How you can see an iconic steam train in and around Cardiff today

By Cathy Owen

Trainspotters will be in for a treat when a steam train travels across parts of south Wales on Tuesday.

The train, hauled by LMS 46100 ‘Royal Scot’, is departing from stations along the preserved Dartmouth Steam Railway before arriving in Cardiff at lunchtime.

The steam train will take the coastal line in Devon through tunnels and cuttings of red rock at Dawlish and through historic Exeter.

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Continuing through Somerset and over the Blackdown hills to Bristol and through the Severn tunnel it will emerge into Wales and over the River Usk at Newport with an arrival into the Welsh capital of Cardiff around lunchtime for a three-hour stop.

The return journey will retrace the outward journey to Severn Tunnel Junction where it will take the route through historic Chepstow and then past Lydney to Gloucester, before joining the West of England main line back to Bristol.

The train is steam hauled throughout by one of the company's immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 ‘Royal Scot’ – West Country Class, No. 34046 ‘Braunton’ – Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 ‘Britannia’ – LNER A4 Pacific No 60007 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’.

Tickets on the service start at £165 for first class non-dining, £320 for a premier dining ticket which includes a full English breakfast, and a four-course dinner, and £999 for exclusive use of a private compartment containing a maximum of six first class seats.

Included in that price is a complimentary service of tea/coffee, biscuits, and smoked salmon blinis on the outward journey, whilst on the return journey you will be welcomed on board with a chilled glass of champagne and an afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, scone, preserves, clotted cream and cake.

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