There are 35 of us confirmed on this trip and we could still take any last minute bookings. Full details are given below.
organised a group booking, at a discounted price for Society members, on The
Dalesman train from Chester to Carlisle and return (with steam from Hellifield on the Settle – Carlisle line).
The train leaves Chester Station at 0748
and will return at 2235.
There is a buffet car for drinks and sandwiches throughout
the day but we have made arrangements for a three course lunch for our party on arrival in Carlisle.
From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working
carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these
carriages date back to the 1920s and served throughout the golden age of
rail, and some featured in the Harry Potter movies, and have all been
lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel
for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield the steam engine
pulls the train across the Settle to Carlisle, England's most scenic
The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a
break of around 2 hours and we shall have a three course lunch in the Hallmark Hotel next to the station.
The Settle to Carlisle Line first opened to passengers in 1876 and
takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along
its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning
Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best.
cost for the day as described, including lunch, will be £?? per head and we have
reserved 40 places for our members in one of the ‘heritage coaches’.
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