Saturday 7th October – Dorridge to York, Durham and Newcastle

In October, passengers from the West and East Midlands will board ‘The Tees-Tyne Express’ headed to the historic cities of York and Durham, or onward to metropolitan Newcastle. A Class 67 diesel locomotive will haul the train as far as Derby, where Tornado will continue the journey north. Passengers visiting York have nearly five hours to explore the city centre with the historic Minster and Shambles or take time visiting the National Railway Museum. Those visit the castle and cathedral which were used as a location in the filming of the Harry Potter movies, or else enjoy time by the River Wear. Passengers for Newcastle have the chance to explore the amazing regenerated waterfront with its famous views of the bridges and many shops, bars and restaurants. Tornado will then return with passengers as far as Derby, thereafter the diesel will complete the journey.

Ticket Price
First Class Dining£239.00
First Class Non-Dining£159.00
Standard Class£99.00
Times (provisional) Outward Return
Dorridge07:2022:30
Solihull07:3022:15
Tamworth08:1021:30
Derby09:0520:40
Chesterfield09:4020:05
Sheffield10:1019:40
  • First Class Dining

    Seats at a table for two* or four in a First Class carriage. Includes a silver service Great British Breakfast and a light lunch on the outward journey and a four course dinner on the return journey. (Light lunch not available from Chesterfield or Sheffield)

  • First Class Non-Dining

    Seats at a table for two* or four in a First Class carriage. Includes complimentary teas and coffees. A buffet car is also available.

  • Standard Class

    Seats at a table for four in a heritage carriage.
    An on-board buffet serving snacks and hot & cold beverages will be available.

Guaranteed ‘tables for two’ in First Class Dining and First Class Non-Dining are available for a supplement of £25.00 per person.Terms and conditions are available on request. All pro ts from this tour go towards keeping Tornado on the main line in future years.