The Citadel Steam Special
Unless otherwise specified, all our trains will be formed of traditional spacious carriages with ample leg-room and comfortable seating areas. Further specific information about our trains can be found within this section.
Premier Dining Class Seating
This Steam excursion will feature lovingly restored Mark I or Mark II coaches. Our Premier Dining Class coaches include all the luxuries of First Class, with inclusive gourmet meal(s) prepared by our on board chefs.
All food is served to your seat as you relax and travel in style. Meals are provided to a set menu and will feature a full Breakfast in the morning and full four course dinner on the return. The example dining menus can be viewed by clicking the link in each of our trip pages.
A vegetarian option is available and we ask that this be requested at least 7 days before the date of your tour.
We regret that we are unable to offer any special dietary requirements such as wheat or gluten free food.
Seats are generally arranged in tables of four with some limited tables for two being available for a supplement to the advertised fare.
First Class Seating
Our First Class passengers will travel in refurbished Mark I or Mark II coaches. Our First Class passengers will be served freshly brewed coffee, fine teas and biscuits on both the outward journey and the return journey, plus access to the buffet car for the purchase of light refreshments. In addition all First class seats are in roomy coaches with all seats at tables which offer splendid views through large picture windows.
Our First Class seating is either on a table of four, or a table of two.
Guaranteed Table for two
Guaranteed Table for two – If you are travelling Premier Dining Class or First Class but would like the additional privacy and a guaranteed window seat, there are a limited number of smaller tables for two – rather than the normal table for four – available on most of our trains. This would allow you to sit opposite each other around a table for that more personal experience.
There is an additional £20 supplement per person (unless otherwise stated) for this option which should be added to the relevant section on the booking form.
Standard Class Seating
Our 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.
Our standard class carriages, of a traditional British Rail design with seating being around tables of four seats. One or two toilets are usually available in all carriages.
On Board Catering
We are normally able to offer a range of catering and refreshment facilities on our trains, specific details are displayed within the itinerary for each individual tour.
The on-train catering team will endeavour to provide a good range of hot and cold sandwiches, snacks, hot, cold and alcoholic beverages to buy on board the train.
Passengers in standard and first class accommodation are also welcome to bring their own food or picnic hampers to compliment the range the buffet is able to offer. The train´s friendly buffet staff are also there to help you too and will endeavour to assist if they can do so in any way. Subject to availability we also operate a number of trolleys providing at at–seat service of hot and cold drinks and snacks.