The railways of Cumbria
Jubilee Class 5690 "Leander". Tim Booth.
Nostalgia on the Settle to Carlisle line
A new steam service along the Settle to Carlisle line starts this summer ...
This summer sees a regular steam service running on the Settle to Carlisle railway.
Every Wednesday from the 29th July until 2nd September 2009, The Fellsman will depart from stations in North Lancashire then head north to stops at Appleby and Carlisle before returning south along the same route.
LMS 7P No. 46115 'Scots Guardsman'.
Among the engines that will be hauling the train are the recently rebuilt LMS Royal Scot class 46115 ‘Scots Guardsman’ or LMS Jubilee class 5690 ‘Leander’.
The rolling stock hauled by the steam trains are to be a mix of 1950s and 1960s carriages all with table seats and panoramic opening windows allowing everyone to see, feel and smell the journey.
Especially when the engines work their hardest; reaching the summit of the line at Ais Gill.
And whilst the spectacular scenery along the Settle to Carlisle line might be enough to satisfy most people's appetites, there is always the option of "Premier Class" on board the train, where liveried stewards attend the tables waiting silver service for the full English breakfast or the three-course dinner.
The Fellsman is operated by Statesman Rail in partnership with Northern Rail.
last updated: 16/04/2009 at 13:19