Steam train offers for members

The Flying Scotsman, picture courtesy of the National Railway Museum The Flying Scotsman (courtesy of the National Railway Museum)

Enjoy a heritage rail journey with our member discount of up to £50 per person.

The Railway Touring Company’s 2018 heritage rail tour programme is packed with steam day trips featuring many of Britain’s best preserved steam locomotives, as well as longer UK steam tours and worldwide heritage rail-based holidays.

Steam days: 1968-2018...50th anniversary of the end of steam

Commemorate 50 years since the end of British steam passenger services with a steam day trip. Travelling in the company of some of Britain’s best preserved locomotives, including 45690 Leander, 45699 Galatea, 46233 Duchess of Sutherland and A4 Pacific 60009 Union of South Africa, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate British engineering.

Exciting routes this autumn and Christmas include the famous Settle and Carlisle line, the Cumbrian coast and the dramatic line along the Dawlish sea wall. Duchess of Sutherland credit Bob Green
Duchess of Sutherland (credit: Bob Green)

Christmas steam

Christmas steam by Bob Green
Christmas steam (credit: Bob Green)

Steam journeys make a memorable festive treat and an imaginative gift experience.

The Railway Touring Company’s Christmas programme includes steam days out to visit Christmas markets in Bath, Winchester, Salisbury, Plymouth, Edinburgh and Lincoln, as well as a steam excursion to beautiful Sherborne where a carol service is held especially for steam passengers in the surroundings of the ancient Abbey.

You can also use your IMechE member discount to purchase tickets or gift vouchers to give to family and friends for Christmas.

Members enjoy a £10 per person discount on steam day trips when booking using the promotional code IME

Take a longer journey with a heritage rail tour

The Great Britain, a fascinating nine day steam tour departing in April, travelling the length and breadth of Britain and involving around seven different classic British steam locomotives, will be a highlight of The Railway Touring Company’s 2019 programme. Exploring picturesque valleys, mountainous landscapes and all the glories of the British coast, lakes and countryside The Great Britain is the rail journey of a lifetime.

Also in 2019, Cock O’the North will visit the north of Scotland in all its splendour with steam travel on the Strathspey Railway and The Jacobite across the famous Glenfinnan viaduct. Tours including Shetlander, Arran & Kintyre, Argyll, Mull & Iona and The Heart of Scotland, also explore other scenic Scottish routes.

Cock o'the North by Bob Green
Cock o'the North (credit: Bob Green)

Further afield, 2019 European rail tours include visits to the Swiss Bernese Oberland, former Yugoslavia, Germany and Tuscany. Beyond Europe in 2019 The Railway Touring Company’s heritage rail holidays include India and Sri Lanka and more.

Members enjoy a £25 per person discount on tours of four to eight days (using code IM1) or £50 per person on trips of nine days or more (use code IM2).

To find out more, or to make a booking, visit The Railway Touring Company or call 01553 661500 for a brochure.


Terms and conditions:

1. Offer open to members of IMechE only and up to three guests per member.
2. Offer entitles you to a £10pp discount on fares for day trips; £25pp discount on fares for tours of between 4 to 8 days; and £50pp discount on tours lasting 9 days or more.
3. Quote code IME when booking day trips; code IM1 for tours 4-8 days; and code IM2 for tours of 9 days or more.
4. You must confirm your IMechE membership number when booking. 
5. This offer holds no monetary value.
6. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or existing booking. 
7. The Railway Touring Company’s Standard Conditions of Booking and Travel apply – see website or brochure for details.

The Railway Touring Company, 14a Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1JN.

Find out more

Get in touch with The Railway Touring Company for more information or to request a brochure.

Or visit The Railway Touring Company website.


Get in touch

Contact The Railway Touring Company for more information or to request a brochure.

Or visit The Railway Touring Company website.