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London to York Christmas Market

London to York Christmas Market

Destination   York


Explore the quaint cobbled streets of York which offer something for everyone. The stunning Minster with its renowned Rose window is a must-see for any new visitor to York. The National Railway Museum is home to a large collection of notable locomotives.


Fares from
Pullman Style Dining £294
Premier Dining £249
Premium Standard £119

Trip Specific Information

Please note this trip will be steam hauled between London and Doncaster in both directions.

Dining passengers boarding at Peterborough and travelling to York will be served a breakfast or brunch on the outward journey and a two course meal on the return journey.


York's famous Christmas Festival and Fair is one of the most highly rated in the UK - and probably one of the most picturesque too. Set in the centre of the historic Cathedral City, it sees streets in the centre transformed into a Christmas wonderland.


60163 Tornado is the newest steam engine on the national network.

First steamed in 2008, after a 19 year project to fund and build the locomotive, Tornado was built to be not a replica, but the 50th A1. The original 49 A1s were built for the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) between 1948 and 1949.

Sadly after the withdrawal of steam in 1968 none of the LNER A1 class engines were saved from the scrapper's torch. In 1990 a group of enthusiasts founded a trust (A1 Steam Locomotive Trust) to return this missing link.

Tornado has 3 cylinders, 6 driving wheels and a firebox of 50sq.ft. Tornado is a regular locomotive for Steam Dreams, often seen on trips along the East Coast Mainline to York. Whilst limited to 75 mph today, A1s are capable of achieving speeds in excess of 100mph. During its short life Tornado has twice hauled the Royal Train, taken part in a BBC Top Gear Race with Jeremy Clarkson and had its very own programme made for the BBC, a documentary called 'Absolutely Chuffed'.

Whilst this locomotive is rostered for the trips listed, it cannot be guaranteed.

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

Estimated Timings Outward Return
London Kings Cross 0815 2215
Potters Bar (for M25) NA NA
Hertford North 0900 2140
Stevenage 0920 2100
St Neots 1000 2030
Peterborough 1030 1930
York 1405 1645


London to York Christmas Market


Thursday 18th November 2021


London Kings Cross , Hertford North , Stevenage , St Neots , Peterborough

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