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Settle and Carlisle train Statesman in Gloucestershire visit

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 07, 2014

Settle and Carlisle Statesman

Settle and Carlisle Statesman

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Twenty five years after the famous Settle and Carlisle route was saved, a luxurious train will take a majestic journey through Gloucester to mark the anniversary.

The Statesman will depart on March 29, stopping at Lydney, Chepstow, Gloucester to Cheltenham Spa, Ashchurch for Tewkesbury and stations to Cannock and Rugeley.

On April 5 it will depart from High Wycombe and head to Stafford.

Peter Watkinson, operations director for Statesman Rail, said: “This very special tour on board the popular and luxurious Statesman train is being operated to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the route being saved from closure and includes a unique journey over the entire majestic route of the Settle to Carlisle railway in all its spring glory – with great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering, including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct.”

Call 0845 310 2458 or book at Statesmanrail.com

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  • IsitJimKerr  |  January 08 2014, 12:07PM

    It's the Settle to Carlisle bit that's majestic, according to Peter Watkinson.......and ME! It is truly fantastic, having taken the trip after seeing on Michael Portillo's, Great British Railway Journeys.

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  January 07 2014, 6:10PM

    cosmicc keep an eye out for a train that will be running from Gloucester to Parkend (Dean Forest Railway) in a couple of months time.......

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  • cosmicc  |  January 07 2014, 2:00PM

    Reading between the lines (!!),and having done a little research,it appears that Statesman Rail are running a railtour from Newport to Carlisle,via the Settle & Carlisle line,on the date mentioned,using their normal rolling stock.Not that you'd find that out from the mess of an article above. "The train will take a majestic journey through Gloucester ....".Really ?

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