Steam Railway Main Line Diary

 ‘A3’ No. 60103  Flying Scotsman  and ‘Black Five’ No. 44871 pass Charlton on October 4 with the Theale-Taunton ‘Cathedrals Express’ on the way to the Gresley ‘Pacific’s’ first foray into Cornwall. STEPHEN GINN

‘A3’ No. 60103 Flying Scotsman and ‘Black Five’ No. 44871 pass Charlton on October 4 with the Theale-Taunton ‘Cathedrals Express’ on the way to the Gresley ‘Pacific’s’ first foray into Cornwall. STEPHEN GINN

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.

November

Fri 9 ‘Belmond British Pullman’
London Victoria-Staines-Guildford-Shalford-Redhill-Victoria by No. 35028. Belmond

Sat 10 ‘The Citadel’
Manchester-Shap-Carlisle-Settle-Manchester by Nos. 44871+45407. WCRC

Sat 17 ‘York Yuletide Express’
Ealing Broadway-Corby-York by No. 6233 and return by No. 60009. RTC

Tues 20 ‘The Cathedrals Express’
West Brompton-Redhill-Guildford-Gloucester and return by TBA. SDRCo.

Thurs 22 ‘The Cathedrals Express’
Paddington-Swindon-Cardiff and return by No. 60009. SDRCo.

Sat 24 ‘The Chilterns and Downs’
Paddington-Bicester-Oxford-Guildford-Reigate-London Victoria by No. 35028. UK Railtours

Sat 24 ‘Bath Christmas Market’
Paddington-Newbury-Bath and return by No. 60009. RTC

Sun 25 ‘Santa Special’
Lancaster-Hellifield-Blackburn-Lancaster-Carnforth by No. 48151/TBA. WCRC

Tues 27 ‘Christmas Sussex Belle’
London Victoria-Eastbourne-Hastings-Victoria by No. 45212/TBA. RTC

Thurs 29 ‘Winchester & Salisbury Markets’
London Victoria-Winchester-Salisbury and return by No. 60009. RTC

December

Sat 1 ‘The Christmas Border Raider’
Tame Bridge-Crewe-Settle-Carlisle-Shap-Crewe-Tame Bridge by No. 60163. UK Railtours

Sat 1 ‘Plymouth Christmas Market’
Bristol-Plymouth and return by No. 60009. RTC

Sat 1 ‘Santa Special’
Belfast-Whitehead and return by TBA, Dublin-Maynooth and return by TBA. RPSI

Sun 2 ‘Santa Special’
Belfast-Whitehead and return by TBA, Dublin-Maynooth and return by TBA. RPSI

Sun 2 ‘The Welsh Borders Explorer’
Crewe-Chester-Oxley-Stafford-Crewe by No. 34046/46100/70000. Saphos Trains

Sun 2 ‘Santa Special’
Lancaster-Hellifield-Blackburn-Lancaster-Carnforth by No. 48151/TBA. WCRC

Tues 4 ‘The Cathedrals Express’
London Victoria-Salisbury-Bath and return by TBA. SDRCo.

Weds 5 ‘The Cathedrals Express’
Southend-Ely-Norwich and return by TBA. SDRCo.

Thurs 6 ‘The York Yuletide Express’
Norwich-Peterborough-York by No. 60009, York-Peterborough by No. 6233. RTC

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

Sat 8 ‘The Pennine Moors Explorer’
Crewe-Manchester-Todmorden-Copy Pit-Blackburn-Crewe by No. 34046/46100/70000. Saphos Trains

Sat 8 ‘The Lindum Fayre’
King’s Cross-Lincoln and return by No. 6233. RTC

Sat 8 ‘The Edinburgh Xmas Market’
York-Edinburgh and return by No. 60009. RTC

Sat 8 ‘Santa Special’
Belfast-Whitehead and return by TBA, Dublin-Maynooth and return by TBA. RPSI

Sun 9 ‘The Cathedrals Express’
King’s Cross-Lincoln and return by TBA. SDRCo.

Sun 9 ‘Santa Special’
Lancaster-Hellifield-Blackburn-Lancaster-Carnforth by No. 48151/TBA. WCRC

Sun 9 ‘Santa Special’
Belfast-Whitehead and return by TBA, Dublin-Maynooth and return by TBA. RPSI

Tues 11 ‘The Sherborne Christmas Carol’
London Victoria-Sherborne-Yeovil Jnc and return by No. 45212/TBA. RTC

Weds 12 ‘The Cathedrals Express’
London Victoria-Oxford-Worcester and return by TBA. SDRCo.

Fri 14 ‘The Cathedrals Express’
Ashford-Staines-Alresford by TBA. SDRCo.

Sat 15 ‘Belmond British Pullman’
London Victoria-Staines-Guildford-Shalford-Redhill-Victoria by No. 35028. Belmond

Sat 15 ‘The Christmas White Rose’
King’s Cross-York by No. 6233 and return by No. 60009. RTC

Sat 15 ‘The Chester Chuffer’
Bescot-Crewe-Chester-Wrexham-Worcester by No. 60163. Pathfinder

Sat 15 ‘Santa Special’
Belfast-Whitehead and return by TBA, Dublin-Maynooth and return by TBA. RPSI

Sun 16 ‘Santa Special’
Lancaster-Hellifield-Blackburn-Lancaster-Carnforth by No. 48151/TBA. WCRC

Sun 16 ‘Santa Special’
Belfast-Whitehead and return by TBA, Dublin-Maynooth and return by TBA. RPSI

Mon 17 ‘The Cathedrals Express’
Alresford-Salisbury-Yeovil Jnc and return by TBA. SDRCo.

Thurs 20 ‘Carols at Sherborne abbey’
London Victoria-Sherborne-Yeovil Jnc and return by No. 35028. UK Railtours

Thurs 20 ‘The Christmas White Rose’
Cambridge-Peterborough-York by No. 60009, York-Peterborough by No. 6233. RTC

Fri 21 ‘The Cathedrals Express’
London Victoria-Dover and return by TBA. SDRCo.

Sat 22 ‘The Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman’
Manchester-Settle-Carlisle-Shap-Manchester by No. 60103. WCRC

Sat 22 ‘Santa Special’
Belfast-Whitehead and return by TBA. RPSI

Sun 30 ‘Mince Pie Special’
Belfast-Dublin and return by TBA. RPSI

Booking information: 

A1SLT: 01438 715050
Belmond: 0845 077 2222
Carnforth Station Heritage Centre: 01524 735165
ELR: 0333 320 2830
Pathfinder Tours: 01453 834477/835414
RPSI: 0289 337 3969
RTC: 01553 661500
Saphos Trains: 0800 038 5320
SRPS: 0131 202 1033
Statesman: 0345 310 2458/2459
Steam Dreams: 01483 209888
Torbay Express: 01453 834477/835414
UK Railtours: 01438 715050

*Details correct at the time of publication