In 1990, a group of people came together to share an extraordinary ambition – to construct a brand new Peppercorn A1 Pacific locomotive. They formed The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust and after nineteen years of incredible effort that locomotive, No. 60163 Tornado, moved under its own power for the first time in 2008.
In October 2018, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains are marking its 10th year of operation with an exclusive round-Britain rail tour on Belmond Royal Scotsman, hauled predominantly by this magnificent locomotive.
This blog tells the story of Tornado’s construction, an amazing tale of cooperation, skill and sheer hard work, which defied the critics who said it could never be done.
To celebrate 10 years of our flagship train, the Golden Eagle, we are excited to reveal our new Gold...Read More »
In 1990, a group of people came together to share an extraordinary ambition – to construct a brand...Read More »
Celebrating our fifth year of operating private rail journeys in this remarkable country, we hope th...Read More »
Undoubtedly the world's greatest railway journey, the Trans-Siberian Railway, connecting Russia's my...Read More »
The new 2018 Danube Express brochure featuring our range of Grand European tours is now available to...Read More »
On 26 October 2017, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, supported by Steppes Travel, hosted an evening of en...Read More »
Many of the rail cruises we operate require tourist visas to be obtained prior to travel. For each o...Read More »
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We can happily announce that Journalist and Broadcaster, Michael Portillo, will be hosting a series ...Read More »
Introducing a brand new tour exclusive to New Year's 2017. Experience the heart of Central Europe du...Read More »
We are very excited to share the very first pictures of the new Superior Deluxe cabins aboard the Go...Read More »
It is our great pleasure to announce that Professor Don Kurtz will join our Arctic Explorer tour onc...Read More »
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, The Great Wall of China, is undoubtedly one of the wo...Read More »
We have the pleasure of sharing a testimonial from our recent guests, Anni and Scott Stoddart, from ...Read More »