West Coast Railways are pleased to announce the return of our steam train day trip The Dalesman, departing from Yorkshire and travelling along the Settle to Carlisle railway – running Tuesdays 17th May to 5th July, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12th July to the 25th August 2016. Boarding at York, Normanton, Wakefield, Leeds, Keighley and Skipton.
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 railway.
The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the castle and cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum — you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle–Carlisle line 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.