The Settle Carlisle Railway Development Company invites you to join us on our celebratory 30th Anniversary Steam Train on the 17th September 2022.

 The Settle Carlisle Railway Development Company invites you to join us on our celebratory 30th Anniversary Steam Train on 17 September 2022. 

Starting from Carlisle, the steam locomotive will travel along the iconic Settle-Carlisle line, picking up passengers at Carlisle, Appleby, Settle, and Skipton to York. 

On our journey, we will take in the Eden Valley, the Yorkshire three peaks (Pen-Y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside) and the Ribblehead Viaduct. 

Our destination is the historic city of York where passengers will be able to spend a few hours leisure time, where you can step 2,000 years into the past as you wander the Gothic halls of York Minster Cathedral; delve into the city’s Viking past at the Jorvi;, or explore history of a different kind at the National Railway Museum. You can also dip into the eclectic array of independent boutiques nestled in the postcard-pretty 13th century timber buildings of The Shambles – York’s most beautiful street. 

After our break in York, we’ll return to Carlisle and retrace our earlier route.

Provisional timings : Depart Carlisle 8:00​

Stops: 9:00 Appleby, 10:00 Settle, 10:45 Skipton, arrive York 13:00.  

Return: York 16:30, Skipton 18:30, Settle 19:30, Appleby 20:30, Carlisle 21:30.

These are provisional timings. Actual timings will be confirmed when you receive your ticket

Click below for a Sample Menu Vegetarian options are also available. 

Vegan options are not available.

Gluten free is catered for but cannot guarantee 100% gluten/ nut / or any other special diets on board due to the size of the kitchens. 

A licensed buffet car is available and serves tea, coffee, snacks, and light refreshments.


Where can we buy our tickets? 

You can only purchase tickets by going to our website.

When will I get my ticket? 

Your e-ticket will be emailed to you 7-14 days prior to the event 

Are dogs permitted on trains? 

Only guide dogs are permitted on board. 

Are there toilets on board the train? 

Yes, there is a toilet at each end of every carriage. 

Can you accommodate vegetarians on board? 

There is always a vegetarian option available, however we cannot provide gluten free or a full coeliac diet. We cannot guarantee that there will be no cross contamination with regards to allergies. Therefore, nut or lactose free diet options cannot be offered 

Can you bring bicycles on board our trains? 

We cannot transport bicycles due to a lack of available space. 

Can you bring wheelchairs/mobility scooters on board our trains? 

We can transport foldable wheelchairs on board but not mobility scooters, due to a lack of available space. 

Do I have to pay the supplement in first/premier for two of us to sit together? 

No, if two of you book without the table for two supplement then you would be seated side by side with one window and one aisle seat around a table for four, sharing with two other passengers, the supplement is payable if you wanted a table with two seats to yourselves and you would be seated facing each other with a window seat each. 

Do our trains have power sockets on board? 

No, there are no power sockets on board. 

Do our trains have Wi-Fi? 

No, Wi-Fi is not available on board. 

Have the carriages on the trains got disabled access? 

No, full disabled access is not available, passengers would need to be able to step up onto the carriages and then walk to their seats. We can store collapsible wheelchairs at the ends of carriages. 

I don’t have a printer – do I have to print my e-ticket out? 

No, it is not essential to print out your e-ticket, as long as you have your seat/coach numbers and the timings you can board the train. The stewards will have a note of your name on the seating plan. 

If I book for 2/3/4 people, will we be seated together? 

Yes, we always sit parties together, if a large group books together then they will be at separate tables but would be as close together as possible and in the same carriage. 

Is smoking permitted on board? 

No. Smoking or Vaping are not permitted anywhere on board our trains.

Does my child need a ticket? 

We have a junior ticket in standard class for ages 15 and under (children 3yrs and under may travel on your lap but if they do require a seat then a junior ticket price applies) 

Do I need travel insurance? 

We strongly recommend that all our passengers take out travel/cancellation insurance, as charges apply should you need to cancel or postpone your trip for whatever reason, whether your plans change due to ill-health, travel issues or weather conditions. 

Are the prices shown for a one way or return fare? 

The price is for a return journey 

Can I request a forward-facing seat? 

No. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee this.

If you have any other queries, please email 

30th anniversary steam train

1st Class Premier Dining


30th anniversary steam train

1st Class


30th anniversary steam train

Standard Class


30th anniversary steam train

Junior Standard Class