Fellsman

‘15 Guinea Special’ 45th Anniversary
End of Steam Commemorative

Departs Wednesday 7 August 2013

On 11th August 1968 British Rail ran their last steam hauled train which became affectionately known as the ‘Fifteen Guinea Special’ and to commemorate the 45th anniversary since steam disappeared from everyday use we are running a very special ‘Fellsman’ on Wednesday 7th August which will be hauled by two engines and we have requested LMS Royal Scot 46115 ‘Scots Guardsman’ & LMS Jubilee 45699 ‘Galatea’ for this tour offering a return journey over the spectacular Settle to Carlisle railway – With great limestone peaks and deep valleys the legendary ‘Settle to Carlisle’ line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the great 24 arched viaduct at Ribblehead, with time available for either sightseeing in Carlisle - or an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage coach and cruise on beautiful Ullswater.

The Settle & Carlisle line is known for its magnificent scenery and steep gradient so our engines will be working hard as we climb to the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct with stunning views of the three peaks. Passengers get a marvellous view down Dent Dale as the train emerges from Blea Moor tunnel and approaching Garsdale you will see sweeping views of Wensleydale - with our engines in full flight we climb at 1 in 100 towards the summit of the line at Ais Gill. Travelling on through the lush Eden Valley to the historic border city of Carlisle where we have an afternoon sightseeing stop.

Our train will return from Carlisle mid afternoon and time permitting a photographic and water stop will be made at Appleby prior to the long hard climb over the same spectacular route giving another opportunity to experience the beauty of the high Pennines. (Should the nominated engines be unavailable the train will be hauled by two others from the main line pool at Carnforth)

ULLSWATER CRUISE
We are pleased to offer an optional tour by leaving the train at Appleby and boarding a classic 1950’s coach for a memorable journey through the spectacular and tranquil Lake District to the pretty village of Glenridding followed with an hour’s cruise by historic steamer on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. Nestling below Helvellyn offering panoramic vistas we sail over the full length of the lake to Pooley Bridge and return by coach to Appleby where you rejoin the ‘Fellsman’. This tour must be pre-booked as seating is strictly limited.
Supplement: £20 per person

We have 4 different classes of travel available on board our train, but whichever you choose remember to book early in order to avoid disappointment as the ‘Fellsman’ has been fully booked every year:.

Standard Class
Reserved seating is arranged in groups of 4 around a table with bookings for 2 seated side by side with one window seat and one aisle seat - a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks. It is in order to bring on board your own hamper and picnics for consumption on or off the train.
Adult… £80
Child (15 yrs & under)… £60
Party of 4… £300
Family of 4 ticket (any combination of adults & children)… £245
Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £20 per person


First Class
Reserved seating is arranged in groups of 4 or 2 around a table with additional legroom, wide seats and panoramic windows. Complimentary tea/coffee & biscuits is included and a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks. It is in order to bring on board your own hamper and picnics for consumption on or off the train should you so desire.
Adult… £120
Party of 4… £460
Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £20 per person


Premier Dining
Seating is arranged in groups of 4 or 2 around a table in 1st class carriages. A full English breakfast and three course dinner with coffee and chocolates will be prepared on board by our chefs and silver served at your reserved seat by liveried stewards. A full wine & drinks list is available with an ‘at seat’ service during the meals.
Adult… £195
Party of 4… £760
Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £20 per person



GWR Saloon
An historic carriage built 83 years ago in 1930 for the Directors of the Great Western Railway and used on prestigious services – it even formed part of the GWR Royal train with seating for just 14 guests at tables of 4 or 2. It has wide observation windows, a dining saloon and private lounge. The meal service is the same as Premier dining with the addition of Bucks Fizz with breakfast – and canapés, glass of champagne & quarter bottle of wine with dinner.
Adult (minimum 2)… £265

(Due to timing constraints Premier dining & GWR Saloon is not available from Clitheroe or Long Preston).

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Generous group discounts are available for bookings of 15 or more – call reservations for details 0845 310 2458 or 0845 310 2489

Why not take a scheduled rail service from your local station to connect into the ‘Fellsman’.

NORTHERN RAIL

We have arranged a discounted add-on ticket for a special price of just £5 return to connect into the ‘Fellsman’ at either Preston or Blackburn. You may travel from stations within Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside on ‘Northern Rail’ services only. This advance purchase value ticket must be booked through Statesman Rail and is only valid in conjunction with, and on the same day as your ‘Fellsman’ ticket. It cannot be purchased on the day of travel, or from stations, other retail outlets or agents. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the connecting rail service is operated by ‘Northern Rail’ as these tickets are non-refundable once purchased. www.northernrail.org.

VIRGIN TRAINS

Hopping onboard a Virgin Train from London, the Midlands and Scotland is the best, fastest and cheapest way to connect into the ‘Fellsman’ at Preston or Lancaster. With all routes operated by super-swanky 125mph tilting Pendolino and Super Voyager trains. Also, if you’re feeling like something special, give First Class a try it’s not as expensive as you might think, and you get free food and drinks – Plus, with cheap Advance fares, you can experience the best of Britain for the tiniest of prices. www.virgintrains.com.

CARLISLE
The historic city of Carlisle, where we have an afternoon break of around 3 hours, lies close to the Scottish border and the rail station is right in the heart of the city with many of the eateries, Cathedral, Castle, Tullie House Museum and shopping centre within a few minutes’ walk. Visit www.discovercarlisle.co.uk to plan your stay.

HOTELS & SHORT BREAKS
If you are including the ‘Fellsman’ as part of a short break may we recommend the following hotels for which we have arranged a special discounted rate of £77.50 per room per night on a bed & breakfast basis. Please contact the hotels direct and state you have a reservation on the ‘Fellsman’.

Lancaster
PENNY STREET BRIDGE HOTEL A quality three star town house hotel in the city centre and only 7 minutes walk from the station Tel: 01524 599900 www.pennystreetbridge.co.uk.

Settle
THE LION AT SETTLE A quality three star newly refurbished hotel in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park only 4.5 miles from Long Preston station. Tel: 01729 822203 www.thelionsettle.co.uk.


Dates

This trip departs –
Wednesday 7 August 2013

Departs from

Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Clitheroe, Long Preston (near Settle)

Costs

Standard Class
Adult… £80
Child (15 yrs & under)… £60
Party of 4… £300
Family of 4 ticket (any combination of adults & children)… £245

First Class
Adult… £120
Party of 4… £460

Premier Dining
Adult… £195
Party of 4… £760

GWR Saloon
Adult (minimum 2)… £265

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To book please call Statesman Rail on:

0845 310 2458/2489