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 28th March 2017


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

  • 46233 Crewe (pu) - Wilmslow (pu) - Stockport (pu) - Manchester Victoria (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 46233 Carlisle - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn (sd) - Farington Junction - Manchester Victoria (sd) - Stockport (sd) - Wilmslow (sd) - Crewe
Tour Updated

Cathedrals Express
(Operating on 23rd July 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 60009 London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Weymouth (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Cathedrals Express
(Operating on 27th July 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 45305 London Victoria (pu) - Bromley South (pu) - Canterbury West (sd) - Whitstable (sd) - Faversham (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Cathedrals Express To The Bluebell Railway
(Operating on 13th July 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 London Victoria (pu) - East Croydon - Sheffield Park (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Chiltern Hills Evening Tour
(Operating on 6th June 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 60103 London Paddington (pu) - High Wycombe - Bicester Town - Oxford - Reading - London Paddington
New Charter

Chiltern Hills Evening Tour
(Operating on 9th September 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 60103 London Paddington (pu) - High Wycombe - Bicester Town - Oxford - Reading - London Paddington
New Charter

Chiltern Hills Lunchtime Tour
(Operating on 6th June 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 60103 London Paddington (pu) - High Wycombe - Bicester Town - oxford - Reading - London Paddington
New Charter

Chiltern Hills Lunchtime Tour
(Operating on 9th September 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 60103 London Paddington (pu) - High Wycombe - Bicester Town - Oxford - Reading - London Paddington
New Charter

Hampshire Hills Evening Tour
(Operating on 3rd June 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 60103 London Victoria (pu) - Woking - Andover - Redbridge - Southampton Central - Woking - London Victoria
New Charter

Hampshire Hills Lunchtime Tour
(Operating on 13th July 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 60009 London Victoria (pu) - Woking - Andover - Redbridge - Southampton Central - Woking - London Victoria
New Charter

Surrey Hills Lunchtime Tour
(Operating on 3rd June 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 60103 London Victoria (pu) - Guildford - London Victoria
New Charter

Surrey Hills Lunchtime Tour
(Operating on 29th June 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 45305 London Victoria (pu) - Guildford- London Victoria
New Charter

The Cathedrals Express
(Operating on 13th August 2017 by To Be Confirmed)

  • 46233 London Paddington (pu) - Gerrards Cross (pu) - Princes Risborough (pu) - Banbury (pu) - Shrewsbury (break/rev) & return
New Charter

The Cathedrals Express
(Operating on 17th August 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 46233 London Victoria (pu) - Egham (pu) - Ascot (pu) - Reading (pu) - Oxford - Evesham - (Cheltenham Spa-by road transfer) (sd) - Worcester Shrub Hill (break/rev) & return
  • 46233 Worcester Shru Hill (pu) - Cheltenham Spa (pu) - Stroud - Sapperton - Swindon - Reading (sd) - Ascot (sd) - Egham (sd) - London Victoria
New Charter

The Cathedrals Express
(Operating on 27th August 2017 by Steam Dreams)

New Charter

The Cathedrals Express
(Operating on 5th September 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 45305 London Victoria (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Salisbury (sd) - Sherborne (sd) - Yeovil Junction (break/rev) & return
New Charter

The Cathedrals Express
(Operating on 9th September 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • tba London Euston u- Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Lichfield Trent Valley (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Carnforth
  • West Coast Steam pool Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • West Coast Steam Pool Carlisle (pu) - Appleby - Hellifield - Blackburn
  • tba Blackburn - Crewe (sd) - Lichfield Trent Valley (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Rugby (sd) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - London Euston
New Charter

The Cathedrals Express
(Operating on 23rd September 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Faversham (pu) - Sittingbourne (pu) - Rainham (Kent) (pu) - Rochester (pu) - mel-ham (pu) - bromley South (pu) - West Bromton (pu) - Hanwell loop
  • 46233 Hanwell Loop - Salisbury
  • 46233 Salisbury (pu) - Hanwell Loop
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Hanwell Loop - West Brompton (sd) - Bromley South (sd) - Meopham (sd) - Rochester (sd) - Rainham (Kent) (sd) - Sittingbourne (sd) - Faversham
New Charter

The Cumbrian Mountain Express
(Operating on 13th May 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - (Watford Junction (pu) - by service train to Milton Keynes Central) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - (Northampton (pu) - buy service train to Rugby) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforth
  • 46233 Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 46233 Carlisle (pu) - Appleby - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn ( (sd) - for Preston by service train) - Farington Junction
  • 86259 Farington Junction - Crewe (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Rugby (sd) - (Northampton (sd) - by service train from Rugby) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - (Watford Junction (sd) - by service train from Milton Keynes Central) - London Euston
Tour Updated

The Cumbrian Mountain Express
(Operating on 20th May 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - (Watford Junction (pu) - by service train to Milton Keynes Central) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - (Northampton (pu) - buy service train to Rugby) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforth
  • 46233 Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 46233 Carlisle (pu) - Appleby - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn ( (sd) - for Preston by service train) - Farington Junction
  • 86259 Farington Junction - Crewe (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Rugby (sd) - (Northampton (sd) - by service train from Rugby) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - (Watford Junction (sd) - by service train from Milton Keynes Central) - London Euston
Tour Updated

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 Liverpool Lime Street (pu) - Broad Green (pu) - St. Helens Central (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Blackburn (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Carlisle
  • 46233 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
Tour Updated

The Cumbrian Mountain Express
(Operating on 14th October 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - (Watford Junction (pu) - by service train to Milton Keynes Central) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - (Northampton (pu) - buy service train to Rugby) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforth
  • 46233 Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 46233 Carlisle (pu) - Appleby - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn ( (sd) - for Preston by service train) - Farington Junction
  • 86259 Farington Junction - Crewe (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Rugby (sd) - (Northampton (sd) - by service train from Rugby) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - (Watford Junction (sd) - by service train from Milton Keynes Central) - London Euston
Tour Updated

The Lancs & Yorks Builder
(Operating on 10th June 2017 by Pathfinder Tours)

  • DBS Class 66 (Pair) Gloucester (pu) - Cheltenham Spa (pu) - Bromsgrove (pu) - Birmingham New Street (pu) - Stafford (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay - Farington Junction - Bamber Bridge Down Goods Loop - Blackburn - Clitheroe - Castle Cement Terminal (rev) - Horrocksford Junction (rev) - Hellifield Good Loop (rev) - Skipton - Keighley - Kirkstall Up Passenger Loop - Whitehall Junction - Leeds Station Through Road - Neville Hill Up Arrivals Siding (rev) - Hunslet East Branch to end of line (rev) - Neville Hill Up Goods (rev) - Leeds (break) - Woodlesford - Normanton - Turners Lane Up Goods Loop - Wakefield Kirkgate - Horbury Up Goods Loop - Mirfield - Huddersfield - Stalybridge - Guide Bridge - Reddish - Stockport (sd) - Crewe (sd) - Stafford (sd) - Birmingham New Street (sd) - Bromsgrove (sd) - Cheltenham Spa (sd) - Gloucester
New Charter

The Moors & Dales Express
(Operating on 18th September 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Whitby (pu) - battersby (rev) - Middlesbrough - Darlington
  • 46233 Darlington - York (pu) - London Victoria
New Charter

The Moors & Dales Express: Day 1
(Operating on 15th September 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 60103 London Victoria (pu) - Kettering - Harringworth - Melton Mowbray - Loughborough - York - Darlington
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Darlington - Middlesbrough - Battersby (rev) - Whitby
New Charter

White Cliffs Sunset Tour
(Operating on 29th June 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 45305 London Victoria (pu) - Bromley South (pu) - Dover - Bromley South (sd) - London Victoria
New Charter

White Horses Lunchtime Tour
(Operating on 18th July 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 60009 London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Westbury & return
New Charter

Windsor Evening Tour
(Operating on 18th July 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 60009 London Victoria (pu) - Windsor & Eton Riverside (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Tours added or updated on 27th March 2017

Blackpool
(Operating on 1st July 2017 by SRPS Railtours)

  • 37025 and Colas Class 37 Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Polmont (pu) - Falkirk Grahamston (pu) - Cumbernauld (pu) - Motherwell (pu) - Preston (rev) - Blackpool (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Fort William
(Operating on 1st May 2017 by North East Railtours)

  • Colas Class 47 Newcastle upon Tyne (pu) - Cramlington (pu) - Morpeth (pu) - Alnmouth (pu) - Berwick upon Tweed (pu) - Fort William (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Far North Explorer (Note: Tour Commences Previous Evening)
(Operating on 3rd June 2017 by SRPS Railtours)

  • 37025 and Colas Class 37 Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Linlithgow (pu) - Falkirk Grahamston (pu) - Stirling (pu) - Dunblane (pu) - Perth (pu) - Inverness - Dingwall - Brora - Wick (sd) (rev) - Thurso (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Farmington Reverser
(Operating on 1st July 2017 by SRPS Railtours)

  • 37025 and Colas Class 37 Blackpool (pu) - Preston - Wigan North Western (rev) - Farington Junction (rev) - Preston - Blackpool
Tour Updated

York & Scarborough
(Operating on 10th June 2017 by SRPS Railtours)

  • DBC Class 67 Glenrothes with Thornton (pu) - Kirkcaldy (pu) - Dalgety Bay (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Drem (pu) - York (sd) - Scarborough (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 22nd March 2017

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

Tour Updated

Tha Salopian Express
(Operating on 22nd March 2017 by West Coast Railtours)

  • 47580 and 37706 tnt Dumfries (pu) - Annan (pu) - Gretna Green (pu) - Carlisle (pu) - Penrith (pu) - Oxenholme (pu) - Lancaster (pu) - Preston (pu)
  • 46115 Preston - Wigan North Western (pu) - Chester - Wrexham General - Shrewsbury
  • 46115 Shrewsbury (pu) - tba - Preston (sd) -
  • 47580 and 37706 tnt Preston - Lancaster (sd) - Oxenholme (sd) - Penrith (sd) - Carlisle (sd) - Gretna Green (sd) - Annan (sd) - Dumfries
Tour Updated

The Somerset Explorer
(Operating on 13th May 2017 by First Great Western)

  • FGW HST London Paddington (pu) - Ealing Broadway (pu) - Reading (pu) - Didcot Parkway - Frome (sd) - Minehead
  • FGW HST Minehead - Weston-super-Mare - Didcot Parkway (sd) - Reading (sd) - Ealing Broadway (sd) - London Paddington
New Charter

Tours added or updated on 20th March 2017

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

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - (Watford Junction (pu) - by service train to Milton Keynes Central) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - (Northampton (pu) - by service train to Rugby) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforth
  • 46233 or 45690 or 70013 Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 46233 or 45690 or 70013 Carlisle (pu) - Appleby - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn ( (sd) - for Preston by service train) - Farington Junction
  • 86259 Farington Junction - Crewe (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Rugby (sd) - (Northampton (sd) - by service train from Rugby) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - (Watford Junction (sd) - by service train from Milton Keynes Central) - London Euston
Tour Updated

Welsh Marches
(Operating on 25th March 2017 by Vintage Trains)

  • 5043 Tyseley Warwick Road (pu) - Birmingham Moor Street (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 (sd) - Sutton Patk - Landor Street - Tyseley Warwick Road
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 19th March 2017

The Edinburgh Dalesman
(Operating on 19th April 2017 by West Coast Railtours)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Southport (pu) - Burscough (pu) - Parbold (pu) - Wigan (pu) - Leyland (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Retro Edinburgh Festival Express
(Operating on 28th August 2017 by Retro Railtours)

  • DRS Class 68 Chesterfield (pu) - Chinley (pu) - Hazel Grove (pu) - Stockport (pu) - Reddish South (pu) - Stalybridge (pu) - Huddersfield (pu) - Mirfield (pu) - Dewsbury (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (break/rev) & return
New Charter

The Retro Welsh Dragon 2
(Operating on 15th July 2017 by Retro Railtours)

  • DRS Class 37 (Pair) Huddersfield (pu) - Stalybridge (pu) - Reddish South (pu) - Stockport (pu) - Wilmslow (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Shrewsbury (pu) - Hereford - Cardiff Central (sd) - Swansea High Street (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Tours added or updated on 18th March 2017

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

  • 45699 West Brompton (pu) - Staines (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Salisbury (sd) - (pu) - Bath Spa (sd) - Gloucester (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 17th March 2017

Real Ale At Barrow Hill 2017 (Operated By Rail Operations Group)
(Operating on by Vintage Trains)

New Charter

Real Ale At Barrow Hill 2017 (Operated By Rail Operations Group)
(Operating on 19th May 2017 by Vintage Trains)

Tour Updated

Real Ale At Barrow Hill 2017 (Operated By Rail Operations Group)
(Operating on 20th May 2017 by Vintage Trains)

Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 15th March 2017

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
  • 45699 Hanwell - Bath Spa - Bristol Temple Meads and return
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Hanwell - Radlett (sd) - St.Albans (sd) - Bedford (sd) - Wellingborough (sd) - Kettering
Tour Updated

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