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2014 - 2015 Excursions

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The Settle & Carlisle line is known for its magnificent scenery and steep gradient so our engine will be working hard as we climb to the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct with stunning views of the three peaks. Passengers get a marvellous view down Dent Dale as the train emerges from Blea Moor tunnel and approaching Garsdale you will see sweeping views of Wensleydale - with our engine in full flight we climb at 1 in 100 towards the summit of the line at Ais Gill. Travelling on through the lush Eden Valley to the historic border city of Carlisle where we arrive about 13.00 for a stop of up to two hours. You may choose to stroll between the castle and cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum – all surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained so creating the perfect way to spend an afternoon.


Our train will return from Carlisle about 15.30 and time permitting a photographic and water stop will be made at Appleby prior to the long hard climb over the same spectacular route giving another opportunity to experience the beauty of the high Pennines.


ULLSWATER CRUISE


We are pleased to offer an optional tour by leaving the train at Appleby and boarding a classic 1950’s coach for a memorable journey through the spectacular and tranquil Lake District to the pretty village of Glenridding followed with an hour’s cruise by historic steamer on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. Nestling below Helvellyn offering panoramic vistas we sail over the full length of the lake to Pooley Bridge and return by coach to Appleby where you rejoin the ‘Fellsman’. This tour is not suitable for anyone with severe mobility issues, or using a wheelchair and must be pre-booked as seating is strictly limited.

Supplement: £22 per person


We have 3 different classes of travel available on board our train, but whichever you choose remember to book early in order to avoid disappointment.


Standard Class


Reserved seating is arranged in groups of 4 around a table with bookings for 2 seated side by side with one window seat and one aisle seat - a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks. It is in order to bring on board your own hamper and picnics for consumption on or off the train.

Adult......£69  Child (15 yrs & under).....£49 Party of 4.....£256  

Family of 4 ticket (any combination of adults & children)......£210


First Class


Reserved seating is arranged in groups of 4 or 2 around a table with additional legroom, wide seats and panoramic windows. Complimentary tea/coffee & biscuits is included and a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks. It is in order to bring on board your own hamper and picnics for consumption on or off the train should you so desire.

Adult......£110  Party of 4......£420

Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £20 per person


Premier Dining


Seating is arranged in groups of 4 or 2 around a table in 1st class carriages. A full English breakfast and three course dinner with coffee and chocolates will be prepared on board by our chefs and silver served at your reserved seat by liveried stewards. A full wine & drinks list is available with an ‘at seat’ service during the meals.


Premier Dining is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years and due to timing constraints it is not available for guests boarding at Clitheroe or Long Preston.


Adult.......£190  Party of 4.....£740

Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £20 per person


A deposit of just £20 per person secures your booking with the balance of payment due 40 days prior to the tour

 

Generous group discounts are available for bookings of 15 or more – call reservations for details

0345 310 2458 or 0345 310 2489

The popular steam hauled ‘Fellsman’ runs again every Wednesday in summer 2015 for its 7th season offering a return journey over the spectacular ‘Settle to Carlisle Railway’. We travel through the Yorkshire Dales and over the roof of England with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys the legendary ‘Settle to Carlisle’ line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the magnificent 24 arched viaduct at Ribblehead. Time will be available for sightseeing in historic Carlisle - or take an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage coach and cruise on beautiful Ullswater.


The train is steam hauled throughout and the locomotive will be chosen from the historic pool of engines based at Carnforth including: LMS Royal Scot 46115 ‘Scots Guardsman’ – LMS Jubilee 5690 ‘Leander’ – LMS Stanier Black Five 44932 – LMS Jubilee 45699 ‘Galatea’.


Every Wednesday

27th May to 26th August 2015

Departing From:


Lancaster (dep 08.05/arr 20.45) Preston (dep 08.45/arr 20.05)

Blackburn (dep 09.10/arr 19.35) Clitheroe (dep 09.35/arr 18.45) Long Preston (10.50/17.50)

Outward bound, our train takes the beautiful line from Carnforth to Leeds before heading north to join the East coast mainline passing through York and Newcastle. After travelling over the famous border bridge at Berwick, our route runs along the coast and into Edinburgh for a 3 hour stay.


The return journey heads south to join the West coast mainline at Carstairs, terminating at Carnforth. Click here to download the full journey timetable.


Timings:

Depart Carnforth 07.27hrs

Arrive back in Carnforth 21.07hrs



Adults: £69  | Children (15yrs and under) : £20

Family: 2 Adults and 2 Children: £165


BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN AT CARNFORTH STATION HERITAGE CENTRE

10.00am – 4.00pm TEL 01524 735165

EMAIL – sdo@carnforth-station.co.uk

Statesman Railway Steam Excursions 2015
The Fellsman - As seen on BBC’s ‘Great British Railway Journeys’ & ITV’s ‘The Dales’
Brief Encounter Special - Saturday 25 October 2014