Lune Rivers Trust
Lunes Rivers Trust

Lune Rivers Trust Steam Train

Operated by West Coast Railways on behalf of the Lune Rivers Trust, this annual special steam train, formerly known as "The Lune Habitat", begins its trip at Carnforth.

This year, the 'Lunes Rivers Trust' Steam Special is destined for the ancient walled city of York or to Scarborough one of England's premier resorts. Picking up at Carnforth, Wennington and Bentham, our special charter will take you on a wonderful journey across some of England's finest countryside.

We enjoy the sights and smells of steam on both legs of the journey and are offered a great choice of destinations are offered on our tour to England's largest county giving a great day in fair weather or foul. After enjoying the comfort of our spacious touring coaches on our heritage train and the wonderful views offered as we cross the Pennine chain of mountains, we arrive into York, capital of the Ridings. Leave the train here and choose from a wealth of attractions. Walk the walls, take a trip on the river, explore the historic centre with its Minster and The Shambles, or visit one of the great museums. The Railway Museum is home to the national collection and the Castle Museum with its "Olde Worlde" street, prison and vast collection of memorabilia gives a choice - either of which being almost a day out in itself.

Stay aboard to Scarborough and spend time in one of England's premier resorts. Visit the castle, take a stroll through the seafront gardens to the Spa, ride the cliff railway or just enjoy miles of seafront walks. Whichever your choice, York and Scarborough offer the chance for a great day out by train.

Once you have booked you will be given a booking reference, your tickets and confirmed timings will then be sent to you 7 days before travel. Early booking is advisable as this train has been oversubscribed in previous years.

This day has always proved to be a terrific family day out. Join us again this September.

Lune Rivers

Premier Dining Class includes an at seat silver service of full English Breakfast in the morning, a selection of pastries with coffee mid journey and a four course meal on the return journey all freshly prepared by our skilled chefs on board the train.

First Class includes complimentary tea and coffee services.

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. Standard and First Class passengers are also welcome to bring their own refreshments or indeed a tasty picnic to enjoy as the countryside passes by!


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

Provisional Timings Outward Return
Carnforth 07:41 20.15
Wennington 08:06 19.50
Bentham 08:20 19.39
York 11:48 15.22
Scarborough 12:48 14.33

provisional timings will be supplied nearer to the departure date.