The Dalesman


Running from 28th April until 08th September 2020

Choice of two journeys

To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield):

Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey

To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston):

Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey


The outbound journey from Chester will be diesel hauled through Frodsham to Warrington before turning north onto the West Coast Main Line through Wigan, Preston and Lancaster to Carnforth. At Carnforth we change to steam traction for the journey to Carlisle via the West Coast Mainline.


Departing From: Departs Returns
Chester 07.48 20.42
Frodsham 08.10 20.19
Warrington Bank Quay 08.54 20.03
Wigan North Western 09.13 19.37
Leyland 09.29 19.07
Preston 09.47 18.33
Destination: Arrives Departs
Carlisle 12.36 15.15

For the Return Journey, we travel back along the Settle & Carlisle Line with steam traction to Preston. From Preston we will be hauled by a vintage diesel engine to your home stations.


The outbound journey from York will be diesel hauled via Church Fenton, Milford and Castleford to Wakefield. Then onto Leeds (reverse) and along the Aire Valley to Skipton and Hellifield. At Hellifield we change to steam traction for the journey via the Settle & Carlisle Line to Carlisle.


Departing From: Departs Returns
York 08.32 21.55
Normanton 09.27 21.05
Wakefield Kirkgate 09.35 20.54
Leeds 10.09 20.18
Skipton 11.16 19.26
Destination: Arrives Departs
Carlisle 14.30 16.43

We re-trace our outwards route for the return journey with steam traction to Hellifield and diesel traction returning to York.

Please note that the timings above are to be used as a guide only and might change at any time. Confirmed timings will be stated on travel tickets when purchased in advance of travel.