december, 2019

14decAll DayThe Grotto GridPathfinder's annual Christmas outing, with a rounding of the east & north midlands to the rail lines of north Lincolnshire. Joining Stations: Westbury, Bath Spa, Bristol Parkway, Cheltenham Spa, Bromsgrove, Northfield, Coleshill Parkway, Burton-on-Trent, Derby & Chesterfield

Event Details


Santa outfits are optional on Pathfinder’s annual Christmas outing!

Aboard our set of classic carriages we pick up to Derby, and reverse in Chaddeston Yard to attach the Colas Class 56 ‘Grid’. There then follows an itinerary via Lincoln to Barnetby for an hour lunchtime break; followed by travel over the ROXBY GULLET branchline and Scunthorpe area lines before heading homeward to complete an enjoyable day.

Featured Track: Pilot Line (Derby), Scunthorpe Trent Reception Line, Roxby Gullet Branchline, Scunthorpe Yard, Anchor Exchange Sidings (courtesy of British Steel), Scunthorpe Old Station & E Line, Doncaster Avoiding Line, Roundwood Chord, Up Canklow Goods Loop, Up & Down Staveley Goods Loop, Woodhouse Sidings, Up & Down Blackwell Slow, Up & Down Erewash Slow, Lenton Curve, Toton High Level Lines & Toton Upside Sidings & Burton-on-Trent East Yard Sidings.

A big ‘Thank You’ to both British Steel (Scunthorpe) and Biffa (Roxby Gullett) for their co-operation.

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Standard Class£109£55£416Book Now
First Class£149£109£576Book Now

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


*Birmingham New Street replaces Northfield as a Pick-up station.

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

Motive power will feature two DB Cargo Class 66s, plus a Colas Class 56 as the main traction from Derby  Chaddesden Yard via Barnetby back to Toton.

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