Tours with Tornado

Please keep an eye on this page for the annual diary of Tornado’s 2021 main line tours and heritage line visits. More details will be published on this page as more trains are finalised.  Please note that bookings are through the agent listed for the tour or through Tornado Railtours – either via the website link for the selected tour or by contacting our railtour office. The Tornado Railtours booking office is open 09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Thursday and 09:00 – 16:00 on Fridays – telephone 01325 488215 to make a booking. Website bookings are 24 hour of course.

2021 programme

  • Saturday 22nd May – ‘The Pennine Explorer’ – Leicester to Carlisle and return – bookings through Tornado Railtours
  • Saturday 29th May – ‘The South Devon Explorer’ –  Woking – Bristol – Plymouth – bookings through The Railway Touring Company
  • Saturday 19th June – ‘The Edinburgh Flyer’ – York to Edinburgh – bookings through The Railway Touring Company
  • Saturday 26th June – ‘The Fens and Fells Flyer’ – Cambridge to Carlisle and return – bookings through Tornado Railtours
  • Saturday 3rd July – ‘The Cumbrian Explorer’ – From Darlington via S&C and Cumbrian Coast – bookings through Tornado Railtours
  • Sunday 11th July – ‘The Royal Duchy’ – Slough – Taunton – Par – bookings through The Railway Touring Company
  • Saturday 17th July – ‘The Cheshireman’ – London to Chester – bookings through The Railway Touring Company
  • Tuesday 20th July – ‘The Viking Venturer’ – Edinburgh and Linlithgow to York and return via the S&C – bookings through Tornado Railtours
  • Thursday 22nd July – ‘The Aberdonian’ – Edinburgh to Aberdeen and return – bookings through Tornado Railtours
  • Saturday 31st July – ‘The Aberdonian’ – Edinburgh to Aberdeen and return – bookings through Tornado Railtours
  • Thursday 12th August – ‘The Aberdonian’ – Edinburgh to Aberdeen and return – bookings through Tornado Railtours
  • Saturday 21st August – ‘The Clyde Aberdonian’ – Glasgow Central to Aberdeen – bookings through Tornado Railtours
  • Thursday 2nd September – ‘The Aberdonian’ – Edinburgh to Aberdeen and return – bookings through Tornado Railtours
  • Saturday 11th September – ‘The Aberdonian’ – Edinburgh to Aberdeen and return – bookings through Tornado Railtours
  • Thursday 16th September – ‘The Jorvik Express’ – Liverpool to York and return – bookings through Tornado Railtours
  • Saturday 18th September– ‘The Caledonian’ – Birmingham to Edinburgh and return – bookings through Tornado Railtours
  • Thursday 30th September – ‘The Ribblehead Rambler’ – Hull to Carlisle and return – bookings through Tornado Railtours
  • Wednesday 20th October – Tornado and Flying Scotsman – West Midlands to Carlisle and return – bookings through Tornado Railtours
  • Thursday 21st October – Flying Scotsman and TornadoWest Midlands to Carlisle and return – bookings through Tornado Railtours
  • Wednesday 27th October – Tornado and Flying Scotsman – Middlesbrough to Carlisle and return – bookings through Tornado Railtours
  • Thursday 28th October –  Flying Scotsman and Tornado – Peterborough to Carlisle and return – bookings through Tornado Railtours

 Tornado operates on the national network with West Coast Railways and DB Cargo.

The following tours had to be postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic and will be rescheduled:

  • Saturday 13th February – Valentines Circular Luncheon and Evening Tours – From York
  • Saturday 15th May – ‘The Jorvik Express’ – Liverpool to York and return

The Trust respectfully requests that anyone wanting to see Tornado follows the rules of the railway and only goes where permitted.