Steam train offers for members
Member discounts of up to £50pp
The Railway Touring Company’s 2017 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. You can use its special IMechE members’ discount codes when booking for savings of up to £50pp.
With around 80 steam days trips planned, with locos including 45690 Leander, BR Standard Class No. 76084, Black 5s 45212 and 44871, 46233 Duchess of Sutherland, 34046 Braunton, 61306 Mayflower and 70013 Oliver Cromwell, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate British engineering.
60103 Flying Scotsman, still generating excitement wherever she goes, will provide the power on nine dates, including The Yorkshireman, The Hadrian and a number of The Waverleys.
2017 will also see the re-opening of the Settle and Carlisle Line - scheduled for the end of March – and this dramatic and challenging route will provide added excitement for passengers on The Cumbrian Mountain Expresses and The Hadrian.
The Waverley and the Cumbrian Mountain by Bob Green
New steam journeys this year include The Scarborough Flyer – another date which will feature Flying Scotsman – from Scarborough, York, Doncaster and Lincoln to Kings Cross and The Whitby Flyer.
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.
The steam day trip schedule also includes The Tin Bath – celebrating Last of the Summer Wine country, The Buxton Spa Express, The End of Southern Steam, The Dartmouth Express, The Royal Scot and The Midday Scot and many more.
Visit The Railway Touring Company website or call 01553 661500 for a brochure.
Quote IME at the time of booking to get your discount.
Heritage rail tours
The Great Britain, a fascinating nine day steam tour travelling the length and breadth of Britain and involving around nine different classic British steam locomotives, is once again the highlight of The Railway Touring Company’s year. 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.
Brand new UK tours include the West Country Explorer, a five day journey sampling the rural pleasures of Somerset, Devon and Cornwall with outstanding coastal and moorland scenery and steam provided by the likes of 70013 Oliver Cromwell with additional interest in the form of the heritage West Country, Bodmin & Wenford and Dartmouth Steam Railways and a ferry journey on board paddle steam Kingswear Castle.
Other tour itineraries will explore the far reaches of Scotland, the English Lakes, Snowdonia and the Northern Fells.
Cock o'the North by Bob Green
Further afield, the Southern Italy Steam Safari is new for 2017. Highlights of this heritage rail adventure include steam train from Pisa to Florence, steam from Florence to hilltop Arezzo for lunch, steam onwards to Rome with a full day sightseeing in the Eternal City, vintage electric train to Naples with a visit to the Italian National Railway Museum, travel by narrow gauge Circumvesuviana railway to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius and much more.
Other European rail tours visit Vienna, Budapest, Saxony and Bohemia, Poland, the Black Sea, the Swiss Bernese Overland and Austria. Beyond Europe The Railway Touring Company offers heritage rail holidays in India, Sri Lanka – The Viceroy Special, Colorado and the Rocky Mountains and the Andes of Colombia & Ecuador.
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 website 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 £5pp 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.