Confirmed Passenger Timings

Boarding StationOutwardReturn
Crewedep 09:15arr 20:00
Warrington Bank Quaydep 09:40arr 19:30
Wigan North Westerndep 09:55arr 19:10
Carlislearr 12:55dep 16:50

DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (09.00/19.30) Warrington Bank Quay (09.40/19.00) Wigan North Western (10.00/18.40)
All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change – Tickets and confirmed timings will be forwarded by post 7 days prior to departure

The train will be hauled by vintage Class 40 diesel locomotive D213 ‘Andania’

This popular tour includes a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering. Following an afternoon sightseeing break in the historic border city of Carlisle our memorable journey continues over the taxing climb of Shap Summit with splendid views of the Lakeland Mountains.  

Leaving behind the industrial architecture of the north our train heads into the Yorkshire Dales for a spectacular journey over the magnificent high Pennines. The sheer scale of the scenery is apparent as we pass such famous landmarks as Ribblehead Viaduct, Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Edge, with stunning views of the three peaks. One magnificent sight follows another before we gradually descend into the tranquil Eden Valley passing through the pretty Westmorland market town of Appleby, then on to the border city of Carlisle for a lunchtime break of around three hours.

We return over the West Coast line and an exhilarating 1 in 75 ascent of Shap summit offering stunning views across to the Lakeland Mountains before the twisting run through the pretty Lune Gorge and descending through Oxenholme to the county town of Lancaster.

Standard Class:
Reserved seating is arranged around a table of four with bookings for two persons seated side by side with one window and one aisle seat whilst bookings for one person are allocated an aisle seat. A buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of beverages, snacks and sandwiches.

First Class:
Reserved seating is arranged around a table of four or table of two offering additional legroom, wide seats, and large picture windows. A buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of beverages, sandwiches and snacks.

Standard Class: £75

First Class: £99

Seats at a window table for 2 are available in First Class at a supplement of £20 per person 

Bookings may be made by Visa/Mastercard through our online reservation system – we are not accepting phone bookings for this tour.

Every effort will be made to run this tour with the advertised locomotive, however we reserve the right to substitute D213 with an alternative vintage diesel should this become necessary

To make a booking just select the joining station from the drop down menu and enter the number of seats required in the quantity box.

Type of SeatsJoining PointQuantityPrice
First Class joining at
First Class (seated at a guaranteed window table for 2) joining at
Standard joining at