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Steam train offers for members

The Flying Scotsman (courtesy of the National Railway Museum)

The Railway Touring Company’s 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.

Steam for a day

Steam day trips combine magnificent locos, scenic routes and interesting destinations to make for a memorable day with first class and dining options an ideal way to celebrate special anniversaries or birthdays.  

The  schedule includes an impressive line up of steam locos, including 60103 Flying Scotsman, 46233 Duchess of Sutherland, 35018 British India Line, 45562 Alberta, 45690 Leander, a number of Black 5s and 60163 Tornado.

Routes include the picturesque Wensleydale Railway, the world famous Settle & Carlisle Line, the dramatic Cumbrian and North Wales coasts, the Dawlish to Teignmouth sea wall and mountainous Snowdonia.  

Destinations include cathedral city Worcester, historic York and Chester, seaside Blackpool, Scarborough, Weymouth and Bournemouth and ever fascinating Edinburgh.

Cumbrian Coast Express, picture Bob Green

Cumbrian Coast Express (credit: Bob Green)

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, is always a highlight of The Railway Touring Company’s  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, The 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 The Shetlander, the Arran & Kintyre, the Far North & Orkney, The Western Isles and The Heart of Scotland, also explore other scenic Scottish routes.

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


Europe and Beyond

Further afield, European rail tours include visits to the Swiss Bernese Oberland, the Harz Mountains, Austria & Bohemia, Saxony, Slovakia and Hungary.  Beyond Europe The Railway Touring Company’s heritage rail holidays include South Africa, Australia, India, 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 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 £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.

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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.