Shrewsbury and the Welsh Borders

Steam Special - Shrewsbury & the Welsh Borders

Departs Saturday 5th October 2013 From, Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Habrough, Barnetby, Scunthorpe and Thorne South

Join us for a nostalgic day out and enjoy the thrill of steam haulage on a circular route which takes in the lovely scenery of the Welsh Borders. Departing Cleethorpes around 0610 with a diesel locomotive in charge we make our way across country to the railway hub at Crewe where we detach our diesel in exchange for steam traction. Our steam engine will take us through Chester and on to the scenic line which runs through the rolling hills of Welsh border country. Passing through Wrexham, Ruabon, Chirk and Gobowen we enjoy the smells and sounds of days gone by as our locomotive works hard with its heavy load en route to the historic town of Shrewsbury, where we break our journey. Standing in a loop of the River Severn Shrewsbury is an attractive destination with its cobbled streets, half timbered buildings and pedestrianised centre all making for a pleasant break of journey. After our visit we rejoin our steam hauled train for the return run to Crewe, this time taking the line through Whitchurch and Wrenbury, so completing a circular run. Our diesel now rejoins the train and takes over for the return run arriving back into Cleethorpes around 2230. Should our steam engine fail we will operate the tour by diesel train and refund the steam supplement of £5.00.

Standard Class £59.00
First Class £79.00
Premier Dining £159.00


This trip departs -
Saturday 5th October 2013

Departs from

Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Habrough, Barnetby, Scunthorpe and Thorne South


Standard Class £59.00
First Class £79.00
Premier Dining £159.00

01524 732 100

Booking Office Opening Hours:

Mon–Thur — 8:30am to 4:30pm
Fridays — 8:30am to 4:00pm