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 22nd November 2017

Test Run
(Operating on 9th December 2017 by Locomotive Services (TOC) Limited)

  • TBA Crewe - Llandudno - Crewe
Tour Updated

The Bath Christmas Market
(Operating on 30th November 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • TBA Poole (pu) - Bournemouth (pu) - Brockenhurst (pu) - Southampton Central (pu) - Salisbury (pu) - Bath Spa (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Christmas White Rose
(Operating on 20th December 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • TBA Cambridge (pu) - Ely (pu) - March (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Grantham - Doncaster - York
  • 46100 York (pu) - Doncaster - Grantham - Peterborough (sd)
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Peterborough - March (sd) - Ely (sd) - Cambridge
Tour Updated

The Lindum Fayre
(Operating on 9th December 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 46100 London Kings Cross (pu) - Potters Bar (pu) - Stevenge (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Spalding - Sleaford - Lincoln Central
  • 46100 Lincoln Central (pu) - Newark Northgate - Grantham - Peterborough (sd) - Stevenage (sd) - Potters Bar (sd) - London Kings Cross
Tour Updated

The York Yuletide Express
(Operating on 16th December 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 46100 Ealing Broadway (pu) - St.Albans (pu) - Luton (pu) - Bedford (pu) - Kettering (pu) - Melton Mowbray (pu) - Loughborough - Erewash Valley Line - Chesterfield - Conisbrough - Doncaster - York
  • 60009 York (pu) -tbc - Melton Mowbray (sd) - Kettering (sd) - Bedford (sd) - Luton (sd) - St.Albans (sd) - Ealing Broadway
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 21st November 2017

Canterbury Christmas Carols
(Operating on 1st December 2017 by Belmond (British Pullman))

  • DBS Class 67 London Victoria (pu) - Brixton - Nunhead - Swanley - Rochester - Gillingham - Faversham - Canterbury East (ECS to Folkestone)
  • DBS Class 67 Canterbury West (pu) - Minster - Ramsgate - Margate - Herne Bay - Faversham - Gillingham - Rochester - Swanley - Nunhead - Brixton - London Victoria (ECS from Folkestone)
Tour Updated

Christmas Lunch
(Operating on 4th December 2017 by Northern Belle)

  • DRS Class 57 (Pair) Newport (pu) - Cardiff Central (pu) - Pontyclun - Bridgend - Neath - Gowerton - Llanelli - Whitland - Fishguard Harbour (rev) & return
Tour Updated

Edinburgh Christmas Market
(Operating on 25th November 2017 by Northern Belle)

  • DRS Class 57 (Pair) Manchester Victoria (pu) - Rochdale - Hebden Bridge - Wakefield Kirkgate - Leeds (pu) - Church Fenton - York (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (break/rev) & return
  • DRS Class 57 (Pair) Edinburgh (pu) - Newcastle upon Tyne - York - Church Fenton - Leeds - Morley - Huddersfield - Marsden - Diggle - Stalybridge - Manchester Victoria
Tour Updated

Salisbury & Bath Spa Christmas Statesman
(Operating on 25th November 2017 by Statesman Rail)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Derby (pu) - Long Eaton (pu) - East Midlands Parkway (pu) - Loughborough (pu) - Leicester (pu) - Kettering (pu) - Wellingborough (pu) - Bedford (pu) - Luton (pu) - Hendon - Brentford - Staines - Woking - Basingstoke - Salisbury (sd) - Westbury - Bath Spa (break/rev) & return
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Salisbury (pu) - Basingstoke - Reading - Slough - Acton Main Line - Hendon - Luton (sd) - Bedford (sd) - Wellingborough (sd) - Kettering (sd) - Market Harborough (sd) - Leicester (sd) - Loughborough (sd) - East Midlands Parkway (sd) - Long Eaton (sd) - Derby
Tour Updated

The Canterbury Cathedral Express
(Operating on 29th November 2017 by West Coast Railtours)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 Kidderminster (pu) - Stourbridge Junction (pu) - Rowley Regis (pu) - Birmingham New Street (pu) - Coventry (pu) - Rugby (pu) - Northampton (pu) - Milton Keynes central - Watford Junction - Mitre Bridge Junction - Kensington Olympia - Wandsworth Road - Denmark Hill - Nunhead - Swanley - Maidstone East - Ashford International - Wye - Canterbury West (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Christmas Cheshireman
(Operating on 25th November 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 70013 Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Filton Abbey Wood (pu) - Cwmbran (pu) - Abergavenny (pu) - Hereford - Shrewsbury - Wrexham General - Chester (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 20th November 2017

Christmas Lunch
(Operating on 5th December 2017 by Northern Belle)

  • DRS Class 57 (Pair) Cardiff Central (pu) - Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Bath Spa (pu) - Swindon (rev) Kemble - Gloucetser - Sydney - Cardiff Central (rev) - Bristol Temple Meads (sd) - Bath Spa (sd)
Tour Updated

Christmas Lunch
(Operating on 6th December 2017 by Northern Belle)

  • To be confirmed Norwich (pu) - Ipswich (pu/rev) - Ely - Cambridge North (rev) - Ely (rev) - Ipswich (sd/rev) - Norwich
Tour Updated

Christmas Lunch
(Operating on 7th December 2017 by Northern Belle)

  • DRS Class 57 (Pair) Sheffield (pu) - Derby (pu) - Nottingham (pu/rev) - Stoke-on-Trent (rev) - Sheffield (sd/rev) - Derby (sd) - Nottingham (sd)
Tour Updated

Christmas Lunch
(Operating on 10th December 2017 by Northern Belle)

  • DRS Class 68 x 2 TNT Glasgow Central (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Kirkcaldy - Dundee (rev) Stirling - Glasgow Central (sd) - Edinburgh Waverley
Tour Updated

The Christmas White Rose
(Operating on 23rd November 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 46100 Ealing Broadway (pu) - West Hampstead (pu) - Hitchin (pu) - Huntingdon (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Grantham - York
  • WCRC Class 47/57 York (pu) - Grantham - Peterborough (sd) - Huntingdon (sd) - Hitchin (sd) - West Hampstead (sd) - Ealing Broadway
Tour Updated

The York Yuletide Express
(Operating on 7th December 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • To be announced Norwich (pu) - Wymondham (pu) - Attleborough (pu) - Thetford (pu) - Brandon (pu) - March (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - Grantham - Doncaster - York
  • 46100 York (pu) - Grantham - Peterborough (sd)
  • WCRC Class 47/57 Peterborough - March (sd) - Brandon (sd) - Thetford (sd) - Attleborough (sd) - Wymondham (sd) - Norwich
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 18th November 2017

The Blue Boys Ribble Rouser
(Operating on 10th February 2018 by Pathfinder Tours)

  • DRS Class 37 (Pair) Eastleigh (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Didcot Parkway (pu) - Banbury (pu) - Leamington Spa (pu) - Coventry (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) -
  • DRS Class 88 Nuneaton - Rugeley Trent Valley - Stone - Stoke on Trent - Crewe - Gresty Green
  • DRS Class 57 and DRS Class 66 tnt Gresty Green - via Down Manchester Independent - Wilmslow - Styal Line - Manchester Piccadilly - Salford Crescent - Bolton - Darwen - Blackburn Up & Down Goods (rev) - Farringhton Curve Junction - Up & Down Goods - Preston Docks/Ribble Railway (break) -
  • DRS Class 57 and DRS Class 66 tnt Ribble Railway/Preston Docks - Up & Down Goods - Wigan North Western - via Up Goods - Winwick Junction - Dallam Royal Mail Terminal - Warrington Bank Quay - Crewe Coal Yard - via Up Liverpool Independent - Gresty Green
  • DRS Class 88 and DRS Class 68 Gresty Green - Gresty Chord - Basford Hall Yard - Stafford - Rugeley Trent Valley - Nuneaton (sd) -
  • DRS Class 37 (Pair) Nuneaton - Coventry (sd) - Leamington Spa (sd) - Banbury (sd) - Didcot Parkway (sd) - Basingstoke (sd) - Eastleigh
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 17th November 2017

ABP Staff Private Charter
(Operating on 25th November 2017 by Private Charter)

  • GBRf Class 66/7 Hull (pu) - Doncaster - Lincoln - Sleaford - Spalding - Peterborough - Stevenage - London Kings Cross (break/rev) & return
New Charter

Brunch
(Operating on 19th November 2017 by Belmond (British Pullman))

  • DBS Class 67 London Victoria (pu) - Brixton - Nunhead - Swanley - Sevenoaks - Tonbridge - Paddock Wood (rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Cathedrals Express To Llandudno Christmas Fayre
(Operating on 18th November 2017 by Steam Dreams)

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Rugby (pu) - Lichfield Trent Valley (pu) - Crewe
  • 45699 Crewe - Chester (sd) - Llandudno Junction (sd) - Holyhead
  • 45699 Holyhead (pu) - Llandudno Junction (pu) - Chester (pu) - Crewe
  • 86259 Crewe - Lichfield Trent Valley (sd) - Rugby (sd) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - London Euston
Tour Updated

The Historic Cardiff Express
(Operating on 22nd November 2017 by West Coast Railtours)

  • WCRC Class 47/57 York (pu) - Church Fenton (pu) - Pontefract (pu) - Swinton (pu) - Meadowhall (pu) - Sheffield (pu) - Chesterfield (pu) - Langley Mill (pu) - Castle Donnington - Burton upon Trent (pu) - Tamworth - Camp Hill Line - Bromsgrove - Gloucester - Chepstow - Newport - Cardiff Central (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 15th November 2017

The Christmas Sussex Belle
(Operating on 12th December 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 70013 London Victoria (pu) - East Croydon - Redhill - Three Bridges - Haywards Heath - Eastbourne
  • WCRC Class 33 tbc Eastbourne - Bexhill - Hastings
  • 70013 Hastings - Battle - Robertsbridge - Tunbridge Wells - Sevenoaks - Bat & Ball - Swanley - London Victoria
Tour Updated

The Sherborne Christmas Carol
(Operating on 14th December 2017 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 70013 London Victoria (pu) - Staines (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Sherborne (sd) - Yeovil Junction (break/rev) & returnn
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 13th November 2017

Chatsworth House At Christmas
(Operating on 29th November 2017 by Belmond (British Pullman))

  • DBS Class 67 London Victoria (pu) - Clapham Junction - Acton wells Junction - Hendon - Bedford - Leicester - Toton Centre - Chesterfield (break/rev) & return (ECS to/from Barrow Hill)
Tour Updated

Evening Circular
(Operating on 17th November 2017 by Vintage Trains)

  • 4965 Tyseley Warwick Road (pu) - Coleshill Pparkway - Nuneaton - Leicester - Loughborough - Castle Donnington - Stenson Junction - Burton upon Trent - Tamworth High Level - Coleshill Parkway - Tyseley Warwick Road
Cancelled

The British Pullman
(Operating on 8th December 2017 by Belmond (British Pullman))

  • DBS Class 67 London Victoria (pu) - Kensington Olympia - Willesden Junction - Finsbury Park - Stevenage - Peterborough - Spalding - Sleaford - Lincoln Central (break/rev) & return
New Charter

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