Steam train will run from Seaford to Brighton to celebrate 150th anniversary of the railway line on June 7

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A steamy celebration will mark the 150th anniversary of a railway line.

To celebrate the Seaford to Brighton railway line, Southern Rail has allowed a special steam train to travel to Seaford on June 7.

The event will provide passengers with a unique opportunity to travel along the branch line from Lewes to Newhaven and onwards, along the single track, to the terminus at Seaford.

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11:49am Sun 18 May 14

pachallis says...

Dear Argus,

You haven't provided any details about the steam run - either timings if you want to watch it, or costs if you want tickets?

Is this the Special Steam train being run by 'The Railway Touring Company' from London on both Saturday 7th (apparently fully booked) and Sunday 8th June (apparently with seats available), or is this another steam service?
Dear Argus, You haven't provided any details about the steam run - either timings if you want to watch it, or costs if you want tickets? Is this the Special Steam train being run by 'The Railway Touring Company' from London on both Saturday 7th (apparently fully booked) and Sunday 8th June (apparently with seats available), or is this another steam service? pachallis
  • Score: 8

6:27pm Sun 18 May 14

Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit says...

pachallis wrote:
Dear Argus,

You haven't provided any details about the steam run - either timings if you want to watch it, or costs if you want tickets?

Is this the Special Steam train being run by 'The Railway Touring Company' from London on both Saturday 7th (apparently fully booked) and Sunday 8th June (apparently with seats available), or is this another steam service?
Good points. In other news: on June the 7th cars will be driving along the A27. Some might be old.
[quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: Dear Argus, You haven't provided any details about the steam run - either timings if you want to watch it, or costs if you want tickets? Is this the Special Steam train being run by 'The Railway Touring Company' from London on both Saturday 7th (apparently fully booked) and Sunday 8th June (apparently with seats available), or is this another steam service?[/p][/quote]Good points. In other news: on June the 7th cars will be driving along the A27. Some might be old. Jimmy Stewart's Imaginary Rabbit
  • Score: 1

1:42pm Mon 19 May 14

Roundbill says...

pachallis wrote:
Dear Argus,

You haven't provided any details about the steam run - either timings if you want to watch it, or costs if you want tickets?

Is this the Special Steam train being run by 'The Railway Touring Company' from London on both Saturday 7th (apparently fully booked) and Sunday 8th June (apparently with seats available), or is this another steam service?
Stop asking difficult questions: the role of a student intern is to copypaste press releases, not to write stories!
[quote][p][bold]pachallis[/bold] wrote: Dear Argus, You haven't provided any details about the steam run - either timings if you want to watch it, or costs if you want tickets? Is this the Special Steam train being run by 'The Railway Touring Company' from London on both Saturday 7th (apparently fully booked) and Sunday 8th June (apparently with seats available), or is this another steam service?[/p][/quote]Stop asking difficult questions: the role of a student intern is to copypaste press releases, not to write stories! Roundbill
  • Score: 2

4:16pm Mon 19 May 14

Man of steel says...

Looking at The Railway Touring Company website, I find that the special train will be hauled by Britannia class ‘Pacific’ steam locomotive No. 70013 “Oliver Cromwell”. It will leave London at 0920, then Redhill, Three Bridges and Haywards Heath, Keymer Junction Plumpton, Lewes to Newhaven with a class 33 diesel locomotive at rear of the train to facilitate operating over branch lines, so it will be steam to Seaford, and diesel back to Newhaven and on to Hastings.
After the trip to Seaford it will be Eastbourne, Pevensey and Bexhill to Hastings hauled by the class 33 diesel locomotive, which is pre 1962. It will then change direction of travel at Hastings and “Oliver Cromwell” will return the train to London
Also that due to the popularity of the first Seaford to Brighton tour on 7th June 2014 they have added anotherrun on 8th June 2014.
I know where I will be standing on at least one of those two days.
Looking at The Railway Touring Company website, I find that the special train will be hauled by Britannia class ‘Pacific’ steam locomotive No. 70013 “Oliver Cromwell”. It will leave London at 0920, then Redhill, Three Bridges and Haywards Heath, Keymer Junction Plumpton, Lewes to Newhaven with a class 33 diesel locomotive at rear of the train to facilitate operating over branch lines, so it will be steam to Seaford, and diesel back to Newhaven and on to Hastings. After the trip to Seaford it will be Eastbourne, Pevensey and Bexhill to Hastings hauled by the class 33 diesel locomotive, which is pre 1962. It will then change direction of travel at Hastings and “Oliver Cromwell” will return the train to London Also that due to the popularity of the first Seaford to Brighton tour on 7th June 2014 they have added anotherrun on 8th June 2014. I know where I will be standing on at least one of those two days. Man of steel
  • Score: 1

4:21pm Mon 19 May 14

Man of steel says...

P.S. I forgot to say, if you want a ticket, win the lottery first.
Station Outward Return
Kensington Olympia 09:20 19:45
Eastbourne 14:37 16:20
Train Fares
Fares Adult Junior Family
Premier £185 £129 £499
First £135 £80 £350
Standard £90 £55 £235
P.S. I forgot to say, if you want a ticket, win the lottery first. Station Outward Return Kensington Olympia 09:20 19:45 Eastbourne 14:37 16:20 Train Fares Fares Adult Junior Family Premier £185 £129 £499 First £135 £80 £350 Standard £90 £55 £235 Man of steel
  • Score: 1

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