Historic steam train takes passengers through Cambridgeshire in luxurious vintage carriages

The train will be chugging its way through the county
The train will be chugging its way through the county -Credit:Steam Dreams Rail Co

A luxurious steam train will soon travel through Cambridgeshire to a beautiful market town in Derbyshire for families interested in a nostalgic day out. On Wednesday, May 8, the Royal Scot 46100 will be chugging across the country on a one-day-only trip.

Steam Dreams Rail Co said a journey on the Royal Scot train, built in 1927, is like immersing "yourself in the glamour of yesteryear." The steam-hauled journey will be travelling from Colchester to Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

The journey will begin in Colchester, stopping at Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk and Ely in Cambridgeshire to pick up more passengers. From Peterborough, the locomotive will head up the East Coast Main Line before making its way via Nottingham for a scenic journey through Amber Valley to the Peak District.

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One of the optional trip attractions is Chatsworth House, a stunning country house with 105 acres of gardens. It will cost an additional £44 to visit. Another optional excursion, is Crich Tramway Village, a recreated period village where you can ride a vintage tram, visit a working pub and an old-fashioned sweet shop. Tickets cost £38.

Passengers can also explore Chesterfield or visit Barrow Hill Roundhouse. Passengers will then head back on the same locomotive, which will be diesel-hauled.

There are three different classes available on the train, all with varying ticket prices. They are:

  • Premium Standard: A standard ticket without dining. Passengers can bring their own picnic and wine or choose from a selection of beverages and light refreshments available to purchase on-board. (£175 per person)

  • First Class: A refined and leisurely journey without dining on board. Passengers have the same self-catering options as premium standard or the choice of on-board refreshments. (£205 per person)

  • Pullman Dining: A sumptuous culinary experience featuring menus crafted from locally sourced seasonal produce, served in restored vintage carriages with plush, spacious armchair seating. (£410 per person).

You can find more information and tickets on their website.