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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 22nd April 2018

Lunch & Afternoon Tea
(Operating on 22nd April 2018 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 57 (Pair) Derby (pu) - Burton upon Trent - Tamworth Camp Hill - Lifford Curve - Birmingham New Street - Stechford - Birmingham International (rev) - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr to Soho Junctions - Sandwell & Dudley - Wolverhampton - Telford Central - Shrewsbury - Gobowen - Wrexham General - Chester - Crewe - Stoke on Trent - Uttoxeter - Derby (rev) - Burton Upon Trent - Tamworth - Camp Hill - Lifford Curve - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street - Stechford - Birmingham International
Tour Updated

The Lakes, Shap & Cumbrian Coast Circular
(Operating on 21st April 2018 by NENTA Traintours)

  • 68001 and 68023 tnt Norwich (pu) - Diss (pu) - Ipswich (pu) - Stowmarket (pu) - Bury St. Edmunds (pu) - Cambridge (by service train from Ely) (pu) - Ely (pu) - March (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Preston (sd) (for Blackpool) - Oxenholme Lake District (sd) (for Lake District) - Carlisle
  • 68001 and 68023 tnt Carlisle - Cumbrian Coast Line - Grange over Sands (pu) - Carnforth - Preston (pu) - Peterborough (sd) - March (sd) - Ely (sd) - Cambridge (sd) (by service train from Ely) - Bury St. Edmonds (sd) - Stowmarket (sd) - Ipswich (sd) - Diss (sd) - Norwich
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 21st April 2018

Balmoral
(Operating on 5th May 2018 by Northern Belle)

Tour Updated

Bath Spa & Bristol
(Operating on 18th May 2018 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 57 (Pair) Liverpool Lime Street (pu) - Warrington bank Quay (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Bath Spa (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads & return
Tour Updated

Chester Races & Conwy
(Operating on 10th May 2018 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 57 (Pair) London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - Birmingham International (pu) - Chester (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Fort William
(Operating on 6th May 2018 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 57 (Pair) Glasgow Central (pu) - Dumbarton Central (pu) - Fort William (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Great Britain XI: Day 8
(Operating on 26th April 2018 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 45212 Cardiff Central (pu) - Severn Tunnel - Bath Spa - Westbury - Castle Cary - Yeovil Pen Mill
  • 31806 and 45212 Yeovil Pen Mill - Maiden Newton - Dorchester - Weymouth
  • 31806 and 45212 Weymouth - Dorchester - Wareham (rev) - Swanage
Tour Updated

Great Britain XI: Day 9
(Operating on 27th April 2018 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 45212 Swanage (pu) - Wareham - Poole - Bournemouth - Southampton Central - Havant - Haslemere - Guildford - Woking - London Waterloo
Tour Updated

Harrogate
(Operating on 28th April 2018 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 57 Kidderminster (pu) - Birmingham International (pu) - Derby (pu) - Harrogate (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Lake District
(Operating on 11th May 2018 by Northern Belle)

Tour Updated

London & Chelsea Flower Show
(Operating on 24th May 2018 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 57 (Pair) Manchester Victoria (pu) - Macclesfield (pu) - Stoke on Trent - London (tba) & return
Tour Updated

London & Chelsea Flower Show
(Operating on 25th May 2018 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 57 (Pair) Chester (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Stafford (pu) - Birmingham International (pu) - London (tba) & return
Tour Updated

Lunch
(Operating on 27th May 2018 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 57 (Pair) Gloucester (pu) - Cheltenham Spa (pu) - Worcester Shrub Hill (pu) - tba - & return
Tour Updated

Lunch & Afternoon Tea
(Operating on 21st April 2018 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 57 (Pair) York (pu) - Darlington (pu) - Durham (pu) - Newcastle upon Tyne (pu) - tba & return
Tour Updated

Private Charter
(Operating on 21st April 2018 by Private Charter)

  • LSL 47 x 2 tnt Oxford - Banbury - Leamington Spa - Coventry - Nuneaton - Stafford - Crewe (break/rev) & return
  • LSL Steam Crewe - Chester
  • LSL Steam Chester - Crewe
  • LSL 47 x 2 Crewe - Stafford - Nuneaton - Coventry - Leamington Spa - Banbury - Oxford
Tour Updated

The Diamond Twenties
(Operating on 5th May 2018 by Pathfinder Tours)

  • GBRF Class 66 Tame Bridge Parkway (pu) - Birmingham International (pu) - Coventry (pu) - Leamington Spa (pu) - Banbury (pu) - Didcot Parkway (pu) - Reading (pu) - London Victoria
  • Class 20 x 2 London Victoria (pu) - Factory Junction - Nunhead - Shortlands - Chislehurst - Swanley - Bat & Ball - Sevenoaks - Tonbridge - Tunbridge wells - Robertsbridge - Mountfield Sidings
  • Class 20 x 2 and GBRF Class 73 x 2 Mountfield Sidings - Mountfield British Gypsum (rev) - Mountfield Sidings (rev) - Tonbridge (rev) - Cranmore Down Loop - Ashford International - Appledore - Dungeness Branch
  • Class 20 x 2 Dungeness Branch - Ashford International - Beechbrook Farm Loop - Lenham Up Passenger Loop - Otford Up Goods Loop - Swanley - Shortlands - West Dulwuch - Bellingham - Nunhead - Factory Junction - London Victoria
  • GBRf Class 66 London Victoria - Reading (sd) - Didcot Parkway (sd) - Banbury (sd) - Leamington Spa (sd) - Coventry (sd) - Birmingham International (sd) - Tame Bridge Parkway
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 19th April 2018

Great Britain XI: Day 3
(Operating on 21st April 2018 by Railway Touring Company)

Tour Updated

Great Britain XI: Day 5
(Operating on 23rd April 2018 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 1264 or 45699 Inverness (pu) - Aviemore - Pitlochry - Perth
  • 1264 and tba Perth - Stirling - Cumbernauld - Motherwell - Beattock - Carlisle - Penrith Northern Lakes - Oxenholme
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 18th April 2018

The Royal Oke Special
(Operating on 21st April 2018 by To Be Confirmed)

  • GWR HST Okehampton (pu) - Crediton (pu) - Exeter St. Davids (pu) - Oxford (sd) - Stratford upon Avon (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Ynys Mon Express (bookings Through UK Railtours)
(Operating on 28th April 2018 by A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • Diesel/60163 Leicester (pu) - Loughborough (pu) - East Midlands Parkway (pu) - Derby (pu) - Uttoxeter (pu) - Stoke on Trent (pu) - Crewe - Chester - Llandudno Junction (sd) - Bangor (sd) - Holyhead (break/rev) & return (note steam section to be confirmed)
Postponed

Tours added or updated on 16th April 2018

Beverley At Christmas
(Operating on 15th December 2018 by UK Railtours)

  • tba London Kings Cross (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Peterborough (pu) -Newark North Gate - Doncaster - Gilberdyke - Anlaby Junction - Beverley (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Class 20 Metropolitan Railtours
(Operating on 29th April 2018 by London Transport Museum)

Tour Updated

The Deltic Retro Scot III
(Operating on 25th August 2018 by Retro Railtours)

  • D9009 Huddersfield (pu) - Marsden (pu) - Stalybridge (pu) - Manchester Victoria (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Preston (pu) - Shap - Carlisle - Beattock - Carstairs - Edinburgh Waverley
  • D9009 Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Newcastle upon Tyne - Durham - Darlington - York
  • DBS Class 67 York - Huddersfield (sd) - Marsden (sd) - Stalybridge (sd) - Manchester Victoria (sd) - Wigan North Western (sd) - Preston
New Charter

The Dub & Grub
(Operating on 5th August 2018 by GB Railfreight (Charity Charter))

  • Class 50 x 2 Birmingham International (pu) - Stechford - Aston - Perry Barr to Soho Junctions - Rowley Regis - Kidderminster - Droitwich Spa - Worcester Foregate Street - Ledbury - Hereford - Abergavenny - Maindee Junction - Severn Tunnel - Bristol Parkway - Late - Cheltenham Spa - Bromsgrove - Lickey Incline - Longbridge - Selly Oak - Birmingham New Street
  • TBA Birmingham New Street (sd) - Birmingham International - Coventry - Leamington Spa - Oxford - Basingstoke
New Charter

The Festive Oozlum Bird
(Operating on 8th December 2018 by UK Railtours)

  • tba London Victoria (pu) - St.Albans City (pu) - Bedford (pu) - Kettering (pu) - Corby - Oakham - Melton Mowbray - Loughborough - east Midlands Parkway - Sheet Stores Junction - Castle Donnington - Stenson Junction - Burton upon Trent - Coalville - Knighton Junction - Hinckley - Nuneaton - Lichfield Trent Valley - Stafford
  • tba Stafford - Wolverhampton - Walsall - Sutton Park - Water Norton - Whitacre Junction - Nuneaton - Hinckley - Winston South Curve - Market yarborough - Kettering (sd) - Bedford (sd) - St.Albans City (sd) - London Victoria
New Charter

The West Norfolk Wanderer
(Operating on 21st April 2018 by Hastings Diesels Limited)

  • Hastings DEMU Hastings (pu) - St. Leonards Warrior Square (pu) - Battle (pu) - Etchingham (pu) - Tunbridge Wells (pu) - Tonbridge (pu) - Bromley South (pu) - Kensington Olympia (pu) - Cambridge (sd) - Ely (sd) - Kings Lynn (break/rev) & return
  • Hastings DEMU Kings Lynn - Middleton Towers - Kings Lynn
Tour Updated

Weymouth
(Operating on 8th September 2018 by Pathfinder Tours)

  • 50007 and 50049 tba- Worcester Shrub Hill - Cheltenham Spa - Bath Spa - Yeovil Pen Mill - Weymouth
  • 50007 and 50049 Weymouth - Bournemouth - Basingstoke - Oxford - Evesham - Worcester Shrub Hill - tba
New Charter

Tours added or updated on 13th April 2018

Great Britain XI: Day 4
(Operating on 22nd April 2018 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 1264 Inverness (pu) - Kyle of Lochalsh (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Great Britain XI: Day 7
(Operating on 25th April 2018 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 45699 or 35018 Grange over Sands - Carnforth - Preston - Warrington Bank Quay - Crewe
  • 45212 and WCRC Class 37 tnt Crewe - Whitchurch - Shrewsbury - Craven Arms - Llandrindod Wells - Swansea District Line - Cardiff Central
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 10th April 2018

Blackpool Illuminations-Pride Of The North
(Operating on 3rd November 2018 by UK Railtours)

  • To be confirmed London Euston (pu) - Watfod Junction (pu) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton - Stafford - Crewe - Preston - Blackpool North (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Hills Of The North (was 'A Cumbrian Panorama' (Northern Belle))
(Operating on 28th July 2018 by UK Railtours)

  • To be confirmed London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Rugby (pu) - Crewe - Preston - Shap - Carlisle -
  • To be confirmed Carlisle (pu) - Appleby - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn - Crewe - Rugby (sd) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - Watford Junction (sd) - London Euston
Tour Updated

The Auld Reekie (Bookings Through UK Railtours)
(Operating on 7th October 2018 by A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • 60163 Doncaster (pu) - Wakefield Westgate (pu) - Leeds (pu) - York (pu) - Darlington - Durham - Newcastle upon Tyne - Berwick upon Tweed - Edinburgh Waverley
  • D9009 Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Berwick upon Tweed - Newcastle upon Tyne - Durham - Darlington - York (sd) - Leeds - Wakefield Westgate (sd) - Doncaster
New Charter

The Christmas Border Raider (Bookings Through UK Railtours)
(Operating on 1st December 2018 by A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • 60163 Tame Bridge Parkway (pu) - Birmingham New Street (pu) - Wolverhampton (pu) - Stafford (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Blackburn - Hellifield - S&C - Carlisle
  • 60163 Carlisle (pu) - Shap - Preston - Crewe (sd) - Stafford (sd) - Wolverhampton (sd) - Birmingham New Street (sd) - Tame Bridge Parkway
New Charter

The North Briton (bookings Through UK Railtours)
(Operating on 9th February 2019 by A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • DBS Class 67 Leicester (pu) - East Midlands Parkway (pu) - Derby (pu) - Chesterfield (pu) - Sheffield (pu) - Doncaster
  • 60163 Doncaster - Leeds - Skipton - Hellifield - S&C - Carlisle
  • 60163 Carlisle - Hexham - Tyne Yard
  • DBS Class 67 Tyne Yard - Durham - Darlington - York - Doncaster - Sheffield (sd) - Chesterfield (sd) - Derby (sd) - East Midlands Parkway (sd) - Leicester
New Charter

The Return Of The Short Haired Bumblebee
(Operating on 17th November 2018 by UK Railtours)

  • To be confirmed London Victoria (pu) - Nunhead - Lewisham - Blackheath - Dartford - Gravesend - Hoo Junction - Grain (rev) - Hoo Junction - Dartford - Sidcup - Lee Spur - Chislehurst - Swanley - Otford - Sevenoaks - Tonbridge - Headcorn (break) - Ashford - Appledore - Lydd - Dungeness (rev) - Lydd - Ashford - Maidstone east - Swanley - Beckenham - Nunhead - London Victoria
New Charter

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: Day 1
(Operating on 17th August 2018 by UK Railtours)

  • To be confirmed London Kings Cross (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - York (break) - Newcastle upon Tyne - Edinburgh Waverley
New Charter

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: Day 3
(Operating on 19th August 2018 by UK Railtours)

  • To be confirmed Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Perth - Aviemore - Inverness (break) (rev) & return
New Charter

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: Day 4
(Operating on 20th August 2018 by UK Railtours)

  • To be confirmed Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Newcastle upon Tyne - Darlington - York - Peterborough (sd) - Stevenage (sd) - London Kings Cross
New Charter

The Sally Forth (The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo; Day 2 Optional Tour)
(Operating on 18th August 2018 by UK Railtours)

  • To be confirmed Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Stirling - Alloa - Dunfermline Town (rev) - Inverkeithing North - Kirkcaldy - Lchgelly - Dunfermline - Forth Bridge - Edinburgh Waverley
New Charter

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