Steam Railway Main Line Diary

Clun Castle  arrives at Birmingham New Street with the ‘Cosford Flyer’ on June 9. ROBIN COOMBES

Clun Castle arrives at Birmingham New Street with the ‘Cosford Flyer’ on June 9. ROBIN COOMBES

Your handy, all-in-one main line railtour diary

Here are all the main line railtours taking place in Britain and Ireland during the next month.* Check back here in four weeks' time for an updated railtour list.

Booking information can be found at the bottom of the page.

June

Fri 28 ‘Belmond British Pullman’
London Victoria-Staines-Guildford-Shalford-Redhill-Victoria by No. 35028. Belmond

Fri 28 ‘Steam & Jazz’
Belfast-mystery destination and return by No. 4. RPSI

Sat 29 ‘The Yorkshireman’
Ealing Broadway-Corby-York by No. 60103. RTC

Sat 29 ‘The Welsh Marches Express’
Dorridge-Snow Hill-Gloucester-Hereford-Wellington-Dorridge by No. 45596. Vintage Trains

Sun 30 ‘The English Riviera Express’
Bristol-Weston-Kingswear and return by No. 34046/46100/70000. Saphos Trains

Sun 30-Sat July 6 ‘The Jacobite’
Fort William-Mallaig and return by Nos. 45212 (pm, Sun-Sat) & 62005 (am, Sun-Sat)

July

Tues 2 ‘The Royal Windsor Steam Express’ (3 trips)
Waterloo-Windsor & Eton Riverside by No. 44871/61306 SDRCo.

Tues 2 ‘The Sunset Steam Express’
Waterloo-Guildford-East Croydon-Waterloo by No. 44871/61306. SDRCo.

Weds 3 ‘The Dorset Coast Express’
Bristol-Yeovil-Weymouth-Bristol by No. 34046/46100/70000. Saphos Trains

Thurs 4 Evening Dining Train
Bordesley-Worcester Shrub Hill-Henwick-Birmingham Moor St by No. 45596. Vintage Trains

Thurs 4 Steam Dreams Excursion
Liverpool St-Norwich-Dereham and return by No. 61306. SDRCo.

Fri 5 ‘Steam & Jazz’
Belfast-mystery destination and return by No. 4. RPSI

Sat 6 ‘The Bournemouth Belle’
London Victoria-Bournemouth-Weymouth-Southampton-Andover-Victoria by No. 35018. RTC

Sat 6 ‘The Dart & Torbay Express’
Bristol-Kingswear and return by No. 60163. Pathfinder

Sat 6 ‘The Cotswold Explorer’
Dorridge-Worcester-Kemble-Oxford-Evesham-Worcester Shrub Hill by No. 45596. Vintage Trains

Sun 7 ‘The English Riviera Express’
Bristol-Westbury-Kingswear and return by No. 34046/46100/70000. Saphos Trains

Sun 7 ‘The Waverley’
York-Leeds-Hellifield-Settle-Carlisle and return by No. 60103. RTC

Sun 7 ‘Sea Breeze’
Dublin-Wexford-Rosslare and return by No. 4. RPSI

Sun 7-Sat 13 ‘The Jacobite’
Fort William-Mallaig and return by Nos. 45212 (pm) & 45407 (am)

Tues 9 ‘The End of Southern Steam’
London Victoria-Yeovil-Weymouth-Victoria by No. 35018. RTC

Tues 9 ‘The Dalesman’
Hellifield-Settle-Carlisle and return by TBA. WCRC

Tues 9 ‘The Royal Windsor Steam Express’ (3 trips)
Waterloo-Windsor & Eton Riverside by No. 44871/61306. SDRCo.

Tues 9 ‘The Sunset Steam Express’
Waterloo-Guildford-East Croydon-Waterloo by No. 44871/61306. SDRCo.

Weds 10 ‘The Fellsman’
Crewe-Hellifield-Settle-Carlisle and return by No. 34046/46100/70000. Saphos Trains

Weds 10 ‘The Belmond British Pullman’
London Victoria-Stratford and return by No. 35028. Belmond

Thurs 11 ‘The Scarborough Spa Express’
York-Scarborough and return by TBA. WCRC

Sat 13 ‘The Cumbrian Mountain Express’
Carnforth-Shap-Carlisle-Settle-Blackburn-Farington Jnc by No. 45690/45699. RTC

Sun 14 ‘The Pembroke Coast Express’
Bristol-Carmarthen-Tenby-Cockett-Bristol by No. 60163. Pathfinder

Sun 14 Steam Dreams Excursion
Paddington-Yeovil Jnc and return by TBA. SDRCo.

Sun 14-Sat 20 ‘The Jacobite’
Fort William-Mallaig and return by Nos. 45212 (pm) & 62005 (am). WCRC

Tues 16 ‘The Dalesman’
Hellifield-Settle-Carlisle and return by TBA.WCRC

Tues 16 Steam Dreams Excursion
Southend-Winchester-Hanwell by TBA. SDRCo.

Tues 16 ‘The Royal Windsor Steam Express’ (3 trips)
Waterloo-Windsor & Eton Riverside by No. 44871/61306 SDRCo.

Tues 16 ‘The Sunset Steam Express’
Waterloo-Guildford-East Croydon-Waterloo by No. 44871/61306. SDRCo.

Weds 17 ‘The Fellsman’
Crewe-Hellifield-Carlisle and return by No. 34046/46100/70000. Saphos Trains

Thurs 18 Steam Dreams Excursion
Southend-Winchester-Hanwell by TBA. SDRCo.

Thurs 18 ‘The Scarborough Spa Steam Express’
York-Scarborough and return by TBA. WCRC

Sat 20 ‘The North Briton’
Doncaster-Settle-Carlisle-Hexham-Tyne Yard by No. 60163. UK Railtours

Sat 20 ‘The Welsh Marches Express’
Crewe-Shrewsbury-Hereford-Cardiff and return by No. 34046/46100/70000. Saphos Trains

Sat 20 ‘The Cumbrian Mountain Express’
Liverpool-Shap-Carlisle-Settle-Blackburn-Liverpool by No. 35018/45690/45699. RTC

Sat 20 Steam Dreams Excursion
London Victoria-Wimbledon-Portsmouth-Wimbledon-Waterloo by TBA. SDRCo.

Sat 20 Steam Dreams Excursion
Portsmouth-Salisbury by TBA. SDRCo.

Sat 20 ‘The Chester Venturer’
Dorridge-Wolverhampton-Crewe-Chester-Shrewsbury-Dorridge by No. 45596. Vintage Trains

Sun 21 ‘The Royal Duchy’
Bristol-Yatton-Taunton-Par-Taunton-Bristol by No. 45305/60009. RTC

Sun 21 ‘The North Wales Coast Express’
Liverpool-Chester-Llandudno Jnc-Holyhead-Chester by No. 45690. RTC

Sun 21 ‘The Shakespeare Express’ (2 trips)
Birmingham-Shirley-Stratford-Solihull-Birmingham by No. 4965. Vintage Trains

Sun 21 ‘The Boyne’
Dublin-Drogheda; Drogheda-Dundalk and return; Drogheda-Skerries and return; Drogheda-Dublin by TBA. RPSI

Sun 21-Sat 27 ‘The Jacobite’
Fort William-Mallaig and return by Nos. 45212 (am) and 45407 (pm). WCRC

Mon 22 ‘The Dalesman’
Hellifield-Settle-Carlisle and return by TBA. WCRC

Tues 23 ‘The Dalesman’
Hellifield-Settle-Carlisle and return by TBA. WCRC

Tues 23 ‘The Royal Windsor Steam Express’ (3 trips)
Waterloo-Windsor & Eton Riverside by No. 44871/61306. SDRCo.

Tues 23 ‘The Sunset Steam Express’
Waterloo-Guildford-East Croydon-Waterloo by No. 44871/61306. SDRCo.

Thurs 25 ‘The Dorset Coast Express’
London Victoria-Staines-Southampton-Weymouth-Southampton-Andover-Waterloo by No. 6233/45305/60009. RTC

Thurs 25 ‘The Scarborough Spa Express’
York-Scarborough and return by TBA. WCRC

Sat 27 ‘Belmond British Pullman’
London Victoria-Staines-Guildford-Shalford-Redhill-Victoria by No. 35028. Belmond

Sat 27 ‘The West Somerset Steam Express’
Paddington-Newbury-Bishops Lydeard and return by No. 6233/60009. RTC

Sat 27 ‘The Hadrian’
York-Settle-Carlisle-Hexham-Darlington-York by No. 45690/45699. RTC

Sat 27 ‘White Rose’
Dorridge-Solihull-Tyseley-Coleshill Parkway-Tamworth-Burton-on-Trent-York by No. 45596. Vintage Trains

Sun 28 ‘The Torbay Express’
Bristol-Westbury-Kingswear and return by No. 6201/6233/60009. Torbay Express

Sun 28 ‘The Merchant of Avon’
Burton-Birmingham Snow Hill-Shirley-Stratford-upon-Avon-Solihull-Birmingham Snow Hill-Shirley-Solihull-Burton by TBA. WCRC

Sun 28-Sat August 3 ‘The Jacobite’
Fort William-Mallaig and return by Nos. 45212 (pm) and 62005 (am). WCRC

Tues 30 ‘The Dalesman’
Hellifield-Settle-Carlisle and return by TBA. WCRC

Tues 30 ‘The Royal Windsor Steam Express’ (3 trips)
Waterloo-Windsor & Eton Riverside by No. 44871/61306 SDRCo.

Tues 30 ‘The Sunset Steam Express’
Waterloo-Guildford-East Croydon-Waterloo by No. 44871/61306. SDRCo.

Booking information: 

A1SLT: See UK Railtours
Belmond: 0845 0772 222 (www.belmond.com)
Pathfinder Tours: 01453 835414/834477 (www.pathfindertours.co.uk) 
RPSI: + 44 28 9358 6200 (www.steamtrainsireland.com
RTC: 01553 661500 (www.railwaytouring.net)
Saphos Trains: 0800 038 5320 (saphostrains.com
SRPS: 0131 202 1033 (www.srps.org.uk)
Steam Dreams (SDRCo.): 01483 209888 (www.steamdreams.co.uk)
Torbay Express: 01453 834477/835414 (www.torbayexpress.co.uk)
UK Railtours: 01438 715050 (www.ukrailtours.com)
Vintage Trains: 0121 708 4960 (www.vintagetrains.co.uk
West Coast Railways (WCRC): 0844 850 4685 (www.westcoastrailways.co.uk)

*Details correct at the time of publication