Christmas Dining Experience
Steam Hauled Vintage Carriages
Departs Lancaster & Carnforth
Sunday 3rd, 10th and 17th December 2017
What better way to start the countdown to this years festive season than to join us on board our Christmas train, relax in our lavishly furnished Mk1 and Mk2 vintage carriages, some of which represent the oldest working carriages in operation today. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel from Lancaster, then from Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over for the remainder of the trip, re live a bygone era at the same time breath deep and witness the wonderful countryside from your very own picture window.
- First class travel.
- A spectacular four hour rail journey.
- Welcome glass of Champagne.
- A superb four course festive lunch.
- Half bottle of wine.
£179 per person
The trip is a circular route starting in Lancaster and picking up passengers in Carnforth (famous as the outdoor location for the film 'Brief Encounter'. The train heads east along the Keer Valley crossing the Lune Valley and into the hills towards Wennington. From here we travel along the edge of the Forest of Bowland and through the unmanned Bentham Station. Continuing easterly we head for Clapham, through dramatic scenery with the Yorkshire Dales to the north and the Forest of Bowland to the south we continue up through the Valley of the River Wenning before heading south to Giggleswick and down to Settle Junction. Following along the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park we arrive at Hellifield before turning to head along the Ribble Valley and on to Clitheroe.
From Clitheroe we continue south across the 48 arch viaduct at Whalley towards Blackburn. Leaving Blackburn on a westerly route we head along open countryside through Cheery Tree, Farrington Curve and Bamber Bridge and on to Preston. From Preston we head for Lancaster then on round past Morcambe Bay to Carnforth.