British Railway Journeys

Desctription:

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EPISODES:

1. North Wales

Join us as we take in the spectacular scenery on this journey along the North Wales coast. It's an experience never to be forgotten with majestic cliffs, bustling towns, historic castles and sweeping beaches. Our journey begins in England at Chester with its long and colorful history but it is not long before we are in the Welsh seaside resorts of Rhyl and Llandudno.

2. The Peak District

At the southern end of the Pennines lies the Peak District, and area of open moorland limestone plateaux, fertile valleys, stately homes, enchanting market towns and picturesque villages. We begin our journey on the Huddersfield Line on a diesel unit as it runs up into the moorlands with just sheep and grouse for company before it plunges into the Standedge Tunnel.

3. The South West

To travel by train from Exeter to Penzance is a journey never to be forgotten, with dramatic coastal scenery and rolling countryside. Our journey begins in the cathedral city of Exeter before we board an Intercity that takes us past the River Exe and the red cliffs south of Exmouth to Dawlish, Teignmouth and on to Paignton.

4. The North East

From the mouth of the River Tees to the rugged coast of the North Sea this program takes us through some of the country's most breathtaking scenery With the splendor of the Esk Valley and the dramatic climb into the North York Moors, this is one of the great railway journeys.

5. East Anglia

Join us as we travel through some of England's finest countryside, the low-lying region of East Anglia. The region plays host to historic towns and villages, fens, broads, miles of magnificent coastline, and a great deal more. Our journey from Cambridge to Sheringham provides a wonderful and enchanted look at this quiet little corner of England.

6. The Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most spectacular areas in the country and we explore it on a variety of sprinters. We start our journey at Carnforth which was built as a meeting point of the London and North West, the <idland and the Furness railway. From Carnforth, served by class 86 and 87 EMUs, we head north to Oxenholme, junction for the branch line to Windermere and then on to Kendal.

7. Northern England

To travel along the Settle to Carlisle line is to experience one of the most wonderful train journeys of the world. Passing along England's wild Pennine backbone there is plenty to see and discover: not just scenery and steam trains but also rich heritage, castles, and houses and the chance to see eagles and hawks fly free.

8. West Coast of Scotland

On this magnificent train journey there is plenty to see, with mighty mountains shimmering lochs and miles of majestic coastline. We start our journey in Scotland's largest city, Glasgow and a visit to the Museum of Transport where all the major Scottish railway companies are represented. From Glasgow our journey takes us up north into the Highlands and we go through a number of small stations.

9. South West Scotland

We take a delightful train journey through the south west of Scotland with its towns and villages, craggy hillsides and castles, streams and lakes and harbors and beaches. Our excursion begins at Largs, a popular seaside resort, on a Class 318EMU operated by Strathclyde Transport and then heads south passing the Hunterson Ore Terminal and nuclear power station.

10. Weymouth to the Isle of Wight

Traveling by train along the English south coast is one of the best ways to experience and enjoy the great British countryside, combining popular resorts with beautiful scenery. Where the downs descend to the sea there are craggy headlands, sweeping bays and magnificent beaches. There is always plenty to see an the railway travels right through the heart of it all.

11. The Severn Valley & The Cotswolds

Join us as we travel through some of England's finest countryside from Bridgnorth in the north of Oxford, city of dreaming spires in the south. Our rail journey passes through the heart of it all with the preserved steam lines, inter-city trains, modern turbo units plus the only inland cliff railway.