Steam days - 1968-2018 – 50th Anniversary of the End of Steam
£10pp Member discount
With around 60 steam days trips planned in the company of locos including 45690 Leander, 45699 Galatea, 46233 Duchess of Sutherland, 34046 Braunton, 70013 Oliver Cromwell, 46100 Royal Scot and 60009 Union of South Africa, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate British engineering.
60103 Flying Scotsman, still generating excitement wherever she goes, will provide the power on a number of dates, including The Scarborough Flyer, The Yorkshireman, The Waverley and a Cumbrian Mountain Express.
Exciting routes for 2018 include the famous Settle and Carlisle Line with this dramatic and challenging route providing added excitement for passengers on The Cumbrian Mountain Expresses, The Waverleys and The Hadrian.
Duchess of Sutherland picture by Bob Green
New steam journeys include The Whitby Flyer, with time to explore the seaside town of Whitby, famous for its 199 steps, abbey and quaint streets, and The Oxford Explorer providing an opportunity to visit this beautiful ‘City of Dreaming Spires’.
Popular summer seaside steam excursions continue with trip series The Royal Duchy to Plymouth and Par, The Dorset Coast Express to Bournemouth and Weymouth and The West Somerset Steam Express to Minehead.
50th Anniversary of the End of Steam
The Railway Touring Company also has steam journeys marking this 50th year since the end of passenger steam haulage on British Railways on 11th August 1968. On Saturday, 11th August, 2018 you can take The Cumbrian Mountain Express or The Waverley. Also, on Monday, 9th July, The End of Southern Steam to Weymouth marks the anniversary of the last southern steam service a year earlier.
The 2018 steam day trip schedule also includes The Dartmouth Express, The Bournemouth Belle, The North Wales Coast Express, The Welsh Mountaineer and many more.
Members enjoy a £10 per person discount on steam day trips when booking using the promotional code IME
Visit The Railway Touring Company website or call 01553 661500 for a brochure.
Quote IME at the time of booking to get your discount.