may, 2021

22mayAll DayThe Cumbrian FreighterNEW DATE - Visiting the Cumbrian Fells and Settle & Carlisle Line, with the added interest of some rather unusual routing along the way. Joining Stations: Banbury, Leamington Spa, Dorridge, Birmingham New Street, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay & Wigan North Western

66002_Yarnton_2012 Martin Loader Mk i carriages

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We hope to announce a further three sections of track that will add nicely to this interesting itinerary and negotiations with the private owners are underway.
Passengers booked on the train have been contacted about the revised date and we would again like to thank them for their patience and understanding.

During regular journeys over these popular routes our trains cruise along at a steady pace whilst passengers appreciate the beautiful scenery, but this time we include traversal of some of the loops and spurs along these routes that do not usually see regular visits from passenger trains. From Wigan we take a northbound route over the Settle & Carlisle Line, with a two hour early afternoon break in Appleby. Then onto the Carlisle area to join the west coast main-line for the run through the Cumbrian Fells and homeward.

Routing Highlights: Blackburn King St. Thro’ Siding; Up & Down Goods; Hellifield Down Goods; Blea Moor Up Goods Loop; Appleby Down & Thro’ Siding; Carlisle Goods Lines London Road Jn to Currock Jn (rev) to Upperby Bridge Jn; Several Up loops out of Plumpton, Eden Valley, Shap, Tebay, Grayrigg, Oxenholme, Ouebeck and Oxheys; Shap Hardendale Rounding Loop (rev) then Harrison’s Down Goods Loop.   Several other non-passenger lines may be added to this list.


Table for Two seats are available at a supplement of £35 per person in First Class.

Onboard catering will include a full buffet service with the Gricers Grill, real ale & Cider.

Motive power is expected to be a pair of DB Cargo Class 66s in Top’n’Tail mode throughout.

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