It’s all steam ahead for an iconic view

Special steam train journeys on offer .PIC IAN RUTHERFORD
Special steam train journeys on offer .PIC IAN RUTHERFORD

Take your reserved seat on a steam train over the most famous railway bridge in the world with the Scottish Railway Preservation Society.

Two special excursions cross the Forth Bridge to Fife and run along the north shore of the Firth of Forth through Aberdour, Burntisland and Kinghorn to Kirkcaldy, with magnificent views across the Forth to Edinburgh and the Lothians.

The train continues through central Fife to Dunfermline and takes the route along the shore of the Forth past Culross.

The line from Kincardine through Clackmannan and Alloa to Stirling was opened in May 2008 and has fine views of the Ochil Hills, Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle.

From Stirling the train steams on through Falkirk to complete the circle.

There are two trips, each lasting about four hours; the morning train departs from Linlithgow and the afternoon train from Dalmeny or Inverkeithing.

A standard fare is £59 (child £45) and first class £89. Lunch on the morning train and dinner on the afternoon train is also available for £12. Call 0131 202 1033 to book.