dagenham Dock 0835
Ripple Lane Renwick Rd Jn 0837
Barking 0840-0842
Barking Station Junction 0843
Woodgrange Park 0847
Leyton Midland Road 0851
South Tottenham 0902
Harringay Park Jn 0908
Upper Holloway 0911
Junction Road Jn 0912
Gospel Oak 0915
Hampstead Heath 0917
West Hampstead 0921
Kensal Green Jn 0930
Willesden Jn. High Level 0931
Acton Wells Jn 0934
South Acton 0940
South Acton Jn 0942
Kew East Jn 0944
Old Kew Jn 0954
Brentford 1000
Hounslow 1005
Feltham Jn 1010
Feltham 1012
Staines 1018
Virginia Water 1027
Chertsey 1033-1048
Addlestone Jn 1052
Byfleet & New Haw 1054
Woking 1104
Woking Jn 1106
Guildford 1113
Shalford Jn 1115
Shalford 1117
Gomshall 1128
Reigate 1147
Redhill 1155
Stoats Nest Jn. 1204
Purley 1205
South Croydon 1210-1228
Sanderstead 1231
Oxted 1242
Hurst Green 1245
East Grinstead 1302-1304
East Grinstead Sidings 1310
Kingscote 1325-1355
Horsted Keynes 1410-1420
Sheffield Park 1435
Train 1Z63 runs SO from 23/03/19 to 23/03/19
Type STP   Diesel Loco   Timed at 060mph
Operator WR WEST COAST RAILWAY COMPANY (22244008)

Sheffield Park 1635
Horsted Kenyes 1650-1700
Kingscote 1715-1745
East Grinstead Sidings 1800
East Grinstead 1810-1815
Hurst Green 1830
Oxted 1833
Sanderstead 1858
South Croydon 1902
East Croydon 1904
Windmill Bridge Jn 1905
Selhurst 1907
Streatham Common 1913
Streatham 1921
Tulse Hill 1925
Herne Hill 1932
Brixton 1936
Shepherds Lane Jn 1937
Voltaire Road Jn. 1938
Factory Jn 1941
Longhedge Jn 1943
Latchmere Jn 1955
Kensington (Olympia) 2002
North Pole Jn 2006
Mitre Bridge Jn 2007
Willesden S.W.S. 2011-2015
Acton Wells Jn 2018
Acton Main Line 2024
Acton West 2026
Hanwell 2033
Hanwell Bridge Loop 2037
Train 1Z73 runs SO from 23/03/19 to 23/03/19
Type STP   Diesel Loco   Timed at 095mph
Operator WR WEST COAST RAILWAY COMPANY (22244008)

Hanwell Bridge Loop 2101
Hanwell 2103
West Ealing 2106
Acton West 2109
Acton Main Line 2110
Acton Wells Jn 2114
Willesden Jn. High Level 2126
Kensal Green Jn 2127
West Hampstead 2135
Gospel Oak 2142
Junction Road Jn 2144
Upper Holloway 2146
Harringay Park Jn 2148
South Tottenham 2154
Leyton Midland Road 2202
Woodgrange Park 2210
Barking Station Junction 2212
Barking 2214-2217
Dagenham Dock 2221
Rainham 2224-2227
Purfleet 2231
West Thurrock Jn 2235
Grays 2238
Tilbury Town 2240
Thames Haven Jn 2247
Stanford-le-hope 2249
Pitsea 2256
Leigh-on-sea 2304
Southend Central 2311
Southend East 2313
Train 5Z74 runs SO from 23/03/19 to 23/03/19
Type STP   Diesel Loco   Timed at 095mph
Operator WR WEST COAST RAILWAY COMPANY (22244008)

Southend East 2317
Thorpe Bay 2320
Shoeburyness Depot L.E.J. 2322
Shoeburyness C.S.D. 2325
  • Train will be Steam Hauled between Southend and South London, outward.
  • Train will be Diesel Hauled between South London and Sheffield Park BBR, outward.
  • Train will be Steam Hauled between Sheffield Park and West London on the return journey.
  • Train will be Diesel Hauled between West London and Southend on the return journey.

61603 Mayflower was booked to visit Bluebell Railway for 2018 Giants of Steam Gala alongside 60009 Union of South Africa, although it was regrettably unable to make it.

We will post full timings along with headcodes for this charter train, closer to the time. Bookings for this trip must be made in advance through the Steam Dreams website. This train wont be publicly available for haulage at Bluebell Railway as it is for advanced Steam Dreams bookings and not in public use.

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