The JG Travel Group is offering customers the chance to get up close to The Flying Scotsman and enjoy a steam-hauled journey next March.
One of Britain’s best-loved trains will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year and to mark the centenary a choice of two- and three-day breaks are on offer through both the Just Go! Holidays and National Holidays brands.
The two-day breaks are available on March 12 and 18 and priced from £149pp.
They include a picturesque steam-hauled round-trip journey on the East Lancashire Railway as the train makes its way through bucolic landscapes and picture-postcard villages to the town of Rawtenstall, passing over viaducts and through tunnels before arriving back in Bury.
Also included is a visit to the Bury Transport Museum, which relays the story of the North West’s industrial past through a collection of artefacts, vehicles and exhibits.
There is also a visit to Liverpool.
A three-day break is also available on March 10, 2023, priced from £229pp.
Claire Dutton, Trade Sales Manager at the JG Travel Group comments: “Every year our Flying Scotsman breaks are a sell out and we expect the same for our 2023 trips. Across both brands we are able to offer a wide range of pick-up points, meaning agents all around the country can offer these breaks to their customers.”
The famous train was officially the first steam locomotive to reach 100mph in 1934, the first to circumnavigate the globe and holds the record for a non-stop run in a steam locomotive – set in 1989 with a 442-mile trip. It also hauled the first ever non-stop London to Edinburgh service in May 1928, reducing the journey time to eight hours.