Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Tees-Tyne Pullman with a charity train in conjunction with ‘The Railway Magazine’.
Back in autumn of 1948 British Railways launched the Tees-Tyne Pullman, running between Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Darlington and London King’s Cross, aimed at businessmen.
Initially operated by former LNER Pacific steam locomotives hauling Pullman carriages, by the early-1970s, BR introduced MK2 rolling stock on the service which was often hauled by a 3300hp ‘Deltic’ locomotive. But by 1976 the service had been withdrawn as new InterCity 125 trains (HSTs) began to take over East Coast Main Line services.
To mark the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the introduction of the service, The Railway Magazine has joined forces with Pathfinder Railtours to run a recreation of the 1970s service, raising money for Martin House Children’s Hospice and Prostate Cancer UK with a train which will use blue and grey MK2 Intercity carriages similar to those used 50 years ago, and hauled by ‘Deltic’ No. 55009 Alycidon.
The ‘Tees-Tyne Commemorative’ will consist of a mix of Standard, First Class and Premier Dining seating priced to suit all budgets. A percentage of the ticket price will be shared with both charities.
It is anticipated D9009 will provide some high speed running in to the 90-100mph range, and to ensure you have a souvenir of the memorable day, a photo stop is planned.
It promises to be a great day, with the bonus of a charity raffle too, and on board you’ll be able to meet some of the staff from the Mortons rail titles.
ON BOARD FEATURES INCLUDE:
– Reserved seats aligned with the carriage windows
– A printed excursion and journey guide for everyone
– A travelling licensed buffet with refreshments, including alcoholic and soft drinks
– The Premier Dining service includes The Great British Breakfast, Elevenses and four course Evening Dinner
– Cheerful, friendly and helpful Pathfinder Stewards!
Find out more and book tickets here.
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