Steam locomotive to haul train stopping at Hereford

Saphos Trains’ English Riviera Express , departing from Shrewsbury at 5.10am, will be stopping at Church Stretton at 5.30am before arriving at Craven Arms at 5.45am and in Ludlow at 5.55am on May 4.

It will then stop in Herefordshire at Leominster station at 6.10am and at Hereford at 6.30am, before moving on to Abergavenny, Cwmbran, Severn Tunnel Junction, Filton Abbey Wood, and Bristol Temple Meads stations.


The train will be hauled from Taunton to Kingswear by one of Saphos Trains’ poole of engines, either the LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 ‘Royal Scot’, West Country Class, No. 34046 ‘Braunton’, or Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 ‘Britannia’.

Offering Pullman dining, first class, and standard class seats, the train will be heading to the riverside terminus at Kingswear, where travellers will be able to take a short ferry crossing to Dartmouth.

The train will arrive back at Hereford station on its return journey at 9.25pm and at Leominster station at 9.40pm, before heading back through Shropshire to terminate at Shrewsbury at 10.40pm.


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