Idyllic steam train tour that journeys around Oxfordshire countryside through Chiltern Hills

A chance to tour around the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside is being offered via a stunning locomotive steam train tour experience. The 61306, one of two surviving B1 Class locomotives, is coming to Oxford for the afternoon later this year.

The afternoon tour, which is set to take place on Saturday, May 27 this year will be departing from Oxford and taking passengers on a breath taking experience around the Chiltern Hills of outstanding natural beauty.

The train will leave Oxford in the afternoon, heading south towards Didcot where it will join the Great Western Main Line and for a quick sprint to West London. After joining the Chiltern Main Line, you will pass through the Colne Valley Park and over the River Colne.

Passengers can choose from three fare options whilst aboard. These include:

  • Pullman Style Dining: £159
  • First: £109
  • Premium Standard: £69

Pullman Style Dining passengers will be served a cream tea with scones, cream and jam and a glass of Champagne. First class passengers will be served a slice of Victoria sponge cake and a glass of sparkling wine.

The B1 steam trains were designed as mixed traffic locomotives capable of hauling express passenger trains as well as freight traffic. As powerful, go anywhere engines, the B1’s worked across most of the UK rail network from East Anglia to Scotland.