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  • London Kings Cross /
  • Potters Bar /
  • Stevenage /
  • Peterborough

Embark on a nostalgic steam-hauled journey from Kings Cross station, along the East Coast Main Line through Lincolnshire and into Yorkshire, indulging in the luxury and charm of a bygone era.

Our journey begins under the overall roof of the Great Northern Railway’s London terminus, Kings Cross station, opened in 1852 and designed by Lewis Cubitt. We depart, steam hauled, and make our way along the East Coast Main Line, picking up passengers along the way. Our route takes us through Lincolnshire, along the edge of Nottinghamshire into Yorkshire. Along the way we pass Lincoln with its magnificent cathedral and Doncaster, the birthplace of many famous steam locomotives, including world record holder Mallard, as we make our way northwards to York. After a wonderful break in York, we reboard the train for the return journey which sees us retrace our steps back south steam-hauled to London Kings Cross.


York Christmas Market

York comes alive with the spirit of Christmas, transforming its historic streets into a magical wonderland adorned with twinkling lights and festive wreaths and garlands. The crown jewel of the season is the renowned York Christmas Market, known as the St Nicholas Fair.

The York Christmas Market showcases over 75 charming wooden chalets lining the city’s pedestrianised streets, presenting an array of locally crafted gems, artisanal gifts, seasonal delicacies and regional fare. Divided into distinct sections, each exuding its unique ambience, visitors can explore a variety of offerings. In the ‘Made in Yorkshire’ section, traditional crafts and decorations abound, whilst the ‘Taste of Yorkshire’ area tempts with delectable delights. Additionally, visitors can revel in live entertainment, enchanting carol singers and captivating street performers scattered throughout the market’s lively expanse.

Away from the market, York boasts a range of world-class attractions including the National Railway Museum and Jorvik Viking Centre.


Classes of travel

Pullman Dining

FROM £395

A sumptuous culinary experience amidst opulent surroundings, where guests can relax in plush, spacious armchair seating arranged around splendidly dressed tables of two and four. Attentive service adds an ambiance of old-world charm and sophistication, transporting you to a world of nostalgia and comfort.

On a full day journey, guests will be welcomed on board with our signature Champagne cocktail, followed by a multicourse breakfast. On the return journey, wine is served alongside a seasonal ‘carte de jour’, concluding with cheese board, coffee and petit fours.

First Class

FROM £195

First Class offers guests an unparalleled journey into the past aboard elegantly restored carriages with comfortable and spacious seating around tables of two and four.

A sanctuary for those seeking a refined and leisurely journey without dining-on-board, First Class guests are welcomed on board with Bucks Fizz and freshly brewed coffee and tea. You can sink into your seat as scenic vistas unfold beyond the windows or toast your journey in our beautifully restored Buffet Car with its polished marquetry, large picture windows and convivial atmosphere.

Premium Standard

FROM £165

Premium Standard offers a nostalgic and authentic journey onboard a beautifully restored carriage that embodies the charm of a bygone era, with its classic decor and comfortable seating around tables for four.

Passengers can enjoy the sights and sounds of steam travel and the camaraderie of fellow travellers, whilst enjoying complimentary tea and coffee. Passengers are invited to treat themselves at our Buffer Car where they will find a selection of hot and cold snacks and a selection of wine, beer, spirits, and cold drinks available for purchase.


Boarding Stations

The following pick-up and set-down stations are available on this journey

London Kings Cross 07.55 21.35
Potters Bar 08.20 21.15
Stevenage 08.50 21.00
Peterborough 10.20 19.30


The following destinations stations are available on this journey

York 13.15 16.40

All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change.

Scheduled locomotive

Locomotive to be confirmed

The steam locomotive for this trip is still to be confirmed but will most likely be one of the following locomotives from our collection.

A2 Class 60532 ‘Blue Peter’

A4 Class 60007 ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’

B1 Class 61306 ‘Mayflower’

Royal Scot Class 46100 ‘Royal Scot’

Black Five Class 45231 ‘Sherwood Forester’

Britannia Class 70000 ‘Britannia’

West Country Class 34046 ‘Braunton’

BR Standard Class 8 Prototype 71000 ‘Duke of Gloucester’

Whilst this locomotive is rostered for the steam hauled sections of the trip listed, it cannot be guaranteed and may be substituted for a different engine.