Welcome on board your Saphos train, and to a whole different world… Inside, our liveried stewards greet and escort you to your comfortable seats and ensure that you are settled. The Pullman Dining carriage tables are splendidly dressed evoking elegance of a bygone era, while First and Standard class provide for an equally relaxing ambience with the gentle hum of subtle and convivial conversation from the comfort of our spacious seats.

Classes of Travel







Lovingly restored


Our painstakingly restored carriages transport you back to the golden age of steam. Our Pullman Dining, First and Standard Class carriages all have comfortable, cushioned seats positioned around tables, with plenty of room to stretch out. Meticulous period details include wood panels and lamps in Pullman Dining, original windows, and of course, that stunning livery.

Travel back in time…

… to the days when railway travel was about comfort and luxury, as well as reaching a destination. All our restored carriages offer levels of comfort not normally experienced on a train journey, combined with superb service and our signature attention to detail. Settle back into your cushioned seat, order or collect a drink and delicious refreshments, and prepare to be looked after by our attentive crew.

Immaculately restored carriages

Our beautiful rolling stock has been expertly refurbished to exceptionally high standards. The smart cream and carmine livery is chosen to reflect classic railway colours, while inside, we have sought to recreate the elegance of vintage carriages. Our Pullman Dining carriages have wood panelling, neat little table lamps and perfectly set tables, and in true traditional railway style, everything is labelled with our Saphos Trains insignia.



The opulent elegance of Pullman Dining or the vintage style of First Class? How about the welcoming comfort of Standard? There’s a Saphos Trains carriage to suit every passenger.


The finest food and luxurious surroundings come together to create a memorable dining experience. Your dedicated steward will make sure your glasses are filled, while you take the time to enjoy reading our delectable menu. Arrive at your destination having enjoyed your magnificent English breakfast and look forward to a sumptuous dinner on your return. We’ll make sure that every meal in Pullman Dining exceeds your expectations.


The menus are inspired by the beautiful landscapes we travel through. Our Executive Chef sources ingredients from all over the country, then creates menus that complement your journey. Look forward to fresh fish in the South West, or succulent meats in Wales. Your steward will also hand you the drinks menu, which includes a selection of the finest British wines.


There’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy your food on a Saphos Trains excursion. A typical day out starts with a full English, Welsh or Scottish breakfast depending on your route, with a fantastic choice of your favourite elements. Later in the morning, your steward will offer tea, coffee and biscuits. On the return journey, you can look forward to our renowned dinner service, created by our Executive Chef and served by your liveried steward.



Take your seat, relax and admire the ever-changing views, as you enjoy the ride in your comfortable First Class carriage.

Relax in First Class comfort

As your steam engine pulls you along at her leisurely pace, sit back and enjoy the time to unwind. Our First Class carriages are designed for your comfort, with cushioned seats set around tables. Watch the world go by through the picture window as your steward brings you tea, coffee and biscuits, or take a trip to the buffet bar for tempting extra supplies…

Visit the bar and buffet car

Treat yourself to a freshly prepared sandwich and a glass of something chilled from the buffet bar. It’s open during most of the journey, and serves light snacks, hot and cold drinks, and a selection of wines, beers and spirits. You don’t have to be in Premier Dining to enjoy good food and drink on a Saphos Trains journey.



Enjoy the steam experience from our welcoming Standard Class carriages. A seat in a vintage carriage hauled by a classic engine is a wonderful way to make your excursion even more special.

A day to remember

Travelling by steam is always special, and our well-appointed Standard Class carriages are perfect for days out with family and friends. All our reserved seating is arranged around tables for four, with plenty of leg room for all. Enjoy the scenery along the route, and don’t forget to treat yourself to something from the buffet…


Pay a visit to our buffet bar during your travels. It’s open during most of the journey, serving light snacks such as sandwiches as well as tea, coffee and cold drinks. Of course, you can always celebrate your day out with a glass of wine, a cold beer, or one of our selection of spirits. Enjoy your refreshments from the comfort of your table as the train calmly chugs along.