THE SCARBOROUGH SPA and WOLDS COAST STEAM SPECIAL
Wednesday 19 September 2012
St Neots, Huntingdon, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark, Retford and Doncaster.
Photo courtesy of D Smith of Hambleton.
Departing St Neots at 0615 (Peterborough at 0652 and Doncaster 0857) we travel behind diesel traction to York where we say goodbye to our diesel engine and make our first run behind steam retracing the route of the famous Scarborough Spa express. The smell and noise of steam power will evoke memories of the great days of rail travel as we power our way to the seaside resort of Scarborough.
We expect to break for four hours or so in Scarborough during which time our engine will be watered and turned for the run along the Wolds Coast through Filey, Bridlington and Beverley towards Hull from where we head west alongside the River Humber and under the towering suspension bridge through Selby and back to York.
After a short stop in York to change back to diesel haulage we return to our home stations expecting to arrive back into Doncaster at 2054 and St Neots at 2306.
Should our steam engine fail we will operate the tour by diesel train and refund the steam supplement of £5.00.
Standard Class £59.00 20 seats left
First Class £79.00 First Class is now full
Premier Dining £159.00 Just 2 seats left
Tables for two are available on a first come first served basis in First Class and Premier Dining at a supplement of £8.00 per person. Tables for two are only bookable for parties of two travelling together.
Finalised timings are as follows :
St Neots dep 0615 arr 2310
Huntingdon dep 0626 arr 2259
Peterborough dep 0652 arr 2224
Grantham dep 0733 arr 2147
Newark Northgate dep 0759 arr 2131
Retford dep 0830 arr 2112
Doncaster 0857 arr 2054
York Holgate Sidings 1030-1140 (change to steam locomotive)
York dep 1150 arr 2000-2025 (change back to diesel locomotive)
Scarborough arr 1253 dep 1656