Our special train originates from the popular east coast seaside resort of Scarborough and will be steam hauled from York to London.
We will make our way through Malton to York where we pick up further passengers, before continuing southwards along the East Coast Main Line towards Doncaster and then via Lincoln before we arrive in Ealing Broadway. We return to Scarborough via our outward route, but with more modern diesel traction.
Leaving Scarborough, diesel hauled, we make our way via Seamer and Malton to the historic city of York with its Minster dominating the area, where we stop for further passengers. From York we continue steam hauled by locomotive No.35018 British India Line. We head southwards away from York and make our way at maximum speed to Doncaster.
From Doncaster, we take the scenic rural line to Gainsborough and leave South Yorkshire behind and enter Lincolnshire. We cross the River Trent at Gainsborough, a town once famous for its agricultural machinery industry,particularly that of Marshalls who built many steam traction engines.
Still in Lincolnshire, we now head for Lincoln. Our steam train will continue its rural ramblings until we see on the horizon the 11th century Gothic cathedral high on the hill overlooking the historic city of Lincoln. We then cut across the flat lands of the Fens and reach Sleaford, an attractive and busy small market town whose skyline is dominated by the 144-foot stone spire of St. Denys’ Church. We now take the rural line into south Lincolnshire and onwards to Spalding, famous as the centre of the UK flower industry.
We will now head for Peterborough where we shall join the East Coast Main Line. We will soon get up to maximum speed along the East Coast Main Line. We pass through Hitchin and run through Stevenage and the north London suburban stations as we make our approach on Hornsey. We leave the main line to King’s Cross and make our way via Acton Wells to Ealing Broadway, where we reluctantly have to say farewell to our steam locomotive.
After an afternoon break in Ealing Broadway, which has underground connections into the centre of London, we will return to York and Scarborough by diesel traction, setting down at our outward picking up stations.
Premier Dining includes a full English breakfast, light lunch and a four course dinner silver served at your seat.
First Class includes morning coffee with a muffin, afternoon tea and coffee with a cake and a biscuit.
Standard Class includes a reserved seat usually at a table for four.
Tables for two can be guaranteed in Premier Dining and First Class for a supplement of £25 per person (subject to availability).
A buffet car is available and serves tea, coffee, snacks and light refreshments.
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