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Great Central Railway (Steam Gala) Winter Steam Gala - 24th to 26th January 2020
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Winter Steam Gala - 24th to 26th January 2020 Our Winter Steam Gala takes place from 24th to 26th January 2020. We are expecting at least one guest locomotive, with up to 9 locomotives in steam. More details will be available soon.

Great Central Railway (Steam Gala) Winter Steam Gala - 24th to 26th January 2020
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Winter Steam Gala - 24th to 26th January 2020 Our Winter Steam Gala takes place from 24th to 26th January 2020. We are expecting at least one guest locomotive, with up to 9 locomotives in steam. More details will be available soon.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express

The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express Saturday 25th January 2020 Travelling outwards over the West Coast Main Line via Shap to Carlisle, time will be available to explore this historic border city. In the afternoon, we head southwards again, but via the highly scenic Settle & Carlisle line. This will be even more special if there is snow about to enhance the breathtaking scenery of the Pennines. The train will be hauled by either steam locomotive no. 45699 Galatea or 45690 Leander. Our special train will depart from Manchester Victoria at about 07:00 stopping to collect passengers at Bolton and Preston. We enjoy a fast run along the West Coast Main Line (WCML) to Carnforth where we stop for our locomotive to take on water. We climb the first severe gradient up to Grayrigg and then travel through the beautiful Lune Gorge, gaining speed for the ascent to Shap. This well-known section of the WCML has a gradient of 1 in 75 and, in the former days of steam locomotives, banking engines from Tebay were used to assist trains. After crossing the Cumbrian Fells we descend to Penrith, and then head for Carlisle. We stay in the Border City for over two hours, providing ample time to visit the castle, cathedral, museum and shops, or just to relax in one of the many fine coffee shops, restaurants or bars. We leave Carlisle and begin to climb as soon as we join the Settle & Carlisle Line, one of the best known and best loved stretches of railway line in Britain. We stop at Appleby, for our steam locomotive to take on water. The route then climbs through Kirkby Stephen towards the highest railway summit in England at Ais Gill, 1,169 feet above sea level. We pass over tall viaducts, including the famous one at Ribblehead, and through tunnels. There are magnificent views across the Fells and to the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. We should have a fast run out of the hills through to Settle before we stop for our steam locomotive to take on water. We continue through Hellifield and Clitheroe to Blackburn, where we stop to set down passengers. We then head for Bamber Bridge and join the WCML at Farington Junction and make our way towards Bolton, where we stop to set down passengers. Shortly after 19:00, we arrive at our final destination of Manchester Victoria, and the end of a truly marvellous day. *Passengers for Preston travel by service train from Blackburn on the return journey.

UK Railtours (Railtour) The Robert Burns

The Robert Burns Saturday 25 January 2020 The anniversary of the birth of the renowned Scottish poet Robert Burns on 25 January 1759 is celebrated worldwide as Burns Night. Despite his short life of just 37 years, his evocative verses and heart rending songs like Auld Lang Syne earned him recognition as the greatest Scot of all time in a television survey in 2009. With Burns Night falling on a Saturday, it seems only right to dedicate an excursion train to the memory of the great man. So here is a 'Winter Wonderland' excursion designed to lift you out of the winter blues. Take a trip over the Pennine Hills where arguably the scenery is at its most dramatic in winter, complete with some snow on the hills (not guaranteed, but very probable!). Starting at Euston and calling at Watford, Milton Keynes and Northampton, our journey takes us via Stockport. Here we veer right, taking a route that was once an important passenger-carrying link towards Guide Bridge. Changes in the pattern of train services mean that this today is a freight line, with local stations enjoying (?) just a nominal service of one or two trains a week, retained to avoid the time-consuming and expensive closure procedure. At Stalybridge the gradients begin as we experience views across the wild terrain for which the Pennine Hills are famous. Climbing past Diggle we reach the summit at Standedge and enter the West Riding of Yorkshire. The views continue through Slaithwaite to Huddersfield. We gaze out across the wasteland that was once the extensive Healey Mills marshalling yards before passing Wakefield Kirkgate and Castleford, reaching the great city of York at lunchtime. York is a destination that makes perfect sense at any time of year. Obviously the National Railway Museum (free of charge) is right next to the station, while on the opposite side the city walls, the Minster, the little shopping streets of the Shambles and plenty besides are just a few minutes' walk away. A portrait of our immortal bard hangs outside the Burns Hotel, a welcoming little pub at 23 Market Street. You have around three and a half hours in York before rejoining the train for the homeward journey.

Great Central Railway (Steam Gala) Winter Steam Gala - 24th to 26th January 2020
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Winter Steam Gala - 24th to 26th January 2020 Our Winter Steam Gala takes place from 24th to 26th January 2020. We are expecting at least one guest locomotive, with up to 9 locomotives in steam. More details will be available soon.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express

The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express Saturday 1st February 2020 The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express provides a wonderful opportunity to get out and about during the winter months, with the added bonus of steam haulage over the Northern Fells, including the spectacular Settle & Carlisle Railway. We have a high speed journey down the West Coast Main Line to Carnforth, hauled by a blue class 86 electric locomotive. We then enjoy a circular steam tour outwards via Shap to Carlisle and back via the Settle and Carlisle line. We return from Preston to London behind our blue electric locomotive. We leave London Euston at around 07:10 with electric traction, and speed north along the West Coast Main Line (WCML). We stop to pick up passengers at Milton Keynes (where passengers from Watford Junction join by service train), Rugby (where passengers from Northampton join by service train), Nuneaton and Crewe. We continue north along the WCML to Preston, our final stop to pick up passengers. We continue through Lancaster to Carnforth, where we change motive power to a steam locomotive; either 35018 'British India Line', 45699 'Galatea' or 45690 'Leander'. Leaving Carnforth, our steam locomotive will be working hard when we climb the first severe gradient up to Grayrigg. We then travel through the beautiful Lune Gorge to Tebay, gaining speed for the ascent to Shap. This well-known section of the WCML has a gradient of 1 in 75 and, in the former days of steam locomotives, banking engines from Tebay were often used to assist trains. After crossing the Cumbrian Fells we descend to Penrith, and then head for Carlisle. There will be around three hours in Carlisle, providing time to explore this ancient 'Border' city with its castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum, and shopping centre. We leave Carlisle and join the Settle & Carlisle Railway, one of the most well known and best loved stretches of railway line in Britain. We soon begin climbing, and then at Appleby, we stop for our steam locomotive to take on water. The climbing continues through scenic Kirkby Stephen towards the highest railway summit in England at Ais Gill, 1169 feet above sea level. We pass over tall viaducts, including the famous one at Ribblehead, and through tunnels. There are magnificent views across the Fells and to the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. We should have a fast run out of the hills, through Settle, until we stop again for our locomotive to take on water. Our journey continues through Hellifield and Clitheroe to Preston where we say goodbye to our steam locomotive. We pass though Wigan and Warrington en route to Crewe hauled by our blue class 86 electric locomotive with a fast run to London expected. We stop at the same stations as on the outward journey to set down passengers. *Passengers from Watford Junction will travel to Milton Keynes by service train to join our train. **Passengers from Northampton will travel to and from Rugby by service train to join our train.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) NORTH WALES COAST EXPRESS - SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2020

NORTH WALES COAST EXPRESS - SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Leicester (07.15/19.45) Narborough (07.25/19.35) Hinckley (07.35/19.25) Nuneaton (07.45/19.15) Tamworth (08.00/19.00) Lichfield Trent Valley (08.10/18.50) Rugeley Trent Valley (08.20/18.40) Stafford (08.40/18.20) Crewe (09.30/17.30) All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change - Tickets and confirmed timings will be forwarded by post 7 days prior to departure Enjoy a day out to the beautiful North Wales coast as our train travels on a 200-mile steam hauled return journey from Crewe across the pretty Cheshire Plain, through Chester and along the delightful Welsh shoreline, known for its stunning beaches with sweeping views of the Dee Estuary, Irish Sea, historic castles, Snowdonia Mountains and finally crossing the Menai Strait with a fast run across Anglesey to the Port of Holyhead for an afternoon break. The train is steam hauled from Crewe by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 'Royal Scot' - West Country Class, No. 34046 'Braunton' - Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 'Britannia' The choice of destinations includes: Bangor A small but lively city and university town, Bangor has a Cathedral with ancient roots this religious site can be traced back to the 6th century. The former Bishop's Palace has been refurbished as the new home for the museum and gallery. A good shopping centre too along what's reputed to be Wales's longest High Street. Visit Penrhyn Castle, the National Trust mansion set in beautiful grounds on the outskirts of town, and nearby Greenwood Forest Park, a popular family attraction. Holyhead The port of Holyhead is the busiest UK Irish ferry port and is home to the largest seagoing ferry in the world. The town centre offers several good places to eat and shop. The Maritime Museum is worth a visit where you can learn more about the 100 or so shipwrecks that have taken place in the vicinity and perhaps stroll down to South Stack Lighthouse and there are also excellent coastal walks at the Breakwater Country Park.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express

The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express Saturday 8th February 2020 The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express provides a wonderful opportunity to get out and about during the winter months, with the added bonus of steam haulage over the Northern Fells, including the spectacular Settle & Carlisle Railway. We have a high speed journey down the West Coast Main Line to Carnforth, hauled by a blue class 86 electric locomotive. We then enjoy a circular steam tour outwards via Shap to Carlisle and back via the Settle and Carlisle line. We return from Preston to London behind our blue electric locomotive. We leave London Euston at around 07:10 with electric traction, and speed north along the West Coast Main Line (WCML). We stop to pick up passengers at Milton Keynes (where passengers from Watford Junction join by service train), Rugby (where passengers from Northampton join by service train), Nuneaton and Crewe. We continue north along the WCML to Preston, our final stop to pick up passengers. We continue through Lancaster to Carnforth, where we change motive power to a steam locomotive; either 35018 'British India Line', 45699 'Galatea' or 45690 'Leander'. Leaving Carnforth, our steam locomotive will be working hard when we climb the first severe gradient up to Grayrigg. We then travel through the beautiful Lune Gorge to Tebay, gaining speed for the ascent to Shap. This well-known section of the WCML has a gradient of 1 in 75 and, in the former days of steam locomotives, banking engines from Tebay were often used to assist trains. After crossing the Cumbrian Fells we descend to Penrith, and then head for Carlisle. There will be around three hours in Carlisle, providing time to explore this ancient 'Border' city with its castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum, and shopping centre. We leave Carlisle and join the Settle & Carlisle Railway, one of the most well known and best loved stretches of railway line in Britain. We soon begin climbing, and then at Appleby, we stop for our steam locomotive to take on water. The climbing continues through scenic Kirkby Stephen towards the highest railway summit in England at Ais Gill, 1169 feet above sea level. We pass over tall viaducts, including the famous one at Ribblehead, and through tunnels. There are magnificent views across the Fells and to the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. We should have a fast run out of the hills, through Settle, until we stop again for our locomotive to take on water. Our journey continues through Hellifield and Clitheroe to Preston where we say goodbye to our steam locomotive. We pass though Wigan and Warrington en route to Crewe hauled by our blue class 86 electric locomotive with a fast run to London expected. We stop at the same stations as on the outward journey to set down passengers. *Passengers from Watford Junction will travel to Milton Keynes by service train to join our train. **Passengers from Northampton will travel to and from Rugby by service train to join our train.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Pendle Dalesman

The Pendle Dalesman Carnforth to Carlisle Wednesday 12 February 2020 From Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston and Blackburn Steam from Hellifield - to Carlisle via the Settle to Carlisle Line Join us for a nostalgic day to remember, travelling behind our splendid vintage steam engine along England's most famous railway. From our earlier pick up points we travel behind a vintage diesel engine to Hellifield where one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, this alone is a sight to behold as the engine builds up sufficient steam for the highlight of your journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle line. The Settle-Carlisle Railway on which we will travel needs no introduction; this breath-taking journey will take you over 20 Viaducts, through 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas. The climb over Blea Moor and the crossing of the world renowned Ribblehead Viaduct are arguably the highlights of England?s most scenic Railway. CARLISLE: We anticipate an afternoon arrival time offering a couple of hours or so break. This great border city dominates the borderlands between England and Scotland, sitting within the vale between the Cumbrian Mountains and Scottish Southern Uplands. In Carlisle you'll find yourself at the centre of a stirring past and a vibrant present. Many of the city's eateries and licensed premises are just a few minutes' walk from the station entrance and if you visit www.historic-carlisle.org.uk you will find information to help you plan ahead. And for those who would prefer to use their short break to wander around in the beautiful and historic heart of the city you may choose to visit the Castle, cathedral or indeed the Tullie House Museum. After a break of around two hours in Carlisle, we head south across some of the finest countryside Great Britain has to offer, where we head to your home stations via the famous Settle to Carlisle line in the comfort of our beautifully restored MkI or MkII Carriages.

Irish Railway Record Society (Presentation) Thursday 13 February 2020

Thursday 13 February 2020 'A Life on The Railways of County Laois' by Sean Cain Co. Laois now has more railway operators than any other county including Irish Rail, Bord na M?na, Stradbally Woodland Railway and a private railway. Enthusiast and railway employee, Sean Cain, illustrates all of these as he describes his journey from childhood memories in the 1980's at Portarlington (A Class, C Class, RPSI specials), watching turf handling at Garryhinch on BnM, volunteering at Stradbally, and to his professional employment as a fitter and relief maintenance planner at the Laois Traincare Depot for the ICR Fleet. Meetings are from 19.00 - 21.45 in Central London in the Function Room, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON WC1X 8JR The room is accessible by stairs only and a selection of Irish transport books is usually on sale. Entry is GBP3 members, GBP5 non-members. The non-member entry fee is refunded if you join the Society on the night.

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours (Trams) Winter Gold 2020
Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Valentines White Rose

The Valentines White Rose Saturday 15th February 20120 York is world famous for its variety of visitor attractions and home to the National Railway Museum. Our train will be hauled from London to York by Princess Coronation class steam locomotive No.6233 Duchess of Sutherland and also on the return journey back to London. We leave London King's Cross in the morning behind Duchess of Sutherland and follow the East Coast Main Line route of famous express trains like the Flying Scotsman. We storm up the gradient through Gasworks Tunnel and Finsbury Park, and northwards, calling at Stevenage, Huntingdon and Peterborough to pick up more passengers. Our steam locomotive then tackles the 15-mile climb up the famous Stoke Bank. Here on 3rd July 1938, 'Mallard', an A4 class 'Pacific', achieved a world record speed of 126 mph when travelling in the opposite direction. Once over the summit we should have a good, fast run down the 20 mile descent to the Trent Valley and on through Grantham, Newark and Retford. We steam through Doncaster and continue northwards to our mid-day stop in York. There will be plenty of time for passengers to enjoy the city and all it has to offer. York has some major tourist attractions including the National Railway Museum, the largest museum of its type in Britain; the Castle; the Shambles; the splendid Gothic York Minster, one of the largest of its kind in northern Europe; and the city walls. There are a number of other interesting museums, quaint alleyways, and a good variety of shops. Our train leaves York late afternoon, and we will retrace our outward steaps along the East Coast Main Line where Duchess of Sutherland should achieve its maximum speed. We stop to set down passengers at the same stations as on the northbound journey, arriving at King's Cross in the evening.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) PENNINE PEAKS & VALLEYS EXPLORER - SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2020

PENNINE PEAKS & VALLEYS EXPLORER - SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (09.30/19.00) Sandbach (09.45/18.45) Wilmslow (10.15/18.15) Stockport (10.30/18.00) Manchester Victoria (11.30/17.00) Bolton (11.50/16.30) Chorley (12.05/16.10) All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change - Tickets and confirmed timings will be forwarded by post 7 days prior to departure We are pleased to present a truly memorable steam hauled circular tour through the magnificent Pennines with travel in our immaculately restored vintage carriages for a journey through deep valleys and the spectacular Yorkshire Dales offering stunning views and the prospect of snow covered peaks as they glisten in winter sunlight, plus taxing climbs to make the engine work hard. Following the last passenger stop at Chorley our train joins the West Coast Main line and passes through Preston, then travelling north past imposing Lancaster Castle we cross the River Lune and at Bolton-le-Sands there are spectacular views across Morecambe Bay toward the Lakeland mountains. At Carnforth we pass the famous station used in the 1945 movie 'Brief Encounter' and take the secondary line into open countryside and through dramatic scenery on the edge of the forest of Bowland towards the beautiful Yorkshire Dales crossing rivers and moorland as we climb through Wennington and Gigglewick to Settle Junction with amazing views of the three peaks. At Hellifield we join the normally freight only line as it crosses the River Ribble through the stunning valley with Pendle Hill, home to the Lancashire witches, towering over the route. Passing historic Clitheroe and Whalley, we cross the 48 arch viaduct and the engine works hard to climb the taxing Wilpshire Bank with the sounds echoing back from the surrounding hills. Travelling onward through Blackburn on easier gradients we take the line to Leyland and re-join the West Coast main line to our homeward stations. The train is steam hauled throughout by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 'Royal Scot' - West Country Class, No. 34046 'Braunton' - Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 'Britannia'

UK Railtours (Steam Railtour) The St Valentine's Pullman

The St Valentine's Pullman Saturday 15 February 2020 The magical combination of the beautifully appointed Belmond British Pullman and Merchant Navy Pacific 35028 'Clan Line' make this an unmissable luxury day out for you, your partner and your friends. As befits the time of year, this itinerary is a shorter day, but considerably longer than the well-known Surrey Hills lunch excursion. It is a highly civilised day, with neither an early start nor a late finish. We will have daylight virtually the whole way. Sit back and appreciate the fine scenery of the Chiltern Hills, the rural Thames Valley and the rolling North Downs, With the trees still bare and the daffodils reminding us of the approach of spring, the views from the carriage window will be truly memorable. Dining is an essential part of a journey on the Belmond British Pullman, with morning coffee and biscuits starting your day off as you get to know your fellow travellers and of course your immaculately presented Pullman stewards. A perfectly chilled glass of Champagne heralds the commencement of a sumptuous five-course lunch served at a leisurely pace as the ever changing scenery slips by. Your Journey? The circular tour begins as the train climbs out of London Victoria, crossing the River Thames via Grosvenor Bridge. Passing Greenford and Ruislip, we soon begin our climb through the Chiltern Hills, by way of High Wycombe and Princes Risborough. As we approach Bicester we veer left, taking a new connection that connects the Chiltern Line with the former Cambridge to Oxford route. The 'dreaming spires' of Oxford punctuate the skyline and we stop briefly to take water. The Thames Valley is especially agreeable hereabouts, with pleasure craft cruising peacefully by and idyllic farmland as a backdrop - a very different scene to the same river we saw at Victoria!In due course we reach Reading where we cross to former Southern metals. We continue through Wokingham and the county town of Guildford which is overlooked by its notable 20th century cathedral. Soon back in open countryside we pause for water at wayside Shalford before heading through the heart of the bucolic North Downs. Before long we are descending through Dorking to Redhill. Here we join the Brighton main line and travel via Croydon to cross the Thames once more and reach London Victoria. Prices include your reserved seat on the British Pullman, morning coffee and biscuits, Champagne, a five course lunch and your choice of table wine. Places on this tour can be booked on payment of a deposit of GBP50 per person, with the balance payable six weeks before the departure date.

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours (Trams) Winter Gold 2020
Tua Film Service (Film Show) Railways Remembered

Railways Remembered 19:30, The Benn Hall, Newbold Road, Rugby CV21 2LN

Model Rail Scotland (Model Railways) Model Rail Scotland

Model Rail Scotland The 2020 show will take place on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd February 2020 at the Scottish Event Campus

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (Steam Railtour) Bahamas' Railtour to Carlisle 22nd February 2020
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'Bahamas' Railtour to Carlisle 22nd February 2020 After two sell-out tours in 2019 of KWVR 'Bahamas' rail tours from Oxenhope to Carlisle, we are returning in 2020 for a journey over the Settle & Carlisle Railway behind 45596. Following the great success of the two 2019 KWVR 'Bahamas' Railtours, we have decided to launch a third tour so that all our wonderful enthusiasts are able to have another chance to enjoy a trip over the Settle & Carlisle Railway behind 45596. LMS 'Jubilee' Class locomotive 45596 'Bahamas, was the first of the four Jubilees of the class to be preserved and occupies a special place in railway history as it was the very last steam engine to be modified by BR in its attempts to improve the performance of its steam fleet with the fitting of its unique double chimney and blastpipe in 1961. The Bahamas Locomotive Society (BLS) bought 45596 in 1967. 'Bahamas' ran on the main line (1989 - 1994) before retiring to Oxenhope Exhibition Shed in 1997. 45596 moved to Tyseley Locomotive Works in November 2013 as a result of the BLS's successful GBP996k bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for help to give it the most extensive overhaul since 1961. Returning to action in 2019, 45596 operated on the main line throughout the year and will once again grace the northern fells, starting from our terminus at Oxenhope. Oxenhope - Carlisle - Tour Details BOOK ONLINE NOW! Date: Saturday 22nd February 2020. Please see timetable below: Outward Oxenhope dep. 0815. Haworth dep. 0820. Keighley dep. 0850. Skipton dep. 0920. Appleby arr. 1152. Appleby dep. 1211. Carlisle arr. 1255. Return Carlisle dep. 1530. Appleby arr. 1620. Appleby dep. 1640. Skipton arr. 1905. Keighley arr. 1945. Haworth arr. 2015. Oxenhope arr. 2025. Please note that these times are approximate with precise timings announced a few weeks prior to the tour, when Network Rail release the final details. Due to operational restrictions, the return journey from Carlisle will terminate at Keighley. A connecting steam hauled service from Keighley will return customers to Haworth and Oxenhope. Our special train will depart Oxenhope, terminus of the KWVR, at 08.15 stopping to collect passengers at Haworth and Keighley on the KWVR and Skipton. On leaving Skipton the train heads to Hellifield and onto Settle Junction where the climb over the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway begins. The Settle & Carlisle Line, one of the most spectacular and best loved stretches of railway line in Britain boasts the highest railway summit in England at Ais Gill, 1,169 feet above sea level. We pass over numerous viaducts, including the most famous of them all, Ribblehead, and plunge into tunnels on our climb to the summit and descent towards our destination. There are magnificent views across the north Pennines and to the peaks of Pen-y-ghent to the east, Ingleborough and Whernside to the west. We stay in the border city of Carlisle for approximately two and half hours, providing time to visit the castle, cathedral, museum and shops, or spend your time at leisure in one of the coffee shops, restaurants or bars that are aplenty in the city centre. Tickets: ?First Class: GBP149.00 ?Standard Class: GBP79.00 ?GBP3.50 booking charge for phone bookings BOOK ONLINE NOW! First Class Enjoy First Class carriages with complimentary refreshments including light breakfast on the outward and sandwiches and snacks on the return with tea and coffee. Dietary requirements: On receipt of your booking confirmation, customers requiring a vegetarian alternative should email our Haworth office, bookings@kwvr.co.uk, quoting your booking reference number and requesting the vegetarian option to be provided. Regretfully, due to the constraints associated with on train catering, we are unable to offer any other special dietary requirements. Standard class A wide selection of refreshments will be available for purchase on board the train with further details available on our website prior to the railtour. Terms & Conditions and Cancellation Policy Click HERE to download the terms and conditions applicable to your booking for 'Bahamas' Railtour to Carlisle. Bahamas Locomotive Society The Society was formed in 1967 with the aim of purchasing and maintaining in working order the former LMS Railway 'Jubilee' class steam locomotive No. 45596 'Bahamas' and have been the proud custodians of the locomotive for the last 51 years.

Model Rail Scotland (Model Railways) Model Rail Scotland

Model Rail Scotland The 2020 show will take place on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd February 2020 at the Scottish Event Campus

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cotswold Venturer

The Cotswold Venturer Saturday 22nd February 2020 Our destination is the cathedral city of Worcester, located on the banks of the River Severn and internationally famous as the home of Worcestershire Sauce. We travel outward via the Golden Valley line through Stroud and Kemble and return via the Cotswold Line through Moreton-in-Marsh and Evesham. We should experience some fast running along the ex-GWR main line and some challenging climbs. Our steam hauled train leaves London Paddington at around 07.40 hauled by A4 class Pacific steam locomotive No. 60009 Union of South Africa and heads down the ex-Great Western Railway (GWR) main line. We stop at Slough, Reading and Didcot to pick up more passengers. Our journey continues through the Vale of White Horse to Swindon, where we take the Golden Valley line through Kemble and up the climb to Sapperton Tunnel. We bypass Gloucester and head northwards through Cheltenham to Abbotswood Junction, were we leave the main line to Birmingham and head for Worchester Shrub Hill. There will be more than three hours to explore the fine city of Worcester. The River Severn runs through the city and is overlooked by the 12th century Worcester Cathedral. The site of the final battle of the Civil War between Oliver Cromwell and King Charles II was here. It is also the home of Royal Worcester Porcelain, and the birthplace of the composer Sir Edward Elgar is nearby at Lower Broadheath. Our steam hauled train leaves Worcester Shrub Hill in the late afternoon and returns to London via the Cotswold line. The Cotswold Area of outstanding Natural Beauty is characterised by attractive small towns and villages built of Cotswold stone, a yellow oolitic limestone. Rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands typify the area, which is a delight to behold. We pass through Evesham and face the five-mile climb of Honeybourne bank, graded at 1 in 100 to Campden Tunnel. At Moreton-in-Marsh, we regain double track and head for Kingham and Ascott-under-Wychwood, followed by more pretty Cotswold villages at Charlbury and Finstock. At Wolvercot Junction, we join the main line from Birmingham and pass through Oxford and return to Didcot where we call to set down passengers. Our final part of the journey calls at Reading and Slough before arriving back in London Paddington in the evening.

Model Rail Scotland (Model Railways) Model Rail Scotland

Model Rail Scotland The 2020 show will take place on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd February 2020 at the Scottish Event Campus

Epping Ongar Railway (Buses) 50 Years of London Country Bus Services
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50 Years of London Country Bus Services Bus Running Day 23 February This event, based at North Weald Station, will feature new routes running to local towns and villages. It will commemorate fifty years of London Country Bus Services Ltd. Expect visiting vehicles and possibly a surprise or two! London Country Buses Further details to follow. There will be a departure from Chingford station on route 718 at 10.00. Our route 339 buses will run to connect Epping Underground station (Central Line, Zone 6) with North Weald station at regular intervals throughout the event. Fares A special 'Green Rover' ticket will be available for just GBP10 per adult and GBP1 per accompanied child providing unlimited travel on all bus services, including the 339 service, all day. These can be purchased in advance early in 2020, or on the day from the bus conductor (cash only). If you wish to travel on the trains as well, then standard fares apply, giving unlimted travel on all train and bus services all day. Admission to North Weald station will only be available to ticket holders.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Pendle Dalesman

The Pendle Dalesman Manchester to Carlisle Wednesday 26 February 2020 From Manchester Victoria, Bolton, Clitheroe, Hellifield Steam from Hellifield - to Carlisle via the Settle to Carlisle Line Join us for a nostalgic day to remember, travelling behind our splendid vintage steam engine along England's most famous railway. From our earlier pick up points we travel north behind a vintage diesel engine to Hellifield where one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, this alone is a sight to behold as the engine builds up sufficient steam for the highlight of your journey on the famous Settle to Carlisle line. The Settle-Carlisle Railway on which we will travel needs no introduction; this breath-taking journey will take you over 20 Viaducts, through 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas. The climb over Blea Moor and the crossing of the world renowned Ribblehead Viaduct are arguably the highlights of England?s most scenic Railway. CARLISLE: We anticipate an afternoon arrival time offering a couple of hours or so break. This great border city dominates the borderlands between England and Scotland, sitting within the vale between the Cumbrian Mountains and Scottish Southern Uplands. In Carlisle you'll find yourself at the centre of a stirring past and a vibrant present. Many of the city's eateries and licensed premises are just a few minutes' walk from the station entrance and if you visit www.historic-carlisle.org.uk you will find information to help you plan ahead. And for those who would prefer to use their short break to wander around in the beautiful and historic heart of the city you may choose to visit the Castle, cathedral or indeed the Tullie House Museum. After a break of around two hours in Carlisle, we head south across some of the finest countryside Great Britain has to offer, where we head to your home stations via the famous Settle to Carlisle line in the comfort of our beautifully restored MkI or MkII Carriages.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cotton Mill Express

The Cotton Mill Express Saturday 29th February 2020 Join us on this interesting and varied tour around the cotton mill towns of Lancashire and Yorkshire. There will be rugged scenery in abundance as we traverse the Pennines, and also some very steep gradients to climb, providing a good workout for our steam locomotive. The Cotton Mill Express picks up in Lancaster, Preston and Wigan before we reach Manchester Victoria, known as Cottonopolis at the heart of the cotton industry. We make our way eastwards, via the steep climb of Miles Platting Bank, towards Stalybridge and take the old London & North Western Trans Pennine line over the Pennines via Standedge Tunnel to Huddersfield. With steep gradients aplenty, and wide Pennine valleys to enhance the ruggedness, our steam locomotive will be working hard all the way. After passing through Huddersfield, we will take the Bradley Wood Curve towards Brighouse, where we will pause for water. We now head westwards through the Calder Valley, with its steep sides all the way to Hall Royd Junction, where we leave the Manchester line and commence the steep climb to Copy Pit Summit. Once over the summit, there are then a long string of mill towns that follow our route through to Burnley and Accrington before we reach Blackburn. Leaving Blackburn, we run via Bamber Bridge and Chorley to Bolton and then onwards to Manchester Victoria once again. We continue to make another climb up Miles Platting Bank and head for Huddersfield once again for our second circuit of the Pennines to Brighouse. After taking water at Brighouse, we continue along the Calder Valley again but take the Manchester line at Todmorden and run via Rochdale to Manchester Victoria, where we call to set down passengers. Our final leg of the journey will retrace our outward steps back to Lancaster via Wigan and Preston, to conclude what promises to be an unusual tour of the Pennines and its former cotton mill towns.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express

The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express Saturday 29th February 2020 The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express provides a wonderful opportunity to get out and about during the winter months, with the added bonus of steam haulage over the Northern Fells, including the spectacular Settle & Carlisle Railway. We have a high speed journey down the West Coast Main Line to Carnforth, hauled by a blue class 86 electric locomotive. We then enjoy a circular steam tour outwards via Shap to Carlisle and back via the Settle and Carlisle line. We return from Preston to London behind our blue electric locomotive. We leave London Euston at around 07:10 with electric traction, and speed north along the West Coast Main Line (WCML). We stop to pick up passengers at Milton Keynes (where passengers from Watford Junction join by service train), Rugby (where passengers from Northampton join by service train), Nuneaton and Crewe. We continue north along the WCML to Preston, our final stop to pick up passengers. We continue through Lancaster to Carnforth, where we change motive power to a steam locomotive; either 35018 'British India Line', 45699 'Galatea' or 45690 'Leander'. Leaving Carnforth, our steam locomotive will be working hard when we climb the first severe gradient up to Grayrigg. We then travel through the beautiful Lune Gorge to Tebay, gaining speed for the ascent to Shap. This well-known section of the WCML has a gradient of 1 in 75 and, in the former days of steam locomotives, banking engines from Tebay were often used to assist trains. After crossing the Cumbrian Fells we descend to Penrith, and then head for Carlisle. There will be around three hours in Carlisle, providing time to explore this ancient 'Border' city with its castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum, and shopping centre. We leave Carlisle and join the Settle & Carlisle Railway, one of the most well known and best loved stretches of railway line in Britain. We soon begin climbing, and then at Appleby, we stop for our steam locomotive to take on water. The climbing continues through scenic Kirkby Stephen towards the highest railway summit in England at Ais Gill, 1169 feet above sea level. We pass over tall viaducts, including the famous one at Ribblehead, and through tunnels. There are magnificent views across the Fells and to the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. We should have a fast run out of the hills, through Settle, until we stop again for our locomotive to take on water. Our journey continues through Hellifield and Clitheroe to Preston where we say goodbye to our steam locomotive. We pass though Wigan and Warrington en route to Crewe hauled by our blue class 86 electric locomotive with a fast run to London expected. We stop at the same stations as on the outward journey to set down passengers. *Passengers from Watford Junction will travel to Milton Keynes by service train to join our train. **Passengers from Northampton will travel to and from Rugby by service train to join our train.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Yorkshireman

The Yorkshireman Saturday 7th March 2020 The city of York is world famous for its variety of visitor attractions and home to the National Railway Museum. We travel north via the Midland Main Line stopping at stations to pick up further passengers. Our train will be hauled between London and York by A4 Pacific steam locomotive No. 60009 Union of South Africa. Our train leaves London Victoria at around 06:25 hauled by Union of South Africa and travels around West London through Acton Wells and and Neasden South Junction. At Dudding Hill Junction we take the Brent curve and join the Midland Main Line (MML) near Cricklewood. We head north and stop at St. Albans, Luton, Bedford and Kettering, to pick up further passengers. We leave the MML after Kettering and take the former Midland Railway Nottingham direct line. We pass through Corby Station, opened in 2009 to replace the original which was closed in 1966. We climb to the famous Harringworth Viaduct, the longest masonry viaduct in Britain. From the end of the viaduct there is a long, stiff climb up to Wing Tunnel and then it is downhill to Manton Junction, and through Rutland's county town of Oakham. We stop to pick up passengers at Melton Mowbray before we continue to Syston Junction and take the sharp right curve to join the MML from Leicester. We pass through Loughborough and join the Erewash Valley Line at Trent Junction. Our final boarding point for passengers is at Alfreton. After Chesterfield we take the 'old road' to Rotherham and continue through Conisbrough to Doncaster. Here we join the East Coast Main Line and can expect a fast run to York, where we arrive in the early afternoon. York is well known for its Minster, Castle and city walls. The Snickelways, famous medieval alleys and narrow streets, and The Shambles, are well worth exploring. The National Railway Museum, the many shops and museums, ensure that there is something on offer for everybody. Our train leaves York at around 17:15 and returns to London Victoria diesel hauled. We stop at the same stations as on the outward journey, to set down passengers.

Tua Film Service (Film Show) Railways Remembered and Aviation Archive

Railways Remembered and Aviation Archive 14:30 and 19:30, The Town Hall, Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6AD

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE WHITE ROSE
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THE WHITE ROSE SATURDAY 7 MARCH 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Shrewsbury (07.00/22.40) Whitchurch (07.20/22.20) Crewe (08.10/21.30) Hartford (08.35/21.10) Warrington Bank Quay (09.05/20.50) Newton le Willows (09.25/20.35) Manchester Victoria (09.55/20.00) All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change - Tickets and confirmed timings will be forwarded by post 7 days prior to departure Enjoy a fabulous day tour travelling through the impressive Pennines over two very different routes with the outward journey taking the spectacular Vale of Edale through the Peak District National Park with stunning views of Mam Tor and Kinder Scout and through Sheffield to historic York for a sightseeing afternoon break. We return through Wakefield and true Pennine scenery with the rugged and steep sided Calder Valley towering over the train with its stone architecture clinging to the hillside and the restored Rochdale Canal keeping company with the line. Continuing through Todmorden and Rochdale we head homeward toward Manchester. Our train leaves Manchester Victoria with the taxing climb up Miles Platting bank and threads its way through the suburbs to join the former Midland Railway line across the Peak District and into the beautiful Vale of Edale. This route is spectacularly scenic and encompasses several long tunnels, including passing through the 3?-mile long Totley Tunnel, opened in 1892, before arrival at Sheffield. On departure we head northwards through Meadowhall, adjacent to the famous Shopping Centre, and onwards, avoiding Rotherham towards Swinton and Pontefract. We make our way through Church Fenton and follow the East Coast Main Line towards York. Nowhere in northern England says 'medieval' quite like York, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth that has lost little of its pre-industrial lustre. A magnificent circuit of 13th-century walls encloses a medieval spider's web of narrow streets. At its heart lies the immense, awe-inspiring York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. York's long history and rich heritage is woven into virtually every brick and beam, and the modern, tourist-oriented city - with its myriad museums including the Jorvik Centre and superb National Railway Museum, restaurants, cafes including Bettys Tearoom which is a must for a divine afternoon tea. Our return in the late afternoon journeys west through Wakefield and the true Pennine scenery of the Calder Valley as we pass the preserved Lancashire & Yorkshire railway station at Hebden Bridge thence through Todmorden and Rochdale. The train is steam hauled from Crewe by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 'Royal Scot' - West Country Class, No. 34046 'Braunton' - Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 'Britannia'

Vintage Trains (Steam Railtour) Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day - Wednesday 11th March
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Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day - Wednesday 11th March EARLY BIRD FARES AVAILABLE A unique way to travel to a world famous event - and it's not just for ladies! Board at Stratford Upon Avon, Dorridge, Solihull or Birmingham New Street and travel in vintage style aboard our heritage coaches, hauled by a magnificent steam locomotive. A local bus shuttle service runs frequently between Cheltenham station and Cheltenham Racecourse during festival week. For a really special day out, consider booking your own private coach. Contact us for more details.

Tua Film Service (Film Show) Railways Remembered

Railways Remembered 19:30, The Rothley Centre, Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley LE7 7PR

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Salopian Express

The Salopian Express Barrow to Shrewsbury Wednesday 11 March 2020 From Barrow, Ulverston, Grange over Sands, Carnforth, Lancaster and Preston. Steam from Carnforth Join us for a nostalgic day out and enjoy the thrill of travelling behind a vintage steam engine to Shrewsbury. Departing from Barrow in Furness we travel around Morecambe Bay with diesel in charge through to Carnforth, where our steam engine awaits. Our diesel is detached and our steam locomotive reverses on to the coaching stock, ready to take charge for the journey south. We can enjoy the smells and sounds of days gone by as our locomotive works hard with its heavy load en route to the historic town of Shrewsbury, where we break our journey. Standing in a loop of the River Severn Shrewsbury is an attractive destination with its cobbled streets, half timbered buildings and pedestrianised centre, all making for a pleasant break. After our visit we rejoin our steam hauled train for the return trip to Carnforth, where our diesel now rejoins the train and takes over for the return run to Barrow.

Irish Railway Record Society (Presentation) Thursday 12 March 2020

Thursday 12 March 2020 'More Traveller's Tales from (nearly) Seventy years ago' by Michael Davies One of the London Area's favourite raconteurs, Michael will continue the story of his unrepeatable journeys by rail, while describing an Ireland almost forgotten. Since his first visit in 1951, he has visited Ireland 136 times. His remarkable early visits are still fresh in the memory - when he travelled from Tooban Junction in the north to Baltimore in the south, from Howth in the east to Dingle in the west. Covering rail-less areas relied on the generosity of the (then) very occasional motorist while some of the hotels he used were stories in themselves. Meetings are from 19.00 - 21.45 in Central London in the Function Room, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray's Inn Road, LONDON WC1X 8JR The room is accessible by stairs only and a selection of Irish transport books is usually on sale. Entry is GBP3 members, GBP5 non-members. The non-member entry fee is refunded if you join the Society on the night.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) London & The Surrey Hills to Bath

London & The Surrey Hills to Bath Thursday 12th March 2020 Departs: Thursday 12th March 2020 From: Clapham Junction , Redhill , Dorking Deepdene , Shalford , Guildford

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours (Trams) Winter Gold 2020
Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cumbrian Coast Express
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The Cumbrian Coast Express Saturday 14th March 2020 With these trains we expect to recreate the early days of steam rail tours in the 1980s when travelling over the Cumbrian Fells was the icing on the cake in the main line steam calendar. We have a high-speed journey down the West Coast Main Line to Carlisle, hauled by a blue Class 86 electric locomotive. We then enjoy a steam tour from Carlisle back to Carnforth via the Cumbria Coast. We return from Carnforth to London behind our blue electric locomotive. We leave London Euston at around 07:00 with electric traction, and speed north along the West Coast Main Line (WCML). We stop to pick up passengers at Milton Keynes (where passengers from Watford Junction join by service train), Rugby (where passengers from Northampton join by service train), Nuneaton and Crewe. We continue north along the WCML to Preston, our final stop to pick up passengers. We pass through Lancaster and along the edge of Morecambe Bay before we arrive at Carnforth. Leaving Carnforth, we pass the Brief Encounter caf? and commence the climb up to Grayrigg. We then travel through the beautiful Lune Gorge to Tebay, before the ascent to Shap. After crossing the Cumbrian Fells we descend to Penrith, and then head for Carlisle. There will be time available in Carlisle to explore this ancient city with its cathedral and castle, plus an assortment of shops and cafes. We leave Carlisle steam hauled and our return steam hauled journey to Carnforth takes the scenic coastal route around the Cumbrian Coast. After Maryport, we run along the shoreline through to the industrialised district of Workington, once a centre for the production of iron and steel. There are spectacular cliff edge views as we journey southwards from Workington through to Whitehaven, with the Isle of Man visible on a clear day across the Irish Sea. We run very close to the shoreline for several miles prior to St Bees, famous for its priory and school. We pass Sellafield, where the British Nuclear Fuels plant dominates the landscape. At Ravenglass, we meet up with the narrow gauge Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway which is normally steam operated. At Millom, we head inland and follow the sweeping estuary through Foxfield and Kirkby in Furness. We will avoid Barrow in Furness by taking the 'Park' cut off line to Dalton in Furness. After Ulverston, we cross Leven Viaduct and curve along the edge of the bay through to Grange-over-Sands. There are more views across Morecambe Bay as we cross the lengthy Kent Viaduct at Arnside and approach Carnforth. Here, we shall say farewell to our gallant steam locomotive and our blue Class 86 electric locomotive will take over for a fast run to London Euston. We stop at the same stations as on the outward journey to set down passengers. *Passengers from Watford Junction will travel to Milton Keynes by service train to join our train. **Passengers from Northampton will travel to and from Rugby by service train to join our train.

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Half Price Weekend
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Half Price Weekend 14th and 15th March 2020 We celebrate the start of our steam trains running with our popular Half Price Weekend.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (10.20/16.50) Hartford (10.35/16.35) Warrington Bank Quay (10.50/16.20) Wigan North Western (11.00/16.10) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Step aboard the celebrated 'Statesman' land cruise train for a very special circular tour including a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Leaving behind the industrial architecture of the north our train heads into the Yorkshire Dales for a spectacular journey over the magnificent high Pennines. The sheer scale of the scenery is apparent as we pass such famous landmarks as Batty Moss, Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Edge, with views of the three peaks towering over the line. One magnificent sight follows another before we gradually descend into the tranquil Eden Valley and just south of Carlisle, we take the west coast line through Penrith, climbing over Shap summit and through the pretty Lune Gorge affording stunning views of the Cumbrian mountains.

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours (Trams) Winter Gold 2020
South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Half Price Weekend
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Half Price Weekend 14th and 15th March 2020 We celebrate the start of our steam trains running with our popular Half Price Weekend.

Tua Film Service (Film Show) Railways Remembered

Railways Remembered 14:30, Phoenix, Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cheshireman

The Cheshireman Saturday 21st March 2020 The train will be steam-hauled throughout from London Euston and Chester by a Princess Coronation Class Pacific No. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland. We will follow the route of the famous express such as the Royal Scot along the West Coast Main Line (WCML) to Crewe and then onwards to Chester. We can expect some spirited running down the WCML to Crewe. Be sure to book early to join us on this historic occasion. The Cheshireman will leave London Euston at around 07:00 steam hauled behind Duchess of Sutherland. Initially on departure we shall hear our locomotive working hard on the climb up Camden Bank. We stop to pick up more passengers at Watford Junction and then continue through Watford Tunnel into rural Hertfordshire. We stop to pick up further passengers at the 1960s 'new town' of Milton Keynes. At Hanslope Junction, we leave the West Coast Main Line (WCML) and take the Northampton loop line where we stop again for passengers. We continue northwards and pass the Daventry Railfreight Terminal (DIRFT) before rejoining the WCML at Rugby, a further pick up stop, and the birthplace of rugby football and the jet engine. We then follow the Trent Valley Line to Nuneaton, our final stop to pick up passengers. We pass through Lichfield, notable for its three-spired medieval cathedral, and soon after Rugeley is Shugborough Tunnel. This has ornamental grand entrances, the result of conditions required by the Earl of Lichfield for building the line across his estate. We continue northwards through Stafford to the famous railway junction town of Crewe where we take the North Wales Coast Line to Chester. There will be around four hours to explore the Roman city of Chester, one of the most visited places in the UK. Chester lies on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales, and is one of the best preserved walled cities in Britain. The city contains a number of medieval buildings and is famous for its 14th Century 'Rows', the first floor level galleried walkways connecting shops and cafes. Other places of interest include the Castle, the Cathedral, and the picturesque racecourse which is located between the city walls and the River Dee. Our special train, hauled on the return journey by our steam locomotive Duchess of Sutherland, leaves Chester late afternoon for the return journey to London Euston. We stop at the same stations as on the outward journey to set down passengers, and this tour promises to be a fitting tribute to the former LMS golden years along the WCML and its fine locomotives.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Edinburgh Flyer

The Edinburgh Flyer Saturday 21st March 2020 A rare opportunity is on offer with this special steam hauled train using an A1 Class Pacific No. 60163 Tornado running at speed both ways from York to Edinburgh and return. There will be time in Edinbugh to visit the sights before we return south. Our steam hauled journey will commence at the historic city of York, with its long association with railways, including the location of the National Railway Museum. Heading north away from York, we will travel down the East Coast main line through to Northallerton, where 60163 Tornado will build up speed to its maximum on the straight alignment of the tracks. We will pause at Durham momentarily to pick up further passengers, before heading towards Tyneside and over the river Tyne to Newcastle, our final pick up point. Leaving Newcastle, we head northwards and pass through Morpeth, with our speed running at the maximum along this former LNER racetrack, the preserve of the A1 & A4 Pacifics up to their withdrawal in the mid 1960s. With coastal views and quaint villages along the way, we make our way through Northumberland, with views of Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Island shimmering in the distance. Continuing towards Berwick on Tweed, we cross the spectacular 28-arch Royal Border Bridge, designed by Robert Stephenson. Just after Berwick, we cross the border and enter Scotland. Tornado will now be getting steam up ready for the long climb up to Grantshouse, a stiff climb at gradients of 1 in 190/200 and a test of the stamina of locomotives heading towards Edinburgh. We pass through the Scottish Borders, with more costal views along the way before we reach Edinburgh, the Capital of Scotland. Time will be available here for passengers to visit the city and its many attractions, located near Princes Street Gardens, whilst Tornado is serviced for the return journey back to York. Apart from its many shops and restaurants along Princes Street, there are many sights to see and visit, including the Palace of Holyrood, the Castle on the Royal Mile, Galleries and Museums and Princes Street Gardens. We will return south with Tornado and follow our outward route. Highlight of the jorney back to Newcastle will be the southbound climb to Grantshouse, graded at 1 in 96 for over four miles. In no time at all, we will be back at Newcastle to set down passengers, followed by Durham and finally York.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR STATESMAN

PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR STATESMAN SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (06.00/22.30) Stafford (06.30/22.00) Rugeley Town (07.00/21.30) Cannock (07.20/21.10) Walsall (07.30/21.00) Birmingham International (08.15/20.15) Coventry (08.30/20.00) Leamington Spa (08.50/19.40) Banbury (09.10/19.20) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Enjoy an exciting day trip to the dynamic and vibrant waterfront city of Portsmouth. From the pomp and ceremony of our proud naval and maritime heritage, to towering world-class visitor attractions, museums and miles of beautiful waterfront, Portsmouth offers something for absolutely everyone. Ideally situated on the south coast Portsmouth is ideal for a day by the sea as there are lots of things to do during the three-hour afternoon break. Our train will arrive into Harbour Station which is only a short walk to the Historic Dockyard (admission payable locally) home to Henry VIII's flagship the Mary Rose that remained at the sea bed for 437 years, until it was raised and put on an intensive conservation programme. Now, the ship takes pride of place at the centre of its very own museum where visitors can see the ship in all her glory - Also, board the world's most famous warship, HMS Victory, and try the new audio guide as the drama of the battle of Trafalgar unfolds, and visit the Victorian powerhouse HMS Warrior, as well as unique Gallipoli Campaign survivor - HMS M.33. If that's not enough, get out onto the water with a harbour tour or visit the attraction that is fast becoming the modern emblem of Portsmouth - the Emirates Spinnaker Tower. This imposing structure stretches 170 metres above Gunwharf Quays - making it taller than Big Ben, the London Eye and Blackpool Tower.

UK Railtours (Railtour) The Cotswold Lion

The Cotswold Lion Saturday 21 March 2020 Spring is here at last, time to get out and about with a visit to the Cotswolds and the medieval city of Worcester. The rolling Cotswold hills, thatched medieval villages and churches built of distinctive local yellow limestone make for an unforgettable scenic backdrop from the train window. This tour includes both lines that pass through this delightful part of the country, travelling outward via Oxford and the bucolic Cotswold Line and returning home by way of the 'Golden Valley', the name for the line through Stroud and Kemble, coined by Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII, while on a train along this picturesque route in 1909. One option is to travel along the third Cotswold rail route also, the preserved Gloucester Warwickshire Railway, now running from Cheltenham to Broadway. At our destination, Worcester, the River Severn flanks the city centre. The fine cathedral dates from the 12th century; much of it is Norman, and the foundations are older still. King John, of evil repute, lies buried in the crypt. Worcester is famed for its porcelain. The Museum of Royal Worcester, standing on the former factory site, contains the finest collection of Worcester Porcelain in the world and has recently undergone a GBP1.7 million refurbishment. The city boasts a notable collection of medieval and Tudor buildings centred upon Cornmarket, Friar Street and New Street. Here you will also find a great range of shops, cafes and historic inns, and Saturday is market day too. The walk from Worcester Shrub Hill Station to the city takes about twelve minutes and you have over four hours in which to explore. There is a wide range of joining stations, stretching all the way from Peterborough into the capital. Our train runs via the North London Line, then via the Great Western main line. We pass by the 'dreaming spires' of Oxford before continuing through the peaceful Cotswolds, through Charlbury and Evesham to reach Worcester Shrub Hill late morning. After our sightseeing break our return route is via Cheltenham. We glimpse Gloucester Cathedral then divert south-east through the idyllic Golden Valley, rejoining our outward route at Didcot. OPTION - THE GLOUCESTER WARWICKSHIRE RAILWAY: On this option you leave our train at Evesham for the nine-mile transfer to Toddington, headquarters of the Gloucester Warwickshire Railway. This is a fourteen mile standard gauge preserved steam railway running from Broadway through the Cotswold Hills via Toddington to Cheltenham Racecourse. A 'rover' ticket is included in this option and with three trains in the operating circuit there will be lots of scope for designing your afternoon itinerary. Broadway station is just a ten minute level walk from the picture-postcard village of Broadway. At the end of the afternoon, the bus transfer is from Cheltenham Racecourse station to the main line station at Cheltenham Spa. This option needs to be pre-booked. OTHER OPTIONS: We are planning other off-train activities including the Elgar Birthplace Museum, located just a few miles from Worcester, also a river cruise on the River Severn. You can register your interest with us and we will confirm details as and when confirmed. First Class Dining includes the Great British Breakfast, morning coffee and a four-course dinner. The Gloucester Warwickshire Railway option includes bus transfer from Evesham to Toddington and from Cheltenham Racecourse to Cheltenham Spa, plus freedom of all Gloucester Warwickshire Railway train services during the afternoon.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) London to Winchester

London to Winchester Sunday 22nd March 2020 Departs: Sunday 22nd March 2020 From: London Victoria , Slough

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Hampshire & Sussex Coastal Tour

Hampshire & Sussex Coastal Tour Sunday 22nd March 2020 Departs: Sunday 22nd March 2020 From: Winchester , Eastleigh , Fareham

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) PENNINE PEAKS & VALLEYS MOTHERS DAY EXPLORER
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PENNINE PEAKS & VALLEYS MOTHERS DAY EXPLORER SUNDAY 22 MARCH 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (09.30/19.25) Hartford (09.50/19.05) Runcorn (10.05/18.50) Liverpool South Parkway (10.20/18.30) Liverpool Lime Street (11.00/17.50) Huyton (11.25/17.25) St Helens Central (11.40/17.10) Wigan North Western (12.00/16.50) All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change - Tickets and confirmed timings will be forwarded by post 7 days prior to departure We are pleased to present a truly memorable steam hauled circular tour through the magnificent pennines with travel in our immaculately restored vintage carriages for a journey through deep valleys and the spectacular Yorkshire Dales offering stunning views of the three peaks, plus taxing climbs to make the engine work hard - Our Premier dining experience offers the ideal gift for the special lady in your life with a sumptuous five course Luncheon accompanied with champagne and wine. The train is steam hauled from Liverpool Lime Street with the steep climb through the cutting to Edge Hill and sounds of the locomotive working hard reverberating from the tunnel walls. At Wigan we join the West Coast Main line and passing through Preston, then travelling north past imposing Lancaster Castle we cross the River Lune and at Bolton-le-Sands there are spectacular views across Morecambe Bay toward the Lakeland mountains. At Carnforth we pass the famous station used in the 1945 movie 'Brief Encounter' and take the secondary line into open countryside and through dramatic scenery on the edge of the forest of Bowland towards the beautiful Yorkshire Dales crossing rivers and moorland as we climb through Wennington and Gigglewick to Settle Junction with amazing views of the three peaks. At Hellifield we join the normally freight only line as it crosses the River Ribble through the stunning valley with Pendle Hill, home to the Lancashire witches, towering over the route. Passing historic Clitheroe and Whalley, we cross the 48 arch viaduct and the engine works hard to climb the taxing Wilpshire Bank with the sounds echoing back from the surrounding hills. Travelling onward through Blackburn on easier gradients we take the line to Leyland and re-join the West Coast main line to our homeward stations. The train is steam hauled from Liverpool by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 'Royal Scot' - West Country Class, No. 34046 'Braunton' - Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 'Britannia'

Tua Film Service (Film Show) Railways Remembered

Railways Remembered 19:30, Corn Market Hall, London Road, Kettering NN15 7QA

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Salopian Express

The Salopian Express Dumfries to Shrewsbury Wednesday 25 March 2020 From Dumfries, Annan, Gretna, Carlisle, Penrith, Lancaster and Preston Steam from Carnforth Join us for a nostalgic day out and enjoy the thrill of travelling behind a vintage steam engine to Shrewsbury. Departing from Dumfries with diesel in charge we make our way down the West Coast Main Line through to Carnforth, where our steam engine awaits. Our diesel is detached and our steam locomotive reverses on to the coaching stock, ready to take charge for the journey south. We can enjoy the smells and sounds of days gone by as our locomotive works hard with its heavy load en route to the historic town of Shrewsbury, where we break our journey. Standing in a loop of the River Severn Shrewsbury is an attractive destination with its cobbled streets, half timbered buildings and pedestrianised centre, all making for a pleasant break. After our visit we rejoin our steam hauled train for the return trip to Carnforth, where our diesel now rejoins the train and takes over for the return run along the West Coast Main Line to Dumfries.

North Norfolk Railway (Steam Gala) Spring Steam Gala
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Spring Steam Gala