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Canterbury Belle Excursion

9th July 2016

Steam train service

We had nearly 40 people getting on at Reddish South and more at Stockport because of the lifts at Stockport. The train got to be 15 minutes late at Rugby but by using the more direct west coast route we made up time and arrived at Clapham Junction just a few minutes behind schedule. About 50/60 got off in London but just about the same number got on for the “mini” tour from there to Cantebury.

The sun shone as we arrived at Canterbury West and we had almost 4 hrs to explore this beautiful City and Cathedral. The streets are narrow and beautifully restored and maintained with some buildings dating right back to the 15th century. Just fantastic.

The return trip was spot on time and we picked up the London visitors at Clapham after passing over the viaducts of South London giving great views of Canary Wharf, The Shard, The London Eye and many more famous London buildings. We enjoyed our picnics with wine and on board draught beer served right to our seats.

What a great innovation having draught beer on a trolley, well done RetroRailtours and your resident brewery! The train arrived back spot on time just after 10:00pm. A great day out!


9th July 2016