august, 2019

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

Event Details


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.


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


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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