Scunthorpe Steelworks Tour 9th October 2021
We are please to announce the first Rail Riders tour.
The event will start at 11am from the railtour platform next to entrance E of Scunthorpe Steel works. Industrial Diesel Janus No 1 hauling 4 brakevans will start the tour.
There will be a running commentary throughout the day via a speaker system fitted to the 4 brakevans while we visit several areas of the vast site.
Part way through the day we will be switching to the industrial steam locomotive 'Cranford' to continue the tour with the brakevans.
The final part of the visit will involve the Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Societies class 144 Pacer unit 144017 to return to group to the railtour platform. This will be the first time the AFRPS has used the pacer for passenger service.
The tour is planned to finish at 5pm, however the tour may overrun due to operational reasons.
AFRPS are using 2 locos and unit for the first time on a private tour for us at Rail Riders.
There will have a guided tour of the Societies engine shed to see the officers saloon and other locomotives receiving attention.
The lounge car will be open for refreshments ranging from sandwiches, sausage rolls, cake, chocolate and hot and cold drinks. (Please let us know below if you wish to purchase refreshments from the lounge car below so that we can advise the AFRPS how many to cater for). Rail Riders members gain a discount on the refreshments
Toilets and the gift shop next to the engine shed will be open on the day.
We have producing a special booklet for the event to be issued before the the tour starts to those that are attending. It will feature a map of the rail system of the steelworks and will include a menu for the lounge car as well as the locos, coaches and wagon numbers for those who wish to know what vehicles are on site.
Due to the space in the brake vans, this tour is limited to 56 people only. We hope that if this tour is successful we will be arranging for 2 visits next year so more members can get the chance to visit this fantastic site.
All profits from this tour will be donated to the AFRPS to help maintain the locos and rolling stock they have in their collection.