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It’s like the Hogwarts Express, except this train departs from Waterloo… and it actually exists.
A regular steam service between London Waterloo and Windsor has launched for the summer months. The Royal Windsor Steam Express departs Waterloo every Tuesday from 4 June to 3 September 2019 — at 8.02am, 11.10am and 2.10pm.
Vintage Pullman coaches are pulled by Mayflower, an original British Rail engine built in 1948.
Passengers can choose from four classes of travel; the cheapest tickets start at £35, or you can shell out £85 on a champagne brunch in the dining carriages.
A Sunset Steam Express will also leave Waterloo at 6pm every Tuesday from 4 June to 3 September, offering a four-hour round trip to the Surrey Hills.
The news will buoy steam fans, who were dealt a blow recently, when it was announced that steam trains will no longer run through central London on the Underground.
Last Updated 08 April 2019