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 21st May 2024

The Dorset Explorer
(Operating on 14th August 2024 by Pathfinder Railtours)

  • D1015 Tame Bridge Parkway (pu) - Stourbridge Junction (pu) - Worcester Shrub Hill (pu) - Cheltenham Spa (pu) - Stroud (pu) - Swindon (pu) - Basingstoke - Bournemouth (sd) - Poole (sd) - Weymouth (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 20th May 2024


(Operating on 23rd May 2024 by To Be Confirmed)

  • To be confirmed Dover priory - Ramsgate - Faversham - Rochester - Swanley - Nunhead - Brixton - London Victoria
Tour Updated

Settle & Carlisle Steam Special
(Operating on 25th May 2024 by Northern Belle)

  • WCRC Class 57 Darlington (pu) - Durham (pu) - Newcastle upon Tyne (pu) - Carlisle
  • 34067 Carlisle - S&C - Hellifield
  • WCRC Class 57 Hellifield - Newcastle upon Tyne (sd) - Durham (sd) - Darlington
Tour Updated

The Dorset Explorer
(Operating on 14th August 1948 by Pathfinder Railtours)

  • D1015 Tame Bridge Parkway (pu) - Stourbridge Junction (pu) - Kidderminster (pu) - Worcester Shrub Hill (pu) - Cheltenham Spa (pu) - Proud (pu) - Swindon (pu) - Basingstoke - Bournemouth (sd) - Poole (sd) - Weymouth (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Glasgow GM
(Operating on 23rd June 2024 by Branch Line Society)

  • GBRf Class 57/3 x 2 tnt Glasgow Central (PU 09:15) - Bridge Street Jn - Up Clydesdale Goods - Rutherglen West Curve - Glasgow Central Low Level - Anniesland P2 - Maryhill - Cowlairs North Jn - Cowlairs West Jn - Gartcosh Jn - Gartsherrie South Jn - Coatbridge Up Slow - Mossend Up North Curve - Up Holytown - Wishaw - Law Up Loop - Carstairs - Lockerbie UPL - Quintinshill UPL - Carlisle (PU/SD 12:10) - Upperby Up Through Goods - Tebay Up & Dn Goods - Oxenholme UGL - Carnforth Up & Dn Goods (RM) - Giggleswick - Hellifield - Clitheroe - Blackburn - Bolton - Salford Crescent - Manchester Victoria (SD 15:55) - Philips Park West Jn - Ashburys - Edale - Dore Curve - Chesterfield (SD 18:10) - Derby (SD 18:45)
Tour Updated

The Grampian Highlander: Day 1
(Operating on 24th August 2024 by Pathfinder Railtours)

  • GBRf tba Taunton (pu) - Yatton (pu) - Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Bristol Parkway (pu) - Gloucester
  • Class 50 x 2 Gloucester (pu) - Cheltenham Spa (pu) - Worcestershire Parkway (pu) - Birmingham New Street (pu) - Stafford (pu) - Crewe - Preston - Carlisle - Beattock - Stirling - Perth - Dundee - Aberdeen
Tour Updated

The Grampian Highlander: Day 2
(Operating on 25th August 2024 by Pathfinder Railtours)

  • Class 50 x 2 Aberdeen (pu) - Elgin - Inverness
  • Class 50 x 2 Inverness - Aviemore - Pitlochry - Perth (rev) - Dundee - Aberdeen
Tour Updated

The Grampian Highlander: Day 3
(Operating on 26th August 2024 by Pathfinder Railtours)

  • Class 50 x 2 Aberdeen (pu) - Dundee - Tay Bridge - Leven Branch - Kirkcaldy - Forth Bridge - Edinburgh Waverley - Berwick upon Tweed - Newcastle upon Tyne - York - Standedge - Stockport - Stoke on Trent - Stafford (sd) - Birmingham New Street (sd) - Worcestershire Parkway (sd) - Cheltenham Spa (sd) - Gloucester (sd) -
  • tba Gloucester - Bristol Parkway (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads (sd) - Yatton (sd) - Taunton
Tour Updated

The Shakespeare Express
(Operating on 26th May 2024 by Vintage Trains)

  • 7029 Derby (pu) - Tyseley (pu) - Henley in Arden (pu) - Stratford-upon-Avon
  • 7029 Stratford-upon-Avon - Claverdon - Dorridge - Tyseley (sd) - Birmingham- Moor Street (sd) - Birmingham Snow Hill
  • 7029 Birmingham Snow Hill (pu) - Birmingham Moor Street (pu) - Tyseley (pu) - Henley in Arden (sd) - Stratford-upon -Avon
  • 7029 Stratford-upon-Avon (pu) - Claverdon - Dorridge - Tyseley (sd) - Derby
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 18th May 2024

The Lakelander
(Operating on 18th May 2024 by Saphos Trains)

  • 47712 and 47828 Nottingham (pu) - Beeston (pu) - Derby (pu) - Belper (pu) - Chesterfield (pu) - Chinley (pu) - Romiley (pu) - Manchester Victoria (pu) - Preston (pu) -
  • 34046 and 47828 tnt Preston - Shap - Carlisle
  • 34046 and 47828 tnt Carlisle (pu) - Cumbrian Coast Line - Carnforth - Preston
  • 47712 and 47828 Preston - Manchester Victoria (sd) - Romiley (sd) - Chinley (sd) - Chesterfield (sd) - Belper (sd) - Derby (sd) - Bestow (sd) - Nottingham
Tour Updated

The Mayflower
(Operating on 27th September 2024 by Vintage Trains)

  • Diesel tba Birmingham New Street (pu) - Widney Manor (pu) - Warwick Parkway (pu) - Banbury (pu) - Oxford (pu) - Bristol Temple Meads
  • 5043 and 7029 Bristol Temple Meads - Exeter St Davids - Plymouth
  • 5043 and 7029 Plymouth - Exeter St Davids - Bristol Temple Meads
  • Diesel tba Bristol Temple Meads - Oxford (sd) - Banbury (sd) - Warwick Parkway (sd) - Widney Manor (sd) - Birmingham New street
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 17th May 2024

Exmoor Coast Pullman
(Operating on 2nd July 2024 by Midland Pullman)

  • Midland Pullman HST Chesterfield (pu) - Alfreton (pu) - Ilkeston (pu) - East Midlands Parkway (pu) - Loughborough (pu) - Leicester (pu) - Narborough (pu) - Hinckley (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Cleshill Parkway (pu) - Dunster (sd) - Minehead (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Oban & West Highland Pullman
(Operating on 18th June 2024 by Midland Pullman)

  • Midland Pullman HST Preston (pu) - Lancaster (pu) - Oxenholme Lake District (pu) - Penrith Northern Lakes (pu) - Carlisle (pu) - Lockerbie (pu) - Carstairs (pu) - Carluke (pu) - Motherwell (pu) - Oban (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Settle & Carlisle & Blackpool Pullman
(Operating on 25th May 2024 by Midland Pullman)

  • Midland Pullman HST Newton-on-Ayr (pu) - Troon (pu) - Kilmarnock (pu) - New Cumnock (pu) - Kirkconnel (pu) - Dumfries (pu) - Annan (pu) - Carlisle - S&C - Preston - Blackpool North (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Settle To Carlisle & Coastal Pullman
(Operating on 12th June 2024 by Midland Pullman)

  • Midland Pullman HST Gerrard's Cross (pu) - Beaconsfield (pu) - High Wycombe (pu) - Princes Risborough (pu) - Haddenham & Thame Parkway (pu) - Bicester North (pu) - Banbury (pu) - Leramington Spa (pu) - Warwick Parkway (pu) - Dorridge (pu) - Solihull (pu) - S&C - Carlisle
  • Midland Pullman HST Carlisle (pu) - Cumbrian Coast Line - Solihull (sd) - Dorridge (sd) - Warwick Parkway (sd) - Leamington Spa (sd) - Banbury (sd) - Bicester North (sd) - Haddenham & Thame Parkway (sd) - Princes Risborough (sd) - High Wycombe (sd) - Beaconsfield (sd) - Gerrard's Cross
Tour Updated

Settle To Carlisle & Coastal Pullman
(Operating on 22nd June 2024 by Midland Pullman)

  • Midland Pullman HST Holyhead (pu) - Bangor (pu) - Llandudno Junction (pu) - Colwyn Bay (pu) - Rhyl (pu) - Flint (pu) - Chester (pu) - Frodsham (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Wigan North Western (pu) - S&C - Carlisle
  • Midland Pullman HST Carlisle (pu) - Cumbrian Coast Line - Wigan North Western (sd) - Warrington Bank Quay (sd) - Frodsham (sd) - Chester (sd) - Flint (sd) - Rhyl (sd) - Colwyn Bay (sd) - Llandudno Junction (sd) - Bangor (sd) - Holyhead
Tour Updated

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 28th May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 29th May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 30th May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Tynesider
(Operating on 8th June 2024 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 86259 London King's Cross (pu) - Stevenage (pu) - Huntingdon (pu) - Peterborough (pu) - York
  • Carnforth Steam Pool York - Newcastle upon Tyne (sd) - Bedlington - Morpeth - Newcastle upon Tyne (pu) - York
  • 86259 York (pu) - Peterborough (sd) - Huntingdon (sd) - Stevenage (sd) - London King's Cross
Cancelled

Torbay Riviera Pullman
(Operating on 27th June 2024 by Midland Pullman)

  • Midland Pullman HST Crewe (pu) - Chester (pu) - Wrexham General (pu) - Rueben (pu) - Chirk (pu) - Gobowen (pu) - Shrewsbury (pu) - Wellington (pu) - Telford Central (pu) - Codsallo (pu) - Wolverhampton (pu) - Torquay (sd) - Paignton (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 16th May 2024


(Operating on 16th May 2024 by Test Run)

Tour Updated

Ben Nevis & Lochaber Pullman
(Operating on 28th May 2024 by Midland Pullman)

  • Midland Pullman HST Morpeth (pu) - Alnmouth (pu) - Berwick-upon-Tweed (pu) - Dunbar (pu) - Drem (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (pu) - Linlithgow (pu) - Fort William (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Historic Edinburgh & Royal Yatch Britannia
(Operating on 16th May 2024 by Northern Belle)

  • 57313 and 57315 Crewe (pu) - Warrington Bank Quay (pu) - Liverpool Lime Street (pu) - Edinburgh Waverley (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Mancunian (now Operating On 28 September)
(Operating on 25th May 2024 by Railway Touring Company)

  • Carnforth Steam Pool Manchester Piccadilly (pu) - Stockport (pu) - Llandudno Junction (sd) - Holyhead (break/rev) & return
Postponed

The Mancunian (re-dated From 25 May)
(Operating on 28th September 2024 by Railway Touring Company)

  • Steam tba Manchester Piccadilly (pu) - Stockport (pu) - Llandudno Junction (sd) - Holyhead (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 15th May 2024

Exeter
(Operating on 25th July 2024 by Steam Dreams)

  • LSL Diesel tba London Paddington (pu) - Maidenhead (pu) - Reading (pu) - Swindon (pu) - Taunton
  • Steam tba Taunton - Exeter St Davids
  • Steam tba Exeter St Davids - Exeter Central (pu) - Bristol Temple Meads
  • LSL Diesel tba Bristol Temple Meads - Swindon (sd) - Reading (sd) - Maidenhead (sd) - London Paddington
Tour Updated

Historic Bath
(Operating on 15th May 2024 by Belmond (British Pullman))

  • 67005 London Victoria (pu) - Bath Spa (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Snowdonia Statesman
(Operating on 15th May 2024 by Statesman Rail)

  • 47712 and 47828 Chesterfield (pu) - Alfreton (pu) - Ilkeston (pu) - East Midlands Parkway (pu) - Loughborough (pu) - Leicester (pu) - Narborough (pu) - Hinckley (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Betws-y-Coed (sd) - Blaenau Ffestiniog (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 14th May 2024


(Operating on 25th May 2024 by Footex Working)

  • 86259 and 86401 Manchester Piccadilly - Stafford - Wembley Central and return
Tour Updated

The Welsh Marches Express
(Operating on 14th May 2024 by Saphos Trains)

  • LSL Class 47 (Pair) Coventry (pu) - Leamington Spa (pu) - Banbury (pu) - Oxford (pu) - Swindon (pu) - Chippenham (pu) - Bath Spa (pu) - Bristol Temple Meads (pu) -
  • 34046 and 47805 Bristol Temple Meads - Abergavenny - Hereford - Shrewsbury
  • 34046 and 47805 Shrewsbury (pu) - Hereford - Abergavenny - Bristol Temple Meads
  • LSL Class 47 (Pair) Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa (sd) - Chippenham (sd) - Swindon (sd) - Oxford (sd) - Banbury (sd) - Leamington Spa (sd) - Coventry
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 12th May 2024

The Cathedrals Express To Lincoln
(Operating on 12th October 2024 by Vintage Trains)

  • 5043 or 7029 Birmingham New Street (pu) - Coleshill Parkway (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Leicester (pu) - Loughborough (pu) - Nottingham (pu) - Lincoln (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Harringworth Shuttle (two Return Workings)
(Operating on 14th September 2024 by Vintage Trains)

Tour Updated

The Melton Pieman To Melton Mowbray
(Operating on 14th September 2024 by Vintage Trains)

  • 5043 and 7029 tnt? Birmingham New Street (pu) - Coleshill Parkway (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Melton Mowbray (break/rev) & return
Tour Updated

The Return Of The Jurassic Crompton
(Operating on 12th May 2024 by Branch Line Society)

  • 33012 and 73109 and 69002 tnt Swanage (PU 14:20) - Corfe Castle (PU 14.35) - Norden - Worgret Jn - Wareham (PU 14.58) - Bournemouth P4 - Brockenhurst P1 - Southampton Central P3 (SD 16.01) - Eastleigh P1 - Wallers Ash UPL - Basingstoke P2 (SD 16.51) - Woking P1 (SD 17.15) - London Waterloo P11 (SD 17.55 / RM) - Woking P4 (SD 18.48) - Basingstoke P4 (SD 19.13) - Eastleigh P3 (SD 19.45)
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 11th May 2024

Chester
(Operating on 11th May 2024 by Steam Dreams)

  • 60007 London Euston (pu) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (pu) - Chester
  • 47805 and 47828 Chester - Northampton (sd) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - London Euston
Tour Updated

The Cumbrian Mountain Express
(Operating on 11th May 2024 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 86259 London Euston (pu) - Watford Junction (pu) - Milton Keynes Central (pu) - Northampton (by service train to Rugby) - Rugby (pu) - Nuneaton (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Preston (pu) - Carnforth
  • 44871 and 57313 tnt Carnforth - Shap - Carlisle
  • 44871 and 57313 tnt Carlisle - S&C - Hellifield - Preston
  • 86259 Preston - Crewe (sd) - Nuneaton (sd) - Rugby (sd) - Northampton (by service train from Rugby) (sd) - Milton Keynes Central (sd) - Watford Junction (sd) - London Euston
Tour Updated

The Golden Age Of Steam
(Operating on 11th May 2024 by Belmond (British Pullman))

  • 35028 London Victoria (pu) - Brixton - Bromley South - Swanley - Rochester - Gillingham - Faversham - Canterbury East - Dover Priory - Folkestone Central - Ashford International - Paddock Wood - Tonbridge - Redhill - East Croydon - Brixton - London Victoria
Tour Updated

The Great Western Railway (1Z48): Day 2
(Operating on 11th May 2024 by Vintage Trains)

  • 7029 and 47773 tnt Plymouth (pu) - Bristol Temple Meads - London Paddington
  • Diesel tba London Paddington - Oxford (sd) - Banbury (sd) - Warwick Parkway (sd) - Widney Manor (sd) - Birmingham Snow Hill
Tour Updated

Tours added or updated on 10th May 2024

The Cambrian Coast Express
(Operating on 16th May 2024 by Pathfinder Railtours)

  • DBC Class 67 Cardiff Central (pu) - Newport (pu) - Cwmbran (pu) - Pontypool & New Inn (pu) - Abergavenny (pu) - Hereford (pu) - Ludlow (pu) - Craven Arms (pu) - Shrewsbury (pu)
  • NR Class 97/3 (Pair) Shrewsbury - Barmouth (sd) - Minffordd (sd) - Porthmadog (sd) - Pwllheli
  • NR Class 97/3 (Pair) Pwllheli (pu) - Porthmadog (pu) - Minffordd (pu) - Barmouth (pu) - Shrewsbury
  • DBC Class 67 Shrewsbury - Craven Arms (sd) - Ludlow (sd) - Hereford (sd) - Abergavenny (sd) - Pontypool & New Inn (sd) - Cwmbran (sd) - Newport (sd) - Cardiff Central
Cancelled

Tours added or updated on 9th May 2024

Chatsworth, Crich & Barrow Hill
(Operating on 16th May 2024 by Steam Dreams)

  • LSL Class 47 London Victoria (pu) - St Albans (pu) - Luton (pu) - Bedford (pu) - Alfreton (sd) - Chesterfield (sd) - Barrow Hill
  • 46100 Barrow Hill (pu) - Chesterfield (pu) - Alfreton (pu) - Bedford (sd) - Luton (sd) - St Albans (sd) - London Victoria
Cancelled

Tours added or updated on 8th May 2024

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 16th May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 17th May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 18th May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 19th May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 20th May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 21st May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 22nd May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 23rd May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 24th May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 25th May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 26th May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 27th May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 14th May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The Jacobite: Afternoon Train
(Operating on 15th May 2024 by West Coast Railway Company)

  • 45212 or 45407 Fort William (pu) - Glenfinnan - Arisaig - Mallaig (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

Tours added or updated on 7th May 2024

Solihull Moors FA Trophy Final Footex
(Operating on 11th May 2024 by Retro Railtours)

  • tbc Solihull (pu) - Dorridge (pu) - Wembley Stadium (break/rev) & return
Cancelled

The End Of Southern Steam
(Operating on 9th July 2024 by Railway Touring Company)

  • 35028 London Victoria (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Salisbury - Yeovil Junction
  • WCRC Class 47 Yeovil Junction - Weymouth
  • 35028 Weymouth (pu) - Bournemouth - Southampton Central - Basingstoke (sd) - Woking (sd) - London Victoria
Tour Updated

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