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Historic rail journey through Carnforth 50 years on

The Railway Touring Company is running a steam special to mark 50 years since the end of British Rail steam passenger services. Picture: Derek Phillips.
The Railway Touring Company is running a steam special to mark 50 years since the end of British Rail steam passenger services. Picture: Derek Phillips.
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A special train to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of British Rail steam passenger services in 1968 is to stop at Carnforth as it heads north for the Settle & Carlisle Line. Fifty years ago on August 11 the now legendary ‘15 Guinea Special’, went down in rail history as the last standard gauge steam hauled passenger service.

Now, 50 years on heritage rail operator The Railway Touring Company has organised a steam special on August 11 travelling over the Settle & Carlisle Line, part of the final route taken.

Booking is necessary.

For details visit The Railway Touring Company at www.railwaytouring.net or call 01553 661500 for a brochure.