- Finsbury Park,
Our Class 55 ‘Deltic’ hauled charter will take our First Class Mark 3 InterCity carriages from Finsbury Park to Newcastle via the Joint Line, for a break of around three hours. Built in the early 1960s by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry, the Deltics were designed for high-speed express passenger services along the East Coast Main Line, the route of our excursion.
As we make our way north through Hertfordshire we will travel over Digswell Viaduct, to cross the River Mimram. The forty arch Grade II listed structure is around 1,560 feet long and is 100 feet above ground. Further into our journey, we will pass York (home of the National Railway Museum) and Durham where there will be breathtaking views of the majestic Durham Cathedral. Finally, we will reach our destination of Newcastle upon Tyne. During our break, take the opportunity to walk along the Quayside or visit Newcastle’s oldest pub for refreshment, The Old George, dating back to 1582.
Our return journey will see us travel once again along the traditional stomping ground of the Deltics, as we make our way home via Durham, York and the Joint Line before our set down stations to Finsbury Park. Finsbury Park once boasted a maintenance depot from which the Deltics operated. Those allocated to Finsbury Park were named after famous racehorses, such as Meld, Pinza and Tulyar.
PLEASE NOTE *
All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change.
Classes of Travel
First Class - £129
Seating at a guaranteed window table for two available at a supplement of £30 per person.
Reserved seating is arranged at tables of 4 or tables of 2 with additional legroom, wide seats, and panoramic windows. A buffet bar is available for the purchase of hot & cold beverages, light refreshments, and alcoholic drinks.