The Christmas Border Raider

Saturday 1st December - West Midlands to the Carlisle Christmas Market via the Settle and Carlisle Railway

Our Christmas train not only combines a festive journey by steam, but there is a wonderful chance to travel over the stunningly beautiful Settle and Carlisle route. Furthermore, on arrival in Carlisle the Christmas Market will be in full swing – perfect for buying gifts, or just enjoying the great food and drink they have …

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The North Briton

NEW PROGRAMME OF TOURS - Steam over the stunning Settle and Carlisle Railway

Join us on ‘The North Briton’, a brand new series of trains hauled by Tornado across the magnificent Settle and Carlisle Railway. Eminent railway engineers of the age proclaimed that it would be impossible to build a main line railway through this hostile terrain. Building the Settle & Carlisle almost broke the Midland Railway but determination was …

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The Auld Reekie

Sunday 3rd March - Yorkshire to Edinburgh

Join us for another popular tour featuring both Tornado and Deltic Alycidon as we travel to the Scottish Capital from Yorkshire. This tour offers over 250 miles of steam on the outward journey followed by high speed running with the Deltic on the return. Tornado will be at the head of the train as we …

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The Aberdonian

NEW PROGRAMME OF TOURS - Steam from Edinburgh to Aberdeen

Let the ‘The Aberdonian’, a new steam operation for 2019, whisk you away as we take in some of the best that Scotland has to offer, both on train and off. Crossing the Forth Bridge and the Tay Bridge, the train runs along the coast for much of its route making it an unrivalled way …

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‘The Bard of Avon’

Saturday 23rd March 2019 - Manchester, Crewe and Shrewsbury to Stratford-Upon-Avon

We are delighted to invite passengers to join ‘The Bard of Avon’ for a nostalgic, springtime day trip to Shakespeare’s Stratford. This railtour starts at Manchester Piccadilly, before calling to pick up passengers from Stockport, Wilmslow, Crewe and Shrewsbury. Departing from Manchester Piccadilly station for the first time, passengers travelling with Tornado can enjoy the …

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‘The Devonian’

Saturday 6th April 2019 - Birmingham to Plymouth via Brunel's sea wall

Join us on board ‘The Devonian’ for a wonderful trip to the West Country with Tornado. Departing from Birmingham Snow Hill station our train will be hauled as far as Bristol by a Class 67 diesel locomotive. At Bristol, Tornado will be waiting to take our train west across the Somerset levels and on through …

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The White Rose

Saturday 27th April – ‘The White Rose’ – London to Leeds, Harrogate, York and return

Join us as we head for Yorkshire with three attractive destinations in one train.  No. 60163 Tornado will be at home heading north from London King’s Cross along the East Coast Main Line (ECML). We continue north through Grantham and Doncaster, the latter where the original designs for the A1 class were laid down, and then leave …

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‘The Ynys Môn Express’

Saturday 4th May - East Midland and North Staffs to Holyhead and return

‘The Ynys Môn 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 Mad Hatter’

Saturday 11th May 2019 - Darlington, York and Wakefield to Chester

On this picturesque day trip, the train will take passengers from Darlington and Yorkshire, to the beautiful Roman city of Chester. The train name reflects the Alice in Wonderland author’s connection to both Cheshire, where Lewis Carroll was born, and the North East, where he lived for part of his childhood. That, and the fact …

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‘The Yorkshire Pullman’

Saturday 15th June 2019 - London King's Cross to York and Scarborough

Step on board the Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, and experience the excitement of luxury train travel. Take photographs of the immaculate, gleaming steam locomotive while it is stationary at London King’s Cross Station. Then it is time to board the famous Belmond British Pullman, for a fine-dining experience like no other. Your liveried steward will help …

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