Steam Dreams Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Style

On Thursday, 16th December 1999, over 150 passengers waited excitedly at Waterloo station for their train to arrive. At 11am that day, the first ever Steam Dreams trip departed for Salisbury, hauled by BR Class 5MT 4-6-0 73096. At that time, the journey to Salisbury took just under two hours and fares started from £39!…

10 things to do in Canterbury

As the first Steam Dreams destination 20 years ago, Canterbury holds a special place in all our hearts. The city is lined with old buildings that date back to the Tudor times, the highlight of which is the beautiful Cathedral. There is plenty to see and do here and we have compiled our 10 favourites…

A festive journey by steam train to the Bavarian Christmas Markets

Join us on a winter wonderland tour of Bavaria as we travel to Germany to enjoy this most festive of trips. The centrepiece of the tour will be 3 nights in Nuremburg, rated the best Christmas Market in Germany by The Daily Telegraph. The medieval city centre is easy to get around and is hosting…

Tour Britain by steam train on the Moors & Mountains Explorer

In May 2020, join us on this tour which takes in some of the most remote parts of England and Wales. We’ll travel through some of the most unspoilt countryside in Britain visiting the West Country Moors, Cambrian Mountains, Snowdonia, the Lakeland Fells, and the Moors and Dales of Northern England.  Along the way, passengers…

Our top 10 coastal destinations in Britain

The UK is not necessarily known for its sandy beaches, but there are some stunning coastlines and charming seaside towns to discover. Check out our countdown of the top 10 destinations in the UK. Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth is famous as a family holiday destination, bursting with fun things to do, activities for all, shows…

Visit your favourite Period Drama locations with Steam Dreams this summer

Calling all Period Drama fans! Follow in the footsteps of your favourite characters from the likes of Downton Abbey, Poldark and Pride and Prejudice with nostalgic steam train trips this summer. On Thursday 23 May, you can travel along the Thames Valley by steam to Chavenage House, a beautiful Cotswold Elizabethan manor in Tetbury. Virtually…

Cheers to Mums! Free G&T for Mother’s Day bookings

Treat your Mum to a special day out to celebrate Mothering Sunday and you can both enjoy a FREE Gin & Tonic*! Travel on our special Steam Dreams steam train trip on Saturday 30th March from London to the Severn Valley Railway or Worcester and let us spoil you and your Mum! Book before Friday…

We need you! New roles at Steam Dreams

We don’t currently have any vacancies at our Head Office. Email us at hr@steamdreams.co.uk to register your interest in working with us. About the company, The Steam Dreams Rail Co. We run 50 charter steam trains and 4 holidays by steam every year and we couldn’t do that without some seriously talented people. We have…

Explore the Emerald Isle by steam next Autumn

In September 2019, join us on this tour which takes in Killarney, in Ireland’s Lake District, and Galway Bay, with optional excursions to some of Ireland’s most popular attractions including Cork City, the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands!  You can choose to experience the whole of the main route…

Win two tickets for a festive trip from the Watercress Line

-Competition Now Closed- The Steam Dreams Rail Co. have announced a new itinerary this year – starting out from Alton and Alresford to take locals on a wonderful day out by steam train to either the Salisbury Christmas Market or Sherborne for Carols, and you too could be on board! We’ve teamed up with The Watercress…

Steam Dreams, take me to the beach!

It is hot outside, England have not embarrassed all of us at the World Cup and Steam Dreams have a new website. Could life get any better? Of course it can because we have several August trips that you can book onto, so escape the heat of London and travel with us to a number…