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THE FELLSMAN

Wed 15 July 2020
Departing From: Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Leyland, Blackburn, Clitheroe*, Hellifield*

The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again in summer 2020 for its 12th season offering a 300-mile return steam hauled journey from Crewe on the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’.

ENGLISH RIVIERA EXPRESS

Sun 26 July 2020
Departing From: Bristol Temple Meads, Bath Spa, Bradford on Avon, Westbury, Frome, Taunton*

We recreate one of the great steam hauled holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel for a journey around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of the pretty ‘English Riviera’ resorts of Paignton or Dartmouth.

PEMBROKE COAST EXPRESS

Wed 29 July 2020
Departing From: Exeter St David's, Tiverton Parkway, Taunton, Bridgwater, Weston super Mare, Bristol Temple Meads, Patchway, Severn Tunnel Jct, Newport

Enjoy a summer day tour to glorious South Wales as our train is diesel hauled from Exeter to Bristol and then following a locomotive change we are steam hauled through the Severn Tunnel and into Wales on route to Camarthen.

ENGLISH RIVIERA EXPRESS

Sun 2 August 2020
Departing From: Bristol Temple Meads, Yatton, Weston Super Mare, Taunton*

We recreate one of the great steam hauled holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel for a journey around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of the pretty ‘English Riviera’ resorts of Paignton or Dartmouth.

WELSH BORDERS EXPRESS

Wed 5 August 2020
Departing From: Exeter St David's, Tiverton Parkway, Taunton, Bridgwater, Weston super Mare, Bristol Temple Meads, Patchway, Severn Tunnel Jct, Cwmbran

Traversing the breath-taking beauty of the Welsh Marches route our steam hauled train offers a totally unique day out as we travel through the rolling hills of the pretty Shropshire countryside dividing England and Wales.

ENGLISH RIVIERA EXPRESS

Sun 9 August 2020
Departing From: Bristol Temple Meads, Bath Spa, Bradford on Avon, Westbury, Frome, Taunton*

We recreate one of the great steam hauled holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel for a journey around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of the pretty ‘English Riviera’ resorts of Paignton or Dartmouth.

DEVONIAN EXPRESS

Wed 12 August 2020
Departing From: Cardiff, Newport, Severn Tunnel Jct, Patchway, Bristol Temple Meads, Bath Spa, Bradford on Avon, Westbury, Taunton*

We recreate one of the classic steam hauled holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel for a journey around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of maritime Plymouth.

THE LAKELANDER

Sat 15 August 2020
Departing From: Wolverhampton, Codsall, Telford, Wellington, Shrewsbury, Whitchurch, Crewe, Preston

Enjoy a fabulous day tour hauled entirely by steam all the way from Crewe and offering spectacular views of the Cumbrian mountains and high Pennines as we climb over the Lakeland fells to the historic border city of Carlisle.

THE FELLSMAN

Wed 19 August 2020
Departing From: Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Leyland, Blackburn, Clitheroe*, Hellifield*

The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs again in summer 2020 for its 12th season offering a 300-mile return steam hauled journey from Crewe on the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’.

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The White Rose

Yesterday six of us went on a Premier Dining experience from Crewe to York on the White Rose Steam Train. This is an experience that you must put on your to-do list!
The Company operates to a very high standard and the both the coaches and the locomotive looked as if they had left the works, new just days ago.
We were welcomed aboard by lovely hostesses who looked after us throughout the day with coffee. Breakfast was served an hour into our journey and it was perfect.
The real white rose on our table just added to the feeling that Saphos wanted our day to be perfect. The booklet gave details of the staff looking after us and gave a detailed description of our journey with minute by minute timings. Such was the precision of the trip that I could check our location just by looking in the booklet and a look out of the window would then confirm the station name we were flying through.
Our afternoon in York was lovely as always with a visit to our all time favourite tea shop Bettys. The sun shone and the crowds were out but York never disappoints.
Back on the train and the warmth of our welcome matched the warmth of the carriage as we sped back across the snow capped Pennines. Dinner was exquisite and matched by a lovely bottle of Malbec wine. When I marveled at the beautiful way the silver service table was laid with napkins folded like a starched white shirt our hostess showed me the secret to folding it and at my request showed me how to fold a napkin like an opera house or a lily. Such friendly service is rare today and the whole experience from stepping aboard until saying 'Good Night' back in Crewe was just wonderful. I can't wait to book again with some more of my friends so that they too can share this experience.
Loved every minute of it, and now it's my favourite UK restaurant.

Gerald – The Best Restaurant in The UK

March 7, 2020

Pennine Moors Christmas Explorer

We took the Royal Scot from Crewe and were in first class carriage with amazing service from Sandra and James and their excellent team. Great singers for entertainment and the train was immaculate and fascinating to see all the train spotters watching as we chugged through the countryside. I would highly recommend this for a special experience.

Susy R

December 7, 2019

North Wales Coast Express

Celebrity service, really tasty food and comfy chairs! Completely exceeded my expectations, a really special day. Thanks Saphos Trains

Jodie

February 1, 2020

The White Rose

What a tremendous day out. We used premier dining and paid for a table for two. The carriage was class and so comfortable. I did note the cheapest accommodation was similar bit without food!
We went from Warrington to York via the Peak District and returned via Calderdale. On boarding the train manager presented with a booklet about the places were going through. There were timings for each place mentioned so it was most informative. The food was fine dining which included breakfast and five course dinner on return including £19 towards drinks. The management and staff were excellent - pleasant and efficient. We loved this journey and will repeat it despite the cost.

David Littlewood

March 7, 2020
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