In a first for Tornado, travel with us to see the world famous Blackpool Illuminations. Described as the ‘greatest free light show on earth’, the illuminations have been delighting since 1879. This year, visitors will marvel at over 1 million individual lights stretching over ten kilometres.

Steam hauled from the start, ‘The Illuminati’ departs from Birmingham a little before midday, heading through the West Midlands and onto the Potteries and Stoke on Trent. We then journey via Crewe and enjoy a fast run to Preston before heading for the coast and Blackpool. We arrive as the last of the daylight fades and the illuminations are switched on. Please note our train will be hauled by a diesel locomotive from Preston to Blackpool. 

We will have around three and a half hours to explore the lights, perhaps travelling by tram or just walking the promenade. We then return via our outward route with Tornado heading our train from Blackpool. 

Onboard we will offer our usual range of classes but in First Class Dining we will offer a special Champagne Afternoon Tea on the outward and a four course evening meal on the return. 

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

The Illuminati
Birmingham New Street
Outward: 11:45am
Return: 10:15pm
Tame Bridge Parkway
Outward: 12:05pm
Return: 9:55pm
Wolverhampton
Outward: 12:20pm
Return: 9:40pm
Stafford
Outward: 12:45pm
Return: 9:15pm
Stoke On Trent
Outward: 1:15pm
Return: 8:45pm

First Class Dining  £249 per person

Seats a table for two or four in a First Class carriage. Ticket includes champagne afternoon tea on the outward journey and a four course dinner on the return journey. Silver service for all meals.

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First Class Non-Dining  £169 per person

Seats a table for two or four in a First Class carriage. Ticket includes complementary tea and coffee throughout the journey, with pastries in the morning, and biscuits in the afternoon. The on board buffet car is available for additional food and drink.

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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.

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Table for Two  £50 per table

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

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