Journey by Steam to The Lakes in 2022

Tuesday 27 September – Friday 30 September 2022 As the heat of summer gives way to balmier days, join us on this spectacular trip to Cumbria where you can spend three nights in the glorious Lake District. We have booked some fabulous hotels with lake-view rooms on the shores of Lake Windermere where you’ll haveContinue reading “Journey by Steam to The Lakes in 2022”

Journey by Steam to Cornwall in 2021

Tuesday 28 September – Friday 1 October 2021  As the heat of summer gives way to balmier days, join us on this spectacular trip to Devon and Cornwall as our very own steam locomotive B1 Mayflower hauls us double-headed along this picturesque route with spectacular views all the way west. We will traverse the iconicContinue reading “Journey by Steam to Cornwall in 2021”

Journey to the Scottish Highlands by steam in 2022

We are delighted to announce that our popular Highlands Explorer will be running from Thursday 5th – Friday 13th May 2022. With delicious food on board, specially selected hotels in some of Scotland’s most sought-after locations and impressive steam locomotives, all with the backdrop of snow-capped peaks and bright sunshine, this holiday promises to beContinue reading “Journey to the Scottish Highlands by steam in 2022”

A New Tour for 2021: The Welsh Dragon

In September 2021, join us on this new tour which takes in the most beautiful railway lines in Wales. You will have three nights and two whole days exploring Snowdonia and North Wales to enjoy time at the internationally famous Italianate village of Portmeirion, visit beautiful houses and gardens or indulge your passion for steamContinue reading “A New Tour for 2021: The Welsh Dragon”

Kiwi Explorer Research: Part 9

The Steam Dreams Rail Co is running a 3 week tour of New Zealand in October 2022. See http://www.steamdreams.co.uk for more info. This blog reveals how the research trip scoping out the tour panned out. Day 9 of the research trip was another “important” one – we were meeting Dunedin Railways to discuss using theirContinue reading “Kiwi Explorer Research: Part 9”

Kiwi Explorer Research: Part 8

The Steam Dreams Rail Co is running a 3 week tour of New Zealand in October 2022. See http://www.steamdreams.co.uk for more info. This blog reveals how the research trip scoping out the tour panned out. Day 8 – 225 miles to cover, so we were off after a quick breakfast. The mood in the NissanContinue reading “Kiwi Explorer Research: Part 8”

Kiwi Explorer Research: Part 7

The Steam Dreams Rail Co is running a 3 week tour of New Zealand in October 2022. See http://www.steamdreams.co.uk for more info. This blog reveals how the research trip scoping out the tour panned out. Having arrived in Christchurch early evening, we made straight for the restaurant next door to our motel. Reminiscent of theContinue reading “Kiwi Explorer Research: Part 7”

Kiwi Explorer Research: Part 6

The Steam Dreams Rail Co is running a 3 week tour of New Zealand in October 2022. See http://www.steamdreams.co.uk for more info. This blog reveals how the research trip scoping out the tour panned out. Day 6 – I was up early for the promise of ticking something off my bucket list – swimming withContinue reading “Kiwi Explorer Research: Part 6”