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London to The Cumbrian Coast

London to The Cumbrian Coast

Destination   Carlisle


Take a scenic trip to the Border City and visit the ancient Castle and Cathedral.The journey to Carlisle takes you through glorious scenery, along the Cumbrian Coast route which offers views of sea and mountains.

Trip Specific Information

This trip will be steam hauled from Carlisle to Carnforth on the return journey, and will be hauled by an electric locomotive between London and Carlisle on the outward journey and between Carnforth and London on the return journey.

This trip will be routed via the Eden Valley in Cumbria on the outward journey and via the scenic Cumbrian coast on the return journey.


LMS Jubilee Class 45699 Galatea was built at Crewe in April 1936.

The engine was named Galatea after HMS Galatea, which in turn was named after the Galatea of mythology, the Goddess of Calm Seas. After nationalisation in 1948, it was renumbered 45699 by British Railways.

After being withdrawn in 1964 it was stored at Eastleigh Works in December 1964 and remained there until January of the following year when it was moved by rail to Barry Scrapyard, Galatea was rescued in 1980 from Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales by the late Brian Oliver and was moved to The Severn Valley Railway originally to provide a spare boiler for preserved sister engine 45690 Leander.

It made a return to steam in April 2013 on test runs around the Hellifield circle. Galatea made its railtour debut on 19 May 2013 working a private charter from King's Lynn to Norwich.

It is now operational on the main line running steam specials, and as of 2014 is in British Railways maroon livery.

Whilst this locomotive is rostered for the steam hauled sections of the trip listed, it cannot be guaranteed and may be substituted for a different engine.

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

Estimated Timings Outward Return
London Euston 0710 2227
Milton Keynes 0745 2121
Rugby 0823 2053
Lichfield Trent Valley 0857 2013
Crewe 0936 1927
Preston 1024 1829
Carlisle 1214 1332


London to The Cumbrian Coast


Saturday 15th September 2018


London Euston , Milton Keynes , Rugby , Lichfield Trent Valley , Crewe , Preston

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