What's New

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 18th August 2019

Swanage Sunday Special (featuring London Transport 4TC Set)
(Operating on 18th August 2019 by UK Railtours)

  • 33012 and 73107 tnt London Waterloo (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Southampton Central - Bournemouth - Worgret Junction - Corfe (sd) - Swanage (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders
(Operating on 18th August 2019 by SRPS Railtours)

Tour Updated

The Torbay Express
(Operating on 18th August 2019 by Torbay Express Ltd)

  • 60009 Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Yatton (pu) - Weston-super-Mare (pu) - Taunton (pu) - Paignton (sd) - Kingswear (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 17th August 2019

Ayr & Stranraer
(Operating on 19th October 2019 by 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
Tour Updated

Gloucester Goes Retro
(Operating on 24th August 2019 by Vintage Trains)

  • 7029 Solihull (pu) - Dorridge (pu) - Warwick Parkway (pu) - Banbury (pu) - Oxford - Swindon - Kemble - Stroud - Gloucester (break/rev) & return

The Beamish Experience
(Operating on 31st August 2019 by UK Railtours)

  • TBA London King's Cross (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Durham (break/rev) & return

Tours added or updated on 15th August 2019

Evening Diner
(Operating on 5th September 2019 by Vintage Trains)

  • 47773 Birmingham Moor Street (pu) - Bordesley (rev)
  • 7029 Bordesley - Birmingham Moor Street - Birmingham Snow Hill (pu) - Rowley Regis - Stourbridge Junction - Worcester Shrub Hill
  • 47773 Worcester Shrub Hill - Worcester Foregate Street - Henwick
  • 7029 Henwick - Worcester Foregate Street - Stourbridge Junction - Rowley Regis - Birmingham Snow Hill (sd) - Birmingham Moor Street

Steam Dreams Excursion
(Operating on 25th August 2019 by Steam Dreams)

  • 60103 London Paddington (pu) - Oxford (break/rev) & return

Steam Dreams Excursion
(Operating on 25th August 2019 by Steam Dreams)

  • 60103 Oxford-Didcot-Newbury Racecourse and return

The British Pullman: Historic Canterbury
(Operating on 21st August 2019 by Belmond (British Pullman))

  • DBS Class 67 London Victoria (pu) - Canterbury (break) & return

The British Pullman: Murder Mystery Lunch
(Operating on 23rd August 2019 by Belmond (British Pullman))

  • DBS Class 67 London Victoria - Gillingham - London Victoria

The Cotswold - Eden
(Operating on 26th August 2019 by Pathfinder Tours)

  • GBRf Class 66/7 Didcot Parkway (pu) - Oxford
  • 50007 and 50049 Oxford (pu) - Hanborough (pu) - Charlbury (pu) - Ascott-under-Wychwood (pu) - Kingham (pu) - Moreton-in-Marsh (pu) - Honeybourne (pu) - Evesham (pu) - Pershore (pu) - Worcester Shrub Hill (pu) - Droitwich Spa (pu) - Settle (break) - Appleby (break) - Carlisle Upperby Curve - Shap - Preston - Crewe - Birmingham New Street
  • GBRf Class 66/7 Birmingham NS - Droitwich Spa (sd) - Worcester Shrub Hill (sd) - Pershore (sd) - Evesham (sd) - Honeybourne (sd) - Moreton-in-Marsh (sd) - Kingham (sd) - Ascott-under-Wychwood (sd) - Charlbury (sd) - Hanborough (sd) - Oxford (sd) - Didcot Parkway
Tour Updated

The Cotswold Venturer
(Operating on 24th August 2019 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 6233 London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Didcot Parkway (pu) - Swindon - Kemble - Cheltenham Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill
  • 6233 Worcester Shrub Hill - Evesham - Moreton-in-Marsh - Oxford - Didcot Parkway (sd) - Reading (sd) - Slough (sd) - London Paddington
Tour Updated

The Dalesman
(Operating on 27th August 2019 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 York (pu) - Normanton (pu) - Wakefield Kirkgate (pu) - Wakefield Westgate (pu) - Leeds (pu) - Skipton (pu) - Hellifield
  • WCRC Steam Pool Hellifield - S&C - Carlisle
  • WCRC Steam Pool Carlisle - S&C - Hellifield
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Hellifield - Skipton (sd) - Leeds (sd) - Wakefield Westgate (sd) - Wakefield Kirkgate (sd) - Normanton (sd) - York

The Dorset Coast Express
(Operating on 22nd August 2019 by Railway Touring Company)

The Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders
(Operating on 25th August 2019 by SRPS Railtours)

  • 44871 Linlithgow (pu) - Dunfermline Town (pu) - Dalgety Bay (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Tweedbank (break/rev)
  • WCRC Diesel Tweedbank - Niddrie West Junction
  • 44871 NiddrieWest Junction - Edinburgh Waverley (sd) - Dalgety Bay (sd) - Dunfermline Town (sd) - Linlithgow (sd)

The Merchant Of Avon
(Operating on 25th August 2019 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • WCRC Steam Pool Burton upon Trent (pu) - Tamworth High Level (pu) - Coleshill Parkway (pu) - Tyseley (pu) - Henley in Arden - Stratford-upon-Avon
  • WCRC Steam Pool Stratford-upon-Avon (pu) - Henley-in-Arden - Tyseley (sd) - Coleshill Parkway (sd) - Tamworth High Level (sd) - Burton upon Trent
Tour Updated

The Merchant Of Avon
(Operating on 8th September 2019 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • WCRC Steam Pool Burton upon Trent (pu) - Tamworth High Level (pu) - Coleshill Parkway (pu) - Tyseley (pu) - Henley in Arden - Stratford-upon-Avon
  • WCRC Steam Pool Stratford-upon-Avon (pu) - Henley-in-Arden - Tyseley (sd) - Coleshill Parkway (sd) - Tamworth High Level (sd) - Burton upon Trent
Tour Updated

The Merchant Of Avon
(Operating on 22nd September 2019 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • WCRC Steam Pool Burton upon Trent (pu) - Tamworth High Level (pu) - Coleshill Parkway (pu) - Tyseley (pu) - Henley in Arden - Stratford-upon-Avon
  • WCRC Steam Pool Stratford-upon-Avon (pu) - Henley-in-Arden - Tyseley (sd) - Coleshill Parkway (sd) - Tamworth High Level (sd) - Burton upon Trent
Tour Updated

The Northern Belle
(Operating on 23rd August 2019 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Manchester Victoria (pu) - Wakefield Kirkgate (pu) - York (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (break/rev) & return

The Northern Belle
(Operating on 24th August 2019 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Liverpool Lime Street (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Preston (pu) - Lancaster (pu) - Edinburgh (break/rev) & return

The Waverley
(Operating on 25th August 2019 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 45596 or 45690 York (pu) - Leeds (pu) - Shipley (pu) - Keighley (pu) - Skipton (pu) - Hellifield - Appleby (sd) - Carlisle (break/rev) & return

Tours added or updated on 14th August 2019

Light Engine Move
(Operating on 29th August 2019 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 60009 Dereham - Norwich - Ely - Cambridge - Hertford North - Southall

Light Engine Movement
(Operating on 23rd August 2019 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 60009 Southall - Hertford North - Stevenage - Cambridge - Ely - Dereham

The William Shakespeare
(Operating on 21st August 2019 by Saphos Trains)

  • LSL Class 47 Shrewsbury (pu) - Gobowen (pu) - Chirk (pu) - Ruabon (pu) - Wrexham General (pu) - Chester (pu) - Crewe (pu) -
  • 34046 or 46100 or 70000 Crewe - Stafford (pu) - Walsall - Sutton Park Line - Small Heath - Stratford upon Avon
  • 34046 or 46100 or 70000 Stratford- upon- Avon (pu) - Small Heath - Sutton Park Line - Walsall - Stafford (sd) - Crewe (sd) -
  • LSL Class 47 Crewe - Chester (sd) - Wrexham General (sd) - Ruabon (sd) - Chirk (sd) - Gobowen (sd) - Shrewsbury

Tours added or updated on 12th August 2019

Scarborough Spa Express
(Operating on 15th August 2019 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Crewe (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Blackburn (pu) - Hebden Bridge (pu) - Brighouse (pu) - Wakefield Kirkgate (pu) - York (sd) (pu)
  • WCRC Steam Pool York - Scarborough - York
  • WCRC Class 47/57 York - Wakefield Kirkgate (sd) - Brighouse (sd) - Hebden Bridge (sd) - Blackburn (sd) - Wigan North Western (sd) - Warrington Bank Quay (sd) - Crewe

Tours added or updated on 11th August 2019

Northern Belle ECS Positioning Working
(Operating on 12th August 2019 by Northern Belle)

  • 57314 and 57601 Acton Lane Sidings - Willesden - Rugby - Lichfield - Crewe - Preston - Carnforth
Tour Updated

Swanage Sunday Specials (featuring London Transport 4TC Set)
(Operating on 11th August 2019 by UK Railtours)

  • 73201 and 73107 London Waterloo (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Southampton Central - Bournemouth - Worgret Junction - Corfe (sd) - Swanage (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Northern Belle
(Operating on 11th August 2019 by Northern Belle)

  • 57314 and 57601 London Victoria (pu) - Staines - Woking - Basingstoke - Southampton Central - Bournemouth - Weymouth (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Tri County Tractor
(Operating on 11th August 2019 by Branch Line Society)

  • 37706 and 37669 and 37518 Crewe (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) (sd) - Wigan North Western (pu) (sd) - Preston (pu) (sd) - Lancaster
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 10th August 2019

Morning, Mid-Morning & Afternoon Royal Windsor Express
(Operating on 20th August 2019 by Steam Dreams)

  • Steam tba London Waterloo (pu) - Windsor & Eton Riverside (nb three separate one-way workings only)

The Dalesman
(Operating on 13th August 2019 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • WCRC Class 47 York (pu) - Normanton (pu) - Wakefield Kirkgate (pu) - Wakefield Westgate (pu) - Leeds (pu) - Skipton (pu) - Hellifield
  • WCR Steam Hellifield - S&C - Carlisle
  • WCR Steam Carlisle - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn - Preston
  • WCRC Class 47 Hellifield - Skipton (sd) - Leeds (sd) - Wakefield Westgate (sd) - Wakefield Kirkgate (sd) - Normanton (sd) - York

The Lakelander
(Operating on 14th August 2019 by Saphos Trains)

  • 70000 Crewe (pu) - Hartford (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Preston (pu) - Shap - Carlisle
  • 70000 Carlisle (pu) - Cumbrian Coast Line - Ulverston - Carnforth - Preston (sd) - Wigan North Western (sd) - Warrington Bank Quay (sd) - Hartford (sd) - Crewe

The Northern Belle: West Highland Lunch
(Operating on 18th August 2019 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Edinburgh - Dumbarton (pu) - Rannoch - Dumbarton (sd) - Edinburgh

The Settle & Carlisle Mountaineer
(Operating on 14th September 2019 by Pathfinder Tours)

  • Diesel TBA Didcot Parkway (pu) - Oxford (pu) - Banbury (pu) - Leamington Spa (pu) - Coventry (pu) - Birmingham International (pu) - Tame Bridge Parkway (pu) - Stafford (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Carnforth
  • 60163 Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 60163 Carlisle - S&C - Hellifield
  • Diesel TBA Hellifield - Blackburn - Crewe (sd) - Stafford (sd) - Tame Bridge Parkway (sd) - Birmingham International (sd) - Coventry (sd) - Leamington Spa (sd) - Banbury (sd) - Oxford (sd) - Didcot Parkway
Cancelled

The Shakespeare Express (Morning & Afternoon Departures)
(Operating on 18th August 2019 by Vintage Trains)

  • 7029 Birmingham Snow Hill (pu) - Birmingham Moor Street (pu) - Tyseley (pu) - Henley-in-Arden (pu) - Stratford-upon-Avon
  • 7029 Stratford-upon-Avon (pu) - Claverdon - Dorridge - Tyseley (sd) - Birmingham Moor Street (sd) - Birmingham Snow Hill

The Waverley
(Operating on 18th August 2019 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 45596 York (pu) - Leeds (pu) - Shipley (pu) - Keighley (pu) - Skipton (pu) - Hellifield - Appleby (sd) - Carlisle (break/rev) & return

The Waverley
(Operating on 11th August 2019 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 45699 York (pu) - Leeds (pu) - Shipley (pu) - Keighley (pu) - Skipton (pu) - Hellifield - Appleby (sd) - Carlisle (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 9th August 2019

By Routemaster To The Lost Village Of Imber (featuring London Transport 4TC Set)
(Operating on 17th August 2019 by UK Railtours)

  • DBC Type 5 London Waterloo (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Warminster
  • DBC Type 5 Warminster - Romsey - Southampton Central - Winchester - Basingstoke (sd) - Woking (sd) - London Waterloo

EMT Staff Charter
(Operating on 10th August 2019 by Private Charter)

New Charter

GWR/WSR Shuttle Services
(Operating on 31st August 2019 by Great Western Railway)

GWR/WSR Shuttle Services
(Operating on 7th September 2019 by Great Western Railway)

GWR/WSR Shuttle Services
(Operating on 21st September 2019 by Great Western Railway)

GWR/WSR Shuttle Services
(Operating on 5th October 2019 by Great Western Railway)

GWR/WSR Shuttle Services
(Operating on 17th August 2019 by Great Western Railway)

Royal Windsor Statesman
(Operating on 17th August 2019 by Statesman Rail)

  • LSL Class 47 Preston (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Stafford (pu) - Rugeley Trent Valley (pu) - Lichfield Trent Valley (pu) - Tamworth Low Level (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Rugby (pu) - Windsor & Eton Riverside (break/rev) & return

The British Pullman: Golden Age Of Travel By Steam
(Operating on 16th August 2019 by Belmond (British Pullman))

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

The British Pullman: Historic Canterbury
(Operating on 15th August 2019 by Belmond (British Pullman))

  • DBS Class 67 London Victoria (pu) - Canterbury (break) & return

The Cathedrals Express
(Operating on 15th August 2019 by Steam Dreams)

  • 61306 West Brompton (pu) - Clapham Junction - Cheam (pu) - Leatherhead (pu) - Clandon (pu) - Guildford (pu) - Haslemere (pu) - Bournemouth (pu) - Weymouth
  • WCRC Diesel Weymouth - Bournemouth (sd) - Eastleigh
  • 61306 Eastleigh - Haslemere (sd) - Guildford (sd) - Clandon (sd) - Leatherhead (sd) - Cheam (sd) - Clapham Junction (sd) - West Brompton
Tour Updated

The Cosham Completer (add On To Type 3 The The Sea Charter)
(Operating on 10th August 2019 by Branch Line Society)

The Crewe Flyer
(Operating on 5th November 2019 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 60103 Ealing Broadway (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Weedon - Rugby - Nuneaton - Stafford - Crewe
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Crewe - Stafford - Nuneaton - Rugby - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - Watford Junction (sd) - Ealing Broadway
New Charter

The Golden Banker
(Operating on 31st August 2019 by Charity Railtours)

Postponed

The North Wales Coast Express
(Operating on 8th November 2019 by 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
New Charter

The Torbay Express
(Operating on 11th August 2019 by Torbay Express Ltd)

  • Steam TBA Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Yatton (pu) - Weston-super-Mare (pu) - Taunton (pu) - Paignton (sd) - Kingswear (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The West Somerset Steam Express
(Operating on 17th August 2019 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 6233 London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Newbury (pu) - Westbury - Taunton - Bishops Lydeard
  • WSR Steam Bishops Lydeard - Minehead
  • WSR Steam Minehead - Bishops Lydeard
  • 6233 Bishops Lydeard - Taunton - Westbury - Newbury (sd) - Reading (sd) - Slough (sd) - London Paddington
Tour Updated

Type 3 To The Sea
(Operating on 10th August 2019 by Branch Line Society)

  • WCRC Class 37 x 2 and WCRC Class 37 tnt Crewe (pu) - Stafford (pu) - Colwich Junction Up Slow - Curborough Junction Up Fast - Amington Junction Up Fast to Up Slow - Nuneaton (pu) - Rugby - Milton Keynes Central - Watford Junction (pu) - Wembley EFOC (No. 2 Reception & Departure requested) - Willesden No. 7 Junction - Acton Wells Junction - South Acton Junction - Kew East Junction - Virginia Water - Woking - Brookwood Down Slow to Down Fast - Basingstoke - Wallers Ash Down Loop - Shawford Platform 3 - Eastleigh Down Carriage Sidings - Botley - Cosham Junction - Fratton Platform 3 - Portsmouth & Southsea Platform 2 - Portsmouth Harbour Platform 3
  • WCRC Class 37 x 2 and WCRC Class 37 tnt Portsmouth Harbour Platform 3 (pu) - Fratton - Havant - Haslemere Platform 3 (Up Passenger Loop) - Guildford Platform 8 - Wokingham - Reading Spur Junction - Reading Low level Line - Reading Platform 14 (sd) - Didcot Avoider - Oxford Platform 4 - Oxford Down Passenger Loop - Banbury Platform 1 - Leamington Spa Down Main - Coventry Platform 4 - Coventry North Yard - Nuneaton Platform 2 (sd) - Stafford Platform 5 (sd) - Norton Bridge Down Slow Chord - Crewe Platform 12

Tours added or updated on 8th August 2019

The British Pullman: Historic Canterbury
(Operating on 8th August 2019 by Belmond (British Pullman))

Tour Updated

The Scarborough Spa Express
(Operating on 8th August 2019 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 47854 and 47746 Carnforth (pu) - Lancaster (pu) - Preston (pu) - Blackburn (pu) - Hebden Bridge (pu) - Brighouse (pu) - Wakefield Kirkgate (pu) - York (sd) (pu) -
  • WCRC Steam Pool York - Scarborough
  • WCRC Steam Pool Scarborough (pu) - York (sd) (pu) -
  • 47854 York - Wakefield Kirkgate (sd) - Brighouse (sd) - Hebden Bridge (sd) - Blackburn (sd) - Preston (sd) - Lancaster (sd) - Carnforth
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 7th August 2019

The Aberdonian
(Operating on 8th August 2019 by A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • 60163 Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Haymarket (pu) - Dalmeny - Forth Bridge - Inverkeithing - Kirkcaldy - Tay Bridge - Dundee - Montrose - Stonehaven - Aberdeen (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Atlantic Coast Express
(Operating on 10th August 2019 by UK Railtours)

  • 35028 London Waterloo (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Salisbury - Yeovil Junction - Honiton - Exeter Central (sd) - Exeter St. Davids
  • 35028 Exeter St. Davids - Taunton - Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa - Westbury - Salisbury - Basingstoke (sd) - Woking (sd) - London Waterloo

Welsh Marches Express
(Operating on 7th August 2019 by Saphos Trains)

  • D1924 and D1944 Preston (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Hartford (pu) - Crewe (pu)
  • 70000 Crewe (pu) - Whitchurch (pu) - Shrewsbury (pu) - Hereford - Newport - Cardiff Central
  • 70000 Cardiff Central (pu) - Newport - Hereford - Shrewsbury (sd) - Whitchurch (sd) - Crewe (sd) -
  • D1924 and D1944 Crewe - Hartford (sd) - Warrington Bank Quay (sd) - Wigan North Western (sd) - Preston
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 6th August 2019

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

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

Tours added or updated on 4th August 2019

Football Excursion
(Operating on 4th August 2019 by Footex Working)

  • 90019 and 67029 tnt Liverpool South Parkway (pu) - Crewe - Stafford - Nuneaton - Rugby - Northampton - Wembley Central (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Swanage Sunday Specials (featuring London Transport 4TC Set)
(Operating on 4th August 2019 by UK Railtours)

  • 73201 and 73107 London Waterloo (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Southampton Central - Bournemouth - Worgret Junction - Corfe (sd) - Swanage (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

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