An iconic steam train will be passing through Swindon during a special day trip travelling from London to Devon. 

Steam Dreams, who have been offering day trips for 22 years, are promising a luxurious experience to travel on the Mayflower train from London Paddington to Exeter on Saturday, September 28. 

The train, departing at 8am, will stop at Maidenhead and Reading, before reaching Swindon at 9.50am. 

It will travel along the Thames Valley towards Somerset, Taunton and Exeter via Brunel's Great Western Railway, with the return journey stopping at Reading and a service train organised for passengers wishing to travel back to Swindon.   

There are three options available to book - starting from £165 per person for a premium standard non-dining trip, £195 for first-class and £395 for the Pullman dining experience, offering guests a unique culinary menu onboard the vintage locomotive. 

The iconic Mayflower was built in 1948 at the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow and withdrawn from service in 1967, before being acquired by the Steam Dreams previous owner, David Buck, in 2014. 

In 2015 the steam train returned to the mainline before being withdrawn for an extensive overhaul, returning to full mainline operation in early 2019.