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Class 37 "Railtour" Cumbrian Coast Mon-Fri £10pp @ Northern Rail/iPress
Class 37 "Railtour" Cumbrian Coast Mon-Fri £10pp @ Northern Rail/iPress

Class 37 "Railtour" Cumbrian Coast Mon-Fri £10pp @ Northern Rail/iPress

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Collect two tokens from participating newspapers, stick them to a form you get from the website, hand them in at a staffed station to get your Rover ticket, then travel all day for £10. Or make a weekend of it for £17.50.

You can travel anywhere on the Northern Network on any day (Mon-Sun), however, if you like your vintage Diesel Hauled trains, you can catch the 10:04 from Preston (Mon-Fri) all the way to Carlisle (via Barrow, arr Carlisle 14:26) along the spectacular Cumbrian Coast, hauled by some DRS Class 37's on lease to Northern. Spend a few hours in Carlisle then either travel back along the Coast again or pay extra for the Virgin Pendelino along the WCML.

See here for Class 37 workings:

w w w .class37info.co.uk/sum…spx

Pro-Tip: if it's a hot day, be prepared to sweat like a pregnant nun; the coaches are Mk.2's which have no opening windows, instead they rely on cooling from the engine, but when I went in July this didn't seem to be working.

Travel up to 21st November, so the inverse problem may be apparent.

Enjoy!

37 Comments

My lords! Tractor action on the coast for £10? Winner!

Serious heat from me . That's my weekend sorted

What happens if you dont live upnorf

This is a great deal. I vote this mega hot.

Southerners like me can't take up this offer as we don't get northern newspapers. The north / south divide has just grown an inch or two more

archer1204

What happens if you dont live upnorf


We northerners mock you

archer1204

What happens if you dont live upnorf


You continue to live in your overpriced houses and drive on your over congested roads and somehow feel superior.

Mk4 coaches? Er, no, they're Mk 2 PV ones.

paulandpam1

You continue to live in your overpriced houses and drive on your over … You continue to live in your overpriced houses and drive on your over congested roads and somehow feel superior.


At least we have electricity not steam power

Original Poster

thegog

Mk4 coaches? Er, no, they're Mk 2 PV ones.



​Hmm correct, for some reason I thought the Mk.1/2/3 ones were the Pre-Intercity ones you see on heritage lines.

I've worked it out we can leave Bradford on 06.17 to preston , catch the class 37 up the cumbrian coast to Carlisle , spend a couple of hours there and get the settle and Carlisle back and he home for 9pm . That's even with the bus replacement to Appleby ( I know my train stuff me ) taken into consideration . Not a bad day out for a tenner . Would kill me but earn me millions of brownie points with the boy

johnnywishbone

Southerners like me can't take up this offer as we don't get northern … Southerners like me can't take up this offer as we don't get northern newspapers. The north / south divide has just grown an inch or two more



It can never be wide enough.

Wish I lived closer. Love the class 37.

kristoff

It can never be wide enough.


Offa built a dyke , Hadrian built a wall , when will Watford come good on that gap ?

if your OK with nuclear waste trains then they are great

Thanks for posting and providing all the information.

archer1204

What happens if you dont live upnorf


I've looked into this - it seems that there is a continuous rail network across the British mainland, built by some people calling themselves "The Victorians". So you could catch a train up to to the Northern Network area then proceed onwards taking advantage of this offer? This would make the most sense for the £17.50 weekend offer as you'd pack for railway travel and use trains throughout, just like in days gone by.
Edited by: "crgritchie" 29th Sep 2016

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ozskins

if your OK with nuclear waste trains then they are great



I'm perfectly fine with them, in fact it would be a bonus to see one.

I know what happens when you drive a ​~200 Ton train into one of them at nearly 100mph. Clue: nothing. (_;)

en.m.wikipedia.org/wik…ask

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psychobitchfromhell

I've worked it out we can leave Bradford on 06.17 to preston , catch the … I've worked it out we can leave Bradford on 06.17 to preston , catch the class 37 up the cumbrian coast to Carlisle , spend a couple of hours there and get the settle and Carlisle back and he home for 9pm . That's even with the bus replacement to Appleby ( I know my train stuff me ) taken into consideration . Not a bad day out for a tenner . Would kill me but earn me millions of brownie points with the boy



​There's also lots of stuff to do near the Settle-Carlisle line including an outdoor pool at Lazonby for the summer months.

archer1204

What happens if you dont live upnorf


Travel , it's not a big country oO

archer1204

What happens if you dont live upnorf


Move?

I'm actually doing this on Monday. The normal cheapest way of doing this is with a Cumbria Day Ranger ticket @ £41.90, so a tenner is a bargain. FYI my itinerary:
Lancaster 1025 to Barrow 1133
realtimetrains.co.uk/tra…ced

Barrow 1140 to Carlisle 1426
realtimetrains.co.uk/tra…ced

Carlisle 1433 to Appleby 1533 (BUS)
realtimetrains.co.uk/bus…ced

Appleby 1543 to Skipton 1653
realtimetrains.co.uk/tra…ced

Skipton 1721 to Lancaster 1835
realtimetrains.co.uk/tra…ced

Not a Deltic? Voted cold.




rdbradshaw

Travel , it's not a big country oO


Actually i meant getting the relevant tokens but thanks for the input

archer1204

What happens if you dont live upnorf



You put lime in your lager generally

If it's anywhere on the northern network why can't you use it on Virginia trains from Carlisle to Preston? It's still part of the northern network

archer1204

What happens if you dont live upnorf


Could be worse, could live in the middle of cumbria where you can't use the local station as its only on the west coast main line and you can't buy any of the newspapers as they are not local !!!!

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futura

If it's anywhere on the northern network why can't you use it on Virginia … If it's anywhere on the northern network why can't you use it on Virginia trains from Carlisle to Preston? It's still part of the northern network



​Sorry I meant Northern Services. You could chance it and just play dumb if they say owt.

Can anyone recommend a good itinerary from Newcastle for a day out using this deal and possibly combining the old locomotives shown above? My little lad loves trains but saying that we don't want to spend a the whole day travelling on a train

futura

Can anyone recommend a good itinerary from Newcastle for a day out using … Can anyone recommend a good itinerary from Newcastle for a day out using this deal and possibly combining the old locomotives shown above? My little lad loves trains but saying that we don't want to spend a the whole day travelling on a train



These are the trains the 37s work: railtourinfo.co.uk/loc…tml

ozskins

if your OK with nuclear waste trains then they are great



​considering you get more of a background radiation dose in cornwall than cumbria im fine with it

Original Poster

jamgin

Wish I lived closer. Love the class 37.



Some say it looks dated, I say it looks timeless. X)

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johnnywishbone

Southerners like me can't take up this offer as we don't get northern … Southerners like me can't take up this offer as we don't get northern newspapers. The north / south divide has just grown an inch or two more



boo hoo just go back to enjoying all the cheap holiday deals that leave from heathrow.

Worrying about comfort in coaches , what about poor driver in his noisy and extremely draughty cab even makes CL 66 seem luxurious
Voted hot though great find

Original Poster

"Poor driver" in his air conditioned vintage Diesel cab with panoramic views of the Cumbrian Coast. (_;)

I bet it's the best route to work in the UK!

Roger_Irrelevant

"Poor driver" in his air conditioned vintage Diesel cab with panoramic … "Poor driver" in his air conditioned vintage Diesel cab with panoramic views of the Cumbrian Coast. (_;)I bet it's the best route to work in the UK!



Yes got to agree best route. But having worked on and driven CL 37,s for for living
I can assure you the cab is not pleasant
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