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2014 Trains    

FELLSMAN

 

FELLSMAN
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Departing From: Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Clitheroe, Long Preston (near Settle)

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’.

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ENGLISH RIVIERA STATESMAN   YORKSHIRE COAST STATESMAN

ENGLISH RIVIERA STATESMAN
Saturday 30 August 2014
Departing From: Derby, Long Eaton, East Midlands Parkway, Loughborough,Leicester, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Coleshill Parkway, Barnt Green

Join us as we recreate one of the great holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel with a journey around the beautiful Devon coast and onto the preserved Paignton to Dartmouth Railway with time available to discover the many charms of the ‘English Riviera’ - the famous annual Royal Regatta at Dartmouth will be in full swing with over 200 yachts, overhead flying displays, steam ships and various events on land, sea and in the air.

 

YORKSHIRE COAST STATESMAN
Saturday 6 September 2014
Departing From: Gloucester, Stonehouse, Stroud, Kemble, Swindon, Oxford, Banbury, Leamington Spa, Warwick Parkway, Dorridge, Solihull

This very special tour offers a delightful journey through Yorkshire to the quintessential seaside resort of Scarborough for an afternoon break, or an optional visit to Castle Howard which is rated as one of the world’s top ten greatest mansions and grand houses and was the location of the legendary TV drama ‘Brideshead Revisited’.

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SNOWDONIA STATESMAN   YORKSHIRE COAST STATESMAN

SNOWDONIA STATESMAN
Saturday 13 September 2014
Departing From: Hull, Brough, Howden, Selby, Leeds, Dewsbury, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Rochdale, Manchester Victoria

This is truly a day out to remember as ‘The Statesman’ celebrated train heads into North Wales for a journey along the spectacular coastal route with its sweeping sea views before reversing at Llandudno Junction and climbing high into the Snowdonia National Park and up the stunningly beautiful Conwy Valley passing through a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild rocky mountains, hidden valleys, cascading rivers, still glacial lakes and deep forests. There is the option of spending time at either the popular Victorian tourist centre of Betws-y-Coed, or Blaenau Ffestiniog. We also have an optional excursion available offering a steam hauled journey on the famous Ffestiniog Railway.

 

YORKSHIRE COAST STATESMAN
Saturday 20 September 2014
Departing From: Hereford, Ledbury, Great Malvern, Worcester Foregate Street, Droitwich Spa, Kidderminster, Stourbridge Jct, Rowley Regis, Birmingham New Street, Tamworth, Burton-on-Trent

This very special tour offers a delightful journey through Yorkshire to the quintessential seaside resort of Scarborough for an afternoon break, or an optional visit to Castle Howard which is rated as one of the world’s top ten greatest mansions and grand houses and was the location of the legendary TV drama ‘Brideshead Revisited’.

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LORD OF THE ISLES   CALEDONIAN STATESMAN

LORD OF THE ISLES
Saturday 27 to Monday 29 September 2014
Departing From: Cambridge, Waterbeach, Ely, March, Whittlesea, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark, Retford, Doncaster, York, Northallerton

Enjoy a superb three day weekend break to the Highlands of Scotland at this most beautiful time of year with purple heather carpeting the mountains and autumn leaves turning to a burnished gold - Travel is on board the celebrated ‘Statesman’ train over the Highland line to Inverness plus a return journey over the spectacular and remote route to Kyle of Lochalsh with an off train excursion to magnificent Eilean Donan Castle, we cross impressive bridges and viaducts with views of cascading waterfalls and tranquil lochs on this memorable tour. Overnight accommodation will be in quality 3 star hotels in Inverness with all rooms en-suite.

 

CALEDONIAN STATESMAN
Saturday 27 to Monday 29 September 2014
Departing From: Cambridge, Waterbeach, Ely, March, Whittlesea, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark, Retford, Doncaster, York, Northallerton

We are delighted to present a three day weekend tour to the Highlands of Scotland featuring not only some of the most dramatic and spectacular scenery in Britain as we journey up the highland main line to Aviemore, but also an optional off train excursion through the Cairngorm National Park to a magnificent castle, and even a whisky distillery. Accommodation for two nights is at the luxuriously appointed 4* Macdonald Highlands Hotel set in the ski resort of Aviemore.

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WEST HIGHLAND & JACOBITE STATESMAN   LORD OF THE ISLES

WEST HIGHLAND & JACOBITE STATESMAN
Friday 3 to Sunday 5 October 2014
Departing From: Leicester, Loughborough, East Midlands Parkway, Langley Mill, Alfreton, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Meadowhall, Normanton, Shipley, Keighley, Skipton, Settle

We are delighted to present a three day tour to the Highlands of Scotland at this most beautiful time of year with the Autumnal colours on full display - Travel will be on board the celebrated ‘Statesman’ train over the world famous West Highland line, featuring some of the most dramatic and spectacular scenery Scotland has to offer with magnificent waterfalls, rippling burns & peaceful lochs - A memorable return journey to Mallaig on the steam hauled ‘Jacobite’ train is included and accommodation for two nights will be at quality 3 star hotels in the Fort William area.

 

LORD OF THE ISLES
Saturday 11 to Monday 13 October 2014
Departing From: Newport, Cwmbran, Abergavenny, Hereford, Ledbury, Great Malvern, Worcester Foregate Street, Kidderminster, Stourbridge Jct, Rowley Regis, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Crewe, Warrington, Wigan, Preston

Enjoy a superb three day weekend break to the Highlands of Scotland at this most beautiful time of year with purple heather carpeting the mountains and autumn leaves turning to a burnished gold - Travel is on board the celebrated ‘Statesman’ train over the Highland line to Inverness plus a return journey over the spectacular and remote route to Kyle of Lochalsh with an off train excursion to magnificent Eilean Donan Castle, we cross impressive bridges and viaducts with views of cascading waterfalls and tranquil lochs on this memorable tour. Overnight accommodation will be in quality 3 star hotels in Inverness with all rooms en-suite.

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CALEDONIAN STATESMAN   WEST HIGHLAND & JACOBITE STATESMAN

CALEDONIAN STATESMAN
Saturday 11 to Monday 13 October 2014
Departing From: Newport, Cwmbran, Abergavenny, Hereford, Ledbury, Great Malvern, Worcester Foregate Street, Kidderminster, Stourbridge Jct, Rowley Regis, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Crewe, Warrington, Wigan, Preston

We are delighted to present a three day weekend tour to the Highlands of Scotland featuring not only some of the most dramatic and spectacular scenery in Britain as we journey up the highland main line to Aviemore, but also an optional off train excursion through the Cairngorm National Park to a magnificent castle, and even a whisky distillery. Accommodation for two nights is at the luxuriously appointed 4* Macdonald Highlands Hotel set in the ski resort of Aviemore.

 

WEST HIGHLAND & JACOBITE STATESMAN
Friday 17 to Sunday 19 October 2014
Departing From: High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Haddenham & Thame Parkway, Bicester North, Banbury, Leamington Spa, Coventry, Birmingham International, Tame Bridge Parkway, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Crewe, Preston

We are delighted to present a three day tour to the Highlands of Scotland at this most beautiful time of year with the Autumnal colours on full display - Travel will be on board the celebrated ‘Statesman’ train over the world famous West Highland line, featuring some of the most dramatic and spectacular scenery Scotland has to offer with magnificent waterfalls, rippling burns & peaceful lochs - A memorable return journey to Mallaig on the steam hauled ‘Jacobite’ train is included and accommodation for two nights will be at quality 3 star hotels in the Fort William area.

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EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN   EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN

EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN
Saturday 29 November 2014
Departing From: Cambridge, Waterbeach, Ely, March, Whittlesea, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark, Retford, Doncaster, York

We are pleased to present one of our most popular tours as “The Statesman” train travels to the very heart of Scotland’s capital and Britain’s most beautiful city where shopping is always a unique experience but at Christmas - it’s truly magical, when the gardens beneath Edinburgh Castle are transformed into a Winter Wonderland with traditional Christmas markets, open air skating and thousands of twinkling festive lights.

 

EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN
Saturday 6 December 2014
Departing From: Wolverhampton, Codsall, Telford, Wellington, Shrewsbury, Whitchurch, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston, Lancaster

We are pleased to present one of our most popular tours as “The Statesman” train travels to the very heart of Scotland’s capital and Britain’s most beautiful city where shopping is always a unique experience but at Christmas - it’s truly magical, when the gardens beneath Edinburgh Castle are transformed into a Winter Wonderland with traditional Christmas markets, open air skating and thousands of twinkling festive lights.

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EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN   EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN

EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN
Saturday 13 December 2014
Departing From: Leicester, Loughborough, East Midlands Parkway, Langley Mil, Alfreton, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Meadowhall, Swinton

We are pleased to present one of our most popular tours as “The Statesman” train travels to the very heart of Scotland’s capital and Britain’s most beautiful city where shopping is always a unique experience but at Christmas - it’s truly magical, when the gardens beneath Edinburgh Castle are transformed into a Winter Wonderland with traditional Christmas markets, open air skating and thousands of twinkling festive lights.

 

EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN
Saturday 20 December 2014
Departing From: Hull, Brough, Howden, Selby, Leeds, Shipley, Keighley, Skipton, Hellifield, Settle

We are pleased to present one of our most popular tours as “The Statesman” train travels to the very heart of Scotland’s capital and Britain’s most beautiful city where shopping is always a unique experience but at Christmas - it’s truly magical, when the gardens beneath Edinburgh Castle are transformed into a Winter Wonderland with traditional Christmas markets, open air skating and thousands of twinkling festive lights.

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2015 Trains    
CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN STATESMAN 3 DAY TOUR   WINTER WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN 
3 DAY TOUR

CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN STATESMAN 3 DAY TOUR Saturday 7 to Monday 9 March 2015
Departing From: London Euston, Watford Jct, Hemel Hempstead, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Rugby, Coventry, Nuneaton, Tamworth, Lichfield, Stafford, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston

We are delighted to present a three day weekend tour to the Highlands of Scotland featuring some of the most dramatic and spectacular scenery in Britain as we journey up the highland line to Aviemore offering stunning views of the snow covered mountains, with an optional off train excursion to the Highland Wildlife Park and a steam hauled return journey on the beautiful Strathspey Railway. Accommodation for two nights is at the luxuriously appointed Macdonald Aviemore Resort set in the centre of the Cairngorms National Park and only a short walk from the town centre.

 

WINTER WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN
3 DAY TOUR

Saturday 14 to Monday 16 March 2015
Departing From: Cardiff, Newport, Cwmbran, Abergavenny, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow, Craven Arms, Church Stretton, Shrewsbury, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston

We are delighted to present a three day weekend break to the Highlands of Scotland at this most dramatic and beautiful time of year – The journey will be over the world famous West Highland line, featuring some of the most spectacular scenery Scotland has to offer as we cross magnificent bridges and viaducts with our train climbing high into the mountains with views of tumbling waterfalls, peaceful lochs and the prospect of snow covered mountains as they glisten in winter sunlight. Accommodation for 2 nights will be in quality 3 star hotels in the Fort William area.

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CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN STATESMAN 3 DAY TOUR   WINTER WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN 
3 DAY TOUR

CAIRNGORM MOUNTAIN STATESMAN 3 DAY TOUR Saturday 21 to Monday 23 March 2015
Departing From: Didcot Parkway, Swindon, Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse, Cheltenham Spa, Worcester Shrub Hill, Droitwich Spa, Kidderminster, Stourbridge Jct, Rowley Regis, Walsall, Cannock, Rugeley, Stafford

We are delighted to present a three day weekend tour to the Highlands of Scotland featuring some of the most dramatic and spectacular scenery in Britain as we journey up the highland line to Aviemore offering stunning views of the snow covered mountains, with an optional off train excursion to the Highland Wildlife Park and a steam hauled return journey on the beautiful Strathspey Railway. Accommodation for two nights is at the luxuriously appointed Macdonald Aviemore Resort set in the centre of the Cairngorms National Park and only a short walk from the town centre.

 

WINTER WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN
3 DAY TOUR

Saturday 28 to Monday 30 March 2015
Departing From: Westbury, Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon, Bath Spa, Bristol Parkway, Yate, Cam & Dursley, Cheltenham Spa, Barnt Green, Birmingham New Street, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Crewe

We are delighted to present a three day weekend break to the Highlands of Scotland at this most dramatic and beautiful time of year – The journey will be over the world famous West Highland line, featuring some of the most spectacular scenery Scotland has to offer as we cross magnificent bridges and viaducts with our train climbing high into the mountains with views of tumbling waterfalls, peaceful lochs and the prospect of snow covered mountains as they glisten in winter sunlight. Accommodation for 2 nights will be in quality 3 star hotels in the Fort William area.

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SETTLE & CARLISLE STATESMAN
Saturday 11 April 2015 
Departing From: Cardiff, Newport, Cwmbran, Abergavenny, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow, Craven Arms, Church Stretton, Shrewsbury, Nantwich, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Wester   CORNISH RIVIERA STATESMAN

SETTLE & CARLISLE STATESMAN
Saturday 11 April 2015  
Departing From: Cardiff, Newport, Cwmbran, Abergavenny, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow, Craven Arms, Church Stretton, Shrewsbury, Nantwich, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western

This very special tour includes a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct.  Following an afternoon break in the historic border city of Carlisle our memorable journey continues over the little used but highly scenic Cumbrian coastal line through Ravenglass and around Morecambe Bay with the backdrop of the Lakeland Mountains and Irish Sea.

 

CORNISH RIVIERA STATESMAN
Friday 17 to Sunday 19 April 2015
Departing From: Leeds, Wakefield Westgate, Doncaster, Meadowhall, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Belper, Derby, Long Eaton, East Midlands Parkway, Loughborough, Leicester, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Water Orton, Barnt Green

We are pleased to present a relaxing long weekend break to Cornwall the land of myths and legends on board “The Statesman” land cruise train. With its rugged coastlines and quaint fishing villages you will savour some of the most unspoilt countryside in Britain basking in milder temperatures warmed by the Gulf Stream spring arrives early and flourishes - Accommodation for two nights will be in quality 3 star hotels in the pretty fishing town of St Ives or maritime Falmouth.

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SETTLE & CARLISLE STATESMAN
Saturday 25 April 2015
Departing From: Derby, Long Eaton, East Midlands Parkway, Loughborough, Leicester, Narborough, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Tamworth, Lichfield, Rugeley, Stafford, Crewe   GOLDEN ARROW STATESMAN
Saturday 2 May 2015
Departing From: Birmingham International, Coventry, Rugby, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Bletchley, Leighton Buzzard, Hemel Hempstead, Watford Jct

SETTLE & CARLISLE STATESMAN
Saturday 25 April 2015
Departing From: Derby, Long Eaton, East Midlands Parkway, Loughborough, Leicester, Narborough, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Tamworth, Lichfield, Rugeley, Stafford, Crewe

This very special tour includes a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct.  Following an afternoon break in the historic border city of Carlisle our memorable journey continues over the little used but highly scenic Cumbrian coastal line through Ravenglass and around Morecambe Bay with the backdrop of the Lakeland Mountains and Irish Sea.

 

GOLDEN ARROW STATESMAN
Saturday 2 May 2015
Departing From: Birmingham International, Coventry, Rugby, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Bletchley, Leighton Buzzard, Hemel Hempstead, Watford Jct

This is a train with a real ‘wow’ factor offering a circular steam tour of over 200 miles hauled by Southern Railway ‘Battle of Britain’ Pacific 34067 ‘Tangmere’ - complete with the Golden Arrow regalia she used to adorn whilst hauling the famous continental boat train. Features include the journey through the picturesque Garden of England and around the beautiful Kent coast with the beautiful white cliffs towering above the train - the highlight of the day being an afternoon break for sightseeing in historic Canterbury.

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SETTLE & CARLISLE STATESMAN Saturday 9 May 2015
Departing From: Coventry, Birmingham International, Tame Bridge Parkway, Wolverhampton, Codsall, Telford, Wellington, Shrewsbury, Gobowen, Ruabon, Wrexham General, Chester, Frodsham   GOLDEN ARROW STATESMAN
 Saturday 16 May 2015
Departing From: Weymouth, Dorchester South, Wareham, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Brockenhurst, Southampton, Eastleigh, Winchester, Basingstoke, Woking

SETTLE & CARLISLE STATESMAN
Saturday 9 May 2015
Departing From: Coventry, Birmingham International, Tame Bridge Parkway, Wolverhampton, Codsall, Telford, Wellington, Shrewsbury, Gobowen, Ruabon, Wrexham General, Chester, Frodsham

This very special tour includes a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct.  Following an afternoon break in the historic border city of Carlisle our memorable journey continues over the little used but highly scenic Cumbrian coastal line through Ravenglass and around Morecambe Bay with the backdrop of the Lakeland Mountains and Irish Sea.

 

GOLDEN ARROW STATESMAN
Saturday 16 May 2015
Departing From: Weymouth, Dorchester South, Wareham, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Brockenhurst, Southampton, Eastleigh, Winchester, Basingstoke, Woking

This is a train with a real ‘wow’ factor offering a circular steam tour of over 200 miles hauled by Southern Railway ‘Battle of Britain’ Pacific 34067 ‘Tangmere’ - complete with the Golden Arrow regalia she used to adorn whilst hauling the famous continental boat train. Features include the journey through the picturesque Garden of England and around the beautiful Kent coast with the beautiful white cliffs towering above the train - the highlight of the day being an afternoon break for sightseeing in historic Canterbury.
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GOLDEN ARROW STATESMAN
 Saturday 23 May 2015
Departing From: Bristol Temple Meads, Keynsham, Bath Spa, Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge, Pewsey, Hungerford, Newbury, Reading, Maidenhead, Slough   GOLDEN ARROW STATESMAN 
Saturday 30 May 2015
Departing From: Exeter St David’s, Honiton, Axminster, Crewkerne, Yeovil Jct, Sherborne, Templecombe, Gillingham, Salisbury, Andover, Basingstoke, Woking

GOLDEN ARROW STATESMAN
Saturday 23 May 2015
Departing From: Bristol Temple Meads, Keynsham, Bath Spa, Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge, Pewsey, Hungerford, Newbury, Reading, Maidenhead, Slough

This is a train with a real ‘wow’ factor offering a circular steam tour of over 200 miles hauled by Southern Railway ‘Battle of Britain’ Pacific 34067 ‘Tangmere’ - complete with the Golden Arrow regalia she used to adorn whilst hauling the famous continental boat train. Features include the journey through the picturesque Garden of England and around the beautiful Kent coast with the beautiful white cliffs towering above the train - the highlight of the day being an afternoon break for sightseeing in historic Canterbury.
 

GOLDEN ARROW STATESMAN
Saturday 30 May 2015
Departing From: Exeter St David’s, Honiton, Axminster, Crewkerne, Yeovil Jct, Sherborne, Templecombe, Gillingham, Salisbury, Andover, Basingstoke, Woking

This is a train with a real ‘wow’ factor offering a circular steam tour of over 200 miles hauled by Southern Railway ‘Battle of Britain’ Pacific 34067 ‘Tangmere’ - complete with the Golden Arrow regalia she used to adorn whilst hauling the famous continental boat train. Features include the journey through the picturesque Garden of England and around the beautiful Kent coast with the beautiful white cliffs towering above the train - the highlight of the day being an afternoon break for sightseeing in historic Canterbury.
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GOLDEN ARROW STATESMAN
 Saturday 6 June 2015
Departing From: Doncaster, Retford, Newark Northgate, Grantham, Peterborough, Huntingdon, St Neots, Hitchin, Stevenage, Potters Bar   SETTLE & CARLISLE STATESMAN 
Saturday 13 June 2015
Departing From: Leicester, Loughborough, East Midlands Parkway, Langley Mill, Alfreton, Chesterfield, Dronfield, Sheffield, Moorthorpe, Normanton, Shipley, Keighley, Skipton

GOLDEN ARROW STATESMAN
Saturday 6 June 2015
Departing From: Doncaster, Retford, Newark Northgate, Grantham, Peterborough, Huntingdon, St Neots, Hitchin, Stevenage, Potters Bar

This is a train with a real ‘wow’ factor offering a circular steam tour of over 200 miles hauled by Southern Railway ‘Battle of Britain’ Pacific 34067 ‘Tangmere’ - complete with the Golden Arrow regalia she used to adorn whilst hauling the famous continental boat train. Features include the journey through the picturesque Garden of England and around the beautiful Kent coast with the beautiful white cliffs towering above the train - the highlight of the day being an afternoon break for sightseeing in historic Canterbury.
 

SETTLE & CARLISLE STATESMAN
Saturday 13 June 2015
Departing From: Leicester, Loughborough, East Midlands Parkway, Langley Mill, Alfreton, Chesterfield, Dronfield, Sheffield, Moorthorpe, Normanton, Shipley, Keighley, Skipton

This very special tour includes a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct.  Following an afternoon break in the historic border city of Carlisle our memorable journey continues over the little used but highly scenic Cumbrian coastal line through Ravenglass and around Morecambe Bay with the backdrop of the Lakeland Mountains and Irish Sea.

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YORKSHIRE COAST STATESMAN   EXMOOR COAST STATESMAN

YORKSHIRE COAST STATESMAN
Saturday 20 June 2015
Departing From: Aberystwyth, Borth, Machynlleth, Caersws, Newtown, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Whitchurch, Nantwich, Crewe , Warrington Bank Quay

This very special tour offers a delightful journey through Yorkshire to the quintessential seaside resort of Scarborough for an afternoon break, or an optional visit to Castle Howard which is rated as one of the world’s top ten greatest mansions and grand houses and was the location of the legendary TV drama ‘Brideshead Revisited’.
 

EXMOOR COAST STATESMAN
Saturday 27 June 2015
Departing From: Nottingham, Beeston, Long Eaton, Derby, Burton-on-Trent, Tamworth, Water Orton, Birmingham New Street, Barnt Green

This is a day tour from stations in the Midlands to the beautiful West Country as our train takes a journey through Bristol and the Somerset Levels and onto the West Somerset Railway – the longest heritage line in Britain with its magnificent scenery for a journey through the beautiful rolling Quantock Hills and along the Exmoor coast offering stunning views across the Bristol Channel to South Wales. There will be an afternoon sightseeing break in either historic Dunster or the popular seaside resort of Minehead.

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ROYAL WINDSOR STATESMAN   LAKELAND COAST STATESMAN

ROYAL WINDSOR STATESMAN
Saturday 4 July 2015
Departing from: Sheffield, Dronfield, Chesterfield, Alfreton, Langley Mill, East Midlands Parkway, Loughborough, Leicester, Market Harborough, Kettering, Wellingborough

Enjoy a memorable day on board ‘The Statesman’ as we travel through the heart of England and around London on the rarely used elevated route and offers wonderful views of our capital city as we continue to Windsor & Eton Riverside Station for an afternoon break.

 

LAKELAND COAST STATESMAN
Saturday 11 July 2015
Departing From: Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Habrough, Barnetby, Scunthorpe, Crowle, Thorne South, South Elmsall, Wakefield Kirkgate, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Rochdale

Enjoy a memorable day on board ‘The Statesman’ as we travel around the Cumbrian Coast, probably the most stunningly beautiful scenic coastal line in England through an area steeped in maritime history with spectacular views of the Lake District Mountains and the wide panoramic expanse of Morecambe Bay as we journey to Ravenglass, where there is the opportunity to ride the legendary Ravenglass & Eskdale steam railway into the Fells, or take the local service further around the coast to historic Whitehaven.

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ENGLISH RIVIERA STATESMAN   LAKELAND COAST STATESMAN

ENGLISH RIVIERA STATESMAN
Saturday 18 July 2015
Departing From: Ely, Waterbeach, Cambridge, Royston, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, Potters Bar, Finsbury Park, Ealing Broadway

Join us for a wonderful day out with a journey through pretty Somerset and around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of the ‘English Riviera’ with an afternoon sightseeing break in the seaside resorts of either Torquay or Paignton - Passing Powderham Castle and travelling alongside the stunning Exe Estuary with its pretty fishing boats and views across to the Jurassic Coast our train takes the exciting sea wall line as we race through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and along beaches and coves at Dawlish with the sea keeping company all the way to Newton Abbot.

 

LAKELAND COAST STATESMAN
Saturday 25 July 2015
Departing From: Hereford, Ledbury, Great Malvern, Worcester Foregate St, Droitwich Spa, Kidderminster, Stourbridge Jct, Rowley Regis, Tame Bridge Parkway, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Crewe

Enjoy a memorable day on board ‘The Statesman’ as we travel around the Cumbrian Coast, probably the most stunningly beautiful scenic coastal line in England through an area steeped in maritime history with spectacular views of the Lake District Mountains and the wide panoramic expanse of Morecambe Bay as we journey to Ravenglass, where there is the opportunity to ride the legendary Ravenglass & Eskdale steam railway into the Fells, or take the local service further around the coast to historic Whitehaven.

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ROYAL WINDSOR STATESMAN   EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO STATESMAN

ROYAL WINDSOR STATESMAN
Saturday 1 August 2015
Departing From: Crewe, Nantwich, Whitchurch, Shrewsbury, Wellington, Telford, Codsall, Wolverhampton, Tame Bridge Parkway, Birmingham International, Coventry, Rugby

Enjoy a memorable day on board ‘The Statesman’ as we travel through the heart of England and around London on the rarely used elevated route and offers wonderful views of our capital city as we continue to Windsor & Eton Riverside Station for an afternoon break.

 

EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO STATESMAN
Saturday 8 to Monday 10 August 2015
Departing From: London Euston, Watford Jct, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Rugby, Coventry, Birmingham International, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Preston

We are delighted to present a three day break to one of the most spectacular shows in the world, the famous ‘Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo’ – Travel will be on board the celebrated ‘Statesman’ train with well appointed reserved seats for the performance which is held on the esplanade of the castle high above Scotland’s beautiful capital. Time will be available for sightseeing prior to the show and overnight accommodation is at a luxurious 4 star hotel near Stirling followed by tours through the highlands on Sunday.

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SUSSEX COAST STATESMAN   EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO STATESMAN

SUSSEX COAST STATESMAN
Saturday 15 August 2015
Departing From: Crewe, Stafford, Rugeley Trent Valley, Lichfield, Tamworth, Nuneaton, Bedworth, Coventry, Rugby, Northampton, Milton Keynes

This is a day out not to be missed as we travel to Eastbourne on the sunny Sussex coast where the biggest annual ‘free’ airshow in Britain is staged on the promenade and seashore. Aerial displays could possibly include the ‘Red Arrows’, ‘Battle of Britain Memorial flight’, the ‘Falcon freefall parachute team’ and many, many more international aircraft offering acrobatic and land displays.

 

EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO STATESMAN
Saturday 22 to Monday 24 August 2015
Departing From: Stevenage, Hitchin, Royston, Cambridge, Waterbeach, Ely, March, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark Northgate, Retford, Doncaster

We are delighted to present a three day break to one of the most spectacular shows in the world, the famous ‘Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo’ – Travel will be on board the celebrated ‘Statesman’ train with well appointed reserved seats for the performance which is held on the esplanade of the castle high above Scotland’s beautiful capital. Time will be available for sightseeing prior to the show and overnight accommodation is at a luxurious 4 star hotel near Stirling followed by tours through the highlands on Sunday.

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DARTMOUTH REGATTA STATESMAN   EXMOOR COAST STATESMAN

DARTMOUTH REGATTA STATESMAN
Saturday 29 August 2015
Departing From: Chester, Wrexham General, Ruabon, Gobowen, Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Ludlow, Leominster, Hereford, Abergavenny, Cwmbran

Join us as we recreate one of the great holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel with a journey around the beautiful Devon coast and onto the preserved Paignton to Dartmouth Railway with time available to discover the many charms of the ‘English Riviera’ - the famous annual Royal Regatta at Dartmouth will be in full swing with over 200 yachts, overhead flying displays, steam ships and various events on land, sea and in the air.

 

EXMOOR COAST STATESMAN
Saturday 5 September 2015
Departing From: Crewe, Nantwich, Shrewsbury, Wellington, Telford, Codsall, Wolverhampton, Tame Bridge Parkway, Rowley Regis, Stourbridge Jct, Kidderminster, Droitwich Spa, Worcester Shrub Hill, Ashchurch for Tewkesbury, Cheltenham Spa

This is a day tour from stations in the Midlands to the beautiful West Country as our train takes a journey through Bristol and the Somerset Levels and onto the West Somerset Railway – the longest heritage line in Britain with its magnificent scenery for a journey through the beautiful rolling Quantock Hills and along the Exmoor coast offering stunning views across the Bristol Channel to South Wales. There will be an afternoon sightseeing break in either historic Dunster or the popular seaside resort of Minehead.

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ENGLISH RIVIERA STATESMAN   SNOWDONIA STATESMAN

ENGLISH RIVIERA STATESMAN
Saturday 12 September 2015
Departing From: Derby, Long Eaton, East Midlands Parkway, Loughborough, Leicester, Narborough, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Coleshill Parkway, Birmingham New Street, Rowley Regis, Stourbridge Jct, Kidderminster

Join us for a wonderful day out with a journey through pretty Somerset and around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of the ‘English Riviera’ with an afternoon sightseeing break in the seaside resorts of either Torquay or Paignton - Passing Powderham Castle and travelling alongside the stunning Exe Estuary with its pretty fishing boats and views across to the Jurassic Coast our train takes the exciting sea wall line as we race through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and along beaches and coves at Dawlish with the sea keeping company all the way to Newton Abbot.

 

SNOWDONIA STATESMAN
Saturday 19 September 2015
Departing From: High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Haddenham & Thame Parkway, Bicester North, Banbury, Leamington Spa, Warwick Parkway, Dorridge, Solihull, Birmingham New Street, Wolverhampton

This is truly a day out to remember as ‘The Statesman’ celebrated train heads into North Wales for a journey along the spectacular coastal route with its sweeping sea views before reversing at Llandudno Junction and climbing high into the Snowdonia National Park and up the stunningly beautiful Conwy Valley passing through a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild rocky mountains, hidden valleys, cascading rivers, still glacial lakes and deep forests. There is the option of spending time at either the popular Victorian tourist centre of Betws-y-Coed, or Blaenau Ffestiniog. We also have an optional excursion available offering a steam hauled journey on the famous Ffestiniog Railway.

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WEST HIGHLAND & JACOBITE STATESMAN   WEST HIGHLAND & JACOBITE STATESMAN

WEST HIGHLAND & JACOBITE STATESMAN
Friday 2 to Sunday 4 October 2015
Departing From: London Kings Cross, Potters Bar, Stevenage, Hitchin, St Neots , Huntingdon, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark Northgate, Retford, Doncaster, York

We are delighted to present a three day tour to the Highlands of Scotland at this most beautiful time of year with the Autumnal colours on full display – Travel will be on board the celebrated ‘Statesman’ train over the world famous award winning West Highland line, featuring some of the most dramatic and spectacular scenery Scotland has to offer with magnificent waterfalls, rippling burns & peaceful lochs - A memorable return journey to Mallaig on the steam hauled ‘Jacobite’ train is included and accommodation for two nights will be at quality 3 star hotels in the Fort William area.

 

WEST HIGHLAND & JACOBITE STATESMAN
Friday 9 to Sunday 11 October 2015
Departing From: Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway, Yate, Cheltenham Spa, Worcester Shrub Hill, Droitwich Spa, Kidderminster, Stourbridge Jct, Rowley Regis, Tame Bridge Parkway, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Crewe, Preston

We are delighted to present a three day tour to the Highlands of Scotland at this most beautiful time of year with the Autumnal colours on full display – Travel will be on board the celebrated ‘Statesman’ train over the world famous award winning West Highland line, featuring some of the most dramatic and spectacular scenery Scotland has to offer with magnificent waterfalls, rippling burns & peaceful lochs - A memorable return journey to Mallaig on the steam hauled ‘Jacobite’ train is included and accommodation for two nights will be at quality 3 star hotels in the Fort William area.

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SNOWDONIA STATESMAN   BATH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN

SNOWDONIA STATESMAN
Saturday 17 October 2015
Departing From: Didcot Parkway, Swindon, Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse, Cheltenham Spa, Worcester Shrub Hill, Droitwich Spa, Kidderminster, Stourbridge Jct, Rowley Regis, Tame Bridge Parkway

This is truly a day out to remember as ‘The Statesman’ celebrated train heads into North Wales for a journey along the spectacular coastal route with its sweeping sea views before reversing at Llandudno Junction and climbing high into the Snowdonia National Park and up the stunningly beautiful Conwy Valley passing through a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild rocky mountains, hidden valleys, cascading rivers, still glacial lakes and deep forests. There is the option of spending time at either the popular Victorian tourist centre of Betws-y-Coed, or Blaenau Ffestiniog. We also have an optional excursion available offering a steam hauled journey on the famous Ffestiniog Railway.

 

BATH CHRISTMAS STATESMAN
Saturday 28 November 2015
Departing from: Aberystwyth, Borth, Machynlleth, Caersws, Newtown, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Wellington, Telford, Codsall, Wolverhampton, Tame Bridge Parkway, Birmingham International

This very special and unique tour commences from local stations along the Cambrian line and runs direct to Bath Spa - the beautiful Somerset city of Georgian elegance which has attracted visitors since Roman times. The famous Bath Abbey and Roman Baths provide an amazing backdrop as the city is decorated for the festive season.

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