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The Master Cutler
Friday 15th March 2024

Photo by Craig Munday

As part of the 125th anniversary of London Marylebone station, Retro Railtours, Rail Adventure and the 125 Group have worked in conjunction with Chiltern Railways to bring you 'The Master Cutler' train, as a nod to the famous named train that originally ran along the Great Central route from Yorkshire to the capital. As sadly most of the original Great Central route is no longer in use, the train will run via the Midland Mainline as far as Leicester, before travelling westwards towards Tyseley and along the Chiltern Mainline to Marylebone.

The train will be formed of a rake of InterCity125 carriages from the 125 Group, with power cars provided by Rail Adventure. This is a rare opportunity to sample a High Speed Train to and from London Marylebone. Upon arrival at Marylebone, there will be festivities ongoing at the station as part of the 125th anniversary celebrations. You will have around four hours to explore London before the train returns north towards Sheffield just after 3pm.

Tickets are currently being processed, and will be sent by email over the coming weekend. We look forward to welcoming you on board.


The following timings have been confirmed:

Outward Return
Sheffield 06:47 20:43
Chesterfield 07:03 20:24
Derby 07:23 19:47
Leicester 07:49 19:03
London Marylebone 10:53 15:21

Train information

Standard Class

These traditional, comfy British Rail coaches are ideal for a day out. Seating in standard class are arranged in a mixture of bays of four and airline seats.

First Class

If you want a little extra luxury, First class is perfect. The coaches feature spacious, well padded seats, and will make your trip that bit more special! For a £50 supplement, a "table for two" can be reserved, giving you a table to yourself - ideal for couples!


Standard Class (Adult) £95.00
Standard Class (Child) £75.00
First Class (Adult) SOLD OUT
First Class (Child) SOLD OUT
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10% of the proceeds from this train will be donated to The Marylebone Project, a charity based in Central London which provides a life-changing service for women to overcome homelessness There will also be a raffle raising funds for the charity on board the train..
The Marylebone Project

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