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 September
Join us from: Birmingham International, Birmingham New Street, Tame Bridge Parkway, Wolverhampton, Stafford and Crewe.
Book online below, or call our booking office on 01325 488215
We leave Carnforth and follow the route of the West Coast Main Line. 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. 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 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.