Steam Railway Main Line Diary

LMS ‘Princess Coronation’ No. 6233  Duchess of Sutherland  approaches Dawlish with the September 1 ‘Royal Duchy’. ALAN CORFIELD

LMS ‘Princess Coronation’ No. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland approaches Dawlish with the September 1 ‘Royal Duchy’. ALAN CORFIELD

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.

SEPTEMBER

Sat 21 ‘The Pennine Blackpool Express’
Carnforth-Hellifield-Preston-Blackpool by TBA. RTC

Thurs 26 Steam Dreams Excursion
London Victoria-Egham-Woking-Basingstoke-Southampton-Swanage and return by No. 61306. SDRCo.

Sat 28 ‘The North Briton’
Tyne Yard-Hexham-Carlisle-Hellifield-Doncaster by No. 60163. A1SLT

Sat 28 ‘The Lune Rivers Trust’
Carnforth-Wennington-Bentham-Shrewsbury and return by TBA. WCRC

Sun 29 ‘Steam Enterprise’
Dublin-Belfast and return by TBA. RPSI

OCTOBER

Sat 5 ‘The Pennine Explorer’
York-Durham-Hexham-Carlisle-Settle-Skipton-Sheffield by No. 60163. A1SLT

Sat 5 Steam Dreams Excursion
East Grinstead-Clapham Junction-Oxford-Cheltenham-Bath and return by No. 6233. Steam Dreams

Weds 9 ‘Belmond British Pullman’
London Victoria-Stratford-upon-Avon and return by No. 35028. Belmond

Sat 12 ‘Cotswold Venturer’
Dorridge-Solihull-Tyseley-Birmingham-Wolverhampton-Chester and return by No. 7029/45596. Vintage Trains

Sat 19 ‘The Yorkshireman’
Ealing Broadway-Corby-Melton Mowbray-Loughborough-York by No. 6233/60009. RTC

Sat 26 ‘Golden Arrow’
London Victoria-Canterbury-Dover-Folkestone-Tonbridge-Victoria by ‘No. 70014’ (70000). Saphos Trains

Sun 27 ‘Broomstick Belle’ (2 trips)
Belfast-Whitehead and return by No. 131. RPSI

Mon 28 ‘Haunted Express’ (2 trips)
Dublin-Maynooth and return by No. 4. RPSI

REPEAT ITINERARIES

‘Belmond British Pullman’
London Victoria-Staines-Guildford-Shalford-Redhill-Victoria
October 18 & November 8 by No. 35028. Belmond

‘Christmas Lunch’
Lancaster-Carnforth-Oxenholme-Carlisle-Petteril Bridge Jnc-Lancaster
November 24, December 1 & 8 by TBA. WCRC

‘The Cumbrian Coast Express’
Carlisle-Workington-Carnforth
September 28 by TBA. RTC

‘The Cumbrian Mountain Express’
Carnforth-Shap-Carlisle-Settle-Blackburn-Preston
October 12 by No. 45690/45699. RTC

‘The Jacobite’
Fort William-Mallaig & return
Daily until September 29, Monday-Friday September 30-October 25, by No. 45212/45407/62005. WCRC

‘The Merchant of Avon’
Burton-Snow Hill-Shirley-Stratford-upon-Avon-Solihull-Snow Hill-Shirley-Burton
September 22 by TBA. WCRC

‘Shortcross Gin Express’
Belfast-Lisburn-Whitehead-Belfast
October 11 & 25 by TBA. RPSI

Booking information: 

A1SLT: 01325 488215
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 (https://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