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The page provides a rundown of the updates and additions that have taken place to the main Railtours page within the past 14 days. All information is provided in good faith and believed to be correct.

Tours added or updated on 13th December 2019

Steam Dreams Excursion
(Operating on 15th December 2019 by Steam Dreams)

  • 61306 Ealing Broadway (pu) - Clapham Junction (pu) - Staines(pu) - Ascot (pu) - Reading (pu) - Oxford (pu) - Warwick (pu) - Stratford-upon-Avon (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 11th December 2019

Steam Around The Surrey Hills
(Operating on 14th December 2019 by Belmond (British Pullman))

  • 35028 London Victoria - Shalford - London Victoria
New Charter

Steam Around The Surrey Hills
(Operating on 8th February 2020 by Belmond (British Pullman))

  • 35028 London Victoria - Shalford - London Victoria
New Charter

Steam Around The Surrey Hills
(Operating on 27th March 2020 by Belmond (British Pullman))

  • 35028 London Victoria - Shalford - London Victoria
New Charter

Tours added or updated on 10th December 2019

Santa Special & Christmas Lunch
(Operating on 15th December 2019 by West Coast Railtours)

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

The Chester Christmas Express
(Operating on 19th December 2019 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 60163 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
  • 60163 Chester (pu) - Crewe - Stafford - Lichfield Trent Valley - Nuneaton - Leicester (sd) -
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Leicester - Melton Mowbray (sd) - Oakham (sd) - Peterborough (sd) - March (sd) - Ely (sd) - Cambridge (sd) - Stevenage
Tour Updated

The Chester Christmas Express
(Operating on 19th December 2019 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 60163 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
  • 60163 Chester (pu) - Crewe - Stafford - Lichfield Trent Valley - Nuneaton - Leicester (sd) -
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Leicester - Melton Mowbray (sd) - Oakham (sd) - Peterborough (sd) - March (sd) - Ely (sd) - Cambridge (sd) - Stevenage
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 9th December 2019

Steam Dreams Excursion
(Operating on 12th December 2019 by Steam Dreams)

  • Diesel TBA Chinnor (pu) - Princes Risborough
  • To be confirmed Princes Risborough (pu) - Bicester Village (pu) - Oxford Parkway (pu) - Winchester (sd) - Eastleigh
  • To be confirmed Eastleigh (pu) - Winchester (pu) - Oxford Parkway (sd) - Bicester Village (sd) - Princes Risborough (sd) -
  • Diesel TBA Princes Risborough - Chinnor
Cancelled

The Christmas White Rose (was The Tynesider)
(Operating on 14th December 2019 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 60163 London King's Cross (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - York
  • 60163 York (pu) - Peterborough (sd) - Stevenage (sd) - London King's Cross
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 8th December 2019

Beverley At Christmas
(Operating on 21st December 2019 by UK Railtours)

  • Diesel TBA London King's Cross (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - Stevenage - Peterborough (pu) - Doncaster - Brough - Beverley (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Santa Special & Christmas Lunch
(Operating on 8th December 2019 by West Coast Railtours)

  • 46115 Lancaster (pu) - Carlisle - Lancaster
Tour Updated

The Bootle Brush
(Operating on 8th December 2019 by Branch Line Society)

  • 47826 and 47245 Crewe Platform 6 (pu) - Nantwich Platform 2 (pu) - Nantwich Trailing Cross Over - Crewe Up & Down Loop (between Platforms 11 & 12) - Hartford Junction Down Slow - Warrington Bank Quay Down Slow - Earlestown Platform 3 (pu) - Olive Mount Chord (with cross overs before and after) - Bootle Junction - Marsh Lane Cross Over (rev) - Bootle Junction - Sandhills Reversing Siding (rev) - Kirkby Platform 1 (rev) - Kirkdale Carriage Sidings (rev) - Ormskirk Platform 1 (rev) - Sandhills Reversing Siding (rev) - Southport Station Junction - Southport Platform 3 (break) - Southport Station Junction - Wigan Station Junction - Wigan South Junction - Up Goods - Bamfurlong Junction - Up & Down Earlestown West - Down Chat Moss - Crown Street Junction - Liverpool Lime Street Platform 7 (sd) - Up Ditton Fast - Speke West Junction - Up Ditton Slow - Halewood No. 1 Reception - Ditton East Junction - Halton Junction - Frodsham Junction - Chester Station Parcels Line - Crewe Platform 12
Tour Updated

The DRS Class 20 Farewell
(Operating on 18th January 2020 by Pathfinder Tours)

  • DRS Class 57 x 2 Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Bristol Parkway (pu) - Cheltenham Spa (pu) - Bromsgrove (pu) - Birmingham New Street (pu) - Tamworth High Level (pu) - Derby (pu) - York
  • DRS Class 20 x 2 York - Harrogate - Leeds (break) - Huddersfield - Penistone - Barnsley - She ffield - Derby - Uttoxeter - Stoke-on-Trent - Crewe (sd) -
  • DrRS Class 68 Crewe - Stafford (sd) - Birmingham New Street (sd) - Bromsgrove (sd) - Cheltenham Spa (sd) - Bristol Parkway (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 7th December 2019

LNER HST Farewell: The Highland Chieftain
(Operating on 19th December 2019 by UK Railtours)

  • LNER HST Inverness - Aviemore - Perth - Stirling - Edinburgh Waverley
Tour Updated

LNER HST Farewell: The Northern Lights
(Operating on 18th December 2019 by UK Railtours)

  • LNER HST Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Forth Bridge - Tay Bridge - Montrose - Aberdeen - Elgin - Inverness
Tour Updated

LNER HST Farewell: The Northumbrian
(Operating on 20th December 2019 by UK Railtours)

  • LNER HST Edinburgh Waverley - Berwick upon Tweed - Newcastle upon Tyne - York - Leeds
Tour Updated

LNER HST Farewell: The West Riding Limited
(Operating on 21st December 2019 by UK Railtours)

  • LNER HST Leeds - Doncaster - Peterborough - London Kings Cross
Tour Updated

Over The Pennines To Manchester
(Operating on 7th December 2019 by UK Railtours)

  • 67010 and 67021 London Kings Cross (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Hope Valley - Manchester Piccadilly (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Pennine Moors Christmas Explorer
(Operating on 7th December 2019 by Saphos Trains)

  • 46100 Crewe (pu) - Hartford (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Blackburn - Copy Pit - Rochdale - Manchester Victoria - Eccles - Warrington Bank Quay (sd) - Hartford (sd) - Crewe
Tour Updated

Shrewsbury In Springtime
(Operating on 9th May 2020 by UK Railtours)

  • To be confirmed London Kings Cross (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Peterborough - Leicester - Nuneaton - Sutton Park - Wolverhampton - Telford Central (sd) - Shrewsbury (break/rev) & return
New Charter

The Devon Crompton
(Operating on 8th March 2020 by Branch Line Society)

  • 33012 and WCRC Class 33 London Victoria Platform 2 (pu) - Clapham Junction - Balham - Wimbledon - Weybridge - Woking Platform 4 (pu) - Basingstoke Platform 2 (pu) - Andover - Salisbury Platform 3 (pu) - Tisbury Loop - Gillingham - Yeovil Junction Platform 3 (photo stop) (rev) - Yeovil Pen Mill (rev) - Yeovil Junction - Chard loop - Axminster - Honiton (photo stop) - Exeter St. Davids (sd) - Crediton - Coleford Junction (rev) - Exeter St. Davids Platform 3 (pu) (rev) - Exeter Riverside Yard - Taunton - Weston-super-Mare - Bristol Temple Meads Platform 5 (sd) - Bath Spa - Westbury - Salisbury Platform 2 (sd) - Andover - Basingstoke Platform 3 (sd) - Woking Platform 1 (sd) - Weybridge - Wimbledon - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo Platform 19
Tour Updated

The Fenny Crompton
(Operating on 7th March 2020 by Branch Line Society)

  • WCRC Class 33 x 2 and WCRC Class 47/57 tnt Lancaster Platform 4 (pu) - Crewe Platform 5 (pu) - Alsager Up & Down Goods Loop - Hednesford - Walsall Up Fast - Bescot Up & Down Through Siding No. 1 - Birmingham International - Coventry Platform 4 (pu) - Kenilworth - Leamington Spa Up Main - Fenny Compton Down Goods Loop - Banbury Up Loop - Bicester North Platform 2 (pu) - Princes Risborough Up Main - West Ruislip Up Loop - Castle Bar Park - West Ealing - London Paddington Platform 9
New Charter

The Grotto Grid
(Operating on 14th December 2019 by 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 - Chesterfield (sd) - Up & Down Blackwell Slow - 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
Tour Updated

The Lindum Fayre
(Operating on 7th December 2019 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 47802 and 33207 tnt London Kings Cross (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Spalding - Sleaford - Lincoln Central
  • 47802 and 33207 tnt Lincoln Central (pu) - Newark North Gate - Peterborough (sd) - Stevenage (sd) - Potters Bar (sd) - London Kings Cross
Tour Updated

The Merseyrail Underground & Overground Explorer
(Operating on 26th January 2020 by Branch Line Society)

  • Class 507/8 x 2 Birkenhead North Platform 1 (pu) - Liverpool Lime Street Platform 1 (pu) - Ellesmere Port (rev) - Hooton Platform 1 (rev) - Chester Platform 7 (rev) - James Street Platform 2 - Stock Interchange/Holding Line - Liverpool Central - Hunts Cross Platform 2 (rev) - Kirkby Platform 1 (rev) - Sandhills Reversing Siding (rev) - Southport Platform 2 (break) (rev) - Sandhills Reversing Siding (rev) - Ormskirk Platform 1 (rev) - Liverpool Central (rev) - Stock Interchange/Holding Line - James Street Platform 2 - West Kirby Platform 2 (rev) - Birkenhead North Signal 577 (rev) - New Brighton Platform 1 (rev) - Birkenhead North
New Charter

The Park Royal Parkinson
(Operating on 9th March 2020 by Branch Line Society)

  • WCRC Class 33 x 2 and WCRC Class 47 London Paddington Platform 1 (pu) - Royal Oak Sidings - Old Oak Common Reception Line - Greenford South Junction - Park Royal (rev) - Greenford West Junction - Bicester North Platform 1 (sd) - Banbury - Leamington Spa Down Main - Coventry Platform 4 (rev) - Coventry Carriage Sidings (rev) - Coventry Platform 4 (sd) - Coventry North Yard - Nuneaton - Stafford Platform 3 (sd) - Stone - Stoke on Trent - Crewe Platform 1 (sd) - Warrington Bank Quay Platform 4 (sd) - Preston Platform 3 (sd) - Lancaster Platform 3
New Charter

Tours added or updated on 4th December 2019

Steam Dreams Excursion
(Operating on 8th December 2019 by Steam Dreams)

  • 60163 Ealing Broadway (pu) - West Hampstead (pu) - Finsbury Park (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - London King's Cross (pu) - Hitchin (pu) - Huntingdon (pu) - Lincoln Central
  • 60163 Lincoln Central (pu) - Huntingdon (sd) - Hitchin (sd) - Potters Bar (sd) - London Kings Cross
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 3rd December 2019

Steam Dreams Excursion
(Operating on 3rd December 2019 by Steam Dreams)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 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
Tour Updated

The Bath & Bristol Christmas Express
(Operating on 5th December 2019 by 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
Cancelled

Tours added or updated on 1st December 2019

Bath Christmas Market
(Operating on 1st December 2019 by Vintage Trains)

  • 7029 and 47773 tnt Solihull (pu) - Dorridge - Warwick Parkway (pu) - Banbury (pu) - Bath Spa (sd) - BristolTemple Meads (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Santa Special & Christmas Lunch
(Operating on 1st December 2019 by West Coast Railtours)

Tour Updated

Steam Dreams Excursion
(Operating on 1st December 2019 by Steam Dreams)

  • 61306 and 47237 tnt London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Bath Spa (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Polar Express (Four Return Workings Each Day)
(Operating on 1st December 2019 by Vintage Trains)

Tour Updated

The Polar Express (Four Return Workings Each Day)
(Operating on 5th December 2019 by Vintage Trains)

Tour Updated

The Polar Express (Four Return Workings Each Day)
(Operating on 6th December 2019 by Vintage Trains)

Tour Updated

The Polar Express (Four Return Workings Each Day)
(Operating on 7th December 2019 by Vintage Trains)

Tour Updated

The Polar Express (Four Return Workings Each Day)
(Operating on 8th December 2019 by Vintage Trains)

Tour Updated

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