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The Citadel Steam Special

Manchester to Carlisle - Saturday 09 November 2019

 Join us for a great day out to remember aboard our heritage steam hauled train which will take you on a scenic journey along the Settle & Carlisle Line to the border city of Carlisle, then returning along the West Coast line.

The trip will be double headed with two engines being used from the pool of three. Possible engines hauling this trip are the 45407 'The Lancashire Fusilier,  LMS Black 5 4-6-0 no. 45212 , or  LMS Black 5 4-6-0 no. 44871.

Departing Manchester around 07:30 we make our way to Bolton, then Blackburn (we can pick passengers up in Blackburn, but the return journey would be dropped off in Preston). From Blackburn we make our way to Hellifield, where the journey really begins.

Enjoy the stunning Dales scenery as we make our way through Settle and over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Continuing north from Ribblehead we plunge into Blea Moor tunnel, the longest on the line. We then enjoy sweeping views along Dentdale as we pass through the highest station on the line, Dent. The stunning scenery continues as we head north to the more gentle landscape of the Eden Valley, the Eden Gorge and our destination - the border city of Carlisle.

After a break of around two hours in Carlisle, with its pedestrianised shopping centre, Castle and cathedral to enjoy, we return on the West Coast Main Line which takes us over Shap - the highest point on the line - and past The English Lake District, to Carnforth, where we leave our steam engines behind and return to your home stations with a heritage Diesel engine hauling us.
 

We welcome you to join us on our next trip, reliving the days of steam.

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THE FLYING SCOTSMAN CHRISTMAS DALESMAN

Manchester to Carlisle - Wednesday 04 December,Wednesday 18 December ,Saturday 21 December 2019.

 Join us for a great day out to remember aboard our heritage steam hauled train which will take you on a scenic journey along the Settle and Carlisle line and returning on the West Coast Main Line to Carnforth, where we change engines to one of our vintage Diesels for the final part of our journey.  Departing Manchester around 07:30 we make our way to Bolton, then Blackburn (we can pick passengers up in Blackburn, but the return journey would be dropped off in Preston). From Blackburn we make our way to Hellifield, where the journey really begins.

Enjoy the stunning Dales scenery as we make our way through Settle and over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Continuing north from Ribblehead we plunge into Blea Moor tunnel, the longest on the line. We then enjoy sweeping views along Dentdale as we pass through the highest station on the line, Dent. The stunning scenery continues as we head north to the more gentle landscape of the Eden Valley, the Eden Gorge and our destination - the border city of Carlisle.  


 After a break of around two hours in Carlisle, with its pedestrianised shopping centre, Castle and cathedral to enjoy, we return on the West Coast Main Line which takes us over Shap - the highest point on the line - and past The English Lake District, returning on the West Coast Main Line to Carnforth, where we change engines to one of our vintage Diesels for the final part of our journey to your home stations.
 






We welcome you to join us on our next trip, reliving the days of steam.

Book Now!
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THE FLYING SCOTSMAN CHRISTMAS DALESMAN

Liverpool to Carlisle - Saturday 14 December 2019

 Departing Liverpool around 07:30 we make our way to we make our way to Hellifield, where the journey really begins.Enjoy the stunning Dales scenery as we make our way through Settle and over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Continuing north from Ribblehead we plunge into Blea Moor tunnel, the longest on the line. We then enjoy sweeping views along Dentdale as we pass through the highest station on the line, Dent. The stunning scenery continues as we head north to the more gentle landscape of the Eden Valley, the Eden Gorge and our destination - the border city of Carlisle.
 

 After a break of around two hours in Carlisle, with its pedestrianised shopping centre, Castle and cathedral to enjoy, we return on the West Coast Main Line which takes us over Shap - the highest point on the line - and past The English Lake District, returning on the West Coast Main Line to Carnforth, where we change engines to one of our vintage Diesels for the final part of our journey to your home stations.  





We welcome you to join us on our next trip, reliving the days of steam.

Book Now!