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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 24th February 2021

Buxton Spa Express
(Operating on 29th September 2021 by Saphos Trains)

  • LSL Class 47 Hereford (pu) - Leominster (pu) - Ludlow (pu) - Craven Arms (pu) - Church Stretton (pu) - Shrewsbury (pu) - Crewe (pu) -
  • LSL Steam Pool Crewe - Stafford (pu) - Rugeley Trent Valley (pu) - Alrewas - Burton upon Trent (pu) - Chesterfield - Hope Valley - Chinley - Peak Forest - Buxton Spa
  • LSL Steam Pool Buxton Spa (pu) - Whaley Bridge - Stockport - Hope Valley - Burton upon Trent (sd) - Alrewas - Rugeley Trent Valley (sd) - Stafford (sd) - Crewe (sd) -
  • LSL Class 47 Crewe - Shrewsbury (sd) - Church Stretton (sd) - Craven Arms (sd) - Ludlow (sd) - Leominster (sd) - Hereford
New Charter

Buxton Spa Express (postponed Until 29th September 2021)
(Operating on 14th April 2021 by Saphos Trains)

  • LSL Class 47 Hereford (pu) - Leominster (pu) - Ludlow (pu) - Craven Arms (pu) - Church Stretton (pu) - Shrewsbury (pu) - Crewe (pu) -
  • LSL Steam Crewe - Stafford (pu) - Rugeley Trent Valley (pu) - Alrewas - Burton upon Trent (pu) - Chesterfield - Hope Valley - Chinley - Peak Forest - Buxton Spa
  • LSL Steam Buxton Spa (pu) - Whaley Bridge - Stockport - Hope Valley - Burton upon Trent (sd) - Alrewas - Rugeley Trent Valley (sd) - Stafford (sd) - Crewe (sd) -
  • LSL Steam Crewe - Shrewsbury (sd) - Church Stretton (sd) - Craven Arms (sd) - Ludlow (sd) - Leominster (sd) - Hereford
Postponed

Great Western Envoy
(Operating on 6th October 2021 by Saphos Trains)

  • LSL Steam Pool Bridgnorth (pu) - Highly (pu) - Arley (pu) - Bewdley (pu) - Kidderminster (pu) - Stourbridge Junction (pu) - Birmingham Snow Hill (pu) - Solihull (pu) - Dorridge (pu) - Warwick Parkway (pu) - Oxford - Swindon - Bath Spa (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Great Western Envoy (postponed Until 6th October 2021)
(Operating on 28th April 2021 by Saphos Trains)

  • LSL Steam Pool Bridgnorth (pu) - Highly (pu) - Arley (pu) - Bewdley (pu) - Kidderminster (pu) - Stourbridge Junction (pu) - Birmingham Snow Hill (pu) - Solihull (pu) - Dorridge (pu) - Warwick Parkway (pu) - Oxford - Swindon - Bath Spa (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads (break/rev) & return
Postponed

Portsmouth Harbour Statesman
(Operating on 31st March 2021 by Statesman Rail)

  • LSL Class 47 (Pair) Doncaster (pu) - Retford (pu) - Newark Northgate (pu) - Grantham (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Huntingdon (pu) - St. Neots (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Portsmouth Harbour (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

Railway Roundabout
(Operating on 20th March 2021 by Vintage Trains)

  • 7029 Tyseley Warwick Road (pu) - Coleshill Parkway (pu) - Leicester - Coleshill Parkway (sd) - Tyseley Warwick Road
Cancelled

Royal Highland Pullman: Day 1
(Operating on 30th October 2021 by Midland Pullman)

  • LSL HST London St. Pancras International (pu) - St. Albans (pu) - Luton (pu) - Bedford (pu) - Wellingborough (pu) - Kettering (pu) - Corby (pu) - Oakham (pu) - Melton Mowbray (pu) - Loughborough (pu) - Inverness
New Charter

Royal Highland Pullman: Day 1 (postponed Until Late October)
(Operating on 24th April 2021 by Midland Pullman)

  • LSL HST London St. Pancras International (pu) - St. Albans (pu) - Luton (pu) - Bedford (pu) - Wellingborough (pu) - Kettering (pu) - Corby (pu) - Oakham (pu) - Melton Mowbray (pu) - Loughborough (pu) - Inverness
Postponed

Royal Highland Pullman: Day 2
(Operating on 1st November 2021 by Midland Pullman)

  • LSL HST Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh (break) - Inverness
New Charter

Royal Highland Pullman: Day 2 (postponed Until Late October)
(Operating on 25th April 2021 by Midland Pullman)

  • LSL HST Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh (break) - Inverness
Postponed

Royal Highland Pullman: Day 3
(Operating on 2nd November 2021 by Midland Pullman)

  • LSL HST Inverness (pu) - Loughborough (sd) - Melton Mowbray (sd) - Oakham (sd) - Corby (sd) - Kettering (sd) - Wellingborough (sd) - Bedford (sd) - Luton (sd) - St. Albans (sd) - London St. Pancras International
New Charter

Royal Highland Pullman: Day 3 (postponed Until Late October)
(Operating on 26th April 2021 by Midland Pullman)

  • LSL HST Inverness (pu) - Loughborough (sd) - Melton Mowbray (sd) - Oakham (sd) - Corby (sd) - Kettering (sd) - Wellingborough (sd) - Bedford (sd) - Luton (sd) - St. Albans (sd) - London St. Pancras International
Postponed

Settle & Carlisle Circular
(Operating on 11th September 2021 by Statesman Rail)

  • LSL Class 47 (Pair) Scarborough (pu) - Seamer (pu) - Malton - York (pu) - Garforth (pu) - Leeds (pu) - Shipley (pu) - Keighley (pu) - Skipton (pu) - S&C - Carlisle
  • LSL Class 47 (Pair) Carlisle - Shap - Preston - Skipton (sd) - Keighley (sd) - Shipley (sd) - Leeds (sd) - Garforth (sd) - York (sd) - Malton (sd) - Seamer - Scarborough
New Charter

Settle & Carlisle Circular (postponed Until 11th September 2021)
(Operating on 17th April 2021 by Statesman Rail)

  • LSL Class 47 (Pair) Scarborough (pu) - Seamer (pu) - Malton - York (pu) - Garforth (pu) - Leeds (pu) - Shipley (pu) - Keighley (pu) - Skipton (pu) - S&C - Carlsile
  • LSL Class 47 (Pair) Carlisle - Shap - Preston - Skipton (sd) - Keighley (sd) - Shipley (sd) - Leeds (sd) - Garforth (sd) - York (sd) - Malton (sd) - Seamer - Scarborough
Postponed

The Clyde Aberdonian
(Operating on 5th April 2021 by A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • 60163 Glasgow Central (pu) - Stirling (pu) - Aberdeen (break/rev) & return
Postponed

The North East
(Operating on 21st April 2021 by Inter-City)

  • LSL Electrc Rugby (pu) -Northampton (pu) - Milton Keynes (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - Finsbury Park (pu) - ECML- York (sd) - Durham (sd) - Newcastle upon Tyne (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Whitby Jet
(Operating on 12th November 2021 by Midland Pullman)

  • LSL HST Finsbury Park (pu) - Hertford North (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Letchworth (pu) - Royston (pu) - Cambridge (pu) - Ely (pu) - March (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Grantham (pu) - Whitby (break/rev) & return
New Charter

The Whitby Jet (postponed Until 12th November)
(Operating on 20th March 2021 by Midland Pullman)

  • LSL HST Finsbury Park (pu) - Hertford North (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Letchworth (pu) - Royston (pu) - Cambridge (pu) - Ely (pu) - March (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Grantham (pu) - Whitby (break/rev) & return
Postponed

Welsh Marches Express
(Operating on 27th March 2021 by Saphos Trains)

  • LSL Class 47 East Midlands Parkway (pu) - Loughborough (pu) - Leicester (pu) - Narborough (pu) - Hinckley (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Tamworth Low Level (pu) - Lichfield Trent Valley (pu) - Stafford (pu) - Crewe (pu) -
  • LSL Steam Pool Crewe - Shrewsbury - Hereford - Cardiff
  • LSL Steam Pool Cardiff (pu) - Hereford - Shrewsbury - Crewe (sd) -
  • LSL Class 47 Crewe - Stafford (sd) - Lichfield Trent Valley (sd) - Tamworth Low level (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Hinckley (sd) - Narborough (sd) - Leicester (sd) - Loughborough (sd) - East Midlands Parkway
Cancelled

West Highland Statesman: Day 1
(Operating on 10th April 2021 by Statesman Rail)

  • LSL Electric Stevenage (pu) - Hitchin (pu) - St. Neots (pu) - Huntingdon (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Grantham (pu) - Newark North Gate (pu) - Retford (pu) - Doncaster (pu) - York (pu) - Edinburgh (tbc)
  • LSL Diesel Edinburgh (tbc) - Fort William
Cancelled

West Highland Statesman: Day 3
(Operating on 12th April 2021 by Statesman Rail)

  • LSL Diesel Fort William (pu) - Edinburgh (tbc)
  • LSL Electric Edinburgh (tbc) - York (sd) - Doncaster (sd) - Retford (sd) - Newark Northgate (sd) - Grantham (sd) - Peterborough (sd) - Huntingdon (sd) - St. Neots (sd) - Hitchin (sd) - Stevenage
Cancelled

West Highland Statesman:day 2
(Operating on 11th April 2021 by Statesman Rail)

Cancelled

Tours added or updated on 23rd February 2021

Brief Encounter Afternoon Tea
(Operating on 25th April 2021 by Northern Belle)

Cancelled

Bristol Aerospace Museum
(Operating on 7th May 2021 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 57/3 (Pair) Liverpool (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Crewe - Bristol Temple Meads (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

Cardiff Castle
(Operating on 17th April 2021 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 57/3 (Pair) Preston (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Chester (pu) - Cardiff Central (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

Classic Afternoon Tea
(Operating on 28th March 2021 by Northern Belle)

Cancelled

Classic Afternoon Tea
(Operating on 16th May 2021 by Northern Belle)

Cancelled

Edinburgh & Royal Yatch Britannia
(Operating on 20th March 2021 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 57 Hull (pu) - York (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

Flying Scotsman To Carlisle (re-dated From 12 December 2020)
(Operating on 6th March 2021 by West Coast Railtours)

  • 60103 Liverpool Lime Street (pu) - Blackburn - Hellifield - S&C - Carlisle
  • 60103 Carlisle - Shap - Carnforth
  • WCRC Class 57 Carnforth - Liverpool Lime Street
Cancelled

Flying Scotsman To Carlisle (re-dated From 19 December 2020)
(Operating on 31st March 2021 by West Coast Railtours)

  • 60103 Manchester Victoria (pu) - Bolton (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Carlisle
  • 60103 Carlisle (pu) - Shap - Carnforth
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Carnforth - Bolton (sd) - Manchester Victoria
Cancelled

Glams Castle
(Operating on 14th May 2021 by Northern Belle)

Cancelled

Historic Bath
(Operating on 15th May 2021 by Northern Belle)

Cancelled

Mothers Day Lunch
(Operating on 12th March 2021 by Northern Belle)

Cancelled

Mothers Day Lunch
(Operating on 13th March 2021 by Northern Belle)

Cancelled

Northern Belle: Mother's Day Lunch
(Operating on 14th March 2021 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 57 Manchester Victoria (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Birmingham International (pu) - & return
Cancelled

Queens Gallery At Buckingham Palace
(Operating on 22nd May 2021 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 57 Liverpool Lime Street (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Stafford (pu) - London Victoria (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

Settle & Carlisle Steam Special
(Operating on 10th April 2021 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 57 Liverpool Lime Stree (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Manchester Victoria (pu) - Carnforth
  • 6201 Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 6201 Carlisle (pu) - Appleby - S&C - Hellifield - Blackburn - Preston -
  • WCRC Class 57 Preston - Manchester Victoria (sd) - Warrington Bank Quay (sd) - Liverpool Lime Street
Cancelled

Spirit Of Travel Lunch
(Operating on 27th March 2021 by Northern Belle)

Cancelled

The Aberdonian
(Operating on 3rd April 2021 by A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • 60163 Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Haymarket (pu) - Forth Bridge - Kirkcaldy - Perth - Dundee - Montrose - Aberdeen (break/rev) & return
Postponed

The Caledonian
(Operating on 10th April 2021 by A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • Electric TBA Birmingham New Street (pu) - Wolverhampton (pu) - Stafford (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforth Loop
  • 60163 Carnforth Loop - Shap - Carlisle - Lockerbie - Beattock - Edinburgh and return
  • Electric TBA Carnforth Loop - Preston (sd) - Crewe (sd) - Stafford (sd) - Wolverhampton (sd) - Birmingham New Street (sd)
Postponed

The Cumbrian Explorer
(Operating on 8th May 2021 by A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • 60163 Darlington North Road (pu) - Darlington Bank Top (pu) - Thirsk (pu) - York (pu) - Leeds (pu) - Skipton (pu) - Settle - Appleby - Carlisle
  • 60163 Carlisle - Workington - Sellafield - Barrow-in-Furness - Carnforth
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Carnforth - Skipton (sd) - Leeds (sd) - York (sd) - Thirsk (sd) - Darlington Bank Top (sd) - Darlington North Road (sd)
Postponed

The Edinburgh Flyer (postponed To 19 June 2021)
(Operating on 20th March 2021 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 60163 York (pu) - Durham (pu) - Newcastle upon Tyne (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (break/rev) & return
Postponed

The Edinburgh Flyer (re-dated From 20 March)
(Operating on 19th June 2021 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 60163 York (pu) - Durham (pu) - Newcastle upon Tyne (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Edinburgh Pullman
(Operating on 9th March 2021 by To Be Confirmed)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Cleethorpes (pu) - Grimsby Town (pu) - Habrough (pu) - Barnetby (pu) - Scunthorpe (pu) - Thorne South (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Edinburgh Pullman
(Operating on 11th March 2021 by To Be Confirmed)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Peterborough (pu) - Grantham (pu) - Newark North Gate (pu) - Retford (pu) - Doncaster (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Fens And Fells Flyer
(Operating on 27th March 2021 by A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • WCRC Class 47 Cambridge (pu) - Ely (pu) - March (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - York
  • 60163 York - Durham - Hexham - Carlisle (rev/break) - Appleby - Settle - Bingley - Doncaster
  • WCRC Class 47 Doncaster - Peterborough (sd) - March (sd) - Ely (sd) - Cambridge (sd)
Postponed

The Great Britain XIV (Postponed To 22/30 April 2022)
(Operating on 17th April 2021 by Railway Touring Company)

Postponed

The Great Britain XIV : Day 3
(Operating on by Railway Touring Company)

  • 35018 Inverness - Aviemore - Perth - Stirling
Tour Updated

The Great Britain XIV: Day 4 (Optional)
(Operating on by Railway Touring Company)

  • 6201 Stirling - Cumbernauld - Motherwell - Carstairs - ~Edinburgh Suburban - Edinburgh Waverley - Forth Bridge - Kirkcaldy - Dunfermline - Alloa - Stirling
Tour Updated

The Great Britain XIV: Day 5
(Operating on by Railway Touring Company)

  • 6201 Stirling - Cumbernauld - Motherwell - Carstairs - Beattock - Carlisle
  • 45690 Carlisle - Cumbrian Coast Line - Grange-over-Sands
Tour Updated

The Great Britain XIV: Day 6
(Operating on by Railway Touring Company)

  • 46115 Grange-over-Sands - Carnforth - Preston - Warrington Bank Quay - Frodsham - Chester - Wrexham - Shrewsbury - Hereford - Newport
Tour Updated

The Great Britain XIV: Day 7
(Operating on by Railway Touring Company)

  • Steam TBA Newport - Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton - Exeter St. Davids - Plymouth - Penzance
Tour Updated

The Great Britain XIV: Day 9 (day 8 Is A Rest Day)
(Operating on by Railway Touring Company)

  • Steam tba Penzance - Plymouth - Taunton - Westbury - Newbury - Reading - Ascot - London Victoria
Tour Updated

The Great Briton XIV: Day 1
(Operating on by Railway Touring Company)

  • 60163 London Kings Cross (pu) - York
  • 6201 York - Newcastle upon Tyne - Edinburgh Waverley
Tour Updated

The Great Briton XIV: Day 2
(Operating on by Railway Touring Company)

  • 35018 Edinburgh - Forth Bridge - Perth - Aviemore - Inverness
Tour Updated

The Jorvik Express
(Operating on 15th May 2021 by A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • 60163 Liverpool Lime Street (pu) - Newton-le-Willows (pu) - Manchester Victoria (pu) - Romiley - Hope Valley - Sheffield - Swinton (South Yorks) - Church Fenton - York
  • 60163 York - Wakefield - Brighouse - Hebden Bridge - Rochdale - Manchester Victoria (sd) - Newton-le-Willows (sd) - Liverpool Lime Street (sd)
Postponed

The Ribblehead Rambler
(Operating on 13th March 2021 by A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)

  • 60163 Hull (pu) - Selby (pu) - Leeds (pu) - S&C - Carlisle (break/rev) & return
Postponed

The Wensleydale Railway
(Operating on 27th March 2021 by Railway Touring Company)

  • Carnforth Steam Pool Carnforth (pu) - Wennington - hellifield - Skipton (pu) - Leeds (pu) - York (pu) - Redmire (sd) - Leyburn (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

York At Leisure
(Operating on 24th April 2021 by Northern Belle)

Cancelled

York At Leisure
(Operating on 8th May 2021 by Northern Belle)

Cancelled

Tours added or updated on 20th February 2021

Cornish Riviera Statesman
(Operating on 2nd June 2021 by Statesman Rail)

  • LSL Class 47 (Pair) Wolverhampton (pu) - Tame Bridge Parkway (pu) - Rowley Regis (pu) - Stourbridge Junction (pu) - Kidderminster (pu) - Droitwich Spa (pu) - Worcester Shrub Hill (pu) - Cheltenham Spa (pu) - Yate (pu) - Bristol Temple Meads - Truro (sd) - St. Erth (sd) - Penzance (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Llandudno Statesman
(Operating on 1st May 2021 by Statesman Rail)

  • LSL Class 47 (Pair) Ely (pu) - March (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Stamford (pu) - Oakham (pu) - Melton Mowbray (pu) - Leicester (pu) - Hinckley (pu) - Nuneaton - Llandudno (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Settle & Carlisle Circular
(Operating on 8th May 2021 by Statesman Rail)

  • LSL Class 47 (Pair) Worcester Shrub Hill (pu) - Droitwich Spa (pu) - Kidderminster (pu) - Stourbridge Junction (pu) - Rowley Regis (pu) - Tame Bridge Parkway (pu) - Wolverhampton (pu) - Stafford (pu) - Crewe (pu) - S&C - Carlisle
  • LSL Class 47 (Pair) Carlsile (pu) - Shap - Preston - Crewe (sd) - Stafford (sd) - Tame Bridge Parkway (sd) - Rowley Regis (sd) - Stourbridge Junction (sd) - Kidderminster (sd) - Droitwich Spa (sd) - Worcester Shrub Hill
New Charter

Settle & Carlisle Circular
(Operating on 22nd May 2021 by Statesman Rail)

  • LSL Class 47 (Pair) Hartford (pu) - Runcorn (pu) - Liverpool South Parkway (pu) - Liverpool Lime Street (pu) - Broad Green (pu) - Huyton (pu) - Prescot (pu) - St. Helens Central (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - S&C - Carlisle
  • LSL Class 47 (Pair) Carlisle (pu) - Shap - Preston - Wigan North Western (sd) - St. Helens Central (sd) - Prescot (sd) - Huyton (sd) - Broad Green (sd) - Liverpool Lime Street (sd) - Liverpool South Parkway (sd) - Runcorn (sd) - Hartford
New Charter

Settle & Carlisle Circular
(Operating on 29th May 2021 by Statesman Rail)

  • LSL Class 47 (Pair) Newcastle upon Tyne (pu) - Chester-le-Street (pu) - Durham (pu) - Darlington (pu) - Northallerton (pu) - Thirsk (pu) - York (pu) - Church Fenton (pu) - S&C - Carlisle
  • LSL Class 47 (Pair) Carlisle (pu) - Hexham - Newcastle upon Tyne (sd) - Chester-le-Street - Durham (sd) - Darlington (sd) - Northallerton (sd) - Thirsk (sd) - York (sd) - Church Fenton
New Charter

Snowdonia Statesman
(Operating on 10th May 2021 by Statesman Rail)

  • LSL Class 47 (Pair) Hull (pu) - Brough (pu) - Gilberdyke (pu) - Howden (pu) - Selby (pu) - Wakefield Kirkgate (pu) - Brighouse (pu) - Hebden Bridge (pu) - Todmorden (pu) - Rochdale (pu) - Betws-y-Coed (sd) - Blaenau Ffestiniog (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Tours added or updated on 18th February 2021

The Cheshireman
(Operating on 20th March 2021 by Railway Touring Company)

  • Steam TBA London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (by service train to Milton Keynes) (pu) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Stafford - Crewe - Chester (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Mancunian
(Operating on 27th March 2021 by Railway Touring Company)

  • tbc London Euston (pu) - Watfod Junction (pu) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Colwich Junction - Hixon - Stone - Stoke on Trent - Macclesfield - Stockport - Manchester Piccadilly (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

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