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Date: 01/23/23 06:17
Tornado and Steam In Scotland Summer 2023
Author: swirsk53

I am planning to travel in Scotland this summer and have been looking at 2 steam travel options. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has ridden either

First is the 21st Century Steam Aberdonian from Edinburgh to Aberdeen and back 
- is the Tornado going to be back in service in time for trips in July?
- how much time on train each way from Edinburgh to Aberdeen and back
-experience with First Class v. Tourist Class - what are differences in equipmennt/seating/amenities?
-Premier Dining - website shows as sold out for the date i am looking at but would like to hear expiences
-Experiences riding this or their other routes?

Second is the Jacobite Steam Train from GLasgow to to Mallaig via Glenfinnan viaduct 
-is it always steam? 
-experience riding? 


Thanks 
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/23/23 07:00 by swirsk53.



Date: 01/23/23 10:03
Re: Tornado and Steam In Scotland Summer 2023
Author: PHall

You probably will get a better response if this was on the European Railroads board.



Date: 01/24/23 10:22
Re: Tornado and Steam In Scotland Summer 2023
Author: Hartington

Last time I looked the Jacobite runs from Fort William to Mallaig and back. If you want to start from Glasgow you get a separate train from there to Fort William - a simple diesel multiple unit (DMU).

Have you looked at the A1 Steam Trust (whi own Tornado) website? In particular this page Tornado news

By the way, I agree that you may get more information on the European pages.



Date: 01/24/23 13:51
Re: Tornado and Steam In Scotland Summer 2023
Author: exhaustED

If the weather is ok the FW to Mallaig is breathtaking!



Date: 01/24/23 14:40
Re: Tornado and Steam In Scotland Summer 2023
Author: billsdnr

Its Scotland, expect it to be raining.  But the Jacobite trip is well worth it.   



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