Brigg blokes: Answer to that Valentine's Day gift dilemma
By MisterBrigg | Saturday, February 04, 2012, 15:40
Brigg blokes could really rack up the brownie points for Valentine's Day by treating their loved one to a romantic train trip.
Passengers chatting to a Railway Touring company hostess
Railway Touring Company Premier Dining is THE way to travel.
Fiona and Lee Fielden, of Barnetby, with steam loco Oliver Cromwell during a previous Railway Touring Company excursion.
You can book her a ticket on a steam-hauled train trip to Newcastle on Saturday, March 10, hauled by preserved loco 70013 Oliver Cromwell.
The train will pick up passengers at Barnetby and Scunthorpe stations.
The Tynesider excusion offers the option of spending time in York, Durham, Newcastle, or staying on the train and visiting the Blythe & Tyne route to Morpeth, over lines no longer used by passenger services.
Oliver Cromwell will depart from Cleethorpes station with the Tynesider at about 7.45am, picking up passengers at Grimsby Town (7.55), Barnetby (8.20), Scunthorpe (8.44) and Crowle (9am).
British Railways withdrew the last locos based in North Lincolnshire back in March 1966 so this is a chance to sample train travel from a bygone era.
If you book on the Premier Dining luxury coaches, waiters will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner at your table. You can also share a romantic bottle of wine together.
FULL DETAILS ABOUT THE TRAIN TRIP TO NEWCASTLE