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.