* Limited tickets available in Standard Class *
* First Class sold out *
* Very limited tickets in Premier Dining*

Please call the office to join our reserve list in case of cancellation.

We are delighted to offer a wonderful journey from the home of Tornado in Darlington crossing some of the most scenic railway in England. The train takes us across the dramatic landscape of the Settle and Carlisle Railway, before returning along the stunning Cumbrian Coast.

Saturday 2nd May

Join us from: Darlington, Thirsk, York, Leeds and Skipton.

Book online below, or call our booking office on 01325 488215

This journey has been fondly nicknamed ‘The S & Sea’ as it crosses the often abbreviated Settle and Carlisle Railway, as well as taking in the beautiful scenery of the Cumbrian coast. Image: David Lund

We depart from historic Darlington North Road station as well as Darlington’s main Bank Top station, before continuing south to Thirsk, York and Leeds. Here we turn north and head via Shipley and Skipton before traversing the ‘Roof of England’ and the world famous Settle to Carlisle Railway. With its long climb to the stunning Ribblehead Viaduct, it’s many tunnels and views across the Yorkshire Dales and Eden Valley the Settle and Carlisle is rightly one of the greatest railway journeys in the world.

After a break of around two hours in Carlisle we depart south and this time take the Cumbrian Coast route. We exchange the mountainous scenery of the S&C for the longest coastal route in the UK. The railway line twists and turns as it follows the Irish Sea before turning more inland as we pass Barrow and head for Carnforth. Tornado leaves us here and we are diesel hauled for the return to Darlington setting down at outward stations.

Not to be missed, early booking is recommended for this incredible tour.

The Cumbrian Explorer
Darlington North Road
Outward: 8:20am
Return: 10:10pm
Darlington Bank Top
Outward: 8:35am
Return: 10:00pm
Outward: 9:00am
Return: 9:30pm
Outward: 9:35am
Return: 9:00pm
Outward: 10:05am
Return: 8:30pm
Outward: 10:35am
Return: 8:00pm

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.

Cost: £0

First Class  

Sold Out

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.

Cost: £0

Table for Two  £50 per table

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

Cost: £0
Total: £0
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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.