Our Edwardian and Victorian wooden carriages belong to the ‘Stately Trains’ fleet.

At quieter times of year, we run our Stately Trains coaches instead of our standard Mark 1s.  At busier times of the year we run the Stately Trains coaches in addition to our Mark 1s to provide additional seating.

Frequently, you will find one of the ‘Stately Trains’ saloons attached to a rake of Mark 1 carriages.  We can offer a First Class service for a small premium (on most days) to ride in the Stately Trains saloon.  These saloons offer superior all-round views, and for half of the trip you will be next to the steam engine – you’ll be able to hear it working hard and almost feel the steam engine at the head of the train! A truly memorable experience!

The Stately Trains fleet are frequently used on two-train days and for the ‘Strawberry Special’ services through the summer.

Both the Mark 1’s, the Stately Trains and the Wagons are all available to hire for private charters, weddings, functions and film productions.

Stately Trains



Built: 1877 onwards

Construction: Wooden bodies, steel under frames.

Owned by Stephen Middleton, Stately Trains


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