Edinburgh is descibed by Prince Charles as one of the Worlds most beautiful cities and was recently voted one of the top ten cities in the World by Expedia.
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Fares here do not include hotel accommodation.
Please note: On this trip, new bookings for Premier Dining passengers will be accomodated in Tourist Open Carriages at a table for 4 for 2 people.
Full Terms and Conditions for this tour along with the deposit schedule can be found here.
- Journey over the Border Bridge on out the outward journey and the Settle & Carlisle Railway on the return
- Depart from Kings Cross on day one (Thursday 24th June) and return to London Euston on day four (Sunday 27th June).
- 3 nights in Edinburgh
- Two full days in Edinburgh to visit the city's attractions or enjoy a steam-hauled journey over the Forth Bridge and through Fife.
- Book hotels and porterage with Steam Dreams or independently
This trip will be diesel hauled between London and York on the outward journey, and between Crewe and London on the return journey. The steam-hauled sections will be hauled by Flying Scotsman.
60103 Flying Scotsman has been described as the most famous steam locomotive in the world.
Built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster Works to a design of H.N. Gresley, it was employed on long-distance express trains on the LNER and its successors, British Railways Eastern and North-Eastern Regions, notably on the London to Edinburgh Flying Scotsman train service after which it was named.
The locomotive set two world records for steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour on 30 November 1934, and then setting a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles on 8 August 1989 while in Australia.
Retired from regular service in 1963 after covering 2,076,000 miles, Flying Scotsman gained considerable fame in preservation under the ownership of Alan Pegler, William McAlpine, Tony Marchington and finally the National Railway Museum (NRM). As well as hauling enthusiast specials in the United Kingdom, the locomotive toured extensively in the United States and Canada (from 1969 to 1973) and Australia (from 1988 to 1989).
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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