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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 25th February 2017


(Operating on 5th August 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 46233 or 70013 Crewe (pu) - Wilmslow (pu) - Stockport (pu) - Manchester Victoria (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 46233 or 70013 Carlisle - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn (sd) - Farington Junction - Manchester Victoria (sd) - Stockport (sd) - Wilmslow (sd) - Crewe
New Charter

North Wales Excursion
(Operating on 10th June 2017 by Class Forty Preservation Society)

Tour Updated

Public Postioning Train
(Operating on 9th June 2017 by Class Forty Preservation Society)

  • 40145 Carnforth - Preston - Wigan North Western - Warrington Bank Quay - Chester - Wrexham General - Gobowen - Shrewsbury - Telford Central - Oxley Curve - Bushbury Junction - Stafford - Crewe Basford Hall & Independent Lines - Warrington Bank Quay - Manchester (Victoria?) - Castleton
Tour Updated

Southern Class 442 Farewell
(Operating on 12th March 2017 by Branch Line Society)

  • Class 442 EMU London Victoria (pu) - Battersea Reversible - Clapham Junction - West Norwood - Beckenham Junction P1 (break) (rev) - West Norwood - Streatham Hill Up Siding - Clapham Junction - London Victoria (break) (rev) - East Croydon - Three Bridges Down Sidings - Brighton (break) (rev) - Prerston park Sidings (rev) - Hove yard (rev) - Brighton (Western Side) (rev) - Lovers Walk T&RSMD Carriage Road - Preston Park (rev) - Brighton (break) (rev) - Three Bridges Depot Up Reception Road - East Croydon - New Cross Gate - Up Sussex Loop - London Bridge (break) - the new Bermondsey Dive-under - Down Fast - Norwood Junction - Selhurst Depot Departure Road - London Victoria (rev) - Down Chatham - Wandsworth Road Sig VS84 (rev) - Stewarts Lane T&RSMD throat (rev) - Battersea Reversible - London Victoria
New Charter

The Cathedrals Express
(Operating on 1st March 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - Milton Keynes (pu) - Rugby (pu) - Lichfield Trent Valley (pu) - Crewe (pu)
  • 45699 Crewe - Chester (sd) - Llandudno Junction - Bangor (sd) - Holyhead
  • 45699 Holyhead (pu) - Bangor (pu) - Llandudno Junction - Chester (pu) - Crewe (sd) -
  • 86259 Crewe - Lichfield Trent Valley (sd) - Rugby (sd) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - London Euston
Tour Updated

The Cathedrals Express
(Operating on 7th March 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Ely (pu) - Cambridge (pu) - Royston (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - Finsbury Park (pu) - Hanwell
  • 34046 Hanwell - Bath Spa (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads
  • 34046 Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Bath Spa (pu) - Hanwell
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Hanwell - Finsbury Park (sd) - Potters Bar (sd) - Stevenage (sd) - Royston (sd) - Cambridge (sd) - Ely
Tour Updated

The Cathedrals Express
(Operating on 11th March 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Southend East (pu) - Upminster (pu) - West Hampstead (pu) - Hanwell
  • 46100 Hanwell - Bath Spa (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads
  • 46100 Bristol Temple Meads uj - Bath Spa (pu) - Hanwell
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Hanwell - West Hampstead (sd) - Upminster (sd) - Southend East
Tour Updated

The Cathedrals Express
(Operating on 21st March 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 45407 London Victoria (pu) - Staines (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Salisbury (sd) - (pu) - Bath Spa (sd) - Gloucester (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Cathedrals Express
(Operating on 1st April 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Kettering (pu) - Wellingborough (pu) - Bedford (pu) - St. Albans (pu) - Radlett (pu) - Hanwell
  • 45407 Hanwell - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads
  • 45407 Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Bath Spa (pu) - Hanwell
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Hanwell - Radlett (sd) - St.Albans (sd) - Bedford (sd) - Wellingborough (sd) - Kettering
Tour Updated

The Cathedrals Express
(Operating on 8th April 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Faversham (pu) - Sittingbourne (pu) - Rainham (pu) - Rochester (pu) - Meopham (pu) - Bromley South (pu) - West Brompton (pu) - Hanwell
  • 34046 Hanwell -Salisbury
  • 34046 Salisbury (pu) - - Hanwell
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Hanwell - West Brompton (sd) - Bromley South (sd) - Meopham (sd) - Rochester (sd) - Rainham (sd) - Sittingbourne (sd) - Faversham
Cancelled

The Cathedrals Express
(Operating on 20th April 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 46100 London Victoria (pu) - Feltham (pu) - Sunningdale (pu) - Bracknell (pu) - Reading (pu) - Newbury (pu) - Bishops Lydeard
  • ex-SDR 7F Bishops Lydeard - Minehead
  • ex-SDR 7F Minehead - Bishops Lydeard
  • 46100 Bishops Lydeard - Newbury (sd) - Reading (sd) - Bracknell (sd) - Sunningdale (sd) - Feltham (sd) - London Victoria
Tour Updated

The Cathedrals Express (NB: Date To Be Confirmed)
(Operating on 18th March 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Hosted Keynes (pu) - East Grinstead (pu) - Hanwell
  • 61306 Hanwell - Oxford (sd) - Worcester Shrub Hill
  • 61306 Worcester Shrub Hill (pu) - Oxford (pu) - Hanwell
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Hanwell - East Grinstead (sd) - Horsted Keynes
Cancelled

The Coast To Coast Express
(Operating on 10th June 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 45690 or 45699 Liverpool Lime Street (pu) - Liverpool South Parkway (pu) - Manchester Piccadilly (pu) - Stockport - Hazel Grove - Chinley - Hope Valley Line - Sheffield (break) - Meadowhall - Swinton - Church Fenton - York (sd) - Scarborough
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Scarborough (pu) - York (pu) - Sheffield - Hope Valley - Chinley - Hazel Grove - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly (sd) - Liverpool South Parkway (sd) - Liverpool Lime Street
New Charter

The Cotswold Venturer
(Operating on 17th June 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

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

The Cumbrian Mountain Express
(Operating on 22nd July 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Crewe (pu) - Runcorn (pu) - Liverpool Lime Street
  • 46233 or 6201 or 70013 Liverpool Lime Street (pu) - Broad Green (pu) - St. Helens Central (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Blackburn (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Carlisle
  • 46233 or 6201 or 70013 Carlisle (pu) - Ship (pu) - Carnforth - Preston (sd) - Wigan North Western (sd) - St. Helens Central (sd) - Broad Green (sd) - Liverpool Lime Street (sd) -
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Liverpool Lime street - Runcorn (sd) - Crewe
New Charter

The Dartmouth Express
(Operating on 24th June 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Woking (pu) - Guildford (pu) - Reading (pu) - Newbury (pu) - Westbury (pu) - Bristol
  • 34046 or 6023 Bristol - Taunton - Exeter St. Davids - Paignton (sd) - Kingswear
  • 34046 or 6023 Kingswear (pu) - Paignton (pu) - Exeter St. Davids - Taunton - Bristol
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Bristol - Westbury (sd) - Newbury (sd) - Reading (sd) - Guildford (sd) - Woking
New Charter

The East Yorkshireman
(Operating on 17th June 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 45690 Manchester Piccadilly (pu) - Romiley (pu) - Hathersage (pu) - Sheffield (pu) - Doncaster - Goole - Beverley - Bridlington - Scarborough
  • 45690 Scarborough (pu) - York - Milford Loop
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Milford Loop - Sheffield (sd) - Hathersage (sd) - Romiley (sd) - Manchester Piccadilly
New Charter

The End Of Southern Steam
(Operating on 8th July 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 34046 London Waterloo (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Andover - Salisbury - Yeovil Junction
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Yeovil Junction - Maiden Newton - Weymouth
  • 34046 Weymouth (pu) - Dorchester South - Bournemouth - Southampton Central - Basingstoke (sd) - Woking (sd) - London Waterloo
New Charter

The North Wales Coast Express
(Operating on 23rd July 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 45690 or 45699 Liverpool Lime Street (pu) - Broad Green (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Frodsham (pu) - Chester (pu) - Llandudno Junction (sd) - Llandudno Town
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Llandudno Town - Llandudno Junction
  • 45690 or 45699 Llandudno Junction - Bangor (sd) - Holyhead
  • 45690 or 45699 Holyhead (pu) - Bangor (pu) - Llandudno Junction
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Llandudno Junction - Llandudno Town
  • 45690 or 45699 Llandudno Town (pu) - Llandudno Junction (pu) - Chester (sd) - Frodsham (sd) - Warrington Bank Quay (sd) - Broad Green (sd) - Liverpool Lime Street
New Charter

The Peak Forester
(Operating on 4th June 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 61306 London Kings Cross (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Melton Mowbray - Loughborough - Derby - Matlock - Rowsley (Peak Rail) (break/rev) & return
New Charter

The Royal Duchy
(Operating on by Railway Touring Company)

New Charter

The Royal Duchy
(Operating on 23rd July 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

Tour Updated

The Royal Duchy
(Operating on 30th July 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

Tour Updated

The Royal Duchy
(Operating on 6th August 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

Tour Updated

The Royal Duchy
(Operating on by Railway Touring Company)

Tour Updated

The Royal Duchy
(Operating on by Railway Touring Company)

Tour Updated

The Royal Duchy
(Operating on by Railway Touring Company)

Tour Updated

The Royal Duchy
(Operating on 3rd September 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

Tour Updated

The Royal Scot
(Operating on 25th March 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Manchester Victoria (pu) - Bolton (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Preston (pu) - Shap - Carlisle (pu) - Beattock - Perth
  • 46233 Perth (pu) - Stirling - Larbert - Cumbernauld - Mossend - Carstairs - Beattock - Carlisle (sd) - Shap -Carnforth
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Carnforth - Preston (sd) - Wigan North Western (sd) - Bolton (sd) - Manchester Victoria
Cancelled

The Royal Wessex
(Operating on 8th April 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 34046 Three Bridges (pu) - Haywards Heath (pu) - Preston Park (pu) - Hove (pu) - Worthing (pu) - Salisbury - Westbury - Bath Spa (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Saint David (bookings Through UK Railtours)
(Operating on 1st March 2017 by A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • 60163 London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Swindon (pu) - Bath Spa - North Somerset to Dr. Days Junctions - Pilning - Severn Tunnel - Cardiff Central
  • 60163 Cardiff Central (pu) - Newport - Chepstow - Gloucester - Stroud - Sapperton - Swindon (sd) - Reading (sd) - Slough (sd) - London Paddington
Tour Updated

The Swanage Belle
(Operating on 8th June 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 61306 London Victoria (pu) - Staines (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Southampton Central - Bournemouth - poole - Wareham - Swanage
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Swanage (pu) - Wareham - Bournemouth - Southampton Central (rev) -
  • 61306 Southampton Central - Romsey - Andover - Basingstoke (sd) - Woking (sd) - Staines (sd) - London Victoria
New Charter

The Tin Bath
(Operating on 5th March 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 45212 and 44871 Preston (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Manchester Victoria (pu) - Chinley - Hope Valley - Sheffield - Chapeltown - Barnsley - Penistone - Huddersfield - Brighouse - Hebden Bridge - Copy Pit - Blackburn - Darwen - Bolton - Manchester Victoria (sd) - Wigan North Western (sd) - Preston
Cancelled

The Waverley
(Operating on by Railway Touring Company)

  • To be confirmed York (pu) - Leeds (pu) - Shipley (pu) - Keighley (pu) - Skipton (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Appleby (sd) - Carlisle (break/rev) & return
New Charter

The Waverley
(Operating on by Railway Touring Company)

  • To be confirmed York (pu) - Leeds (pu) - Shipley (pu) - Keighley (pu) - Skipton (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Appleby (sd) - Carlisle (break/rev) & return
New Charter

The Waverley
(Operating on by Railway Touring Company)

  • To be confirmed York (pu) - Leeds (pu) - Shipley (pu) - Keighley (pu) - Skipton (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Appleby (sd) - Carlisle (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Waverley
(Operating on 6th August 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • To be confirmed York (pu) - Leeds (pu) - Shipley (pu) - Keighley (pu) - Skipton (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Appleby (sd) - Carlisle (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Waverley
(Operating on by Railway Touring Company)

  • To be confirmed York (pu) - Leeds (pu) - Shipley (pu) - Keighley (pu) - Skipton (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Appleby (sd) - Carlisle (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Waverley
(Operating on 9th July 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 60103 York (pu) - Leeds (pu) - Shipley (pu) - Keighley (pu) - Skipton (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Appleby (sd) - Carlisle (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Waverley
(Operating on 27th August 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 60103 York (pu) - Leeds (pu) - Shipley (pu) - Keighley (pu) - Skipton (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Appleby (sd) - Carlisle (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Waverley
(Operating on 10th September 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 45690 York (pu) - Leeds (pu) - Shipley (pu) - Keighley (pu) - Skipton (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Appleby (sd) - Carlisle (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Welsh Mountaineer
(Operating on 25th July 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 45305 or 48151 Preston (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Frodsham (pu) - Chester (pu) - Llandudno Junction (rev) - Blaenau Ffestiniog (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Tours added or updated on 20th February 2017

The Settle & Carlisle Re-opening Special (KWVR/NRM)
(Operating on 31st March 2017 by National Railway Museum)

  • 60103 Oxenhope (pu) - Haworth (pu) - Keighley (pu) - Skipton (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Carlisle (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 13th February 2017

Northern Service Train (Afternoon)
(Operating on 14th February 2017 by Northern Rail)

  • 60163 Appleby (1457) (pu) - Kirkby Stephen - Settle - Skipton (1630)
  • 60163 Skipton (1715) (pu) - Settle - Kirkby Step[hen - Appleby (1846)
Tour Updated

Northern Service Train (Afternoon)
(Operating on 15th February 2017 by Northern Rail)

  • 60164 Appleby (1457) (pu) - Kirkby Stephen - Settle - Skipton (1630)
  • 60163 Skipton (1715) (pu) - Settle - Kirkby Step[hen - Appleby (1846)
Tour Updated

Northern Service Train (Afternoon)
(Operating on 16th February 2017 by Northern Rail)

  • 60163 Appleby (1457) (pu) - Kirkby Stephen - Settle - Skipton (1630)
  • 60163 Skipton (1715) (pu) - Settle - Kirkby Step[hen - Appleby (1846)
Tour Updated

Northern Service Train (Morning)
(Operating on 15th February 2017 by Northern Rail)

  • 60163 Appleby (0825) (pu) - Kirkby Stephen - Garsdale - Horton in Ribblesdale - Settle - Skipton (1008)
  • 60163 Skipton (1044) (pu) - Settle (pu) - Kirkby Stephen - Appleby (1216)
Tour Updated

Northern Service Train (Morning)
(Operating on 16th February 2017 by Northern Rail)

  • 60163 Appleby (0825) (pu) - Kirkby Stephen - Garsdale - Horton in Ribblesdale - Settle - Skipton (1008)
  • 60163 Skipton (1044) (pu) - Settle (pu) - Kirkby Stephen - Appleby (1216)
Tour Updated

Northern Service Train (Morning)
(Operating on 14th February 2017 by Northern Rail)

  • 60163 Appleby (0825) (pu) - Kirkby Stephen - Garsdale - Horton in Ribblesdale - Settle - Skipton (1008)
  • 60163 Skipton (1044) (pu) - Settle (pu) - Kirkby Stephen - Appleby (1216)
Tour Updated

The Cumbrian Mountain Steam Express 1 (Spirit Of The Lakes)
(Operating on 18th February 2017 by West Coast Railtours)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Stevenage (pu) - St. Neots (pu) - Huntingdon (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Grantham (pu) - Newark North Gate (pu) - Retford (pu) - Doncaster (pu) - Preston
  • WCR Steam Preston - Shap - Carlisle
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Carlisle - Tyne Valley - Durham - York - Doncaster (sd) - Retford (sd) - Newark North Gate (sd) - Grantham (sd) - Peterborough (sd) - Huntingdon (sd) - St. Neots (sd) - Stevenage
Tour Updated

The Jacobite
(Operating on 8th May 2017 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • To be confirmed Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

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