Departing From

  • Rugby,
  • Coventry,
  • Birmingham International,
  • Tame Bridge Parkway,
  • Wolverhampton,
  • Telford central,
  • Wellington,
  • Shrewsbury,
  • Crewe

We are pleased to present a truly memorable steam hauled circular tour through the magnificent Pennines and the spectacular Yorkshire Dales offering outstanding views and steep climbs to make the engine work hard.

Following the last passenger boarding station at Crewe our train joins the West Coast Main line and passes through Preston, then travelling north past imposing Lancaster Castle we cross the River Lune and at Bolton-le-Sands there are spectacular views across Morecambe Bay toward the Lakeland mountains. At Carnforth we pass the famous station used in the 1945 movie ‘Brief Encounter’ and take the secondary line into open countryside and through dramatic scenery on the edge of the forest of Bowland towards the beautiful Yorkshire Dales crossing rivers and moorland as we climb through Wennington and Gigglewick to Settle Junction with amazing views of the three peaks. At Hellifield we join the normally freight only line as it crosses the River Ribble through the stunning valley with Pendle Hill, home to the Lancashire witches, towering over the route.


Passing historic Clitheroe at Whalley, we cross the 48-arch viaduct, and the engine works hard to climb the taxing Wilpshire Bank with the sounds echoing back from the surrounding hills. Travelling onward through Blackburn we take the line to Leyland and re-join the West Coast main line to our homeward stations.

The train is steam hauled from Crewe by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 ‘Royal Scot’ – West Country Class, No. 34046 ‘Braunton’ – Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 ‘Britannia’.


Rugby 08.00 21.45
Coventry 08.15 21.30
Birmingham International 08.30 21.15
Tame Bridge Parkway 09.00 20.45
Wolverhampton 09.10 20.30
Telford central 09.30 20.10
Wellington 09.40 20.00
Shrewsbury 10.10 19.30
Crewe 11.20 18.15

All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change.

Classes of Travel

Pullman Dining - £350

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two available at a supplement of £40 per person.

Seating is in our beautifully restored wood panelled vintage carriages at tables of 4 or 2 laid with crisp linen and fully dressed in fine crockery, fresh flowers, and glassware. The day starts as you are welcomed on board with tea/coffee and pastries, followed mid-morning with a glass of chilled champagne and selection of canapes thence a sumptuous seven course seasonal luncheon created by our Executive Chef is served, including the Great British Cheeseboard all accompanied by our Sommelier’s choice of a half-bottle of wine per person. The memorable journey concludes with a service of coffee and homemade petits fours.


First Class (non-dining) - £185

Seating at a guaranteed window table for two available at a supplement of £40 per person.

Seating is at tables of 4 or 2 with additional legroom, wide seats, and panoramic windows. Includes complimentary tea/coffee and light snacks, accompanied with a morning glass of Bucks Fizz and afternoon glass of sparkling wine. There is a buffet bar available for the purchase of light refreshments and you may bring on board your own picnic hamper for consumption during the journey.


Standard Class (non-dining) - £165

Seating is 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 normally allocated an aisle seat. Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee throughout your journey as well as additional items that may be purchased from our buffet bar offering a choice of refreshments, light snack items, wines, beers and spirits.