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The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Friday 10th May - The Day before the 2019 AGM

This visit has been planned to complement the AGM 2019 being held at Haworth on the Keithley and Worth Valley Railway the following day.


Travel from London Euston to the Cumbrian Coast line, for a visit to the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

Travel

Note platform numbers are those booked, but could change on the day - check customer information screens before going to the platform

London Euston

dep

07:30 (Plat 5)

1S42

or

08:30 (Plat 13)

1S45

Virgin Trains

Carlisle

arr

10:46 (Plat 1)






dep

11.07 (Plat 2)

2C50



Northern

Lancaster

arr


or

10.51 (Plat 3)




dep



11.02 (Plat 3)

1C55

Northern

Barrow-in-Furness

arr



11.58 (Plat 1)




dep



12.06 (Plat 2)

2C53

Northern

Ravenglass

arr

12.48 (Plat 2)



12.50 (Plat 1)



We start by having a guided visit to the 15” gauge depot at Ravenglass (R&ER), before travelling on the 13:50 departure to Dalegarth and back, arriving at Ravenglass at 15.30.


The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway passes through seven miles of the Lake District National Park from the UNISCO seaside village of Ravenglass to Dalegarth at the foot of the mountains.  The line is 15” narrow gauge with gradients up to 1 in 40.


We then continue along the Cumbrian Coast line as follows:

Ravenglass

dep

15.37 (Plat 1)

2C59

or

16.24 (Plat 1)

2C33

Northern

Carlisle

arr

17.30 (Plat 1)



18:11 (Plat 2)



Where we stay in the Boarder City for the night, using the Hallmark Carlisle Hotel, outside of the station, which currently has rooms for £53.10.  Book at Hallmark Carlisle


An alternative is the IBIS hotel adjacent to the station.  Book direct at: IBIS Carlisle.   Currently at the time of writing, rooms are £63.65.   This includes the 10% discount for Le Club Accor Hotels club members - membership is free and can be applied for online.  Your are supplied with your membership number immediately, so applying for membership immediately before booking the hotel is well worth it to obtain the discount.


Just like train tickets, the cheapest hotel rooms are normally obtained direct from the hotel company website, rather than a third party hotel booking website like hotels.com or booking.com - so always check the hotel company website price before making a booking.


For those travelling to the AGM  2019 on Saturday  at Haworth on the Keithley and Worth Valley Railway, the travel details over the Settle and Carlisle Line the next morning are as follows:

Saturday 11th May





Carlisle

dep

07.49 (Plat 6)

2H83

Northern

Keithley

arr

10.08 (Plat 1)



Cost

Please see below for details of National Rail fares to and from London for those without hose without free travel / use of an educational free pass.

Privilege fares are offered on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.  For those without discounted travel rail staff travel, a return ticket is £13.50. If booked on the day or £11.50 if booked online in advance at: Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

Educational Free Pass

This is an educational visit, so those members with protected (safeguarded) travel facilities can apply for an educational free pass.  Please see: Free Pass for further information.

The free pass ticket should be from your home station to Carlisle.

Train Tickets - for those without free travel facilities


Currently (as of 25/02/18) the cheapest tickets to and from London are as follows:


Note that the advance purchase tickets are only available on the booked train and date.  These tickets are quota-controlled, so booking as soon as possible is strongly recommended.  Book at www.lner.co.uk  or any UK National Rail Train Operator Website.  DO NOT use the Trainline or similar websites as you will pay more in booking fees etc.


To Book

To book, and if you have any questions, please email Alan Spencer