The Harringworth Viaduct Lunchtime Shuttle
7029 Clun Castle & 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe “Top & Tailed”
Sunday 5th December 2021
In another Vintage Train’s tradition, while passengers visit the Melton Mowbray Victorian Christmas Fayre, others can take the lunchtime journey out to Corby and back which takes us twice across the famous Harringworth Viaduct with its spectacular views across the valley. Also known as the Welland Viaduct as it crosses the river of the same name, this is the longest masonry viaduct across a valley in the UK. 30 million bricks were used in its construction, the now Grade II listed structure opening in 1878. At its peak, 3500 people and 1200 horses were working on the site.
Passengers board the train at Melton Mowbray for the round trip to Corby. Passenger can also purchase tickets for the Melton Mowbray Victorian Christmas Fare train to travel on the train all day from Tyseley and Coleshill Parkway. (Passengers should purchase tickets for both trains to travel on the train all day).
Seating is available in “Bubbles” of two or four Pullman Cars and Open Coaches. Private Compartments for six people are also available. You will be seated at tables of two or four or in a Private Compartment in your selected Coach according to your booking. You will not be allocated specific seats.
A boarding card confirming your booking details and allocated coach will be emailed to you upon completion of your booking. Please print this boarding card to access the train. Separate tickets are not issued.
Final Details and Timings
Final details and timings will be published on this web page 7 – 10 days prior to the date of the train.
- Seating in one of our original Pullman Cars with two course lunch, tea & Coffee, all served at your seat.
- Private first class compartment for up to six people with two course lunch, tea & Coffee, all served at your seat.
- Seating at tables for two or four in our Club Class Coaches with light refreshments including,sandwiches and cake, tea & Coffee, all served at your seat.
- Seating at tables for two or four in our Tourist Open carriages. Bacon rolls, light refreshments, wine, beer, teas & coffees can be ordered for delivery to your seat.
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