Join us for a great day out to remember aboard our heritage steam hauled train which will take you on a scenic journey along the Settle and Carlisle line. This trip is scheduled to be hauled by 60103 The Flying Scotsman.
The Flying Scotsman set two world records for steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour (160.9 km/h) on 30 November 1934, and then setting a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles (679 km) on 8 August 1989 while in Australia.
Departing Manchester Victoria around 07:30 we will be hauled by a vintage diesel engine as we make our way to Hellifield, where the journey really begins. We change engines in Hellifield to the 60103 The Flying Scotsman for the journey along the famous Settle and Carlisle Railway line.
Enjoy the stunning Dales scenery as we make our way through Settle and over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Continuing north from Ribblehead we plunge into Blea Moor tunnel, the longest on the line. We then enjoy sweeping views along Dentdale as we pass through the highest station on the line, Dent. The stunning scenery continues as we head north to the more gentle landscape of the Eden Valley, the Eden Gorge and our destination - the border city of Carlisle.
First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best.
After a break of around two hours in Carlisle, with its pedestrianised shopping centre, Castle and cathedral to enjoy, we return along the Settle and Carlisle line to Hellifield where we change engines to one of our vintage Diesels for the final part of our journey to your home stations.
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Coaching stock will consist of vintage Premier Class vehicles (Mark I or Mark II vehicles), refurbished and appointed to a very high level of comfort.
Premier Dining is First Class with a little extra luxury and is perfect for a special occasion. Passengers will be served a full English breakfast with complementary Bucks Fizz on the outward journey. A delicious four course dinner preceded by Champagne will be served on the return journey. Dinner will be accompanied by a quarter bottle of wine per person and mince pies to finish, along with tea or coffee.. A complimentary service of tea or coffee on both journeys.
We are able to offer a vegetarian menu with 7 days advance notification but regretfully we are unable to offer any other special dietary requirements (i.e. nut allergy, vegan, gluten free diets etc). View our sample menu We also ask kindly that passengers do not consume their own alcoholic drinks in Premier Dining Class
Our traditionally furnished First Class carriages allow you to travel in style. The coaching stock will consist of vintage Premier Class vehicles (Mark I or Mark II vehicles), refurbished and appointed to a very high level of comfort.
Premier First Class passengers will be served a breakfast roll on the outward journey and sandwiches, a scone, jam and butter will be served on the return journey. To accompany this, there will be a complimentary service of tea or coffee on both journeys. Passengers will also have access to the buffet carriage for the purchase of light snacks.
Our Standard Class carriages offer the same train experience at exceptional value for money. All our standard class passengers travel in refurbished vintage Mark I or Mark II coaches and will have access to the buffet carriage for the purchase of teas, coffees and light snacks.
A child ticket is for a child aged 16 or under.
Supplement for a private table for two in first class and dining £20.00 per passenger. Fares are subject to a £3.75 booking fee.