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.
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.  
The Fen and Fells Flyer
Saturday 26th June - East Anglia to Carlisle
Saturday 26th June 2021 Join Tornado for a summertime excursion from East Anglia to Carlisle taking in the iconic Settle and Carlisle Railway.  Step aboard from CAMBRIDGE, ELY, MARCH, PETERBOROUGH and NEWARK. 
The Cumbrian Explorer
Saturday 3rd July - A steam adventure on the Settle & Carlisle Railway and Cumbrian Coast
Saturday 3rd July  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 Viking Venturer
Tuesday 20th July - a beautifully scenic trip to York from Linlithgow and Edinburgh
Tuesday 20th July Join us from Linlithgow, Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley A superb tour to the Viking city of York, taking in the beautiful coastal views of the East Coast, returning with Tornado over the stunning Settle Carlisle Line and the famously challenging Beattock Bank on the route back to Edinburgh.
The Clyde Aberdonian
Saturday 21st August- Glasgow and Stirling to Aberdeen
Saturday 21st August 2021 Join us from Glasgow Central and Stirling Step aboard for our first departure from Glasgow as 'The Clyde Aberdonian' takes you on a beautiful steam hauled journey to Aberdeen.
The Caledonian
Saturday 18th September- West Midlands to Edinburgh
Saturday 18th September 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 beautiful historic buildings.
The Jorvik Express
Thursday 16th September - Liverpool and Manchester to York
Thursday 16th September  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.

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.

  Download our 2021 Tour Guide

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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