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The Deltic Retro Scot III
Retro Railtours 10th Anniversary Tour
Saturday 25th August 2018

Due to popular demand, an additional stop has been added at Leyland (see timings below).

Help us celebrate our 10th birthday in style with a Deltic hauled day trip to Edinburgh this summer. Picking up at the stations listed below, we pass the imposing Cumbrian fells and ascend the famous Beattock summit before branching off at Carstairs towards the beautiful capital of Scotland. We will take a circular route, returning via the East Coast Mainline, synonymous with Deltic locomotives throughout their career.

You will have just over 4 hours to visit the many sights Edinburgh has to offer, including the famous castle, The Royal Mile, as well as the many shops and, of course, the festival events. You can also visit Leith, a stone’s throw from the city centre, where The Royal Yacht Britannia is moored. The train will return to stations as per the outward itinerary in the early evening.

Train Information

Our famous on board ‘Real Ale Bar’ will be available, serving a variety of hand-pumped Real Ales, wines and hot snacks. We are the only mainline operator to serve real ales by hand-pump in Britain!

We have requested 1960s vintage Deltic locomotive, D9009 ‘Alycidon’ as the main tour locomotive. On the return, the Deltic will detach at York, and a Class 67 will take the train forward. You can alight at York on the return journey.

As usual, there will be three classes of accommodation to suit all budgets.

Standard Class

Our standard class accommodation is very comfortable, with tables and large windows allowing you to enjoy your Retro experience.

First Class

If you want a little extra luxury, First class is perfect. With wide, padded seats, our ex-Intercity First Class coaches provide the perfect ambience to enjoy the scenic journey.

A'Table for two' supplements are now sold out.

Premier Dining

Our Premier Dining option will make your day extra special. Our on-board chefs prepare a Great British Breakfast in the morning and a 3-course evening meal on the return journey. If you want to re-create the Golden Age of Train Travel, this is certainly your opportunity!

We can be flexible with requirements for children, any special requests or dietary needs. Please call us to enquire.


The following timings have been confirmed by Network Rail:

  Outward (dep) Return (arr)
Huddersfield 05:55 21:40
Marsden 06:19 21:55
Stalybridge 06:46 22:17
Manchester Victoria 07:05 22:39
Wigan North Western 07:58 23:15
Leyland 08:15 23:36
Preston 08:27 23:45
Edinburgh Waverley 12:05 arr 16:40 dep

In addition to the stations listed above, on the return leg passengers may alight at York (arr. 20:09).


The following fares are available:-

From all points to EDINBURGH:  
Standard Class  (Adult) Sold out
Standard Class  (Child)  Sold out
First Class  (Adult) Sold out
First Class  (Child)  Sold out
Premier Dining  (Adult) Sold out
Premier Dining  (Child)  Sold out

Online bookings are still open. Note standard class is now sold out.

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