Saturday 16th September – Birmingham to Carlisle

The Border Raider offers a wonderful opportunity for passengers to journey to Carlisle, over some of the most beautiful and challenging railway in the country, on Tornado’s first train to start from the West Midlands and will be steam hauled throughout.The journey covers some 400 miles, travelling north to Preston and on to Carlisle via Shap Summit and returning via the Settle and Carlisle line. Passengers have over two hours to enjoy Carlisle, where the station is close to the Cathedral and nearby pedestrian shopping area. Tornado will then proceed back, climbing the summit of Ais Gill and crossing Blea Moor, then passing over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct before re-joining the outward route south of Preston.

Ticket Price
First Class Dining£239.00
First Class Non-Dining£159.00
Standard Class£109.00
Times (provisional) Outward Return
Tame Bridge Parkway07:3522:40
Birmingham New Street07:5022:25
Wolverhampton08:1522:00
Stafford08:4021:35
Crewe09:2020:55
  • 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 morning coffee on the outward journey and a four course dinner on the
    return journey.

  • 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.