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Tickets are on sale for twosteam train  trips across Harringworth Viaduct next month.

Tickets are on sale for twosteam train trips across Harringworth Viaduct next month.

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The Welland Valley will soon echo with the sound of vintage steam trains crossing Harringworth Viaduct.

On Monday, August 27, two Pannier Tank steam locomotives, one at each end, will haul 10 chocolate and cream London Transport liveried coaches, carrying passengers from Birmingham, Melton Mowbray and stops in between, across the viaduct.

There will be a lunch trip and a journey serving a traditional afternoon tea.

Both shuttles will start at Melton, before heading out on to the viaduct for passengers to enjoy their meals and the spectacular views.

When the train reaches Corby, it will reverse and return to Melton, where the second group of passengers will board to enjoy the experience.

The 130-year-old viaduct is one of the longest to span a valley in Great Britain.

It is 60ft high and 3,825 feet long and has 82 arches which were built with 20m bricks made from local clay.

Fares for the lunch train’s standard class are £25 for adults and £15 for children, £40 for club class, including light refreshments, and £55 for premier class, which includes a three-course meal.

Fares for the later trip in standard class are £25 for adults and £15 for children, £40 in club class and £52 in premier class, including afternoon tea.

A table for two can be booked for an extra £10 on both journeys.

For more information or to book seats please visit http://www.tyseleylocoworks.co.uk/tours/tr_2012_0827.htm.