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On Board the Train

On Board the Tornado

Our train is formed of heritage carriages, which provide a nostalgic journey back in time.
Passengers can enjoy the beautiful scenery as plumes of steam drift past the windows, and the
locomotive’s whistle can be heard. However you choose to travel, you can be assured of a magical
day out on a railtour with Tornado.

Tourist Class

Tourist Class

You can be sure of a wonderful day out in Tourist Class, where every seat is aligned with a window to take in the scenery as it passes by. Where possible, we endeavour to have Tourist Class at the front of the train in at least one direction so that the sound of Tornado hard at work can be heard.

First Class

First Class

Some of our trains offer First Class Non-Dining seating where passengers can look forward to luxurious surroundings, travelling in a comfortable and roomy seat with curtains by the windows. Complimentary teas and coffee are served throughout the day, with complimentary pastries on a morning and biscuits on the return.

On-Board Buffet

On-Board Buffet

First and Tourist Class passengers may wish to bring a picnic, or indulge at the On-Board Buffet where a selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks are available.

Premier Dining

Premier Dining

For a fully immersive experience, why not consider booking a Premier Dining ticket; with silver service for all meals, each freshly cooked on the train by our elite team of chefs, there is no better way to travel! Dining passengers can look forward to a full Great British breakfast on the outward journey and a relaxed four course dinner on the way home, as the station lights twinkle and Tornado’s reassuring rhythmical exhaust sets the seal on a memorable day out.

Top tips for a great day out

1. Our heritage carriages provide a wonderfully nostalgic setting but don’t offer some of the conveniences of modern trains. As there are no electric sockets, you may wish to bring a battery pack to recharge your phone for taking even more photos of your journey!

2. Another charming quirk of our heritage carriages is the temperature control. Heating on the train is provided by way of steam made by Tornado, as such it is a little variable. By contrast, on a sunny day a lack of air conditioning can make the train warm. We recommend wearing layers so that you are comfortable throughout the journey.

3. Should the stunning scenery and sounds from the locomotive not be enough, you may wish to bring something to pass the time such as a good book, pack of cards or even a board game. Each seat is positioned at a table so there is plenty of room for fun.

4. Due to intermittent signal levels along our routes, card machines don’t always work. We advise bringing some cash along for items from the buffet car and merchandise by which to remember the trip!