This steam hauled one way trip to Scarborough will be hauled by the magnificent A3 Class Pacific No. 60103 Flying Scotsman from London's King's Cross station.
We will make our way northwards down the East Coast Main Line, passing at speed through numerous tunnels and viaducts as we head for Hitchin Here we will leave the ECML and head eastwards through Royston to Cambridge, a historic city famous for its numerous colleges. We now head northwards across the Fens to Ely, with its majestic cathedral overlooking the area. Running via March, we reach the ECML again at Peterborough. Just north of Peterborough, you leave the ECML at Werrington Junction, and follow the former Great Northern Railway's line to picturesque Spalding, centre of the UK flower industry. The former Great Northern & Great Eastern Joint Line then takes you via Sleaford towards Gainsborough, where Marshall steam traction engines used to be built.
Following a short break of around an hour in Lincoln with its 11th century Gothic cathedral high on the hill top, the train will continue to Doncaster, to meet the ECML once again. Doncaster is where many locomotives, including Flying Scotsman and Mallard, were built. Back on the ECML, you now head for York, home of the National Railway Museum. You branch off the ECML at York and take the scenic North Eastern line towards Malton and Scarborough. With its two bays, castle and fishing harbour, Scarborough is one of the most popular resorts on the east coast.
The tour does not include travel back to London, you will need to make your own arrangements for this.
Premier Dining includes a full English breakfast and a light lunch silver served at your seat.
Tables for two can be guaranteed for a supplement of £25 per person (subject to availability).
Approximate timings shown
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