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The Geordie-Go-Round

Saturday 7 April 2018

UPDATE: This tour is full from London, please call the office to be added to the waiting list. Standard Class and First Class Non Dining are still available from Newcastle and can be booked online.


Today we pay a visit to England’s north-east to take a look at some interesting routes to the north of the mighty River Tyne, which are not served by regular passenger trains.

We take a fast journey north along the East Coast Main Line via York, pausing at Tyne Yard near the ‘Angel of the North’ to detach our electric loco and switch to diesel traction. We then travel via King Edward Bridge, Newcastle Central to Benton Junction. Here we veer right, following the Tyne & Wear Metro line for a few miles before heading north along the Blyth & Tyne Line through Newsham and Bedlington.

At West Sleekburn Junction we take a right turn, heading through an area full of railway interest, past the site of Blyth Cambois TMD. We duly reach the North Sea and run south for a mile or so with the waves lapping just a few yards away from the train. We expect to run to the Network Rail limit at North Blyth.

We retrace our outward route to Bedlington South Junction and after a further reversal take the continuation of the Blyth & Tyne through Choppington. At Morpeth we rejoin the East Coast Main Line to head through Cramlington to reach Newcastle Central. Here we have a leg-stretching stop of an hour or so before our return journey with the electric loco.

Timings have now been confirmed as shown.

London King's Cross08.18 CONFIRMED21.57 CONFIRMED
Potters Bar (for M25)08.35 CONFIRMED21.37 CONFIRMED
Stevenage09.00 CONFIRMED21.19 CONFIRMED
Peterborough09.38 CONFIRMED20.34 CONFIRMED
Newcastle13.11 CONFIRMED16.01 CONFIRMED

  • Departing Station

  • Standard Class

    A buffet car is available.
  • Price: £ 32.50
  • First Class Non-Dining (from Newcastle only)

    A buffet car is available.
  • Price: £ 45.00