Steam Railway Main Line Diary

‘Jubilee’ 4-6-0 No. 45596  Bahamas  passes Howe & Co. Sidings, soon after leaving Carlisle, with the return ‘Bahamas Renaissance’ to Keighley on February 9. GORDON EDGAR

‘Jubilee’ 4-6-0 No. 45596 Bahamas passes Howe & Co. Sidings, soon after leaving Carlisle, with the return ‘Bahamas Renaissance’ to Keighley on February 9. GORDON EDGAR

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.

March

Sat 2 ‘The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express’
Carnforth-Shap-Carlisle-Settle-Blackburn‑Farington Jnc by No. 35018/45690/45699. RTC

Sat 2 ‘The Settle Carlisle Thunderer I’
Hellifield-Settle-Carlisle and return by TBA. WCRC

Sun 3 ‘The Auld Reekie’
Doncaster-York-Edinburgh by No. 60163. A1SLT

Tues 5 ‘The Settle Carlisle Thunderer II’
Hellifield-Settle-Carlisle and return by TBA. WCRC

Thurs 7 ‘The Cathedrals Express’
London Victoria-Salisbury-Bath-Bristol and return by No. 61306. SDRCo.

Fri 8 ‘Belmond British Pullman’
London Victoria-Staines-Guildford-Shalford-Redhill-Victoria by No. 35028. Belmond

Sat 9 ‘The Yorkshireman’
Ealing Broadway-Bedford-Corby-York by No. 6233. RTC

Sat 9 ‘Steam on the Settle & Carlisle’
York-Settle-Carlisle-Hexham-Tyne Yard by No. 60009. UK Railtours

Thurs 14 ‘The Aberdonian’
Edinburgh-Aberdeen and return by No. 60163. A1SLT

Sat 16 ‘The Cumbrian Coast Express’
Carlisle-Workington-Carnforth by TBA. RTC

Sat 16 ‘The Cumbrian Mountaineer’
Crewe-Shap-Carlisle-Settle-Crewe by No. 60009/TBA. Pathfinder

Sat 23 ‘The Edinburgh Flyer’
York-Edinburgh and return by No. 60009. RTC

Sat 23 ‘The Bard of Avon’
Manchester-Shrewsbury-Stratford-upon-Avon and return by No. 60163. UK Railtours

Sat 23 ‘The Cathedrals Express’
Southend East-South Croydon-Sheffield Park-Willesden by No. 61306. SDRCo.

Weds 27 ‘The Salopian Express’
Carnforth-Shrewsbury and return by TBA. WCRC

Thurs 28 ‘The Cathedrals Express’
West Brompton-Dorking-Chichester-Salisbury and return by No. 61306. SDRCo.

Sat 30 ‘The Cathedrals Express’
Euston-Northampton-Kidderminster-Worcester and return by TBA. SDRCo.

Sat 30 ‘The High Peak Explorer’
Carnforth-Manchester-Stockport-Chinley-Hindlow-Buxton-Manchester-Carnforth by TBA. RTC

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