Northern Belle

  • Luxury dining trains’ brief encounter in Kent

    Luxury dining trains’ brief encounter in Kent

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    THERE was brief chance to see two of Britain’s luxury dining trains together on May 11, writes David Staines.  ‘Black Five’ No. 44871 was recessed at Lenham Loop with the 12.50 Maidstone East-Folkestone West ‘Heart of Kent Hospice Circular’ to allow LSL’s Nos. 47810 and 47853 to overtake with a ‘Statesman’ special to Canterbury.  No. 44871 and the…

  • ‘Northern Belle’ hired for Kent Hospice charity trip

    ‘Northern Belle’ hired for Kent Hospice charity trip

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    HEART of Kent Hospice is chartering the ‘Northern Belle’ on May 11, 2019 for a steam-hauled lunchtime excursion through the Kent countryside. A Stanier ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 from the West Coast Railway Co pool will haul the luxury train as passengers enjoy champagne and canapés, followed by a four-course meal, prepared from locally sourced organic…

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