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'City of Wells' Steam Up!

3rd & 4th September

Join us as we operate trains using the magnificant 'City of Wells' visiting from the East Lancs Railway!
West Country Bulleid Pacific No. 34092 'City of Wells' was constructed at Brighton Works in 1949 and later that year it was named Wells which was changed to City of Wells in 1950. It was initially allocated to Stewarts Lane where it worked out of Victoria to the Kent coast.

After the electrification of the Kent lines the locomotive was moved to Salisbury in May 1961 from where it operated over the main line between Exeter and Waterloo. In its late service it was attached to 4,500 gallon tender rather than the initial 5,500 gallon tender which it was originally fitted with. The replacement tender had previously been attached to 34051 Winston Churchill.

In November 1964 it was withdrawn from service and sent to Woodham Brothers at Barry for scrap where it arrived in March 1965. It remained there until October 1971 when a group from the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (KWVR) bought it. It was moved by road to Ingrow. Following restoration work it entered service on the KWVR in 1979.

After a period in service the locomotive was withdrawn for overhaul and subsequently returned to steam in 2014, nowadays the locomotive is based at the East Lancashire Railway, Bury and will shortly be withdrawn for a further overhaul.

This magnificant locomotive will be operate 6x trips between Eridge and Tunbridge Wells West on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September with an extra special evening Fish & Chip Supper train hauled by 'City of Wells' on Saturday 3rd September. The diesel will haul the train from Tunbridge Wells West to Eridge. 

Click here to book for our 'City of Wells' Fish & Chip Supper train!

Tickets

Tickets can be bought on our website below, they are either valid all day or for a cheaper alternative you can buy tickets for just one return trip behind 'City of Wells'. The tickets for the 18:30 train are also valid on the 19:40 and 20:55 services from Tunbridge Wells West. 

Timetable

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34092 'City of Wells' is visiting courtesy of the East Lancs Railway, Bury. 

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Sat 03 Sep 2022
09:30 departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
10:50 departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
12:10 departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
13:30 departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
14:50 departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
16:10 departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
18:30 departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
Open Day Event departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
Sun 04 Sep 2022
09:30 departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
10:50 departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
12:10 departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
13:30 departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
14:50 departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
16:10 departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
Open Day Event departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!

Booking information

On the day of your visit you MUST have your eTickets available to show either in a print out or on a mobile device, both will be checked visually by a member of staff before boarding the train.

Note that a £10 admin fee applies to all booking alterations.

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