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

Saturday 18th July

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

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

We leave Carnforth 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. 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 take the easterly route on to the Scottish Capital.

After a break of around three hours in Edinburgh, whilst Tornado is serviced, we will return via our outward route. Tornado will haul the train as far as Carnforth and our electric locomotive will be on hand to whisk our train south to Birmingham.

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

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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.

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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.

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Table for Two  £50 per table

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

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