Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; Service With A Smile, Dignity, Respect, Honour & Enthusiasm

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; almost treated as if you are royalty in a 5 star restaurant!  Yet most of the staff are volunteers and dedicate their time to serve you free of charge.  Unbelievable – this is our second time on the East Lancashire Railway and it just gets better.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; it is difficult to say how grateful we both were to enjoy the delights of the ‘Dining With Distinction’ event which was a black tie evening dress affair.  Believe me, you will not be ripped off with typical over inflated prices.  It was truly an enjoyable, entertaining evening starting with aperitifs, champagne, canapes for at least one hour before you even step on to the train.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports; the train staff and driver are more than welcoming for you to stand on the footplates before the train leaves to take advantage of a photo opportunity.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; there are musicians on the platform.  Once on the train it is as if you are the only person in the restaurant (carriage).  The service is impeccable in fact, better that some restaurants we have visited.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; setting this aside, there is the fact that you are actually travelling on an aged steam train being pulled having a meal in a historic Pullman restaurant car, which simply just adds to the ambience.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire states; what more can I say?  There are a number of steam railway companies that offer this same service, but to date, the East Lancashire Railway really takes the cherry on the top!