Spirit of the Lakes

Classes And Carriages

Each Spirit Of The Lakes trip page will detail which classes of travel are available. With the exception of travelling by ‘Service Train’ the descriptions below offer example of our classes and carriages.

All our diesel hauled ‘Spirit Of The Lakes’ excursions will feature lovingly restored Pullman coaches, each named after one of the English Lakes, for both Pullman Dining and Pullman First Class passengers.

These coaches represent the only genuine Mark II Pullman set operating on main line excursion trains in England. Each of these coaches has a maximum of thirty six seats making them extremely roomy and comfortable with renewed upholstery, carpets and curtains.

These heavyweight coaches which are fully double glazed, offer guests a smoother ride and quieter and more comfortable enviroment to enjoy the journey.

All our First Class and Standard Class passengers will travel in refurbished Mark I or Mark II coaches and will have access to a buffet for the purchase of teas, coffees and light refreshments. In addition all standard class seats are in roomy coaches with all seats at tables which offer splendid views through large picture windows.

On excursions where steam haulage is involved, coaching stock will consist of Premier Class vehicles (Mark I or Mark II vehicles), refurbished and appointed to a very high level of comfort.

As with our Pullman trains, These vehicles offer the ultimate experience in luxury rail travel.

The example dining menus can be viewed by clicking the link in each of our trip pages.