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We pride ourselves upon the standard of the days out we organise. We put a lot of thought and effort into every detail of your time with us and like to think that we achieve a high standard for our passengers.

Some customers just love to travel in our comfortable carriages; others have a real passion for the locomotives, steam or diesel. Many travel with us time and time again – we’d love to welcome you on board too!

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26augAll DayThe Cotswold - EdenA bank holiday excursion over the superbly scenic Settle & Carlisle Line and through the Cumbrian Fells

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BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

An excursion through some of the most wonderful scenery in the country.  Hauled by classic 1960’s built British diesel locomotives (Class 50s), this excursion provides a rare opportunity to enjoy this highly scenic route as part of a through service from Oxfordshire, Cotswold Line stations and Worcestershire.

Following a journey through the midlands and West Yorkshire we join the Settle & Carlisle Line after Hellifield. Our first stop is at Settle for about thirty minutes, to unveil a commemorative plaque provided by the Cotswold Line Promotion Group (CLPG).

Then we climb into the Pennines over hills and dales to reach Ais Gill summit and the Eden Valley before stopping at Appleby for a two-hour plus afternoon break (1335 – 1550).

We return homeward around Carlisle, through the eastern Lake District and Lancashire / Cheshire / West Midlands to our joining stations to round off a marvellous day.

Didcot Parkway and Droitwich Spa have been added as joining stations.

This excursion has been organised in conjunction with CLPG. 10% discount is available for CLPG members.

YOUR CHOICE OF RESERVED SEATING

‘Table for Two’ seats are available at a supplement of £35 per person in First Class, First Class Plus and Premier Dining.

CONFIRMED TIMINGS

The train, operated by GBRF, is expected to be formed of Mark I carriages and hauled by 2 Class 50 locos north from Oxford and back to the Birmingham area. A Class 66 will work everything else.

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Pathfinder Tours prides itself as one of the nation’s leading names in UK rail travel by special train.

WHY CHOOSE PATHFINDER TOURS TO TRAVEL WITH?

Pathfinder Tours prides itself as one of the nation’s leading names in UK rail travel by special train. We organise up to 40 day excursions every year, as well as a number of weekend trips, travelling to many interesting destinations and events.

Some customers just love to travel in our comfortable carriages; others have a real passion for the locomotives, steam or diesel. Many travel with us time and time again – we’d love to welcome you on board too!

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TRAVELLING WITH MOBILITY EQUIPMENT 

We are happy to welcome aboard customers who have mobility equipment that requires storing on the train. As storage space is limited, the equipment must be foldable or demountable. We recommend lightweight equipment be brought to facilitate this. Please note that we do not carry any equipment for loan purposes on the trains – please bring along that which will make your day out manageable.

Often, we only have very limited stopping time at the stations – usually 2 to 3 minutes. Stewards are there to welcome all passengers onto the train and may not have the time to assist every individual who has equipment to manoeuvre. Travelling with a companion who can help you on and off the train would be beneficial.

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To operate our main line excursions Pathfinder Tours uses these professional train operating companies (TOC’s)…

DB Cargo (DB)

Direct Rail Services (DRS)

GB Railfreight (GBRf)

each of which is owned by a respected national or international parent company.

Bookings can be made with us in the knowledge that each excursion is run with your safety and welfare as the absolute priority.

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Pathfinder Tours prides itself as one of the nation’s leading names in UK rail travel by special train. We organise up to 40 day excursions every year, as well as a number of weekend trips, travelling to many interesting destinations and events.

Some customers just love to travel in our comfortable carriages; others have a real passion for the locomotives, steam or diesel. Many travel with us time and time again – we’d love to welcome you on board too!

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