Historic rail journey through Carnforth 50 years on

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.

Thursday, 19th April 2018, 1:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th April 2018, 1:46 pm
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.

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.