Win a great steam train journey on The Christmas Tynesider

FANCY a great day out on a steam train? If the answer is yes, then we have got the perfect Christmas competition for you to enter.

THE Christmas Tynesider special train will steam into Stevenage to collect passengers on its way to York, Durham and Newcastle on Saturday, December 19.

And you could be waiting at the platform to step aboard the train’s vintage carriages for a great day out.

Courtesy of The Railway Touring Company, we have three pairs of premier dining tickets, worth �378 a pair, to give away to the three winners of our Christmas Steam Competition.

The Christmas Tynesider will be hauled by 1937-built steam locomotive A4 Pacific 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley.


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This steam special will take Christmas shoppers and sightseers for a nostalgic journey northwards to a choice of destinations – festive York, the fine city of Durham or vibrant Newcastle.

Passengers who, like our lucky competition winners, choose the premier dining option will enjoy a full English breakfast, light lunch and four course dinner silver served at their seats on board as the miles fly by.

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Passengers alighting at York will have time to explore the city’s ancient cobbled streets, visit the magnificent Minister or shop along the famous Shambles, all lit up for Christmas.

Travellers who choose to stop at Durham might like to see the hilltop cathedral and, those staying on board to Newcastle will have time to visit the shops or contemporary river front with its Baltic gallery.

The Christmas Tynesider promises to be a Christmas treat to remember with Father Christmas joining the train for the return steam journey with gifts for the children.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning a pair of premier dining tickets for the Christmas Tynesider, then all you have to do is answer this simple question:

To which Tyneside city is The Christmas Tynesider heading?

a) Newcastle

b) Dundee

c) Manchester

To enter, send your answer on a postcard to: Tynesider competition, Web Editor, Archant Herts & Cambs, Bank House, Primett Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 3EE.

Remember to include your name, address and a daytime contact number.

The competition closes on November 30, so get your entry in fast.

Winners will be chosen at random from all the correct entries received before this date.

The tickets are valid for the departure on December 19 only.

Normal Archant competition rules apply. The Railway Touring Company’s terms and conditions also apply.

* Contact The Railway Touring Company on 01553 661500 for more information or tickets.

The Railway Touring Company is offering our readers a �5 per person discount on all tickets using our special booking code: WPA

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