For the first time, passengers from Liverpool are invited to step aboard our steam train and enjoy a wonderful tour with Tornado. Pausing for passengers in Manchester before crossing the beautiful Pennine landscape, the train heads to the historic city of York. Famed for its historic buildings, museums and many well established bars and eateries, our guests are sure of a superb day out.

Saturday 9th May

Join us from: Liverpool, Newton-le-Willows and Manchester Victoria.

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

Our route follows almost all of the famous Liverpool and Manchester Railway designed by George Stephenson and home to the Rainhill trials and Rocket. From Manchester we tackle the steep climb of Miles Platting before traversing the outer suburbs and heading via Romiley for the picturesque Hope Valley line. After passing through the glorious scenery of the Peak District we head north from Sheffield passing Swinton and Church Fenton before arriving into York.

Passengers visiting York can take time to explore the city centre with the historic Minster and Shambles, enjoy the many shops or even a river boat trip on the Ouse. For a real rail adventure, The National Railway Museum stands close to York Station and passengers may wish to visit the steam giants of the past.

Our return journey takes us via Wakefield before we stop for water at Brighouse. On departure we are routed via the scenic Calder Valley line passing Hebden Bridge and onto Rochdale before arriving at Manchester Victoria. From there our return route is as our outward.

As the date of this tour coincides with the bank holiday weekend commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VE day, our train will have a 1940s feel and passengers are encouraged to dress accordingly.

The Jorvik Express
Liverpool Lime Street
Outward: 8:00am
Return: 9:45pm
Outward: 8:30am
Return: 9:00pm
Manchester Victoria
Outward: 9:00am
Return: 8:15pm

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.