Travel back in time

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

LOSE your­self in the ro­mance and magic of 1920s train travel on a spec­tac­u­lar steam-hauled jour­ney.

Take pho­to­graphs of the im­mac­u­late, gleam­ing steam lo­co­mo­tive while it is sta­tion­ary at Lon­don’s Vic­to­ria Sta­tion. Then it is time to board the fa­mous Bel­mond Bri­tish Pull­man train for a fine-din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence like no other.

Your ste­ward will help set­tle you at your ta­ble, which is set with fine linen and be­spoke table­ware. Take time to ad­mire the mag­nif­i­cent mar­quetry and art deco flour­ishes of your vin­tage car­riage.

As your gas­tro­nomic jour­ney through the Sur­rey Hills be­gins, your ste­ward will take care of all your needs. Sip cham­pagne, marvel at the ever-chang­ing views through the win­dow and the plumes of steam trail­ing through the sky.

In 1990, a char­i­ta­ble trust was formed with an ex­tra­or­di­nary am­bi­tion: to build a brand-new Pep­per­corn A1 Pa­cific steam lo­co­mo­tive from scratch, as no work­ing ex­am­ple sur­vived. Af­ter 19 years, in 2008, No 60163 Tor­nado moved un­der its own steam for the first time. The engine is fully equipped for to­day’s main­line rail­way.

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