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 Timings for the movement of LNER 'K1' No. 62005 from Fort William to Carlisle have been added on Sunday 15th September, Click here for details. The locomotive goes forward to the NYMR the following day, click here for details. (Updated: 10th Sep 2019)







Sunday 15th September 2019

Discover Folkestone (Belmond (British Pullman))

The Royal Duchy (Railway Touring Company)

The Shakespeare Express (Morning & Afternoon Departures) (Vintage Trains)

Locomotive Movement (West Coast Railway Company)

Additional Tour Information

This working should be a locomotive and support coach movement of LNER 'K1' No. 62005.

Added 11:49 on Tuesday 10th September 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)



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Monday 16th September 2019

Locomotive Movement (West Coast Railway Company)

Additional Tour Information

This should be a light engine and support coach movement of LNER 'K1' No. 62005, heading back to Grosmont, from its summer in Fort William.

Added 11:52 on Tuesday 10th September 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Tuesday 17th September 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Wednesday 18th September 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Thursday 19th September 2019

Historic Canterbury (Belmond (British Pullman))

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Friday 20th September 2019

Michel Roux Dinner (Belmond (British Pullman))

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Saturday 21st September 2019

GWR/WSR Shuttle Services (Great Western Railway)

The Northern Belle (Northern Belle)

The Pennine Blackpool Express (Railway Touring Company)

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - (by service train to Milton Keynes Central) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - (by service train to Rugby) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • WCRC Steam Pool Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • WCRC Steam Pool Carlisle (pu) - Appleby - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn - Farington Junction - Preston - Blackpool North
  • 86259 Blackpool North (pu) - Preston - Crewe (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Rugby (sd) - (Northampton (sd) - by service train from Rugby) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - (Watford Junction (sd) - by service train from Milton Keynes Central) - London Euston
  •   Timings for London-Carnforth, Carnforth-Hellifield-Blackpool, Carnforth-Blackpool (LE-86259), Blackpool-London.

Inverness (SRPS Railtours)

Great Western Statesman (Statesman Rail)

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Sunday 22nd September 2019

Birmingham Balti Bash (Branch Line Society)

  • 20142 and 20189 Solihull (pu) - Dorridge Up & Down Passenger Loop - Dorridge (pu) - Warwick (pu) (rev) - Warwick Trailing X/O - Down Hatton Goods Loop - Hatton (pu) - Up & Down Dorridge Goods Loop - Up & Down Tyseley Chord - Tyseley South Junction - Tyseley Down Through Siding - Small Heath South Junction - Down Bordesley Goods Loop - St.Andrews Junction - Up Derby Slow - Sutton Park - Walsall (pu) - Darlaston Junction - Bushbury Down Goods Loop - Bushbury Junction Trailing X/O - Oxley Chord - Down Cosford Goods Loop - Ironbridge (operational limit) (rev) - Madeley Junction (rev) - Down Wellington - Shrewsbury (break) (rev) - Up Wellington - Up Cosford Goods Loop - Oxley Chord - Down Bushbury Goods Loop - Bushbury Junction Trailing X/O - Bescot Up Goods Loop - Perry Barr North Junction - Soho East Junction - Galton Junction - Smethwick Junction - Down Rowley Regis Goods Loop - Stourbridge Junction (rev) - Stourbridge Down Goods Loop - Up Rood End Goods Loop - Birmingham Snow Hill (sd) - Birmingham Moor Street (sd) - Up & Down Small Heath Goods (ECS Line) - Tyseley Up Through Siding - Warwick (rev) - Warwick Trailing X/O - Dorridge (sd) - Solihull

Additional Tour Information

VintageTrains will be providing the locomotives and stock.

Added 15:58 on Saturday 3rd August 2019

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  •   London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Winchester (sd) - Chichester (sd) - Littlehampton (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Torbay Express (Torbay Express Ltd)

  •   Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Bath Spa (pu) - Trowbridge (pu) - Westbury (pu) - Taunton (pu) - Paignton (sd) - Kingswear (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Merchant Of Avon (West Coast Railway Company)

Additional Tour Information

The mid-day Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham and return section has been removed from the itinerary due to operational issues in the Birmingham area.

Added 10:58 on Thursday 15th August 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)



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Monday 23rd September 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Tuesday 24th September 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Wednesday 25th September 2019

Chatsworth House (Belmond (British Pullman))

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Thursday 26th September 2019

Murder Mystery Lunch (Belmond (British Pullman))

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  • 61306 London Victoria (pu) - Egham (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Bournemouth (sd) - Corfe (sd) - Swanage (break/rev) & return
  •   Timings for London-Swanage, Swanage-London.

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Friday 27th September 2019

The Golden Age Of Travel (Belmond (British Pullman))

The Autumn Highlander: Day 1 (Pathfinder Tours)

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Saturday 28th September 2019

The North Briton (A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • TBA London Kings Cross (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Retford (pu) - Doncaster
  • 60163 Doncaster - Hellifield - S&C - Carlisle
  • 60163 Carlisle (pu) -Hexham - Tyne Yard
  • TBA Tyne Yard - Darlington - York - Doncaster - Retford (sd) - Peterborough (sd) - Stevenage (sd) - Potters Bar (sd) - London King's Cross
  •   Timings for Kings Cross-Carlisle, Carlisle Turning Move, Carlisle-Kings Cross.

The Northern Belle (Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Gloucester (pu) - Cheltenham (pu) - Birmingham International (pu) - Llandudno Junction (break/rev) & return

The Autumn Highlander: Day 2 (Pathfinder Tours)

The Cumbrian Coast Express (Railway Touring Company)

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - (by service train to Milton Keynes Central) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - (by service train to Rugby) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • WCRC Steam Pool Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • WCRC Steam Pool Carlisle (pu) - Cumbrian Coast Line - Carnforth
  • 86259 Carnforth - Preston (sd) - Crewe (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Rugby (sd) - Northampton (by service train from Rugby) - Milton Keynes Central - Watford Junction (by service train from Milton Keynes Central)- London Euston

Fort William (SRPS Railtours)

  • Diesel tba Ayr (pu) - Prestwick Town (pu) - Troon (pu) - Irvine (pu) - Kilwinning (pu) - Johnstone (pu) - Paisley Gilmour Street (pu) - Exhibition Centre (pu) - Fort William (break/rev) & return

Settle To Carlisle Coastal Statesman (Statesman Rail)

  • To be confirmed Holyhead (pu) - Bangor (pu) - Llandudno Junction (pu) - Colwyn Bay (pu) - Rhyl (pu) - Prestatyn (pu) - Flint (pu) - Chester (pu) - Frodsham (pu) - S&C - Appleby (break) - Cumbrian Coast Line - Carnforth - Frodsham (sd) - Chester (sd) - Flint (sd) - Pretatyn (sd) - Rhyl (sd) - Colwyn Bay (sd) - Llandudno Junction (sd) - Bangor (sd) - Holyhead

The Cottam Farewell (UK Railtours)

  • GBRf Class 66/7 Clapham Junction (pu) - St. Albans City (pu) - Bedford (pu) - Leicester (pu) - Toton - Mansfield - Shirebrook - Worksop - Retford - Cottam Power Station - Retford - Worksop (break) - South Yorkshire Joint Line - Doncaster Bridge Street Junction - Roberts Road Depot - Mexborough - Beighton Junction - Chesterfield - Toton - Leicester (sd) - Bedford (sd) - St.Albans City (sd) - Clapham Junction

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

The Lune Rivers Trust Steam Train (West Coast Railway Company)

  • WCRC Steam Pool Carnforth (pu) - Wennington (pu) - Bentham (pu) - Shrewsbury (break/rev) & return

Sunday 29th September 2019

Discover Folkestone (Belmond (British Pullman))

The Northern Belle: Brief Encounter Lunch (Northern Belle)

The Autumn Highlande: Day 3 (Pathfinder Tours)

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  •   London Victoria (pu) -Chilterns & Surrey Hills - London Victoria
Cancelled

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)



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Monday 30th September 2019

The Autumn Highlander: Day 4 (Pathfinder Tours)

  • TBA Aviemore (pu) - Shap - Warrington Bank Quay (sd) - Shrewsbury (sd) - Wolverhampton (sd) - Kidderminster (sd) - Worcester Shrub Hill (sd) - Cheltenham Spa (sd) - Cam & Dursley (sd) - Bristol Parkway (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads (sd) - Weston-super-Mare (sd) - Taunton (sd) - Exeter St. Davids
  •   Timings for Aviemore-Exeter, Exeter-Eastleigh.

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Tuesday 1st October 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

The Northern Belle: West Highland Lunch (Northern Belle)

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Thursday 3rd October 2019

Historic Canterbury (Belmond (British Pullman))

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Friday 4th October 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Saturday 5th October 2019

The Pennine Explorer (A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • Diesel TBA Leicester (pu) - East Midlands Parkway (pu) - Derby (pu) - Chesterfield (pu) - Sheffield (pu) - York
  • 60163 York - Darlington - Durham - Hexham - Carlisle
  • 60163 Carlisle - S&C - Hellfield - Skipton - Sheffield area
  • Diesel TBA Sheffield area - Sheffield (sd) - Chesterfield (sd) - Derby (sd) - East Midlands Parkway (sd) - Leicester

GWR/WSR Shuttle Services (Great Western Railway)

Edinburgh Explorer Statesman (Statesman Rail)

  • To be confirmed Wolverhampton (pu) - Telford Central (pu) - Wellington (pu) - Shrewsbury (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Preston (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (break/rev) & return

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  • 61306 Horsted Keynes (pu) - East Grinstead (pu) - Woldingham (pu) - Bath
  • 61306 Bath - Woldingham (sd) - East Grinstead (sd) - Horsted Keynes (sd)

Additional Tour Information

Reported that 61306 replaces 6233 on this tour.

Added 23:42 on Thursday 12th September 2019

This charter is now operating to Bath instead of Worcester as previously advertised.

Added 10:06 on Tuesday 27th August 2019

Sunday 6th October 2019

Cardiff Valleys Pacer Farewell (Fawelio Phacer Cymoedd Caerdydd) In Association With Transport For Wales (Branch Line Society)

  • Class 143 'Pacer' x 2 Cardiff Central u- Penarth (rev) - Cardiff Central (pu) - Ninian Park (rev) - Cogan DPL - Barry (rev) - Cogan UPL - Ninian Park (rev) - Cardiff Central (rev) - Ninian Park - Radyr - Taff wells - (rev) - Radyr - Llandaf - Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Central - Ninian Park - Radyr - Pontypridd (rev) - Radyr (rev) - Pontypridd - Treherbert North GF (rev) - Treherbert Sidings (rev) - Treherbert North GF (rev) - Pontypridd (rev) - Aberdare (rev) - Aberxwmboi DPL - Stormstown Loop - Pontypridd - Radyr (rev) - Pontypridd - Radyr - Ninian Park - Cardiff Central - Cardiff Queen Street - Caerphilly (rev) - Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Central (rev) - Cardiff Queen Street - Caerphilly (rev) - Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Central (rev) - Cardiff Queen Street - Bargoed - Rhymney North Ground Frame (rev) - Rhymney DMU Sidings (rev) - Rhymney North Ground Frame - Bargoed (rev) - Bargoed Viaduct Sidings (rev) - Caerphilly - Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Bay (rev) - Cardiff Queen Street - Astrid Mynach (rev) - Down Rhymney Loop - Cardiff vQueen Street - Cardiff Central - Brickyard Sidings (rev) - Cardiff Central


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Monday 7th October 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Tuesday 8th October 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Warwick Castle & Stratford-upon-Avon (Belmond (British Pullman))

  • 35028 London Victoria (pu) - Warwick (sd) - Stratford-upon-Avon & return

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Thursday 10th October 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Friday 11th October 2019

The Golden Age Of Travel - The Brighton Belle (Belmond (British Pullman))

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Saturday 12th October 2019

The Cumbrian Mountain Express (Railway Touring Company)

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - (by service train to Milton Keynes Central) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - (by service train to Rugby) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 6201 Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 6201 Carlisle - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn (set down for Preston) - Farington Junction
  • 86259 Farington Junction - Crewe (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Rugby (sd) - Northampton (sd) - (by service train from Crewe) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - Watford Junction (sd) - (by service train from Milton Keynes Central) - London Euston

The Snowdon Panorama (UK Railtours)

  • TBA London Euston (pu) - Wtford Junction (pu) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Rugby (pu) - Crewe - Chester - Llandudno Junction (break/rev) & return

Chester Venturer (Vintage Trains)

  • 45596 Dorridge (pu) - Solihull (pu) - Tyseley (Main Line) (pu) - Wolverhampton (pu) - Stafford - Crewe - Chester (break/rev)
  • 45596 Chester (pu) - Wrexham General - Chirk - Shrewsbury - Telford Central - Wolverhampton (sd) - Walsall - Sutton Park - Tyseley (Mainline) (sd) - Solihull (sd) - Dorridge

Additional Tour Information

Redated from 19th October, and replaced the previously planned Cotswold Explorer.

Added 10:17 on Tuesday 25th June 2019

Cotswold Explorer (Vintage Trains)

  •   Dorridge (pu) - Solihull (pu) - Tyseley (Main Line) (pu) - Birmingham Moor Street (pu) - Birmingham Snow Hill (pu) - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction (pu) - Worcester Shrub Hill (pu) - Cheltenham - Stroud - Sapperton - Swindon - Oxford
  •   Oxford - Moreton-in-Marsh - Evesham - Worcester Shrub Hill (sd) - Stourbridge Junction (sd) - Rowley Regis - Birmingham Snow Hill (sd) - Birmingham Moor Street (sd) - Tyseley (Mainline) (sd) - Solihull (sd) - Dorridge
Cancelled

Sunday 13th October 2019

Discover Folkestone (Belmond (British Pullman))



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Monday 14th October 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Tuesday 15th October 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Historic Bath (Belmond (British Pullman))

The Fenland Meander (UK Railtours)

  • TBA London King's Cross (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - Welwyn Garden City (pu) - Royston - Cambridge - Ely (break) - March - Whittlesea - Peterborough - Splading - Sleaford - Lincoln Central - Newark North Gate - Grantham - Welwyn Garden City (sd) - Potters Bar (sd) - London King's Cross

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Thursday 17th October 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Friday 18th October 2019

The Golden Age Of Travel By Steam (Belmond (British Pullman))

  • 35028 London Victoria - Staines - Woking - Guildford - Redhill - East Croydon - London Victoria

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Saturday 19th October 2019

The Yorkshireman (Railway Touring Company)

  • 6233 Ealing Broadway (pu) - St.Albans (pu) - Luton (pu) - Bedford (pu) - Kettering (pu) - Melton Mowbray (pu) - Erewash Valley Line - Chesterfield - Conisbrough - Doncaster - York
  • WCRC Class 47/57 York (pu) - Chesterfield - Erewash Valley Line - Melton Mowbray (sd) - Kettering (sd) - Bedford (sd) - Luton (sd) - St. Albans (sd) - Ealing Broadway

Ayr & Stranraer (SRPS Railtours)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Newcastle upon Tyne (pu) - Cramlington (pu) - Morpeth (pu) - Alnmouth for Alnwick (pu) - Berwick upon Tweed (pu) - Drem (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Linlithgow (pu) - Ayr (sd) - Stranraer (break/rev) & return

Additional Tour Information

Motive power confirmed by the SRPS as WCRC Type 4 diesels.

Added 14:15 on Saturday 17th August 2019

Lord Of The Isles Statesman: Day 1 (Statesman Rail)

  • To be confirmed Stevenage (pu) - Hitchin (pu) - St. Neots (pu) - Huntingdon (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Grantham (pu) - Newark North Gate (pu) - Retford (pu) - Doncaster (pu) - York (pu) - Inverness

Chester Venturer (Vintage Trains)

  •   Dorridge (pu) - Solihull (pu) - Tyseley (Main Line) (pu) - Wolverhampton (pu) - Stafford - Crewe - Chester (break/rev) and return
Cancelled

Additional Tour Information

Tour moved to 12th October.

Added 10:16 on Tuesday 25th June 2019

Sunday 20th October 2019

Lord Of The Isles Statesman: Day 2 (Statesman Rail)



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Monday 21st October 2019

Lord Of The Isles Statesman: Day 3 (Statesman Rail)

  • To be confirmed Inverness (pu) - York (sd) - Doncaster (sd) - Retford (sd) - Newark North Gate (sd) - Grantham (sd) - Peterborough (sd) - Huntingdon (sd) - St. Neots (sd) - Hitchin (sd) - Stevenage

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Murder Mystery Lunch (Belmond (British Pullman))

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Thursday 24th October 2019

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Friday 25th October 2019

Murder Mystery Dinner (Belmond (British Pullman))

The Jacobite (Morning Train) (West Coast Railway Company)

Saturday 26th October 2019

Golden Arrow (Saphos Trains)

Additional Tour Information

Saphos Trains has confirmed that the train will be hauled by No. 70000 Britannia, renamed and renumbered as former Stewarts Lane-based classmate No. 70014 Iron Duke, and carrying full 'Golden Arrow' regalia.

Added 12:13 on Wednesday 31st July 2019

Friday 1st November 2019

The Golden Age Of Travel (Belmond (British Pullman))

Saturday 2nd November 2019

The Illuminati (A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • 60163 Birmingham New Street (pu) - Tame Bridge Parkway (pu) - Wolverhampton (pu) - Stafford (pu) - Stoke on Trent (pu) - Preston
  • Diesel TBA Preston - Blackpool North
  • Diesel TBA Blackpool North - Preston
  • 60163 Preston - Stoke on Trent (sd) - Stafford (sd) - Wolverhampton (sd) - Tame Bridge Parkway (sd) - Birmingham New Street

The Northern Belle: Fireworks Dinner (Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Liverpool Lime Street (pu) - Manchester Victoria (pu) - Preston (pu) - tba - Liverpool Lime Street (sd) - Manchester Victoria (sd) - Preston

Sunday 3rd November 2019

Discover Folkestone (Belmond (British Pullman))

The Tin Bath (Railway Touring Company)

  •   Preston (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Manchester Victoria (pu) - Chinley - Hope Valley Line - Sheffield - Chapeltown -Barnsley - Penistone - Derby Dale - Huddersfield - Brighouse - Calder Valley - Copy Pit - Blackburn - Manchester Victoria (sd) - Wigan North Western (sd) - Preston
Cancelled

Additional Tour Information

Replaced by a new tour heading for Wakefield & around South Yorkshire

Added 10:34 on Thursday 22nd August 2019

The South Yorkshireman (Railway Touring Company)

  • 45690 or 45699 Preston (pu) - Blackburn (pu) - Bolton (pu) - Manchester Victoria (pu) - Denton - Stockport - Hope Valley Line - Sheffield (pu) - Meadowhall - Barnsley - Crigglestone - Wakefield Kirkgate (break) - Hare Park Junction - Moorthorpe - Brightside - Sheffield (sd) - Hope Valley Line - Stockport - Denton - Manchester Victoria (sd) - Bolton (sd) - Chorley - Preston

Tuesday 5th November 2019

The Crewe Flyer (Railway Touring Company)

  •   Ealing Broadway (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Weedon - Rugby - Nuneaton - Stafford - Crewe
  •   Crewe - Stafford - Nuneaton - Rugby - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - Watford Junction (sd) - Ealing Broadway
Cancelled

Additional Tour Information

No longer showing win RTC website and withdrawn from bookings list.

Added 01:14 on Thursday 5th September 2019

Thursday 7th November 2019

Historic Canterbury (Belmond (British Pullman))

Friday 8th November 2019

The Golden Age Of Travel By Steam (Belmond (British Pullman))

  • 35028 London Victoria (pu) - Staines - Woking - Guildford - Shalford - Redhill - East Croydon - London Victoria

The North Wales Coast Express (Railway Touring Company)

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Rugby (pu) - Lichfield Trent Valley (pu) - Crewe
  • 60103 Crewe - Chester - Llandudno Junction - Bangor - Holyhead
  • 60103 Holyhead - bangor - Llandudno Junction - Chester - Crewe
  • 86259 Crewe - Stafford - Lichfield Trent Valley (sd) - Rugby (sd) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - Watford Junction (sd) - London Euston

Saturday 9th November 2019

The Citadel Steam Special (Ian Riley Railtours)

Additional Tour Information

This tour will be hauled by two Black 5s from the pool quoted in the listings

Added 12:01 on Sunday 24th February 2019

Saturday 16th November 2019

The Christmas Cheshireman (Railway Touring Company)

  • 60009 Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Filton Abbey Wood (pu) - Cwmbran (pu) - Abergavenney (pu) - Hereford - Shrewsbury - Gobowen - Wrexham General - Chester (break/rev) & return

The Severn Valley Railway Autumn Special (UK Railtours)

  • TBA London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Rugby - Coventry - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr to Soho Junctions - Galton Junction - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Kidderminster SVR
  • TBA Bridgnorth (pu) - Highley (pu) - Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction - Rowley Regis - Galton Junction - Soho to Perry Barr Junctions - Tame Bridge Parkway - Walsall - Sutton Park Line - Water Norton - Nuneaton - Rugby - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - Watford Junction (sd) - London Euston

Sunday 17th November 2019

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  • 61306 London King's Cross (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - Stevenage - Peterborough (pu) - York
  • WCRC Class 47/57 York (pu) - Peterborough (sd) - Stevenage (sd) - Potters Bar (sd) - London King's Cross

Friday 22nd November 2019

The Northern Belle: Winchester Christmas Markets (Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Manchester Victoria (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Birmingham International (pu) - Winchester (break/rev) & return

Saturday 23rd November 2019

The Northern Belle: London Theatre Show (Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Chester u- Liverpool Lime Street (pu) - Crewe (pu) - London Euston (break/rev) & return

The Marches & Severn Express (Pathfinder Tours)

  • 60163 Eastleigh (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Reading West (pu) - Didcot Parkway (pu) - Swindon (pu) - Kemble (pu) - Stroud (pu) - Stonehouse (pu) - Gloucester (pu) - Chepstow - Abergavenny - Ludlow (sd) - Shrewsbury (break/rev) & return

The Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fair (Railway Touring Company)

  • 60009 Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Didcot Parkway (pu) - Swindon (pu) - Bristol Parkway (pu) - Ludlow (sd) - Shrewsbury (break/rev) & return

Sunday 24th November 2019

Santa Special & Christmas Lunch (West Coast Railtours)

Tuesday 26th November 2019

The Christmas Sussex Belle (Railway Touring Company)

Thursday 28th November 2019

The Worcester Christmas Fair (Railway Touring Company)

  • 60009 Norwich (pu) - Wymondham (pu) -Attleborough (pu) - Thetford (pu) - Brandon (pu) - March (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Melton Mowbray (pu) - Leicester - Nuneaton - Waterl Orton - Birmingham Camp Hill Line - Bromsgrove - Worcester Shrub Hill
  • 60009 Worcester Shrub Hill u- Bromsgrove - Birmingham Camp Hill Line - Water Orton - Nuneaton - Leicester - Melton Mowbray (sd) - Peterborough (sd)
  • WCRC Class 47/57 {Peterborough - March (sd) - Brandon (sd) - Thetford (sd) - Attleborough (sd) - Wymondham (sd) - Norwich

Friday 29th November 2019

The Northern Belle: Chester Christmas Markets (Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Newcastle upon Tyne (pu) - Durham (pu) - Darlington (pu) - Chester (break/rev) & return

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  • 61306 London (tba) - Bath Spa (break/rev) & return

Saturday 30th November 2019

The Northern Belle: St. Andrews Day Dinner (Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Glasgow central (pu) - tba - Edinburgh Waverley (sd) - Glasgow Central

The Festive York & Durham Explorer (Pathfinder Tours)

  • 50007 and 50049 Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Bristol Parkway (pu) - Cam & Dursley (pu) - Cheltenham Spa (pu) - Worcester Shrub Hill (pu) - Droitwich Spa (pu) - Kidderminster (pu) - Stourbridge Junction (pu) - Birmingham New Street (pu) - York (sd) - Durham (sd) - Newcastle upon Tyne
  • 50007 and 50049 Newcastle upon Tyne (pu) - Durham (pu) - York (pu) - Birmingham New Street (sd) - Stourbridge Junction (sd) - Kidderminster (sd) - Droitwich Spa (sd) - Worcester Shrub Hill (sd) -
  • GBRf Class 66/7 Worcester Shrub Hill - Cheltenham Spa (sd) - Cam & Dursley (sd) - Bristol Parkway (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads

The York Yuletide Express (Railway Touring Company)

  • 60009 Ealing Broadway (pu) - St. Albans (pu) - Luton (pu) - Bedford (pu) - Kettering (pu) - Melton Mowbray (pu) - York
  • 6233 York (pu) - Melton Mowbray (sd) - Kettering (sd) - Bedford (sd) - St. Albans (sd) - Ealing Broadway

Sunday 1st December 2019

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  • 61306 London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Bath Spa (break/rev) & return

Bath Christmas Market (Vintage Trains)

  • TBA Solihull (pu) - Dorridge - Warwick Parkway (pu) - Banbury (pu) - Bath Spa (sd) - BristolTemple Meads (break/rev) & return

Santa Special & Christmas Lunch (West Coast Railtours)



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Monday 2nd December 2019

The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Cardiff Central (pu) - Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Bath Spa (pu) - & return

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle)

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  • 61306 Ashford (pu) - Charing (pu) - Maidstone East (pu) - Brough Green & Wrotham (pu) - Swanley (pu) - Shepherds Bush - Windsor
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Windsor - Shepherds Bush - Swanley (sd) - Borough Green & Wrotham (sd) - Maidstone East (sd) - Charing (sd) - Ashford

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman (Ian Riley Railtours)

  • 60103 Manchester Victoria (pu) - Bolton (pu) - Blackburn (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Carlisle
  • 60103 Carlisle - Shap - Carnforth
  • WCRC Class 47 Carnforth - Preston (sd) - Bolton (sd) - Manchester Victoria (sd)

The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle)

Thursday 5th December 2019

The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle)

The Bath & Bristol Christmas Express (Railway Touring Company)

  • 6233 Swanage (pu) - Poole (pu) - Bournemouth (pu) - Brockenhurst (pu) - Southampton Central (pu) - Salisbury (pu) - Bath Spa (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads
  • 6233 Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Bath Spa (pu) - Salisbury (sd) -
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Salisbury - Southampton Central (sd) - Brockenhurst (sd) - Bournemouth (sd) - Pools (sd) - Swanage

Santa Special & Christmas Lunch (West Coast Railtours)

  • WCRC Steam Pool Lancaster (pu) - Carnforth (pu) - Bentham - Settle Junction - Hellifield - Blackburn - Preston - Lancaster (sd) - Carnforth

Friday 6th December 2019

The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (To Be Confirmed)

Saturday 7th December 2019

The Lindum Fayre (Railway Touring Company)

  • 6233 London Kings Cross (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Spalding - Sleaford - Lincoln Central
  • 6233 Lincoln Central (pu) - Newark North Gate - Peterborough (sd) - Stevenage (sd) - Potters Bar (sd) - London Kings Cross

Pennine Moors Christmas Explorer (Saphos Trains)

  • 34046 or 46100 or 70000 Crewe (pu) - Hartford (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Rochdale - Todmorden - Copy Pit - Accrington - Blackburn - Leyland - Warrington Bank Quay (sd) - Hartford (sd) - Crewe

Over The Pennines To Manchester (UK Railtours)

  • TBA London Kings Cross (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Hope Valley - Manchester Piccadilly (break/rev) & return

Sunday 8th December 2019

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  • 60163 London King's Cross (pu) - Hertford North (pu) - Hitchin (pu) - Huntingdon (pu) - Lincoln Central (break/rev) & return

The Lincoln Christmas Market (UK Railtours)

  • TBA London inns Cross (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - Welwyn Garden City (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Lincoln Central (break/rev) & return

Santa Special & Christmas Lunch (West Coast Railtours)



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Monday 9th December 2019

The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Darlington (pu) - Durham (pu) - Newcastle upon Tyne (pu) - & return

Tuesday 10th December 2019

The Bath & Cardiff Christmas Markets (Railway Touring Company)

  • 6233 London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Newbury (pu) -Bath Spa (sd) - Cardiff Central (break/rev) & return

Wednesday 11th December 2019

The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Lincoln (pu) - Newark North Gate (pu) - Grantham (pu) - & return

The Severn-Dudley Sins (UK Railtours)

  • Diesel TBA London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - Milon Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - Rugby (pu) - Birmingham New Street - Selly Oak - Lifford Curve - Camp Hill Line - Park Lane Junction - Sutton Park Line - Walsall - Wolverhampton - Madeley Junction - Coalbrookdale (rev) - Madeley Junction - Oxley Chord - Stafford -
  • Diesel TBA Stafford - Lichfield Chord - Alrewas - Derby - Chaddesden Sidings (rev) - Derby - Wichnor Junction - Lichfield City - Sutton Coldfield - Aston - Stechford - Rugby (sd) - Northampton (sd) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - Watford Junction (sd) - London Euston

Thursday 12th December 2019

The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle)

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  • Diesel TBA Chinnor (pu) - Princes Risborough
  • 61306 Princes Risborough (pu) - Bicester Village (pu) - Oxford Parkway (pu) - Winchester (sd) - Eastleigh
  • 61306 Eastleigh (pu) - Winchester (pu) - Oxford Parkway (sd) - Bicester Village (sd) - Princes Risborough (sd) -
  • Diesel TBA Princes Risborough - Chinnor

Friday 13th December 2019

The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle)

Saturday 14th December 2019

Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman (Ian Riley Railtours)

  • 60103 Liverpool Lime Street (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Carlisle
  • 60103 Carlisle - Shap - Carnforth
  • WCRC Class 47 Carnforth - Preston - Liverpool Lime Street (sd)

The Grotto Grid (Pathfinder Tours)

  • DBC Class 66 Westbury (pu) - Bath Spa (pu) - Bristol Parkway (pu) - Cheltenham (pu) - Bromsgrove (pu) - Northfield (pu) - Coleshill Parkway (pu) - Burton-upon-Trent (pu) - Derby (pu) - Chaddesden Sidings
  • Colas Class 56 and DBC Class 66 Chaddesden Sidings - Lincoln - Barnetby - Scunthorpe Trent Reception Line - Roxby Gullet Branchline - Scunthorpe Yard - Scunthorpe Old Station & E Line - Doncaster Avoiding Line - Roundwood Chord - Up Cranklow Goods Loop - Up & Down Staveley Goods Loop - Woodhouse Sidings - Up & Down Blackwell Slow - Chesterfield (sd) - Up & Down Erewash Slow - Lenton Curve - Toton High Level Lines & Toton Upside
  • DBC Class 66 Toton - Burton-upon-Trent (sd) - Coleshill Parkway (sd) - Northfield (sd) - Bromsgrove (sd) - Cheltenham (sd) - Bristol Parkway (sd) - Bath Spa (sd) - Westbury

The Christmas White Rose (was The Tynesider) (Railway Touring Company)

  • 60163 London Kings Cross (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - York
  • 60009 York (pu) - Peterborough (sd) - Stevenage (sd) - London Kings Cross

Additional Tour Information

Was originally 'The Tynesider', but now cut back to London Kings cross - York & return as 'The Christmas White Rose' with 60163 outwards and 60009 on the return.

Added 17:37 on Monday 2nd September 2019

Presumed cancelled as withdrawn from RTC website.

Added 16:06 on Wednesday 28th August 2019

The Chester Christmas Chuffer (UK Railtours)

  • Diesel TBA London Euston (pu) - Hemel Hempstead (pu) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - Rugby - Coventry - Aston- Bescot
  • 70000 Bescot - Shrewsbury - Wrexham General - Crewe - Chester
  • 70000 Chester - Crewe
  • Diesel TBA Crewe - Northampton (sd) - Milton keynes Central (sd) - Hemel Hempstead (sd) - London Euston

The Christmas White Rose (Vintage Trains)

  • 7029 and 47773 tnt Dorridge (pu) - Solihull (pu) - Tyseley (Mainline) - Coleshill Parkway (pu) - Tamworth High Level (pu) - Burton upon Trent - Ilkeston - York (break/rev) & return

Sunday 15th December 2019

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  • 61306 London Victoria (pu) - Staines(pu) - Ascot (pu) - Reading (pu) - Oxford (pu) - Warwick (pu) - Stratford-upon-Avon (break/rev) & return

Tuesday 17th December 2019

The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle)

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  • 61306 London Waterloo (pu) - Woking (pu) - Salisbury (sd) - Sherborne (sd) - Yeovil Railway Centre (break/rev) & return

Wednesday 18th December 2019

Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman (Ian Riley Railtours)

  • 60103 Manchester Victoria (pu) - Bolton (pu) - Blackburn (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Carlisle
  • 60103 Carlisle - Shap - Carnforth
  • WCRC Class 47 Carnforth - Preston (sd) - Bolton (sd) - Manchester Victoria (sd)

Thursday 19th December 2019

The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Preston (pu) - Bolton (pu) - Manchester Victoria (pu) - & return

The Chester Christmas Express (Railway Touring Company)

  • 6233 Stevenage (pu) - Cambridge (pu) - Ely (pu) - March (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Oakham (pu) - Melton Mowbray (pu) - Leicester (pu) - Nuneaton - Lichfield Trent Valley - Stafford - Crewe - Chester (break/rev) & return

Friday 20th December 2019

Steam Dreams White Cliffs Lunchtime Tour (Steam Dreams)

  • 61306 London Victoria (pu) - Bromley South - Swanley (pu) - Dover - Swanley (sd) - Bromley South (sd) - London Victoria

Saturday 21st December 2019

Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman (Ian Riley Railtours)

  • 60103 Manchester Victoria (pu) - Bolton (pu) - Blackburn (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Carlisle
  • 60103 Carlisle - Shap - Carnforth
  • WCRC Class 47 Carnforth - Preston (sd) - Bolton (sd) - Manchester Victoria (sd)

The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle)

The Edinburgh Christmas Market (Railway Touring Company)

  • 60009 York (pu) -Durham (pu) - Newcastle upon Tyne (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (break/rev) & return

Beverley At Christmas (UK Railtours)

  • Diesel TBA London Kings Cross (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - Stevenage - Peterborough (pu) - Doncaster - Brough - Beverley (break/rev) & return

The Christmas White Rose (Vintage Trains)

  • 7029 and 47773 tnt Dorridge (pu) - Solihull (pu) - Tyseley (Mainline) - Coleshill Parkway (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Leicester (pu) - East Midlands Parkway (pu) - Ilkeston (pu) - York (break/rev) & return

Sunday 22nd December 2019

The Northern Belle: Christmas Lunch (Northern Belle)

Saturday 25th January 2020

The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express (Railway Touring Company)

  • 45690 or 45699 Manchester Victoria (pu) - Bolton (pu) - Preston (pu) - Shap - Carlisle
  • 45690 or 45699 Carlisle - Appleby - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn (sd) - Farington Junction - Bolton (sd) - Manchester Victoria

Saturday 1st February 2020

The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express (Railway Touring Company)

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - (by service train to Milton Keynes Central) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - (by service train to Rugby) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 45690 or 45699 Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 45690 or 45699 Carlisle - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn - Preston (sd) -
  • 86259 Preston - Crewe (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Rugby (sd) - Northampton (sd) - (by service train from Rugby) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - Watford Junction (sd) - (by service train from Milton Keynes Central) - London Euston

Saturday 8th February 2020

The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express (Railway Touring Company)

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - (by service train to Milton Keynes Central) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - (by service train to Rugby) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 45690 or 45699 Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 45690 or 45699 Carlisle - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn - Preston (sd) -
  • 86259 Preston - Crewe (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Rugby (sd) - Northampton (sd) - (by service train from Rugby) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - Watford Junction (sd) - (by service train from Milton Keynes Central) - London Euston

Friday 14th February 2020

The Northern Belle: Valentine's Day Lunch (Northern Belle)

Saturday 15th February 2020

The Valentines White Rose (Railway Touring Company)

  • 6233 London Kings Cross (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Huntingdon (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Doncaster - York (break/rev) & return

St. Valentine's Pullman (UK Railtours)

  • 35028 London Victoria (pu) - Ruislip - Princes Risborough - Bicester Chord - Oxford Parkway - Oxford - Reading - Wokingham - Guildford - Shalford - Redhill - London Victoria

Additional Tour Information

Train will consist of the Belmont British Pullman set.

Added 18:41 on Friday 13th September 2019

Sunday 16th February 2020

The Northern Belle: Valentine's Day Lunch (Northern Belle)

Saturday 22nd February 2020

The Cotswold Venturer (Railway Touring Company)

  • 60009 London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Didcot Parkway (pu) - Swindon - Kemble - Stroud - Cheltenham - Worcester Shrub Hill
  • 60009 Worcester Shrub Hill - Evesham - Moreton-in-Marsh - Oxford - Didcot Parkway (sd) - Reading (sd) - Slough (sd) - London Paddington

Saturday 29th February 2020

The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express (Railway Touring Company)

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - (by service train to Milton Keynes Central) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - (by service train to Rugby) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 45690 or 45699 Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 45690 or 45699 Carlisle - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn - Preston (sd) -
  • 86259 Preston - Crewe (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Rugby (sd) - Northampton (sd) - (by service train from Rugby) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - Watford Junction (sd) - (by service train from Milton Keynes Central) - London Euston

The Cotton Mill Express (Railway Touring Company)

  • Steam TBA Lancaster (pu) - Preston (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Manchester Victoria (pu) - Stalybridge - Standedge - Huddersfield - Brighouse - Calder Valley Line - Todmorden - Copy Pit - Accrington - Blackburn - Chorley - Bolton - Manchester Victoria - Huddersfield - Brighouse - Calder Valley Line - Todmorden - Rochdale - Manchester Victoria -

Thursday 12th March 2020

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  • Steam TBA Clapham Junction (pu) - Redshill (pu) - Dorking Deepdene (pu) - Shalford (pu) - Guildford (pu) - Bath Spa (break/rev) & return

Friday 13th March 2020

The Northern Belle: Cheltenham Gold Cup (Northern Belle)

Saturday 14th March 2020

The Cumbrian Coast Express (Railway Touring Company)

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - (by service train to Milton Keynes Central) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - (by service train to Rugby) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • Steam TBA Carlisle (pu) - Cumbrian Coast Line - Ulverston - Carnforth
  • 86259 Carnforth - Preston (sd) - Crewe (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Rugby (sd) - (Northampton (sd) - by service train from Rugby) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - (Watford Junction (sd) - by service train from Milton Keynes Central)- London Euston

Settle & Carlisle Luncheon Circular (Statesman Rail)

  • To be confirmed Crewe (pu) -Hartford (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - S&C - Upperby Curve - Shap - Preston - Wigan North Western (sd) - Warrington Bank Quay (sd) - Hartford (sd) - Crewe

Saturday 21st March 2020

The Cheshireman (Railway Touring Company)

  • 6233 London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Crewe - Chester (break/rev) & return

The Edinburgh Flyer (Railway Touring Company)

  • 60163 York (pu) - Durham (pu) - Newcastle upon Tyne (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (break/rev) & return

Portsmouth Harbour Statesman (Statesman Rail)

  • To be confirmed Crewe (pu) - Stafford (pu) - Rugeley Town (pu) - Cannock (pu) - Walsall (pu) - Birmingham International (pu) - Coventry (pu) - Leamington Spa (pu) - Banbury (pu) - Portsmouth Harbour (break/rev) & return

Sunday 22nd March 2020

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  • Steam TBA London Victoria (pu) - Slough (pu) - Winchester & return

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  • Steam TBA Winchester (pu) - Eastleigh (pu) - Fareham (pu) - Hampshire & Sussex Coast (route tba) & return

Friday 27th March 2020

West Highland Statesman: Day 1 (Statesman Rail)

  • To be confirmed Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Lichfield Trent Valley (pu) - Stafford (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Preston (pu) - Fort William

Saturday 28th March 2020

The Wensleydale Railway (Railway Touring Company)

  • Steam TBA Carnforth (pu) - Hellifield - Skipton (pu) - Leeds (pu) - York
  • Steam TBA x 2 York - Northallerton (rev) - Leyburn (sd) - Redmire
  • Steam TBA x 2 Redmire - Leyburn (pu) - Northallerton (rev) - York
  • WCRC Class 47/57 York - Leeds (sd) - Skipton (sd) - Hellifield - Carnforth

The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express (Railway Touring Company)

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - (by service train to Milton Keynes Central) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - (by service train to Rugby) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforh
  • 35018 or 45690 or 45699 Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 35018 or 45690 or 45699 Carlisle - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn - Preston (sd) -
  • 86259 Preston - Crewe (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Rugby (sd) - Northampton (sd) - (by service train from Rugby) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - Watford Junction (sd) - (by service train from Milton Keynes Central) - London Euston

West Highland Statesman: Day 2 (Statesman Rail)

Sunday 29th March 2020

West Highland Statesman: Day 3 (Statesman Rail)

  • To be confirmed Fort William (pu) - Preston (sd) - Wigan North Western (sd) - Warrington Bank Quay (sd) - Crewe (sd) - Stafford (sd) - Lichfield Trent Valley (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Rugby (sd) - Milton Keynes Central

Saturday 4th April 2020

The Pennine Blackpool Express (Railway Touring Company)

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - (by service train to Milton Keynes Central) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - (by service train to Rugby) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforh
  • Steam TBA Carnforth - Bentham - Hellifield - Clitheroe - Blackburn - Preston - Blackpool North
  • 86259 Blackpool North (pu) - Preston (sd) - Crewe (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Rugby (sd) - (Northampton (sd) - by service train from Rugby) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - (Watford Junction (sd) - by service train from Milton Keynes Central)- London Euston

Settle & Carlisle Luncheon Circular (Statesman Rail)

  • To be confirmed Bangor (pu) - Llandudno Junction (pu) - Colony Bay (pu) - Rhyl (pu) - Flint (pu) - Chester (pu) - Frodsham (pu) - S&C - upper by Curve - Shap - preston - Frodsham (sd) - Chester (sd) - Flint (sd) - Rhyl (sd) - Colwyn Bay (sd) - Llandudno Junction (sd) - Bangor

Friday 17th April 2020

Great Britain 2020: Day 1 (Railway Touring Company)

  • 60163 London Kings Cross - York
  • 46115 York - Newcastle upon Tyne - Edinburgh Waverley

Saturday 18th April 2020

Settle & Carlisle Luncheon Circular (Statesman Rail)

  • To be confirmed Derby (pu) - Uttoxeter (pu) - Stoke on Trent (pu) - Kidsgrove (pu) - Alsager (pu) - Crewe (pu) - S&C - Upperby Curve - Shap - Crewe (sd) - Alsager (sd) - Kidsgrove (sd) - Stoke on Trent (sd) - Uttoxeter (sd) - Derby

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  • 86259 tbc London Euston (pu) - Milto Keynes central (pu) - Rugby (pu) - Lichfield Trent Valley (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Carnforth
  • Steam TBA Carnforh - Shap - Carlisle
  • Steam TBA Carlisle - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn (set down for Preston) - Farington Junction
  • 86259/tbc Farington Junction - Crewe (sd) - Lichfield Trent Valley (sd) - Rugby (sd) - Milton Keynes Central (sd - London Euston

Sunday 19th April 2020

Great Britain 2020: Day 3 (Railway Touring Company)

  • 6233 Inverness - Aviemore - Perth - Stirling


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Monday 20th April 2020

Great Britain 2020: Day 4 (Railway Touring Company)

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Great Britain 2020: Day 5 (Railway Touring Company)

  • 46115 Stirling - Cumbernauld - Carstairs - Beattock - Carlisle
  • 45690 Carlisle - Cumbrian Coast Line - Grange-over-Sands

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Great Britain 2020: Day 6 (Railway Touring Company)

  • 35018 Grange-over-Sands - Carnforth - Preston - Warrington Bank Quay - Chester - Wrexham General - Shrewsbury - Hereford - Abergavenny - Cardiff Central

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Great Britain 2020: Day 7 (Railway Touring Company)

  • 6201 Cardiff Central - Bristol Temple Meads - Exeter St. Davids - Plymouth - Penzance

Steam Dreams Excursion (Steam Dreams)

  • Steam TBA London Paddington (pu) - Slugh (pu) - Reading (pu) - Oxford (pu) - Warwick (sd) - Stratford-upon-Avon (break/rev) & return

Saturday 25th April 2020

Great Britain 2020: Day 9 (day 8 Is A Free Day) (Railway Touring Company)

  • 6201 Penzance - Plymouth - Exeter St. Davids - Taunton - Westbury - Reading - Ascot - London Waterloo

Fenland Statesman (Statesman Rail)

  • To be confirmed Crewe (pu) - Harford (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Leyland (pu) - Blackburn (pu) - Burnley Manchester Road (pu) - Hebden Bridge (pu) - Brighouse (pu) - Wakefield Kirkgate (pu) - Norwich (break/rev) & return

Saturday 9th May 2020

The Cumbrian Freighter (Pathfinder Tours)

  • DBS Class 66 (Pair) Banbury (pu) - Leamington Spa (pu) - porridge (pu) - Birmingham New Street (pu) - Wolverhampton (pu) - Stafford (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Blackburn - Hellifield - S&C - Upperby Junction - Shap - Wigan North Western (sd) - Warrington Bank Quay (sd) - Crewe (sd) - Stafford (sd) - Wolverhampton (sd) - Birmingham New Street (sd) - Dorridge (sd) - Leamington Spa (sd) - Banbury

Additional Tour Information

Full itinerary plus potential additional sections of track to be announced

Added 19:09 on Tuesday 3rd September 2019


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Monday 14th September 2020

Mayflower 400 To Plymouth & Cornwall (Steam Dreams)

Thursday 17th September 2020

Mayflower 400 (Steam Dreams)



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