july, 2019

20julAll DayThe Cumbrian ExplorerA classic day excursion to Cumbria for Lakeland and Pennine options, the border city of Carlisle or the D.R.S. Open Day at the Kingmoor Depot.

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Making use of the fast West Coast mainline, our excursion is diesel hauled northwards through the Midlands, Manchester and Lancashire to arrive into Cumbria at lunchtime for an exciting range of off train options amongst the fells scenery. Choose from:-

Option A – Lakeside Railway and Windermere Cruise. (Supplementary fare: £25 Adult / £15 Junior)

Alight at Oxenholme. There are two coach legs of 3/4 hour each. Confirmed timings will determine whether the Lakeside Railway or Windermere is first on the itinerary.

Option B – Ullswater Cruise and The Kirkstone Pass. (Supplementary fare: £22 Adult / £14 Junior)

Alight at Penrith for 2 legs of 20 minutes, total excursion time 1 hour 20 minutes.

Option C – South Tynedale Railway. (Supplementary fare: £22 Adult / £14 Junior)

Alight at Penrith. Forward and outward journeys on the railway are approximately 35 minutes each way.

Option D – D.R.S Rail Services Kingmoor Depot Open Day. (Supplementary fare: £10 Adult / £5 Junior)

Alight at Carlisle.

Option E – Explore Carlisle on your own

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


Motive power is expected to be a D.R.S. Class 68 locomotive throughout.

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