This day trip by special train provides an opportunity for those in the London area, the Home Counties and the East Midlands, to visit the historic city of York.
** THIS TRAIN IS NOW FULLY BOOKED IN ALL CLASSES **
The train takes an interesting route, which includes the East Coast main Line, but also unusual lines rarely used by passenger trains. The train will be hauled by a steam locomotive for the journey to York and will be a reminder of the great days of steam train travel, an experience not to be missed.
Our train leaves London King’s Cross station at around 06:35, hauled by the world famous steam locomotive No. 60103 "Flying Scotsman". We head down the ECML, which will allow Flying Scotsman to achieve its maximum speed, picking up at Stevenage or Welwyn Garden City and Peterborough.
Leaving the ECML, we now pick up at Stamford in Lincolnshire, followed by Rutland’s county town of Oakham. Our last stop to pick up passengers is at Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. We continue to Syston Junction and take the sharp right curve to join the Midland Main Line from Leicester. We pass through Loughborough and join the Erewash Valley Line at Trent Junction. After Chesterfield we take the ‘Old Road’ via Barrow Hill to Rotherham and continue through Conisbrough to Doncaster. Here we join the East Coast Main Line and we can expect a fast run with Flying Scotsman to York, where we arrive in the early afternoon.
York is a fascinating city to visit as it has a huge variety of attractions including the world famous National Railway Museum, the Minster, the Shambles, the Castle and its many museums, including the Viking Jorvik Centre. Open top buses leave from the station forecourt on tours around the city.
Our train leaves York at around 17:10 and returns to London King’s Cross hauled by a diesel locomotive. We shall stop at the same stations as on the outward journey to set down passengers.
Premier Dining includes a 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 a savoury dish followed by a selection of fancies and cakes.
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 £22 per person. (subject to availability)
Approximate timings shown
|London KIng's Cross||07:07||22:45|
|Stevenage or Welwyn Garden City||07:57||21:45|