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SORRY, SOLD OUT. Afternoon Tea in Pullman style behind the 'Flying Scotsman'

Date: 22nd - 26th Mar


It's a once in a lifetime opportunity - the chance to enjoy afternoon tea in Pullman splendour behind 'Flying Scotsman' as the iconic steam locomotive steams through beautiful Purbeck countryside.

The world's most famous steam locomotive is hauling trains on the Swanage Railway - between Swanage, Harman's Cross, Corfe Castle and Norden - from 22nd to 26th March, 2019, inclusive.

To mark the honour of 'Flying Scotsman' operating in the Isle of Purbeck, the Swanage Railway's popular 1940s Devon Belle Pullman observation carriage will be coupled directly behind the iconic steam locomotive.

That will give passengers travelling in the Pullman a unique, and fascinating, view of 'Flying Scotsman' at work along the five and a half miles of track from Swanage to Norden, passing the spectacular ruins of Corfe Castle.

And then on the return trip, guests in the Pullman observation carriage will be treated to unrivalled and breath-taking views of the Purbeck countryside as the train weaves its way from Norden to Corfe Castle and Swanage.

It will be the first time that 'Flying Scotsman' and the Pullman observation carriage, known as Car 14, will have operated together since the pair ran in the USA between 1969 and 1972. 

Our attentive uniformed Pullman attendants will be serving afternoon tea to passengers sat in the comfort and style of the observation carriage.

£95.00 per person.

Seating Plan

Dress Code & Notes

We want dining on the Devon Belle to be a memorable occasion for you. 

In keeping with Pullman tradition , gentlemen are requested to wear a tie. Guests are respectfully advised that T-shirts, jeans and trainers are not permitted.

Due to the age and design of the vehicle we regret that Car 14 is not wheelchair accessable.

We regret thats dogs cannot be accomodated on this service.

This product is not suitable for young children.

If you have specific dietary requirements, please notify us at the time of booking and we will do our best to accomodate your requirements.