Cumbrian Coast
Settle Carlisle Thunderer II

Settle Carlisle Thunderer II

Please Note: This trip is part hauled by Steam and part hauled by vintage diesel


Settle Carlisle Thunderer II

Cleethorpes to Carlisle
Departs – Tuesday 05 March 2019

From Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Habrough, Barnetby, Scunthorpe and Thorne.

A second chance to join us for a thrilling return tour over England’s most famous railway, the Settle to Carlisle and enjoy a nostalgic journey behind steam to bring back memories of rail travel from days gone by.

Departing Cleethorpes around 0553 with diesel traction in charge we pick up as detailed to Thorne (departs approx 0718) from where we make our way past Leeds and through Skipton to Hellifield. At Hellifield our steam engine takes over for a scenic journey through the Yorkshire Dales and the Eden Valley to Carlisle.

Our steam engine will be put to the test as it tackles the steep gradients and twisting route of Englands most famous railway. The journey offers stunning views of the three peaks, Blea Moor, Dentdale before passing through the rugged scenery of the Mallerstang. We have requested a photo stop at Appleby before continuing on through the rolling scenery of the Eden Valley.

After a break of around two hours in Carlisle which is an attractive city boasting a pedestrianised centre, ancient city gates and imposing castle, we make our return run. We travel over the Settle Carlisle once more to Hellifield where we say goodbye to steam and our diesel engine takes over once again to transport us back to home stations where we expect to arrive mid to late evening.

Premier Dining Settle to Carlisle LineOn the outward journey passengers will be served a full English breakfast with complimentary Buck's Fizz plus elevenses or light lunch (depending on finalised timings). Champagne and canapés followed by a delicious four course dinner accompanied by a quarter bottle of wine, will be served on the return journey.

Premier First Class passengers will be served a breakfast roll on the outward leg and freshly made sandwiches, a scone, jam and butter will be served on the return journey. To accompany this, there will be a complimentary service of tea and coffee on both journeys.

Standard and First Class passengers will have access to a buffet for the purchase of tea, coffee and light refreshments. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments or indeed a tasty picnic to enjoy as the countryside passes by!

First Class, Premier First Class and Premier passengers can book a private table for a supplement of £20.00 per person.


The following Pick-Up and Set-Down stations are available on this excursion.

Stations Outward Return
Cleethorpes 05.53 23.15
Grimsby Town 06.03 23.05
Habrough 06.18 22.48
Barnetby 06.31 22.25
Scunthorpe 06.55 22.06
Thorne South 07.18 21.45
Carlisle 12.38 15.30