Join Tornado for a wonderful day out from the West Midlands to Scotland’s second city. Steam north to discover Glasgow’s vibrant city centre packed with shops, museums and bars.

Saturday 18th July

Join us from:  Birmingham New Street, Tame Bridge Parkway, Wolverhampton, Stafford and Crewe.

Book online below, or call our booking office on 01325

Our tour departs from Birmingham New Street behind an electric locomotive and is routed via Wolverhampton and Stafford before arriving into Crewe where Tornado will be waiting.

We leave Crewe and follow the route of the West Coast Main Line. Whilst away from more familiar A1 territory, it was a regular route for the class when three were allocated to Polmadie shed in Glasgow and worked south. After passing through Warrington and Preston we will pause at Carnforth for our locomotive to take on water. Once underway again we will tackle the long climb to Shap Summit via the formidable Grayrigg bank, the beautiful Lune Gorge and the steep Shap Bank itself. The scenery unfolds across the Lakes to the west and the Pennine ridge to the east during the climb and the descent to Carlisle.

We then cross into Scotland and race through the borders before taking water at Lockerbie. From there we again pick up speed before ascending the long ten mile climb to Beattock Summit, a real test
for any locomotive. After cresting the summit we can enjoy the scenery further as we run downhill and across the open spaces toward Carstairs where we continue onto Glasgow via Motherwell and across the Clyde into the award winning station.

After a break of around three hours our electric locomotive will be on hand to whisk our train south to Birmingham following the outward route.

The Caledonian
Birmingham New Street
Outward: 7:45am
Return: 10:30pm
Tame Bridge Parkway
Outward: 8:00am
Return: 10:10pm
Outward: 8:15am
Return: 9:50pm
Outward: 8:35am
Return: 9:25pm
Outward: 9:30am
Return: 9:00pm

Premier Dining  £249 per person

Seats a table for two or four in a First Class carriage. Ticket includes the Great British Breakfast with complementary glass of fizz and a four course dinner on the return journey. Silver service for all meals.

Cost: £0

First Class  £169 per person

Seats a table for two or four in a First Class carriage. Ticket includes complementary tea and coffee throughout the journey, with pastries in the morning, and biscuits in the afternoon. The on board buffet car is available for additional food and drink.

Cost: £0

Standard Class  £109 per person

Seats a table for four in a Standard Class carriage. You may wish to pack a picnic, but the on board buffet car is available for additional food and drink.

Cost: £0

Table for Two  £50 per table

(Only available in Premier Dining and First Class - limited availability)
Not available in First Class on Scottish trips.

Cost: £0
Total: £0
Visa Credit and Debit payments supported by Worldpay Mastercard payments supported by Worldpay Maestro payments supported by Worldpay JCB payments supported by Worldpay
Worldpay Payments Processing

Terms & Conditions and Refund Policy

Railtours are operated by Tornado Steam Traction Limited, Darlington Locomotive Works
Hopetown Lane, Darlington, DL3 6RQ. Registered in England no. 04336467.