The Scarborough Flyer
Every Friday from 26th July to 13th September 2013
What could be better than spending a beautiful summer's day aboard the "Scarborough Flyer"? This special train runs from Crewe to York and Scarborough and will be steam hauled in both directions using one of our pool of three magnificent steam locomotives. The train travels through the contrasting, yet splendid scenery of the Pennine Mountains and the Vale of York. Passengers can choose to visit either York or Scarborough.
The "Scarborough Flyer" Leaves Crewe at around 07:30 and heads north to Wilmslow and Stockport where it stops to pick up more passengers. Later, the train passes through Stalybridge, with its famous Buffet Bar which first opened in 1885, and climbs into the Pennines through Standedge Tunnel. It descends to Huddersfield, where it stops to pick up further passengers, and then follows the route of the old Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway to Wakefield Kirkgate. Here there is a stop for more passengers before the train continues through Castleford to York, where our steam locomotive takes on water.
Those passengers who choose to alight at York will be able to make the most of the time in this fascinating city by visiting such sights as the Minster, The Shambles, the Jorvik Viking Centre and, of course, the superb National Railway Museum.
On departure from York, we take the Scarborough line and immediately cross the River Ouse, with lovely views of the Minster. We should have a fast run through the Vale of York before slowing for the curves that follow the River Derwent past Kirkham Abbey. We continue through Malton and Seamer to our final destination at Scarborough, the most popular seaside resort in Yorkshire and perhaps the whole of the East Coast. It has everything you would expect from an established seaside resort, with two stunning sandy bays and a host of things to do and see.
Our train leaves Scarborough for the return journey at 17:00 and retraces the route to York. Departure from York is at 18:30 and our train stops at the same stations as on the outward journey, to set down passengers.
The steam locomotives to be used on this day trip come from the following pool:
No. 46233 “Duchess of Sutherland” Princess Coronation Class ‘Pacific’ 4-6-2 built by the LMSR at Crewe in 1938, for use on express passenger trains, and now in B.R. Green livery. No. 70013 “Oliver Cromwell” Britannia class ‘Pacific’ 4-6-2, built at Crewe in 1951 to British Railways ‘standard’ design, and used on express passenger trains in East Anglia.
Approximate timings shown
from Huddersfield and Wakefield
from Huddersfield and Wakefield
Premier Dining includes full English breakfast and a four course dinner silver served at your seat.
First Class includes morning coffee with a Danish pastry and afternoon tea with scones, jam and cream, along with a selection of finger sandwiches.
Standard Class includes a reserved seat at a table for four.
A buffet car is available and serves tea, coffee, snacks and light refreshments. Tables for two can be guaranteed in first class and premier dining for a supplement of £20 per person. (subject to availability)http://www.railwaytouring.co.uk/bookings/BookingForm_UK.aspx?Action=New
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