Fellsman steam trains in 2014

FELLSMAN
Every Wednesday from 11 June to 27 August 2014

Departing From:

Lancaster:  07.05/20.40
Preston: 08.05/19.50
Blackburn: 08.30/19.10
Clitheroe: 09.00/18.45
Long Preston: (near Settle) 10.50/17.50

As seen on BBC’s ‘Great British Railway Journeys’ - ITV’s ‘The Dales’ & the new BBC programme to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the saving of the line to be broadcast in April

 

The popular steam hauled ‘Fellsman’ returns to the spectacular Settle to Carlisle railway for summer 2014, running on Wednesday’s over the roof of England – With great limestone peaks and deep valleys the legendary ‘Settle to Carlisle’ line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the great 24 arched viaduct at Ribblehead, with time available for either sightseeing in Carlisle - or an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage coach and cruise on beautiful Ullswater.

The train is steam hauled throughout and the locomotive will be chosen from the historic pool of engines based at Carnforth including: LMS Royal Scot 46115 ‘Scots Guardsman’ – LMS Jubilee 5690 ‘Leander’ – LMS Stanier Black Five 44932 – LMS Jubilee 45699 ‘Galatea’.

The Settle & Carlisle line is known for its magnificent scenery and steep gradient so our engine will be working hard as we climb to the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct with stunning views of the three peaks. Passengers get a marvellous view down Dent Dale as the train emerges from Blea Moor tunnel and approaching Garsdale you will see sweeping views of Wensleydale - with our engine in full flight we climb at 1 in 100 towards the summit of the line at Ais Gill. Travelling on through the lush Eden Valley to the historic border city of Carlisle where we arrive about 13.00 for a stop of up to two hours. You may choose to stroll between the castle and cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum – all surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained so creating the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Our train will return from Carlisle about 15.30 and time permitting a photographic and water stop will be made at Appleby prior to the long hard climb over the same spectacular route giving another opportunity to experience the beauty of the high Pennines.

 

 

ULLSWATER CRUISE
We are pleased to offer an optional tour by leaving the train at Appleby and boarding a classic 1950’s coach for a memorable journey through the spectacular and tranquil Lake District to the pretty village of Glenridding followed with an hour’s cruise by historic steamer on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. Nestling below Helvellyn offering panoramic vistas we sail over the full length of the lake to Pooley Bridge and return by coach to Appleby where you rejoin the ‘Fellsman’. This tour is not suitable for anyone with severe mobility issues, or using a wheelchair and must be pre-booked as seating is strictly limited.
Supplement: £22 per person

 

There are 3 different classes of travel available on board our train, but whichever you choose remember to book early in order to avoid disappointment:

Standard Class
Reserved seating is arranged in groups of 4 around a table with bookings for 2 seated side by side with one window seat and one aisle seat - a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks. It is in order to bring on board your own hamper and picnics for consumption on or off the train.
Adult......£69  Child (15 yrs & under).....£49 Party of 4.....£256 
Family of 4 ticket (any combination of adults & children)......£210
First Class
Reserved seating is arranged in groups of 4 or 2 around a table with additional legroom, wide seats and panoramic windows. Complimentary tea/coffee & biscuits is included and a buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, snacks and alcoholic drinks. It is in order to bring on board your own hamper and picnics for consumption on or off the train should you so desire.
Adult......£110  Party of 4......£420
Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £20 per person
Premier Dining
Seating is arranged in groups of 4 or 2 around a table in First class carriages. A full English breakfast and three course dinner with coffee and chocolates will be prepared on board by our chefs and silver served at your reserved seat by liveried stewards. A full wine & drinks list is available with an ‘at seat’ service during the meals.
Adult.......£190  Party of 4.....£740
Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £20 per person
Premier Dining is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years and due to timing constraints it is not available for guests boarding at Clitheroe or Long Preston

Book online save 5% - www.statesmanrail.com 
Generous group discounts are available for bookings of 15 or more – call Statesman Rail reservations office for details 0845 310 2458 or 0845 310 2489
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Why not take a scheduled rail service from your local station to connect into the ‘Fellsman'

NORTHERN RAIL
We have arranged a discounted add-on ticket for a special price of just £5 return to connect into the ‘Fellsman’ at either Preston or Blackburn. You may travel from stations within Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside on ‘Northern Rail’ services only. This advance purchase value ticket must be booked through Statesman Rail and is only valid in conjunction with, and on the same day as your ‘Fellsman’ ticket. It cannot be purchased on the day of travel, or from stations, other retail outlets or agents. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the connecting rail service is operated by ‘Northern Rail’ prior to purchase as these tickets are non-refundable. www.northernrail.org

HOTELS & SHORT BREAKS

If you are including the ‘Fellsman' as part of a short break may we recommend the following hotel in historic Lancaster for which we have arranged a special discounted rate of £77.50 per room per night. Please contact the hotel direct and state you have a reservation on the ‘Fellsman’.

PENNY STREET BRIDGE HOTEL
A quality three star hotel with excellent Restaurant only 7 minutes walk from the station
Tel: 01524 599900 www.pennystreetbridge.co.uk

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Wednesday 11 June
Wednesday 18 June
Wednesday 25 June
Wednesday 2 July
Wednesday 9 July
Wednesday 16 July
Wednesday 23 July
Wednesday 30 July
Wednesday 6 August
Wednesday 13 August
Wednesday 20 August
Wednesday 27 August

Last updated by Richard Morris on 12/11/2014