Flying Scotsman will travel in to Devon for the first time since restoration on 4 October 2018, departing from Taunton to Plymouth, taking in the dramatic water-front stretch along the Exe Estuary, past Dawlish Warren, Dawlish, Teignmouth and the shores of the Teign Estuary, before passing through Newton Abbot, skirting the Southern edge of Dartmoor, and heading to Plymouth.  

She then travels from Plymouth to Penzance on a sold-out trip, before returning to Plymouth for the additional trip to Par on Saturday 6 October.

Crossing the famous Brunel-designed Tamar Bridge at Saltash, Flying Scotsman will be double-headed with fellow LNER locomotive BI Class 61306, Mayflower, on a trip that is timed to allow dining passengers to have dinner on the train; passengers in Pullman Style Dining and Premier Dining will be served champagne and canapés followed by an evening meal.  Passengers will then return diesel-hauled to Plymouth.

On Monday 8 October Flying Scotsman and Mayflower will journey north from Plymouth to Exeter, taking in the dramatic estuary and coastline leg, before boarding new passengers at Exeter on the final phase of the West Country tour, taking passengers from Exeter to Bristol, who return diesel hauled.

Throughout the trip the locomotives will be tested on the switchback gradients. As the line climbs through Devon and Cornwall, passengers will enjoy the thrill of hearing the world’s most famous locomotive working hard alongside Mayflower.

Passengers interested in buying tickets on Flying Scotsman for themselves, friends or family, can travel in one of four classes.  Prices start from £89 per person in Premium Standard, where passengers are seated at tables of four, with crisp white tablecloths and complimentary tea and coffee at their seats. 

For passengers looking to travel without compromise, Pullman Style Dining in original Metcam Pullman carriages or refurbished First Class carriages with wood panelling, comfortable seats, table lamps and curtains at the window, can be booked from £225.  Here passengers can enjoy glasses of champagne and canapes before being served a two or three-course meal with a complimentary half bottle of wine per person.  Champagne brunches and cream teas are served on morning or afternoon journeys. 

Tickets are available in most classes for the Taunton to Plymouth trip on 4 October, the Plymouth to Par trip on 6 October, and the Plymouth to Exeter, and Exeter to Bristol legs of the tour on 8 October.

To book your tickets, call the Booking Office on 01483 209888 or visit

Date Destination Availability
Thursday 4 October Theale & Newbury to Taunton (return by diesel) Good availability
Thursday 4 October Taunton to Plymouth (return by diesel) Good availability
Saturday 6 October Plymouth to Penzance (return by diesel) SOLD OUT
Saturday 6 October Plymouth to Par (return by diesel) Good availability
Monday 8 October Plymouth to Exeter (return by diesel) Good availability
Monday 8 October Exeter to Bristol (return by diesel) Good availability


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