The Aberdonian
Steam from Edinburgh to Aberdeen - summer time trains in 2021
Summer 2021   Join us from EDINBURGH Waverley and Haymarket Stations. Starting in Edinburgh and crossing the Forth Bridge, the train runs along the coast for much of its route making it an unrivalled way to experience Scotland. In Aberdeen there is a chance to explore this historic city, or take one of our off train excursions that include a castle or distillery visit.
Valentine's Luncheon Circular Tour
Saturday 13th February - a Valentine's circular tour
Saturday 13th February Join us from: York, Thirsk & Darlington Treat your loved one to the romance of steam on board our circular tour. Our route along the East Coast Main Line, the route locomotive was designed for, with a great mix of speed and beautiful rolling scenery.
Valentine's Evening Circular Tour
Saturday 13th February - Circular tour of Yorkshire
Saturday 13th February 2021 Join us from York Our evening Valentine's tour is a great way to mark the romantic occasion; sit back and watch the lights twinkle by. This will also be the first time Tornado has visited Harrogate and Knaresborough.
The Fen and Fells Flyer
Saturday 27th March - East Anglia to Carlisle
Saturday 27th March 2021 Join Tornado for a springtime excursion from East Anglia to Carlisle taking in the iconic Settle and Carlisle Railway.  Step aboard from CAMBRIDGE, ELY, MARCH, PETERBOROUGH and NEWARK. 
The Clyde Aberdonian
Monday 5th April - Glasgow and Stirling to Aberdeen
Join us from Glasgow Central and Stirling Monday 5th April Join us for our first departure from Glasgow as 'The Clyde Aberdonian' takes you on a beautiful steam hauled journey to Aberdeen.
The Caledonian
Saturday 10th April - West Midlands to Edinburgh
Saturday 10th April Join us from:  Birmingham New Street, Tame Bridge Parkway, Wolverhampton, Stafford and Crewe. Join Tornado for a wonderful day out from the West Midlands to Scotland’s capital city. Steam north to discover Edinburgh’s historic city centre packed with shops, museums and bars.
The Cumbrian Explorer
Saturday 8th May - A steam adventure on the Settle & Carlisle Railway and Cumbrian Coast
Saturday 8th May Join us from: Darlington, Thirsk, York, Leeds and Skipton. 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.
The Jorvik Express
Saturday 15th May - Liverpool and Manchester to York
Saturday 15th May Join us from: Liverpool, Newton-le-Willows and Manchester Victoria For the first time, passengers from Liverpool are invited to step aboard 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.
The Pennine Explorer
Saturday 22nd May - From the East Midlands across the Settle and Carlisle Railway
Saturday 22nd May Join us from: Leicester, East Midlands Parkway, Derby, and Chesterfield. Join us as we travel from the East Midlands to Carlisle and return including the magnificent Settle and Carlisle Railway. Our tour also includes the stunning Tyne Valley line that crosses Hadrian’s Wall through the beautiful Northumberland scenery.  

Take a tour with the UK’s only new build main line steam locomotive.

Book your tickets to travel with Tornado and be a part of this iconic locomotive’s history, either via the website link for the selected tour or by contacting our railtour office. The booking office is open 09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Thursday and 09:00 – 16:00 on Fridays – ‘phone 01325 488215 to make a booking. Website bookings are 24 hour of course.

All of our railtours provide a nostalgic journey back in time, where passengers can enjoy the beautiful scenery as plumes of steam drift past the windows, and the locomotive’s whistle can be heard.

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COVID-19 Safety Information

As railtours begin to return to the network, passenger and staff safety will be our priority and we will be working with our industry colleagues to ensure we keep pace with Government guidelines and requirements. We will implement appropriate elements of social distancing such as face coverings, reduced seating capacity, use of PPE by our staff, provision of hand sanitiser, regular cleaning and so forth in common with others in the hospitality and tourism sector. As guidance from government changes we will update our policies and procedures as necessary in close consultation with the relevant suppliers.

Please be assured that should another lockdown be implemented, your money is safe and you will be given the option of a refund or hold your tickets over to a new date.

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