The Lakeside Express 2

The Lakeside Express 2

Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel

Bedford to Grange over Sands or Ulverston
Departs – Thursday 14 June 2018

From Bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering, Leicester, Loughborough and Chesterfield.

Join us for a relaxing day aboard our heritage diesel express for a nostalgic day out to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Cumbrian Coast. Our roomy main line touring coaches with all seats at tables and large picture windows are the ideal way to travel long distances in comfort. Departing early morning we make our way along the West Coast Main Line through Crewe and Preston towards Lancaster. From here we take the branch line through Carnforth and, whilst enjoying stunning views across Morecambe Bay, prepare ourselves for an enjoyable day by the sea in the Victorian resort of Grange-over-Sands. Grange has a tranquil "Olde Worlde" feel, lovely sea and mountain views and attractive gardens.

Should you choose to stay on the train you may visit the pretty market town of Ulverston with its cobbled centre, famous for the Laurel and Hardy Museum. You could perhaps visit the Lake Glass Centre, and don't miss a view of the worlds shortest, deepest, widest canal.

After our break we retrace our route home, once again enjoying some lovely scenery made all the more enjoyable with the long hours of daylight offered at this time of year.

PREMIER DINING CLASS: Includes an at seat silver service of full English Breakfast in the morning and a four course meal on the return journey all freshly prepared by our skilled chefs on board the train.

FIRST CLASS: First Class passengers will be served a selection of Tulip Muffins, freshly brewed coffee and fine teas on the outward journey and a savoury refreshment box followed by cake of the day and freshly brewed coffee and fine teas on the return journey.

CHILDREN UNDER 5 can be brought on the train free of charge only if not taking up a seat and sharing seats with accompanying adults.

REFRESHMENTS: A buffet counter service of snacks, hot and cold drinks, and alcoholic beverages is available to all our Standard and First Class passengers throughout the day. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments or indeed a tasty picnic to enjoy as the countryside passes by!

First Class and Premier Dining passengers can book a private table for a supplement of £20.00 per person.


The following Pick-Up and Set-Down stations are available on this excursion

Final Timings Outward Return
Bedford 05.46 22.25
Wellingborough 06.05 22.05
Kettering 06.16 21.43
Leicester 06.59 21.01
Loughborough 07.15 20.40
Chesterfield 08.32 19.46
Grange over Sands 12.42 15.48
Ulverston 12.59 15.33