World famous Flying Scotsman will depart from Northampton as part of £1,700 a ticket trip

Steam enthusiasts with £1,700 to spare could still buy tickets to travel on the Flying Scotsman when the world famous locomotive comes to Northampton in June.

Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 3:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 3:59 pm
The Flying Scotsman is to set off from Northampton station on June 15.

The engine is to pull into the town on Wednesday, June 15, before carrying passengers on the first leg of a nine day tour of Ireland - operators are calling the Emerald Isle Explorer.

Tickets are still currently available in four different classes, ranging from non-dining at £1,795 per person, through to Pullman Style Dining at £2,995 per person.

Marcus Robertson, chairman of Steam Dreams, which is organising the trip, said: “To start our journey with steam’s greatest celebrity as it returns to the tracks this year, will be a fantastic experience for those on board.”

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He added: “With most tickets for trips with Flying Scotsman already sold out, this is a very special opportunity to travel with this famous locomotive.”

The Emerald Isle Explorer will depart from Northampton at 11.40 am on June 15 and head towards Chester, before a run along the North Wales coast, where passengers will spend the night.

On day two, passengers will bid farewell to the famous locomotive and board a ferry from Holyhead to begin a week-long steam tour of Ireland, which will take in the coastline of Wexford and the Giant’s Causeway.

For further information and prices for remaining tickets for trips with Flying Scotsman, contact the Steam Dreams booking office on 01483 209888 or visit