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 24th July 2017

Aviemore & Inverness
(Operating on 30th September 2017 by SRPS Railtours)

  • GBRf Class66/7 and GBRf Class 73 Ayr (pu) - Prestwick Town (pu) - Irvine (pu) - Kilwinning (pu) - Johnston (pu) - Paisley Gilmour Street (pu) - Hamilton Central (pu) - Motherwell (pu) - Cumbernauld (pu) -Larbert (pu) - Aviemore (sd) - Inverness (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Lincoln (for The Christmas Market) (joint Tour With North East Railtours)
(Operating on 8th December 2017 by SRPS Railtours)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Linlithgow (pu) - Edinburgh Waverly (pu) - Drem (pu) - Berwick upon Tweed (pu) - Almouth for Alnwick (pu) - Morpeth (pu) - Newcastle upon Tyne (pu) - Durham (pu) - Lincoln Central (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Oban
(Operating on 16th September 2017 by SRPS Railtours)

  • WCRC Class 37 x 2 Inverurie (pu) - Dyce (pu) - Aberdeen (pu) - Stonehaven (pu) - Laurencekirk (pu) - Montrose (pu) - Arbroath (pu) - Dundee (pu) - Perth (pu) - Oban (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Skipton & Saltaire (operating Jointly With North East Railtours)
(Operating on 14th October 2017 by SRPS Railtours)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Linlithgow (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Drem (pu) - Berwick upon Trent (pu) - Alnmouth for Alnwick (pu) - Morpeth (pu) - Cramlington (pu) - Newcastle upon Tyne (pu) - Hexham (pu) - Carlisle - S&C - Skipton (sd) - Saltaire (break/rev) & return
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Skipton (pu) - Saltaire (pu) - Leeds - York - Durham - Newcastle upon Tyne (sd) - Cramlington (sd) - Morpeth (sd) - Alnmouth for Alnwick (sd) - Berwick upon Tweed (sd) - Drem (sd) - Edinburgh Waverley (sd) - Linlithgow
Tour Updated

The Southeastern Metrolander
(Operating on 23rd September 2017 by Branch Line Society)

  • Class 465/0 London Charing Cross (pu) - Hither Green - Grove Park No. 4 Washer Line - Grove Park Shed (road 11 or 12 requested) - Grove Park Up Reception Sidings - Grove Park Up Headshunt (rev) - Grove Park Up Sidings (road 27 or 28 requested) - Grove Park West Washer Line - New Cross (rev) - Orpington - Sevenoaks - Sevenoaks Gusset (rev) - Orpington Carriage Sidings (road 4 requested) (rev) - Orpington (rev) - Up Fast Tonbridge Loop - New Beckenham (rev) - New Beckenham Down Siding (rev) - Lewisham - Nunhead - Cambria Junction (rev) - Bellingham (rev) - London Victoria (break/rev) - Victoria Grosvenor Carriage Sidings (road 8 or 9 requested) (rev) - London Victoria (rev) - Nunhead - Lewisham - Charlton - Plumstead Down Sidings (rev) - Plumstead (rev) - Crawford (rev) - Slade Green TR&SMD (road 12 or 13 requested) - Slade Green (rev) - Slade Green Headshunt (rev) - Barnehurst (rev) - Dartford Down Sidings (rev) - Dartford (rev) - Dartford Up Sidings (road 4 requested) (rev) - Lee Spur - Grove Park EMU Berthing Sidings - Grove Park - St. Mary Cray - Swanley - Signal VS638 (rev) - Chislehurst Up Spur - Lewisham - London Victoria
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 23rd July 2017

Great Ocean Liners
(Operating on 23rd July 2017 by UK Railtours)

  • 68025 and 68028 London Victoria (pu) - Wimbledon - Woking - Basingstoke - Southampton Central
  • 68025 and 68028 Southampton Central (pu) - Romsey - Livestock - Andover -Basingstoke - Woking - Wimbledon - London Victoria
Tour Updated

The Dorset Coast Express
(Operating on 26th July 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 60009 London Victoria (pu) - Staines (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Southampton Central - Bournemouth (sd) - Poole - Weymouth
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Weymouth (pu) - Poole - Bournemouth (pu) - Southampton Central
  • 60009 Southampton Central - Romsey - Andover - Basingstoke (sd) - Woking (sd) - Staines (sd) - London Victoria
Tour Updated

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

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

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

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Yatton (pu) - Taunton (pu) -
  • 46100 Taunton - Exeter St. Davids (pu) - Plymouth (sd) - Par
  • 46100 Par (pu) - Plymouth (pu) - Exeter St. Davids (sd) - Taunton (sd) -
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Taunton - Yatton (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads
Tour Updated

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

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Yatton (pu) - Taunton (pu) -
  • 46100 Taunton - Exeter St. Davids (pu) - Plymouth (sd) - Par
  • 46100 Par (pu) - Plymouth (pu) - Exeter St. Davids (sd) - Taunton (sd) -
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Taunton - Yatton (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads
Tour Updated

The Shakespeare Express (Afternoon Train)
(Operating on 23rd July 2017 by Vintage Trains)

  • 5043 Birmingham Snow Hill (pu) - Birmingham Moor Street (pu) - Tyseley (pu) - Henley in Arden (pu) - Stratford upon Avon
  • 5043 Stratford upon Avon - Claverdon - Lapworth - Dorridge - Tyseley (sd) - Birmingham Moor Street (sd) - Birmingham Snow Hill
Tour Updated

The Shakespeare Express (Morning Train)
(Operating on 23rd July 2017 by Vintage Trains)

  • 5043 Birmingham Snow Hill (pu) - Birmingham Moor Street (pu) - Tyseley (pu) - Henley in Arden (pu) - Stratford upon Avon
  • 5043 Stratford upon Avon - Claverdon - Lapworth - Dorridge - Tyseley (sd) - Birmingham Moor Street (sd) - Birmingham Snow Hill
Tour Updated

The Torbay Express
(Operating on 23rd July 2017 by Torbay Express Ltd)

  • 60163 Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Yatton (pu) - Weston super Mare (pu) - Taunton (pu) - Paignton (sd) - Kingswear (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

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

  • 46115 Preston (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Frodsham (pu) - Chester (pu) - Llandudno Junction (rev) - Blaenau Ffestiniog (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 20th July 2017

The Cambrian Coast Express
(Operating on 10th October 2017 by Pathfinder Tours)

  • DBS Class 67 Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Bristol Parkway (pu) - Cam & Dursley (pu) - Cheltenham Spa (pu) - Bromsgrove (pu) - Birmingham New Street (pu) - Tame Bridge Parkway (pu) - Wolverhampton (pu) - Telford Central (pu) - Shrewsbury (pu) -
  • NR Class 97/3 (Pair) Shrewsbury - Barmouth - Pwllheli
  • NR Class 97/3 (Pair) Pwllheli (pu) - Barmouth - Shrewsbury (sd) -
  • DBS Class 67 Shrewsbury - Telford Central (sd) - Wolverhampton (sd) - Tame Bridge Parkway (sd) - Birmingham New Street (sd) - Bromsgrove (sd) - Cheltenham Spa (sd) - Cam & Dursley (sd) - Bristol Parkway (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads
New Charter

The Swanage Belle
(Operating on 21st October 2017 by Pathfinder Tours)

  • D9009 Burton upon Trent (pu) - Tamworth High Level - Birmingham New Street (pu) - Stourbridge Junction (pu) - Kidderminster (pu) - Droitwich Spa (pu) - Worcester Shrub Hill (pu) - Cheltenham Spa (pu) - Stroud (pu) - (Cam & Dursley by road coach to Stroud) - Swindon - Didcot Parkway - Basingstoke - Southampton Central - Bournemouth (sd) - Wareham - Corfe Castle (sd) - Swanage (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 19th July 2017

British Open Golf Private Charter
(Operating on 21st July 2017 by Private Charter)

  • DBS Class 67 London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction - Milton Keynes Central - Northampton - Rugby - Nuneaton - Stafford - Crewe - Warrington Bank Quay - Wigan Wallgate - Parbold - Burscough Bridge - Southport (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Christmas White Rose
(Operating on 9th December 2017 by Vintage Trains)

  • 5043 Tyseley warwic Road (pu) - Coleshill Parkway (pu) - Nuneaton - Leicester - East Midlands Parkway - Pontefract - York (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Christmas White Rose
(Operating on 16th December 2017 by Vintage Trains)

  • 5043 Tyseley Warwick Road (pu) - Coleshill Parkway (pu) - Tamworth High Level (pu) - Burton upon Trent (pu) - Derby - Pontefract - York (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Cumbrian Express
(Operating on 21st October 2017 by Vintage Trains)

  • 47773 Tyseley Warwick Road (pu) - Coleshill Parkway (pu) - Tamworth High Level (pu) - Burton upon Trent (pu) - Derby (pu) - Chesterfiel;d (pu) - Sheffield (pu) - Hellifield
  • WCRC Steam tba Hellifield - S&C - Appleby (sd) - Carlisle
  • WCRC Steam Carlisle (pu) - Appleby (pu) - S&C - Hellifield
  • 47773 Hellifield -Sheffield (sd) - Chesterfield (sd) - Derby (sd) - Burton upon Trent (sd) - Tamworth High Level (sd) - Coleshill Parkway (sd) - Tyseley Warwick Road
New Charter

Linlithgow To Hull
(Operating on 9th September 2017 by 52A Tours)

  • Colas Class 56 and DBC Class 67 tnt Linlithgow (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Berwick upon Tweed (pu) - Alnmouth (pu) (pu) - Newcastle upon Tyne - Sunderland - Hartlepool - Eaglescliffe - Yarm - Northallerton East Junction to Longlands Junction - York - Hamilton Junction - Selby - Brough - Hull
  • Colas Class 56 and DBC Class 67 tnt Hull (pu) - Gilberdyke Junction - Goole - Doncaster North Chord Flyover - Knottingley - Milford - Church Fenton - York (sd) - Darlington - Durham - Newcastle upon Tyne (sd) - Morpeth (sd) - Alnmouth (sd) - Berwick upon Tweed (sd) - Edinburgh Waverley (sd) - Linlithgow
Tour Updated

The Valley Rambler
(Operating on 11th November 2017 by Vintage Trains)

  • 9600 and 9466 Tyseley Wwarwick Road - Shirley - Stratford upon Avon (break/rev) Shirley - Tyseley - Birmingham Snow Hill - Stourbridge Junction (pu) - Kidderminster - Bridgnorth
  • 9600 and 9466 Bridgnorth - Kidderminster - Stourbridge Junction - Birmingham Snow Hill (sd) - Tyseley warwick Road
New Charter

The Welsh Marches
(Operating on 14th October 2017 by Vintage Trains)

  • 5043 Tyseley Warwick Road (pu) - Birmingham Snow Hill (pu) - Stourbridge Junction - Worcester Shrub Hill - Gloucester - Chepstow - Maindee Junction - Abergavenny - Hereford
  • 5043 Hereford (pu) - Craven Arms - Shrewsbury Abbey Foregate Curve - Telford Central - Wolverhampton (sd) - Walsall - Sutton Park - Tyseley Warwick Road
New Charter

Tours added or updated on 18th July 2017

Private Charter
(Operating on 21st July 2017 by Private Charter)

  • DRS Class 68 x 2 London Victoria (pu) - Kenington Olympia - Watford Junction - Milton keynes Central - Weedon - Rugby - Nuneaton - Stafford - Crewe - Warrington Bank Quay - Preston (rev) - Rufford - Ormskirk (break/rev) & return (ECS to/from Preston)
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 17th July 2017

The Cotswold Venturer
(Operating on 28th October 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 60103 London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Didcot Parkway (pu) - Oxford - Moreton in Marsh - Evesham - Worcester Shrub Hill
  • 60103 Worcester Shrub Hill (pu) - Cheltenham Spa - Stroud - Sapperton - Swindon - Didcot Parkway (sd) - Reading (sd) - Slough (sd) - London Paddington
New Charter

The Devon Belle
(Operating on 28th October 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • tba London Victoria (pu) - Kensington Olympia - Reading (pu) - Basingstoke - Andover - Salisbury - Sherbourne - Yeovil Junction - Honiton - Exeter St. Davids
  • tba Exeter St. Davids - Taunton - Westbury - Reading (sd) - London Waterloo
Cancelled

The Dorset Coast Express
(Operating on 2nd August 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 60009 or 45305 London Victoria (pu) - Staines (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Southampton Central - Bournemouth (sd) - Poole - Weymouth
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Weymouth (pu) - Poole - Bournemouth (pu) - Southampton Central
  • 60009 or 45305 Southampton Central - Romsey - Andover - Basingstoke (sd) - Woking (sd) - Staines (sd) - London Victoria
Cancelled

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

Cancelled

The West Somerset Steam Express
(Operating on 26th August 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 60009 or 34046 or 46100 London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Newbury (pu) - Westbury - taunton - Bishops Lydeard
  • WSR Steam Bishops Lydeard - Minehead
  • WSR Steam Minehead - Bishops Lydeard
  • 60009 and 34046 and 46100 Bishops Lydeard - Taunton - Westbury - Newbury (sd) - Reading (sd) - Slough (sd) - London Paddington
Cancelled

The Yorkshireman
(Operating on 4th November 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 60103 Ealing Broadway (pu) - St.Albans (pu) - Luton (pu) - Bedford (pu) - Kettering (pu) - Melton Mowbray (pu) - Loughborough - Erewash Valley Line - Chesterfield - York
  • WCRC Class 47/57 York (pu) - Chesterfield - Erewash Valley Line - Loughborough - Melton Mowbray (sd) - Kettering (sd) - Bedford (sd) - Luton (sd) - St.Albans (sd) - Ealing Broadway
New Charter

Tours added or updated on 15th July 2017

The Buffer Puffer-positioning Run
(Operating on 28th July 2017 by Pathfinder Tours)

  • DRS Class 37 x 2 Eastleigh (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Reading (pu) - Ealing Broadway (pu) - London Liverpool Street
Tour Updated

The Chester Christmas Cracker (bookings Via UK Railtours)
(Operating on 25th November 2017 by A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • 60163 London Euston (pu) - Waford Junction (pu) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - Rugby - Nuneaton - Stafford - Crewe - Chester
  • 60163 Chester (pu) - Crewe - Stafford - Bescot Yard
  • DBS Class 90 Bescot Yard - Birmingham International - Coventry - Rugby - Northampton (sd) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - Watford Junction (sd) - London Euston
New Charter

The Fiddlers 'Five'
(Operating on 28th October 2017 by Pathfinder Tours)

  • DBS Class 66 Westbury (pu) - Bath Spa (pu) - Bristol Parkway (pu) - Cheltenham Spa (pu) - Bromsgrove (pu) - Birmingham New Street (pu) - Stafford (pu) - Searchlight Lane Junction - Basford Hall Junction - Down Independent (Down Slow requested) - Down Liverpool Independent - Crewe Coal Yard - Weaver ~Junction - Warrington Bank Quay - Earlestown East Curve - Golbourne Junction - Down Slow - Bamfurlong Sidings Junction - Ince Moss Junction - St. Helens Central - Down Goods Loop (rev) - Ravenhead Works
  • DBC Class 66 and Colas Class 56 ant Ravenhead Works Siding - Prescot - Huyton - Edge Hill Waterloo Sidings (rev) - Huyton - Rainhill - Earlestown West Curve - Winwick Junction - Dallam Royal Mail Terminal - Warrington Up Slow/Up Goods - Walton Old Junction - Canal Sidings (rev) - Latchford Sidings (rev) - Fiddlers Ferry Power Station Loop - Latchford Sidings
  • DBS Class 66 Latchford Sidings - Weaver Junction - Crewe Coal Yard - Up Liverpool Independent - Basford Hall Up Arrival - Up Departure - Basford Hall Junction - Stafford (sd) - Birmingham New Street (sd) - Bromsgrove (sd) - Cheltenham Spa (sd) - Bristol Parkway (sd) - Bath Spa (sd) - Westbury
New Charter

The Tees-Tyne Express (bookings Via UK Railtours)
(Operating on 7th October 2017 by A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • DBS Class 67 Dorridge (pu) - Solihull (pu) - Tamworth High Level (pu) - Derby (pu) -
  • 60163 Derby - Chesterfield (pu) - Sheffield (pu) - York (sd) - Durham (sd) - Newcastle upon Tyne
  • 60163 Newcastle upon Tyne (pu) - Durham (pu) - York (pu) - Sheffield (sd) - Chesterfield (sd) - Derby (sd) -
  • DBS Class 67 Derby - Tamworth High Level (sd) - Solihull (sd) - Dorridge
Tour Updated

The Torbay & Dart Explorer (re-dated From 8th July)
(Operating on 16th September 2017 by Pathfinder Tours)

  • Diesel TBA Burton upon Trent (pu) - Tamworth High Level (pu) - Birmingham New Street (pu) - Bromsgrove (pu) - Droitwich Spa (pu) - Worcester Shrub Hill (pu)
  • Class 50 (Pair) Worcester Shrub Hill (pu) - Cheltenham Spa (pu) - Bristol Parkway (pu) - Bristol Temple Meads - Bridgwater - Taunton - Paignton (sd) - Kingswear
  • Class 50 (Pair) Kingswear (pu) - Paignton (pu) - Taunton - Westbury - Bath Spa - Bristol Parkway (sd) - Cheltenham Spa (sd) - Worcester Shrub Hill s
  • Diesel TBA Worcester Shrub Hill - Droitwich Spa (sd) - Bromsgrove (sd) - Birmingham New Street (sd) - Tamworth High Level (sd) - Burton upon Trent
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 12th July 2017

Cotswold Express
(Operating on 16th September 2017 by Vintage Trains)

  • 5043 Tyseley Warwick Road - Birmingham Snow Hill (pu) - Stourbridge Junction (pu) - Worcester Shrub Hill (pu) - Cheltenham Spa - Stroud - Sapperton - Swindon - Oxford -
  • 5043 Oxford (pu) - Moreton-in-Marsh - Evesham - Worcester Shrub Hill (sd) - Stourbridge Junction (sd) - Birmingham Snow Hill (sd) - Tyseley Warwick Road
New Charter

The Grand Tour Of Great Britain: Day 5
(Operating on 12th July 2017 by The Royal Scotsman)

  • 66746 and 66744 tnt Oxford (dep 2353 11/7/17) (pu) - Reading - Slough - Acton Main Line - Copenhagen Junction - Potters Bar - Stevenage - Peterborough - Orton Mere
  • 66746 and 66744 tnt Orton Mere - Peterborough - Grantham - Sleaford - Spalding - Peterborough - March - Ely - Cambridge
  • 66746 and 66744 tnt Cambridge (pu) - Ely - March - Peterborough - Grantham - Newark Northgate - Doncaster - York - Malton - Scarborough
Tour Updated

The Grand Tour Of Great Britain: Day 6
(Operating on 13th July 2017 by The Royal Scotsman)

  • 66746 and 66744 tnt Scarborough - Milton - York
  • 66746 and 66744 tnt York (pu) - Knaresborough - Harrogate - Leeds - Church Fenton - York - Darlington - Durham - Newcastle upon Tyne - Alnmouth - Berwick upon Tweed (rev) - Tweedmouth - Almouth
Tour Updated

The Harringworth Shuttle
(Operating on 12th August 2017 by Vintage Trains)

  • 4965 and 9600 Melton Mowbray (pu) - Harringworth Viaduct - Corby (rev) - Harringworth Viaduct - Melton Mowbray
Tour Updated

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