Join us on ‘The Pennine Explorer’, as we travel from the East Midlands to Carlisle and return including the magnificent Settle and Carlisle Railway. Our tour also includes a fast run south with Tornado along the East Coast Main Line after taking the stunning Tyne Valley line that crosses Hadrian’s Wall through the beautiful Northumberland scenery.

Saturday 22nd May 2021

Join us from: Leicester, East Midlands Parkway, Derby, and Chesterfield.

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


Our tour begins from Leicester and we travel on through Derbyshire before Tornado joins our train at Hellifield. Our return journey takes us north via the world renowned Settle and Carlisle Railway, following this remote but scenic line through the Dales, traversing soaring viaducts and thundering through tunnels along this masterpiece of Victorian engineering. On arrival we have around two hours to explore the city with its fine museum and Castle, cosy public houses and various shops of interest.

On the return, we follow the route of Hadrian’s Wall as it criss-crosses the railway en-route to Newcastle. We then rush south on the East Coast Main Line passing Darlington, Durham and York.

We say goodbye to Tornado on the outskirts of Chesterfield before continuing our journey with a diesel locomotive as we return passengers to their outward stations.

The Pennine Explorer
Outward: 7:00am
Return: 10:55pm
East Midlands Parkway
Outward: 7:30am
Return: 10:25pm
Outward: 8:00am
Return: 10:10pm
Outward: 8:35am
Return: 9:45pm

Premier Dining  

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First Class  

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Standard Class  

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Table for Two  £50 per table

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

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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.