The Duchess of Sutherland steam locomotive will pass through Hertfordshire this weekend

A historic steam train is set to pass through Hertfordshire this weekend. The Duchess of Sutherland is a steam locomotive built in 1938 for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.

Princess Coronation Class ‘Pacific’ No.6233 will cruise through varied landscapes across the country on Saturday May 14th. It will start in Norwich and travel to Windsor, passing through much of Hertfordshire along the way.

The day will start early in the morning from Norwich station, before stopping to pick up more passengers at Wymondham, a beautifully maintained rural station in Norfolk. They will then stop at Attleborough, Thetford and Brandon as the train approaches Cambridgeshire.

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There will be fine views of Ely Cathedral before the train arrives in Cambridge, with its superb colleges and magnificent sites. The train is expected to arrive in Cambridge around 9.20am.

It will then travel through Hertfordshire, with a Railway Touring Company spokesperson confirming to Herts Live that it will cross the county around 10:35 a.m. They will travel via Royston to Hitchin where the train will join the East Coast Main Line and head south towards Stevenage.

The train will then pass Potters Bar on its way to London. It will arrive at Finsbury Park at 11am and passengers can disembark here if they wish to spend the day sightseeing in London.

After that, the Duchess of Sutherland will take the North London suburban line via Hampstead Heath to Willesden and Acton. It will head towards Brentford and follow the loop line from Hounslow to Staines in Surrey.

Finally, it will head to Windsor and Eton Riverside station, conveniently located close to the city of Windsor and its many attractions. Windsor, where passengers will arrive at 12.45pm, sits on the banks of the River Thames and is home to Windsor Castle.

After some time in Windsor, the train will depart at 4.40pm to take passengers home, retracing its earlier route. It will stop at Finsbury Park at 6.10pm to pick up passengers who have spent the day in London.

The train will then travel through Hertfordshire, before arriving in Cambridge at 7.15pm. It will then return to Norfolk, finally arriving in Norwich at 9 p.m.

There are options for Premier Dining, which includes a full English breakfast and a four-course dinner served to your seat, priced at £299 for an adult ticket. It will cost £199 for a first class ticket and £129 for a standard ticket. Children and families travel at cheaper fares. You can find out more on the Railway Touring Company website.

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