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The Railway Touring Company

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Address: 14a Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 1JN, England
Phone Number: +44 1553 661500
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Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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LOVELY DAY OUT WITH RTC TO CARLISLE

Myself & my family travelled on the Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express on 31st January 2015. We had an amazing day with snow thrown in for good measure on parts of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
JuliaGulia32
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Norfolk
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Norfolk
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Myself & my family travelled on the Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express on 31st January 2015. We had an amazing day with snow thrown in for good measure on parts of the journey! The staff and food were fab and the carriages were fitted out very plush-ly. We were very comfortable in Premier Class. I had a look in First Class... More 

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

These steam day trips are very special. They cannot really be compared to any other travel. The staff are great, the experience is great, the only down side is the time it all takes.. Its all part and parcel really ,one minute you are going 70 miles an hour,then you could be in a siding for 25 mins. Its always... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a fantastic day on this train, from start to finish it can not be faulted. The booking process was easy and the staff were very helpful when I called. The food on the train was excellent all served hot and plenty of it. The staff on the train were polite and we were kept informed all day of... More 

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Bochum
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

What a super day out! The whole trip was great, we travelled First Class and the carriage was clean & smart, the staff were excellent throughout what for them was a very long day. We were served pastries & coffee in the morning, and sandwiches and tea cakes with jam & cream for high tea, well presented, with second helpings.... More 

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norfolk
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

had a trip on this train in december had an excellent time and the staff were first class--highly reccomende

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic day on this steam train journey to celebrate my 60th birthday with two friends. We joined the train at Watford and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express which was literally a two minute walk to the station. The carriages were beautiful, we sat at a table in very comfortable wing-backed chairs complete with a table lamp.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Our family bought a trip on the 31 January 2015 Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express for me and my wife as my birthday present, and we had a very enjoyable day. We joined at Watford Junction and had a Premier Dining booking. Everything went to plan, the carriage was comfortable and warm, the service was excellent, the food was good and... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Fantastic trip on 31st January to Carlisle. We joined at Nuneaton, train was punctual, whole trip well organised and staff very friendly and helpful. Snow on the journey from Shap to Carlisle and over Yorkshire Dales made our day complete. What a prevalidge to travel on Duchess of Sutherland. We travelled Standard Class, carriage was very warm and comfortable. Buffet... More 

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Truely excellent day out! We are not classic train buffs, however for our combined birthdays were looking for a UK-based experience that was a little different, and would not be impacted by the risk of poor weather. A day trip to Carlisle on a steam train seemed perfect. We booked 2 premium-class tickets, departing from London Euston. Boarding at 7am,... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Was lucky enough to travel on the winter Cumbrian express on Saturday 24/Jan 2015,this was my gift to my husband for his 60th birthday ...we both enjoyed the whole day,the train was perfect,as were the staff and food,we went first class and we were spoiled the sandwich's and cream scones were yummy.thanks to you all,especially the unsung heroes who all... More 

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