Win £398 trip for two on The Cathedrals Express

On Wednesday, October 18, The Cathedrals Express will be starting out from Peterborough to take locals on a fabulous steam trip to York behind a diesel locomotive, with the return journey hauled by the world's most famous engine, the Flying Scotsman, and you too could be on board.

Friday, 28th April 2017, 2:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:52 pm
The Flying Scotsman

We’ve teamed up with The Cathedrals Express to offer one lucky reader a pair of Premier Dining tickets for this unforgettable journey, worth nearly £400.

The winners will step on board The Cathedrals Express at Peterborough at around 07:30 and after taking their seats in the elegant Premier Dining carriage, will be served a champagne breakfast. Passengers will be whisked to York up the East Coast Mainline, by a vintage diesel engine and will arrive here at around 09:30.

Passengers will have nearly two hours to explore this ancient city, before heading back to York Station for the journey home with the world’s most famous engine.

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Flying Scotsman, which was built in 1923, will take passengers back via the longer scenic route, passing through Lincoln and Spalding.

The winners will be served a delicious light brunch on the way, before arriving back 
in Peterborough at around 14:30.

Tickets for this fabulous trip to York on board The Cathedrals Express, featuring Flying Scotsman on the return journey range from £99 per person in Premium Standard to Pullman Style Dining at £239 per person.

For further details of other trips with Flying Scotsman in 2017, call 01483 209888 or visit

To be in with a chance of winning two Premier Dining tickets worth £398, simply answer the following question: When was Flying Scotsman built?

Send your answer by email to [email protected] or by post to Brad Barnes, Leisure and Entertainments Editor, Peterborough Telegraph, Suite B, Unex House, Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough PE1 1NG. The deadline is Friday May 5 at 12noon.