Valentine’s Day Competition

– COMPETITION NOW CLOSED – Thank you to everyone who entered. We received over 100 entries and the consensus seemed to be that Bath is the nation’s favourite romantic destination. Find out more about our trips to Bath by clicking here. – To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Steam Dreams is giving you the chance to win aContinue reading “Valentine’s Day Competition”

All Change Please: Princess Elizabeth Replaced on Steam Dreams Christmas Trips

Last weekend, we were told that unfortunately Princess Elizabeth has had to be withdrawn from its Steam Dreams Christmas trips with boiler problems. Our team has been working hard to replace the engine and, thanks to other loco owners, the Christmas roster looks very different but just as exciting! Thursday 1 December – London KingsContinue reading “All Change Please: Princess Elizabeth Replaced on Steam Dreams Christmas Trips”

Armistice Day Competition – Now Closed!

Our competition is now closed! Congratulations to our winner, Dawn Richardson, who has won two tickets in Premier Dining for the 11 November trip to Norwich! Thank you to everyone who took part and keep an eye out for any future competitions! Tickets for this trip are still available to purchase by clicking HERE or by callingContinue reading “Armistice Day Competition – Now Closed!”

A True Record-Breaking Engine: Tickets For Flying Scotsman Trips Sell Out in Record Time!

Steam Dreams, operators of The Cathedrals Express, is delighted to announce that all Flying Scotsman day trips have sold out! The trips sold out within a couple of weeks, following publicity in the national press about the restoration of the engine, with some trips fully booked within just two hours of appearing online. Passengers canContinue reading “A True Record-Breaking Engine: Tickets For Flying Scotsman Trips Sell Out in Record Time!”

Fast Food: the secret to creating a fine dining experience whilst travelling at 75mph

For over fifteen years, The Cathedrals Express steam train has been taking passengers on day trips to beautiful cathedral cities such as Salisbury, Bath, Canterbury and York. As soon as they board the train, passengers travelling in the Premier Dining or Pullman Style Dining classes are treated to a full English breakfast and a glassContinue reading “Fast Food: the secret to creating a fine dining experience whilst travelling at 75mph”

Are steam trains environmentally friendly? Find out

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. was the first rail charter to be carbon neutral and we are proud of our commitment to ensure our trains do not damage the environment. Every time we run a steam charter (around 60 times a year) we make a donation to an organisation called Eco-Act, which invests in carbon reduction projects, toContinue reading “Are steam trains environmentally friendly? Find out”

Steam Dreams Earns Best Rail Holiday Provider Nomination

The Steam Train company has been short-listed for Best Rail Holiday Provider in the inaugural Silver Travel Awards to recognise excellence in travel and tourism for the over 50s. Steam Dreams, which operates an eight or nine day Cathedrals Explorer holiday around the British Isles each year, as well as a shorter three or four dayContinue reading “Steam Dreams Earns Best Rail Holiday Provider Nomination”

The Problematic Pullman Proposal

The Cathedrals Express steam train recently marked its 15th Anniversary with a commemorative journey from Salisbury to Canterbury, so it was particularly fitting that Southampton resident, Nick, chose this trip to stage a romantic proposal to his girlfriend. The proposal, however, was very nearly compromised when the couple narrowly missed the train at Salisbury andContinue reading “The Problematic Pullman Proposal”