Following on from the charity train in July, we're now able to announce our second and final Charity Charter for 2017.
On Sunday August 13th, The «Absent Shunter» will depart Newcastle with a single Class 47, running via Durham, Darlington, York, Castleford, Wakefield Kirkgate, Huddersfield, Stalybridge, Stockport, Crewe, where the 47 will hand over to an AC Loco Group Locomotive, most likely 86101. We will then head up the West Coast Main Line to Euston where the electric loco will hand over to a Class 66 locomotive for the final part of the journey via Acton and Reading to Basingstoke.
Calling points and confirmed times;
Newcastle to Crewe or any part thereof — £25
Crewe to Euston or any part thereof — £20
Euston to Basingstoke or any part thereof — £20
Full Trip — £55
All accommodation is First Class and fares will be payable on board in CASH ONLY.
We plan as usual to provide refreshments on board but details for this will be published nearer the time.
Proceeds from this train will be donated to our nominated three Charities for 2017;
The British Heart Foundation
The Ripple Project
As always, spread the word, and we'll see you there!
Oh, and if you have an idea of a name for the railtour, suggest it in the discussion and we'll consider it in the next 7 days or so!!!