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.
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.