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Fine Dining by Steam starts with a Mothering Sunday Special!

gwr logogwr logoRefurbished 'Elegant Excursions' steam dining train service on Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (the 'Honeybourne Line')

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway's refurbished fine dining train, Elegant Excursions, starts its 2012 programme with Luncheon on Mothering Sunday, 18th March.

This steam-hauled restaurant-on-wheels offers one of its busiest programmes to date with 26 scheduled Sunday Lunch and Saturday evening first-class dining trains, right through to Christmas.

Elegant Excursions train manager Robin Townshend says: "The dining train has become a firm and popular part of the railway's offering.

"It really does capture the atmosphere of a past age. The half-century old

first-class coaches have been beautifully restored while all of the food is prepared and cooked in the on-train kitchens by our acclaimed chef, Sam Harrison.

"All trains are hauled by one of the railway's beautifully-restored steam

locomotives and it's not difficult to imagine that you are on a journey to some distant destination. This really is the 'romance of rail' brought to the 21st century!"

For 2012, all trains depart from Winchcombe station and take two return trips to Cheltenham Racecourse, offering some of the finest, constantly-changing views of the Cotswold escarpment or over the Vale of Evesham towards the distant Malvern hills.

Sunday Lunch trains run approximately once every fortnight, while the Saturday evening 'Cotswold Belle' offers a range of themed evenings. These include Murder Mystery, Jazz, Sounds of the 60s and 70s, 1930s and 40s Big Band Sound and, to mark the centenary of the maiden voyage of the Titanic, a special gourmet evening on 14 April inspired by the menu enjoyed by first-class passengers on the ship before its disastrous end.

The cost of an experience on Elegant Excursions ranges from £39.50 to £55.00 including first class train fare, seat reservation and aperitif on arrival and dining.

Full information from

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway Plc

The Railway Station, Toddington, Gloucestershire GL54 5DT

Telephone 01242 621405 

Source: Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway



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