Thursday 16th September
Join us from Peterborough, Newark, Doncaster and York
Our journey begins behind modern traction as we depart from Peterborough station and head north. We pick up further passengers at Newark and Doncaster before arriving into York.
At York Flying Scotsman will be waiting to attach to the south end of our train before we depart steam hauled towards Leeds via Church Fenton and Garforth.
From Leeds we head out of the city and pass by mills and brick chimneys reminding us of the industrial history of the area.
Once at Skipton we are out into the open countryside and soon pass Settle Junction and join the famous route to Carlisle.
We soar over viaducts, and plunge through deep cuttings and tunnels, as the railway climbs to the famous viaduct at Ribblehead. A slow pass off the viaduct proceeds the long Blea Moor Tunnel before we continue a more gentle climb to Ais Gill summit. From here it is down hill virtually all the way to Carlisle, passing beautiful isolated farms, small villages and stunning countryside.
We then arrive into the border city of Carlisle where there will be time to explore the city before our return journey with Tornado.