Sunday 29th July - Yorkshire Circulars

As part of the tenth birthday celebrations for Tornado we are pleased to be offering two circular trips from the locomotive’s birthplace of Darlington around Yorkshire and return. We are very pleased to be able to offer these two trips at special prices so that more passengers can travel with Tornado as part of the locomotive’s birthday celebrations.
 
Our first tenth anniversary special departs Darlington late morning and will take around three and a half hours as we travel around Yorkshire. On board there are a choice of classes, including First Class Dining where a four course lunch will be served. Our train will be hauled by Tornado throughout. Departing Darlington, we head along the ECML to pick up further passengers at Northallerton. We then head south to York and take the route via Church Fenton to Leeds, a route that would have seen A1 Pacifics regularly in the days of steam. From Leeds we head towards Wakefield’s Westgate station, a first for Tornado, before diverging to Wakefield Kirkgate station and on via Normanton back to Church Fenton, then via our outward route to Darlington.
 
Our second tenth anniversary special departs Darlington in the evening and will take around three and a half hours as we travel around Yorkshire. On board there are a choice classes, including First Class Dining where a four course supper will be served. Our train will be hauled by Tornado throughout. Departing Darlington we head along the ECML to pick up further passengers at Thirsk. We then head south to York and take the route via Church Fenton before taking the route to the new Glasshoughton station. From here we turn to the north and retrace our route back to York and along the ECML to Thirsk and Darlington. This is rare track for steam and includes several sections over which Tornado will work for the first time.
Ticket Price
First Class Dining£159
First Class Non-Dining£109
Standard Class£59
**Guaranteed Table for Two£25
Times (provisional) Outward Return
Special 1 - Darlington11:0014:30
Special 1 - Northallerton11:1514:15
Special 2 - Darlington17:0020:30
Special 2 - Thirsk17:2020:10
  • First Class Dining

    Seats a table for two** or four in a First Class carriage, with a four course meal served at your table.

  • First Class Non-Dining

    Seats a table for two** or four in a First Class carriage. Includes complementary tea and coffee, a buffet car is available.

  • Standard Class

    Seats a table for four in a Standard Class carriage. A buffet car is available.

  • **Guaranteed Table for Two

    This supplement guarantees passengers in First Class to have a table for two people (charged per person).

This tour is promoted by The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust with UK Railtours acting as ticket agents. All profits will go towards keeping Tornado on the main line in future years.

All timings are provisional and intended only as a guide.