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The Auld Reekie

Sunday 3 March 2019

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Join us for another popular tour featuring both Tornado and Deltic Alycidon as we travel to the Scottish Capital from Yorkshire. This tour offers over 250 miles of steam on the outward journey followed by high speed running with the Deltic on the return.

Tornado will be at the head of the train as we depart Doncaster and for the first time takes us to Wakefield Westgate and Leeds. Our final pick up is York before we set out for a stunning run along the East Coast Main Line. We pass Darlington, birthplace of Tornado, and the majestic sight of Durham Cathedral greets us soon after. Once we pass the Angel of the North and cross over the Tyne at Newcastle, we speed north taking in spectacular views of Lindisfarne and delightful Alnmouth. Our train slows for the crossing of the majestic Royal Border Bridge before we enter Scotland and run along the cliff tops where, if we’re lucky, there may be seals on the rocks below. We then pass stunning countryside and castles before sweeping through the suburbs into the centre of Scotland’s capital.

Our return journey is powered by Deltic Alycidon throughout. With much opportunity to run up to 100mph this impressive locomotive will speed us back south via our outward route and stations.


Edinburgh is Scotland’s compact, hilly capital. Packed with medieval tenements, narrow wynds of the Old Town and the sweeping elegance of the Georgian New Town, there is no question that Edinburgh deserves its reputation as one of the most stunning and enthralling cities in the world. With a plethora of world-class visitor attractions, sightseeing in Edinburgh is pretty easy. From the world famous Castle to the 17th century Royal Palace at Holyrood, or shopping in Princes Street there is something for everyone. We expect to arrive in Edinburgh around 14.30 for a stay of about three hours.

This tour is promoted by The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust with UK Railtours acting as ticket agents. All profits will go towards keeping Tornado on the main line in future years.

All timings are provisional and intended only as a guide.