‘The North Briton’

Saturday 24th February - Cambridge to Carlisle and return

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust is delighted to announce its first railtour of 2018.  What finer way to start the year than enjoying a steam-hauled journey over the magnificent Settle & Carlisle Railway? Specially for our East Anglian customers, the train departs from Cambridge, Ely, March and Peterborough with a Class 67 diesel at the …

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‘The Sulis and Sarum Express’

Saturday 24th March 2018 - West Midlands to Bath and Salisbury

Especially for our friends in the West Midlands we’re really delighted to announce another great tour featuring No. 60163 throughout, heading to the beautiful West Country cities of Bath and Salisbury.  The tour begins at the handy ‘park and ride’ railhead of Tame Bridge Parkway before calling also at Birmingham New Street, Bromsgrove, Worcester Shrub …

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‘The Ebor Flyer’

Saturday 14th April - 90mph London to York and return

Following a successful test run in April 2017, when Tornado reached a top speed of 100mph, passengers are now invited to join the locomotive on ‘The Ebor Flyer’. This will be the first public train when Tornado will be authorised to operate at speeds up to 90mph on the East Coast Main Line. The destination for this …

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‘The Ynys Mon Express’

Saturday 28th April 2018 - Leicester to Holyhead and return

‘The Ynys Mon Express’ offers passengers a wonderful day out to North Wales. With options to explore all that this area has to offer; from mountain scenery, to seascapes and medieval castles, there is sure to be something of interest for everyone on this railtour. In North Wales there are several destinations to choose from. …

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‘The Canterbury Tale’

Saturday 19th May - Peterborough to Canterbury and the Dover Coast

‘The Canterbury Tale’ promises to be a wonderful day trip; not only visiting one of the country’s most historic cities where the sights and sounds of old England can be enjoyed, but also the beautiful journey will take the train along the foot of the iconic White Cliffs, providing passengers stunning views of the Kent …

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‘The Yorkshire Pullman’

Saturday 2nd June - London King's Cross to York and Scarborough

To mark the tenth year of Tornado in steam and to celebrate the locomotive’s leading role with the Pullman train in the new PADDINGTON 2 movie, we are delighted to offer ‘The Yorkshire Pullman’. Step on board the Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and experience the excitement of luxury train travel. …

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‘The Talisman’

Saturday 21st July - An East Coast Railtour to Durham and Newcastle

The outward journey is steam hauled down the East Coast Main Line, promising bursts of 90mph as Tornado charges out of London en route to Durham and Newcastle. The return journey will be hauled by the Deltic diesel locomotive D9009 Alycidon, whose engines will roar as the train speeds back towards the capital.    D9009 …

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‘The Mad Hatter’

Wednesday 1st August - Tornado's Tenth Anniversary Railtour to Chester

Tornado’s tenth anniversary train will take passengers from Darlington, where the locomotive steamed out of the Works for the first time in 2008, to the beautiful city of Chester. Be a part of Tornado’s history by joining the historic celebrations on ‘The Mad Hatter’. This railtour will take passengers through stunning rolling countryside to the ancient roman city. …

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‘The Bard of Avon’

Saturday 18th August - Manchester, Crewe and Shrewbury to Stratford-Upon-Avon

We are delighted to invite passengers to join Tornado on ‘The Bard of Avon’ for a nostalgic, summertime day trip to Shakespeare’s Stratford. This railtour starts at Manchester Piccadilly, before calling to pick up passengers from Stockport, Wilmslow, Crewe and Shrewsbury. For the first time, Tornado will depart from Manchester Piccadilly station. The train will then proceed on, before …

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