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Pathfinder Tours (Railtour) The Grotto Grid

The Grotto Grid 14 December, 2019 Pathfinder's annual Christmas outing, with a rounding of the east & north midlands to the rail lines of north Lincolnshire. Joining Stations: Westbury, Bath Spa, Bristol Parkway, Cheltenham Spa, Bromsgrove, Northfield, Coleshill Parkway, Burton-on-Trent, Derby & Chesterfield Launching this railtour excursion in the July heatwave is rather surreal, but look ahead we must to the festive season and the post Brexit calm(!) Aboard our set of classic carriages we pick up to Derby, and reverse in Chaddeston Yard to attach the Colas Class 56 'Grid'. There then follows an itinerary via Lincoln to Barnetby for an hour lunchtime break; followed by travel over the ROXBY GULLET branchline and Scunthorpe area lines before heading homeward to complete an enjoyable day. Featured Track: Pilot Line (Derby), Scunthorpe Trent Reception |Line, Roxby Gullet Branchline, Scunthorpe Yard, Scunthorpe Old Station & E Line, Doncaster, Avoiding Line, Roundwood Chord, Up Canklow Goods Loop, Up & Down Staveley Goods Loop, Woodhouse Sidings, Up & Down Blackwell Slow, Up & Down Erewash Slow, Lenton Curve, Toton High Level Lines & Toton Upside.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Christmas White Rose
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The Christmas White Rose Saturday 14th December 2019 ** Fully booked in PREMIER & STANDARD. Only 2 available in FIRST ** We will travel along the East Coast Main Line to York, the former operating lines of the famous LNER Express Passenger Pacifics in the heyday of steam hauled expresses to and from London. We will make our way northwards steam hauled from London King's Cross as far as York by A1 class steam locomotive No.60163 Tornado. We will make convenient pickup calls at Stevenage and Peterborough, before heading up the famous Stoke Bank, the scene where in 1938 Mallard achieved the world speed record for a steam locomotive at 126 mph. We will follow the ECML through Grahtham, Newark and Retford before we reach Doncaster, famous in railway history as the location of the LNER's works where such iconic locomotives as Mallard and Flying Scotsman were built. Continuing northwards from Doncaster, Tornado will be able to show its strength by achieving maximum speed as we race along towards York, our destination for the afternoon. York is world famous as a tourist destination with its many sights, including the Minster, Castle, Yorvic centre and the quaint medieval alleyways and riverside walks. Railway enthusiasts are not forgotten, as York is the location of the National Railway Museum, reflecting the history of railways in this country. The York Christmas Market will also be in full swing adding a pre festive atmosphere to the city with its many market stalls and food outlets. After time in York, we will return south with A4 Pacific No.60009 Union of South Africa and follow our outward route back to London King's Cross, stopping as outward to set down passengers. Look out for Father Christmas and his Elves who will be visiting the train during the day and handing out presents to all children on board. Please let us know your child's age when booking. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served to the first and standard class passengers on board.

UK Railtours (Steam Railtour) The Christmas Chester Chuffer

The Christmas Chester Chuffer Saturday 14 December 2019 Christmas just wouldn't be complete without a steam train, so why not join us for a wonderful day out to historic Chester. Our train runs via Coventry to Bescot Yard, where our steam loco awaits. This is booked to be the superb 'West Country' class Pacific 34046 'Braunton', one of the Locomotive Services Limited fleet based at Crewe and owned by Jeremy Hosking. Our steam-hauled itinerary takes us via Wolverhampton, then on past Cosford to Shrewsbury where an array of characterful semaphore signals can be seen, defying the march of progress and still controlled from the magnificent Severn Bridge Junction manual signalbox, towering high above the tracks. We head through the peaceful Shropshire countryside, passing Gobowen station which made the news some years ago when schoolgirls took over the running of the ticket office. Look out for the graceful aqueduct at Chirk, parallel to the railway viaduct connecting England with Wales. The fine scenery continues both before and after the junction town of Wrexham and along Gresford Bank. We steam into Chester around lunchtime for a break of some four hours. It takes about twelve minutes to walk into the city centre but the walk is level and there is a frequent shuttle bus available to. No city conjures up the feel of 'Olde England' quite so convincingly as Chester, with its fine black and white timbered buildings. The River Dee winds its way around the elegant old city and a Christmas market will be taking place, with some seventy chalets huddled around a huge Christmas tree. During our stay in Chester, 34046 'Braunton' will have been watered and serviced ready for the next stage of our journey, via Beeston Castle to Crewe. Here we say farewell to steam, and our train will soon be on its way back home via Stafford and Rugby. Dining guests will be in for a real treat on this trip. Breakfast will be enjoyed on the outward journey, followed by morning coffee as we steam around the Welsh borders at Chester. The climax of the day will be a mouthwatering four-course Christmas dinner. A buffet car will be available to non-diners. We are expecting this Christmas special to be in great demand, so book soon to be sure of your seats!

Vintage Trains (Steam Railtour) Christmas White Rose (York via Tamworth & Burton)

Christmas White Rose (York via Tamworth & Burton) Saturday 14th December In our first of two Christmas White Rose trains to York, we plan to traverse our more established route via Tamworth and Burton-on-Trent. The route avoiding Derby and up the Erewash Valley allows us to stop at Ilkeston; the first time 7029 has ever stopped at this station. The ever-popular city of York has many attractions for the day visitor as well as the Christmas shopper looking for the perfect gift. If shopping isn't for you, inside York's three miles of city walls there is evidence of Roman, Viking and Medieval history, mixed with classic architecture from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Why not visit the Gothic splendour of York Minster with its Rose Window, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum (free entry) or the Jorvik Viking Experience to name just a few. Alternatively, boat trips are available on the River Ouse, or you can pre-book an open-top bus tour or simply browse around the medieval shopping streets of Stonegate and The Shambles. This year, as with previous, we plan to fully utilise 'REG' the Water Carrier to reduce the water stops, therefore reducing the journey times and allowing us to include a short photo stop at Pontefract in the morning - weather dependent of course! Passengers can join the train at Dorridge, Solihull, Tyseley (Mainline Station), Coleshill Parkway, Tamworth and Burton-on-Trent and Ilkeston Steam hauled throughout by No: 7029 'Clun Castle' with heating assistance from 47773

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman

The Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman Liverpool to Carlisle Saturday 14 December 2019 Join us for a great day out to remember aboard our heritage steam hauled train which will take you on a scenic journey along the Settle and Carlisle line and returning on the West Coast Main Line to Carnforth, where we change engines to one of our vintage Diesels for the final part of our journey. This trip is scheduled to be hauled by 60103 The Flying Scotsman. The Flying Scotsman set two world records for steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour (160.9 km/h) on 30 November 1934, and then setting a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles (679 km) on 8 August 1989 while in Australia. Departing Liverpool around 07:30 we make our way to we make our way to Hellifield, where the journey really begins. Enjoy the stunning Dales scenery as we make our way through Settle and over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Continuing north from Ribblehead we plunge into Blea Moor tunnel, the longest on the line. We then enjoy sweeping views along Dentdale as we pass through the highest station on the line, Dent. The stunning scenery continues as we head north to the more gentle landscape of the Eden Valley, the Eden Gorge and our destination - the border city of Carlisle. First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. After a break of around two hours in Carlisle, with its pedestrianised shopping centre, Castle and cathedral to enjoy, we return on the West Coast Main Line which takes us over Shap - the highest point on the line - and past The English Lake District, returning on the West Coast Main Line to Carnforth, where we change engines to one of our vintage Diesels for the final part of our journey to your home stations.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) London to Blenheim & Stratford Carols

London to Blenheim & Stratford Carols Sunday 15th December 2019 Departs: Sunday 15th December 2019 From: London Victoria , Staines , Ascot , Reading

London Omnibus Traction Society (Buses) Extreme Bus Journeys

Extreme Bus Journeys Monday 16 December: - Roger French will present 'Extreme Bus Journeys' based on his recent travels around the UK. LOTS Meetings and Events Society Meetings: At Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1. Doors open from 6pm. sales stand from 6.30pm, event begins at 7.30 and is finished by 10pm. There is no charge. Visitors are welcome, especially from other societies or if you buy something or join as a new member.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) London to Salisbury & Sherborne Carols

London to Salisbury & Sherborne Carols Tuesday 17th December 2019 Departs: Tuesday 17th December 2019 From: London Waterloo , Woking

UK Railtours (Railtour) The LNER HST Farewell
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The LNER HST Farewell Wednesday 18 December to Saturday 21 December 2019 After more than 40 years of service on the East Coast route, the age of the InterCity 125 High Speed Trains is rapidly nearing its end as the sleek new Azuma trains gradually take over. To mark the end of an era, LNER is restoring an InterCity 125 set to its original British Rail livery and undertaking a special four-day tour around the LNER network. As a special treat for those onboard, for the first time LNER will take the train 'across the top' from Aberdeen to Inverness to kick off Day One of the Farewell Tour. THE NORTHERN LIGHTS - WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER 2019: From Edinburgh, departing 09.46, we travel via the Forth and Tay Bridges to Dundee, then all the way up the East Coast to the Granite City of Aberdeen. We then enjoy a journey along the 'Great North of Scotland' route through Elgin, to the reach the Highland Capital, Inverness at 16.44.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman

The Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman Manchester to Carlisle Wednesday 18 December 2019 From Manchester Victoria and Bolton Join us for a great day out to remember aboard our heritage steam hauled train which will take you on a scenic journey along the Settle and Carlisle line and returning on the West Coast Main Line to Carnforth, where we change engines to one of our vintage Diesels for the final part of our journey. This trip is scheduled to be hauled by 60103 The Flying Scotsman. The Flying Scotsman set two world records for steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour (160.9 km/h) on 30 November 1934, and then setting a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles (679 km) on 8 August 1989 while in Australia. Departing Manchester around 07:30 we make our way to Bolton, then Blackburn (we can pick passengers up in Blackburn, but the return journey would be dropped off in Preston). From Blackburn we make our way to Hellifield, where the journey really begins. Enjoy the stunning Dales scenery as we make our way through Settle and over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Continuing north from Ribblehead we plunge into Blea Moor tunnel, the longest on the line. We then enjoy sweeping views along Dentdale as we pass through the highest station on the line, Dent. The stunning scenery continues as we head north to the more gentle landscape of the Eden Valley, the Eden Gorge and our destination - the border city of Carlisle. First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. After a break of around two hours in Carlisle, with its pedestrianised shopping centre, Castle and cathedral to enjoy, we return on the West Coast Main Line which takes us over Shap - the highest point on the line - and past The English Lake District, returning on the West Coast Main Line to Carnforth, where we change engines to one of our vintage Diesels for the final part of our journey to your home stations.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Chester Christmas Express
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The Chester Christmas Express Thursday 19th December 2019 ** FULLY BOOKED IN ALL CLASSES ** Join us on seasonal tour that provides an excellent opportunity to travel across the country from east to west, visiting the historic city of Chester. Apart from its cultural attractions, including the Cathedral, Castle and the Medieval Rows, Chester is a well established shopping mecca, with a large choice of designer and main stream shopping on offer. Our steam hauled train will be pulled by 46233 Duchess of Sutherland from Stevenage to Chester via an interesting route. Our journey commences at Stevenage early morning where at Hitchin we take the line to Cambridge. We then call to pick up Ely, March and Peterborough. We now follow the cross country line through Stamford, a town of outstanding architectural and historic interest that is of national importance. The town has over 600 listed buildings, more than half of the total for the County of Lincolnshire. We continue westwards and pass Rutland Water towards Oakham, the small county town of Rutland. Entering Leicestershire, we run through Melton Mowbray, famous for its pork pies, and head for Leicester, our final pick up station. We follow the main line to London St Pancras for a while as far as Wigston Junction, where we branch off on the Nuneaton and Birmingham line. Our route now takes us westwards through Hinkley to Nuneaton, where we join the West Coast main line. Heading northwards, our steam locomotive can now get up to top speed as we head for Tamworth and Lichfield. Lines split at Colwich Junction and here we follow the WCML through Shugborough Park to round Queensville Curve at Stafford. The four tracks continue northwards through rural Staffordshire, with our steam locomotive working hard as it tackles the long climb to Whitmore Summit. After a few more miles, we slow down and approach the major railway junction of Crewe. Our final part of the journey takes us across the Cheshire Plain through Beeston Castle, with its lofty 13th century castle overlooking the railway and the Shropshire Union Canal. In no time at all, we arrive at Chester, where there will be a break of around three and a half hours for passengers to visit the city with all its attractions. The Chester Christmas Market with over 70 traditional wooden chalets is situated in the heart of Chester. There will be an abundance of festive treats and gifts on offer, including quality local and regional products, crafts, clothing, accessories, jewellery, unique gifts and stocking fillers which are sure to make the perfect present! Don't forget to sample the delicious hot food and drink, including tasty mulled wine and hot chocolate; the perfect way to keep warm whilst enjoying the market. We depart Chester, steam hauled, early evening for the journey home. We say goodbye to our steam locomotive at Leicester and continue diesel hauled to Stevenage, where our tour today terminates. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served to the first and standard class passengers on board.

The Wind Up (Social Gathering) 1987 - 19 December 2019 DEPTFORD (DEP)
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1987 - 19 December 2019 DEPTFORD (DEP) Dog & Bell, 116 Prince Street, SE8 3JD ? It has now become tradition for our pre-Christmas wind-up to be held at the popular 'Dog & Bell' (Free), and this year is no exception. As usual a mild should be available for us, along with a selection of other beers including interesting local brews. The usual home cooked food is also on offer. Note that dogs are only allowed in the bar area. Both Southeastern and Thameslink services from London Bridge call at Deptford, doubtless competing for the reliability crown?

Wind Up North (Social Gathering) Wind Up North #155 The Blind Pig 19th December 2019
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Wind Up North #155 The Blind Pig 19th December 2019 4 Tower Hill, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EQ This stylish bar occupies a former bank building. Under new management since 2014 they specialise in Real Ales, cocktails, bottled world beers and ciders. The downstairs bar area has seating around the edge in boothed areas and at the bar. A separate secret room is also available for hire. This pub serves three changing beers typically from Nightjar, Vocation or Worsthorne. 7 minutes walk from Sowerby Bridge Station. Coincides with Mini Wood Fest at Jubilee Refreshment Rooms.

UK Railtours (Railtour) The LNER HST Farewell
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The LNER HST Farewell Wednesday 18 December to Saturday 21 December 2019 After more than 40 years of service on the East Coast route, the age of the InterCity 125 High Speed Trains is rapidly nearing its end as the sleek new Azuma trains gradually take over. To mark the end of an era, LNER is restoring an InterCity 125 set to its original British Rail livery and undertaking a special four-day tour around the LNER network. As a special treat for those onboard, for the first time LNER will take the train 'across the top' from Aberdeen to Inverness to kick off Day One of the Farewell Tour. THE HIGHLAND CHIEFTAIN - THURSDAY 19 DECEMBER 2019: Departing from Inverness at 12.14 we enjoy scenery on a truly grand scale as we head south on the Highland Main Line. We top the famous summits at Slochd and Druimuachdar before descending to Perth and Stirling. Finally we cross Scotland's lowland belt to arrive in Edinburgh at 16.39.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) White Cliffs Lunchtime Tour

White Cliffs Lunchtime Tour Friday 20th December 2019 Departs: Friday 20th December 2019 From: London Victoria , Bromley South , Swanley (Kent)

UK Railtours (Railtour) The LNER HST Farewell
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The LNER HST Farewell Wednesday 18 December to Saturday 21 December 2019 After more than 40 years of service on the East Coast route, the age of the InterCity 125 High Speed Trains is rapidly nearing its end as the sleek new Azuma trains gradually take over. To mark the end of an era, LNER is restoring an InterCity 125 set to its original British Rail livery and undertaking a special four-day tour around the LNER network. As a special treat for those onboard, for the first time LNER will take the train 'across the top' from Aberdeen to Inverness to kick off Day One of the Farewell Tour. THE NORTHUMBRIAN - FRIDAY 20 DECEMBER 2019: Today we leave Edinburgh at 09.37 and, with wonderful views over the North Sea, we're bound for England! We cross the Royal Border Bridge at Berwick-upon-Tweed, see the Tyne Bridges at Newcastle and glimpse Durham Castle high above the River Wear. Then it's on through York to arrive in Leeds at 16.20.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Edinburgh Christmas Market
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The Edinburgh Christmas Market Saturday 21st December 2019 **FULLY BOOKED IN ALL CLASSES** A rare opportunity is on offer with this special steam hauled train using an A4 Pacific No.60009 Union of South Africa running at speed both ways over its former territory from York to Edinburgh and return. There will be time in Edinbugh to visit the sights before we return south, including the fabulous Christmas Market. A marvelous Winter Wonderland with Wooden Chalets, Ice Skating Rink and even a Big Wheel. 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 on the East Coast main line through to Northallerton, where 60009 Union of South Africa 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 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 simmering 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. Union of South Africa 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 coastal 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 Christmas market, located in Prices Street Gardens, whilst Union of South Africa 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 vist, including the Palace of Holyrood, the Castle on the Royal Mile, Galleries and Museums and Princes Street Gardens. We will return south with Union of South Africa 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. Look out for Father Christmas and his Elves who will be visiting the train during the day and handing out presents to all children on board. Please let us know your child's age when booking. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served to the first and standard class passengers on board.

UK Railtours (Railtour) Beverley at Christmas

Beverley at Christmas Saturday 21 December 2019 The welcoming East Yorkshire market town of Beverley has beauty in abundance, historic buildings galore, narrow cobbled streets and oodles of small town charm. It offers an upmarket Christmas shopping experience and the whole place is virtually level, just a few minutes' easy walk from the station. There is an appealing selection of smaller individual shops, an antique arcade, trendy coffee shops and a bustling Saturday market. As on our previous visits at this time of year, the highlight of your visit will be a carol concert in the staggeringly beautiful Beverley Minster, specially arranged for UK Railtours. The Director of Music and his superb choir always put a really imaginative programme together for us, just one reason why we continue to return to this very popular venue. Our journey is via the East Coast Main Line as far as Doncaster. As we head along the Humber Estuary, look out for the towering and graceful Humber Bridge, opened in 1981 with a height of 510 feet and a dramatic main span of no fewer than 4,626 feet. The train skirts the City of Hull before striking north for ten miles through bucolic farmlands to arrive at Beverley. We will be there for nearly four hours so you have ample time to enjoy the carol concert and everything the compact little town has to offer.

UK Railtours (Railtour) The LNER HST Farewell
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The LNER HST Farewell Wednesday 18 December to Saturday 21 December 2019 After more than 40 years of service on the East Coast route, the age of the InterCity 125 High Speed Trains is rapidly nearing its end as the sleek new Azuma trains gradually take over. To mark the end of an era, LNER is restoring an InterCity 125 set to its original British Rail livery and undertaking a special four-day tour around the LNER network. As a special treat for those onboard, for the first time LNER will take the train 'across the top' from Aberdeen to Inverness to kick off Day One of the Farewell Tour. . THE WEST RIDING LIMITED - SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER 2019: The grand finale! Our special HST leaves Leeds at 11.01 for a special run south via Doncaster and Peterborough, pausing at most of the major stations along the way. The era of the LNER InterCity 125 finally comes to an end at London King's Cross at 15.09.

Vintage Trains (Steam Railtour) Christmas White Rose (York via Nuneaton, Leicester & Ilkeston)

Christmas White Rose (York via Nuneaton, Leicester & Ilkeston) Saturday 21st December This year we are offering two Christmas trips to York on subsequent weekends with slightly different passenger pickups for your convenience. This first Christmas White Rose will travel the route we used to use via Nuneaton and Leicester with additional stops at East Midlands Parkway and Ilkeston. This will be only the second time 7029 has ever stopped at Ilkeston station - the first being the previous weekend! The ever-popular city of York has many attractions for the day visitor as well as the Christmas shopper looking for the perfect gift. If shopping isn't for you, inside York's three miles of city walls there is evidence of Roman, Viking and Medieval history, mixed with classic architecture from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Why not visit the Gothic splendour of York Minster with its Rose Window, the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum (free entry) or the Jorvik Viking Experience to name just a few. Alternatively, boat trips are available on the River Ouse, or you can pre-book an open-top bus tour or simply browse around the medieval shopping streets of Stonegate and The Shambles. This year, as with previous, we plan to fully utilise 'REG' the Water Carrier to reduce the water stops, therefore reducing the journey times and allowing us to include a short photo stop at Pontefract in the morning - weather dependent of course! Passengers can join the train at Dorridge, Solihull, Tyseley (Mainline Station), Coleshill Parkway, Nuneaton, Leicester, East Midlands Parkway and Ilkeston. Steam hauled throughout by No: 7029 'Clun Castle' with heating assistance from 47773

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman

The Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman Manchester to Carlisle Saturday 21 December 2019 From Manchester Victoria and Bolton Join us for a great day out to remember aboard our heritage steam hauled train which will take you on a scenic journey along the Settle and Carlisle line and returning on the West Coast Main Line to Carnforth, where we change engines to one of our vintage Diesels for the final part of our journey. This trip is scheduled to be hauled by 60103 The Flying Scotsman. The Flying Scotsman set two world records for steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour (160.9 km/h) on 30 November 1934, and then setting a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles (679 km) on 8 August 1989 while in Australia. Departing Manchester around 07:30 we make our way to Bolton, then Blackburn (we can pick passengers up in Blackburn, but the return journey would be dropped off in Preston). From Blackburn we make our way to Hellifield, where the journey really begins. Enjoy the stunning Dales scenery as we make our way through Settle and over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Continuing north from Ribblehead we plunge into Blea Moor tunnel, the longest on the line. We then enjoy sweeping views along Dentdale as we pass through the highest station on the line, Dent. The stunning scenery continues as we head north to the more gentle landscape of the Eden Valley, the Eden Gorge and our destination - the border city of Carlisle. First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. After a break of around two hours in Carlisle, with its pedestrianised shopping centre, Castle and cathedral to enjoy, we return on the West Coast Main Line which takes us over Shap - the highest point on the line - and past The English Lake District, returning on the West Coast Main Line to Carnforth, where we change engines to one of our vintage Diesels for the final part of our journey to your home stations.

Mid-Hants Railway (Heritage Line Event) Christmas Leave

Christmas Leave Experience Christmas on a WWII railway 26th - 27th December 2019 'We'll meet again, I do know where, I do know when, I know we'll meet again...' This Christmas, the Watercress Line invite you to join civilian and military re-enactors and experience the atmosphere of a WWII Christmas on the railway. Whether this is a trip down memory lane, or a chance to make new memories, it is the perfect place to bring your family and guests after Christmas. On both the 26th and 27th December, our period stations will host re-enactors and the general public enjoying wartime music, steam and seasonal merriment. Come and join them for this unique experience. Your ticket will include all day travel on the railway, and you can hop on and off at all 4 stations enjoying the 40s entertainment on offer.

Great Central Railway - Nottingham (Heritage Line Event) Winter Holiday Trains

Winter Holiday Trains An opportunity to escape the house, the washing-up and yet another round of turkey sandwiches, our trains will be operating with both classic steam and diesel locomotives, enabling you to sample the Nottinghamshire countryside from the comfort of your train. Hopefully, the weather will co-operate and blanket the railway in fresh snow!! Both classic diesel and steam locomotives will haul services.

Mid-Hants Railway (Heritage Line Event) Christmas Leave

Christmas Leave Experience Christmas on a WWII railway 26th - 27th December 2019 'We'll meet again, I do know where, I do know when, I know we'll meet again...' This Christmas, the Watercress Line invite you to join civilian and military re-enactors and experience the atmosphere of a WWII Christmas on the railway. Whether this is a trip down memory lane, or a chance to make new memories, it is the perfect place to bring your family and guests after Christmas. On both the 26th and 27th December, our period stations will host re-enactors and the general public enjoying wartime music, steam and seasonal merriment. Come and join them for this unique experience. Your ticket will include all day travel on the railway, and you can hop on and off at all 4 stations enjoying the 40s entertainment on offer.

Boness and Kinneil Railway (Diesel Gala) Winter Diesel Gala

Winter Diesel Gala

Great Central Railway - Nottingham (Heritage Line Event) Winter Holiday Trains

Winter Holiday Trains An opportunity to escape the house, the washing-up and yet another round of turkey sandwiches, our trains will be operating with both classic steam and diesel locomotives, enabling you to sample the Nottinghamshire countryside from the comfort of your train. Hopefully, the weather will co-operate and blanket the railway in fresh snow!! Both classic diesel and steam locomotives will haul services.

Spa Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Winter Steam Up and Kids for a Quid!

Winter Steam Up and Kids for a Quid! Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th December 2019 Following the huge success of the 2018 event, the Winter Steam Up returns for 2019! Full details including the locomotives visiting and in operation will be published later in 2019. The 2018 event saw Hunslet No. 1982 'Ring Haw', Great Western Railway No. 813 and Cass 31/4 31430 'Sister Dora' operating our two train timetable.

Great Central Railway - Nottingham (Heritage Line Event) End of Year Mixed Traffic Gala

End of Year Mixed Traffic Gala The final chance to ride the GCRN in 2019. A one-day event featuring an intensive timetable of both Steam & Diesel hauled services to take away the post-Christmas blues. This event runs with a special timetable and special pricing applies.

Spa Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Winter Steam Up and Kids for a Quid!

Winter Steam Up and Kids for a Quid! Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th December 2019 Following the huge success of the 2018 event, the Winter Steam Up returns for 2019! Full details including the locomotives visiting and in operation will be published later in 2019. The 2018 event saw Hunslet No. 1982 'Ring Haw', Great Western Railway No. 813 and Cass 31/4 31430 'Sister Dora' operating our two train timetable.

West Somerset Railway (Heritage Line Event) Winter Steam Festival

Winter Steam Festival The West Somerset Railways Winter Steam festival a more intensive timetables in operation Why not have a nostalgic day out between Christmas and the New Year riding in a warm sixty year old railway carriage behind a steam locomotive whilst enjoying changing views of the Quantock Hills and the Exmoor Coast on the West Somerset Railway? There will be an enhanced timetable of trains over the 20 miles of line between Bishops Lydeard (four miles from Somerset's county town of Taunton) and Minehead. Even if trains aren't your main interest the extra services offer opportunities to visit the old harbour town of Watchet or the medieval village of Dunster with its castle. Or if you would like a clearing the cobwebs country walk there are a number of different ones from our 10 stations and a book describing these can be purchased from our Minehead station shop by calling 01643 700387 with your card details.

UK Railtours (Railtour) TIME LORD - PLUS TWENTY!

TIME LORD - PLUS TWENTY! Monday 30 December 2019 This marks the twentieth anniversary of our well-remembered 'Time Lord' railtour, a rather sobering thought - where did all that time go? The 'cold turkey' days between Christmas and New Year have always been a popular time for 'Forgotten Tracks' Railtours, a reason to get out and about between the long weeks of excess prior to Christmas and the impending New Year festivities. This year, hard to believe, is the twentieth anniversary of the millennium celebrations. Where did all that time go? Many will remember the 'Time Lord' tour we ran on 'Millennium Eve-Eve' in 1999, which paid a visit to the meridian town of Cleethorpes. The 2019 version is a 'Forgotten Tracks' railtour which revisits this interesting seaside town, but with a different itinerary. 'Time Lord Plus Twenty' departs from King's Cross and the usual East Coast Main Line pick-ups. We then travel via Grantham, Newark, Lincoln, Market Rasen, Barnetby and Brocklesby Junction where we take the branch through Ulceby and New Holland to Barton-on-Humber, a most unusual destination for a loco-hauled train. After reversal we travel via Habrough to Marsh West Junction. Some customers may recall that there were problems with the Immingham 'tramway' line which prevented its inclusion on an earlier tour. Network Rail has advised us that remedial works have now been completed, so we diverge via Pyewipe Road Junction, following the route of the much lamented Grimsby & Immingham Electric Railway. After a while we pass the extensive Immingham complex and rejoin our earlier route at Ulceby. From here we head to Grimsby and Cleethorpes for a break of around an hour and a half. At Cleethorpes the station is, quite literally, on the sea front. Time to take a bracing seaside stroll, maybe calling in at one of the real ale venues for which the town is noted. Nearby is Cleethorpes Pier, recently named 'Pier of the Year' by the British Piers Society. Alternatively you can alight at Grimsby and explore there. Our homeward journey is just as it was twenty years ago, via Scunthorpe, Stainforth, Applehurst Junction, Skellow Junction, Carcroft Junction, Doncaster and the East Coast Main Line. Humber Bridge Option: Alight at Barton-on-Humber (short platform) and take a bus trip over the truly awesome Humber Bridge and back, then continuing to Cleethorpes for the break and the return journey. Passengers on this option will not travel over the Immingham line of course. This will not operate in high winds. Supplement: GBP5.00 All three classes of accommodation are available on this tour. We can assure dining guests that turkey will not feature on this occasion. Dining is available only from (and back to) King's Cross, Potters Bar and Stevenage.

West Somerset Railway (Heritage Line Event) Winter Steam Festival

Winter Steam Festival The West Somerset Railways Winter Steam festival a more intensive timetables in operation Why not have a nostalgic day out between Christmas and the New Year riding in a warm sixty year old railway carriage behind a steam locomotive whilst enjoying changing views of the Quantock Hills and the Exmoor Coast on the West Somerset Railway? There will be an enhanced timetable of trains over the 20 miles of line between Bishops Lydeard (four miles from Somerset's county town of Taunton) and Minehead. Even if trains aren't your main interest the extra services offer opportunities to visit the old harbour town of Watchet or the medieval village of Dunster with its castle. Or if you would like a clearing the cobwebs country walk there are a number of different ones from our 10 stations and a book describing these can be purchased from our Minehead station shop by calling 01643 700387 with your card details.

Great Central Railway (Heritage Line Event) Night Rider - New Year's Eve
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Night Rider - New Year's Eve Join us for an evening train with both steam and diesel haulage to see in the New Year. Departing Loughborough Central at 19:00, enjoy an evening travelling through the night and into 2020. Click here to buy tickets online On the final trip of the evening, we will arrive at Leicester North station at approximately 23:50. Here we will pause the celebrate the arrival of the New Year at midnight before departure again at 00:15.

Epping Ongar Railway (Heritage Line Event) New Year Steam Day1 January 2020

New Year Steam Day1 January 2020 Steam into the Forest this New Years Day with our steam hauled services. Our main services to Ongar will be worked by steam locomotives today and connecting heritage buses will run between Epping Underground and North Weald stations.

Friends of King Alfred Buses (Buses) KING ALFRED MINI RUNNING DAY: Wednesday 1st January 2020

KING ALFRED MINI RUNNING DAY: Wednesday 1st January 2020 Our next vintage bus Running Day will be on 1st January, based on the Broadway, Winchester. We will start at around 09:00 with the last trips departing at about 16:00. Approximately four vehicles will be in service operating most of the traditional King Alfred routes. All journeys will be entirely free of charge. More details will be available in due course. Our major event for 2020 will be The Original King Alfred Running Day on Sunday 3rd May. As well as free bus services over the King Alfred routes with former King Alfred vehicles, the event will feature many visiting vehicles and a Transport Bazaar at the Guildhall. May 2020 is also the centenary of the first King Alfred excursion, so keep an eye open for events to mark this anniversary!

The Wind Up (Social Gathering) 1988 - 2 January 2020 WESTMINSTER
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1988 - 2 January 2020 WESTMINSTER The Speaker, 46 Great Peter St, SW1P 2HA We last visited The Speaker 18 months ago shortly before the lease with Pleisure expired. Following a brief closure last summer for refurbishment, which preserved the character and enhanced the decor, it re-opened under Bermondsey Pub Company management. Still popular and hence busy, this is probably the best time of year for our group to visit ! There are five hand pumps dispensing real ale, amongst which there is always a dark beer, and the landlord is aware that will be our preference ! Note that food is no longer available. The pub is situated near St James's Park station.

Wind Up North (Social Gathering) Wind Up North #156 The Cuckoo's Nest 2nd Januray 2020
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Wind Up North #156 The Cuckoo's Nest 2nd Januray 2020 111 Market Street, Chorley, PR7 2SQ One of the town's growing number of micropubs the Cuckoo's Nest (previously known as the ''D'Owd Inn' and 'Toastie Tavern') opened its doors in March 2019. Situated in a corner shop unit on Market Street, the pub is on a split level, with comfortable seating on the upper level and a more 'public bar' feel to the lower level. Up to three changing real ales are available with an emphasis on sourcing from local microbreweries with plans to expand the range to four and an additional real cider in the near future. The house beer is an amber ale, One Brew over the Cuckoo's Nest, and is usually available. 8 minutes walk from Chorley Station.

Irish Railway Record Society (Presentation) Thursday 16 January 2020

Thursday 16 January 2020 'NI Railways - Fleet Engineering' by Richard Noble Former Head of Rail Fleet Engineering for NI Railways, Richard is now Project Manager for the forthcoming introduction of additional rolling stock. His presentation will cover the challenges of maintaining the various types and ages of rolling stock on NIR and the challenges of integrating new carriages into existing Class 4000 trains to create permanent six car sets. Richard will also share some current thinking on the future rolling stock strategies for NIR and potential maintenance implications as passenger growth continues 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.

Pathfinder Tours (Railtour) The DRS Class 20 Farewell

The DRS Class 20 Farewell 18 January 2020 Join Pathfinder for this 'AU REVOIR' to DRS Class 20s. Joining Stations: Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway, Cheltenham Spa, Bromsgrove, Birmingham New Street, Tamworth High Level & Derby DRS came into being during 1995, with five former B.R. Class 20s forming the initial locomotive fleet. For the next 20 years up to 15 class members were kept busy on various freight flows, but then came rationalisation and a reduction to just the handful remaining today for a soon to finish Network Rail contract. This railtour marks the end of an era finale for the DRS Class 20s, with a last run from York to Crewe, but as is usual with Pathfinder not by a direct route! The day starts off with a cross country routing from Bristol to York, with a pair of Class 57s (Os requested) heading. At York the Class 20s* take over for, firstly, a trip around the Harrogate circle to Leeds, arriving around 1300 for a two hour break. Underway again our special mark1 carriaged train heads to Huddersfield for traversal of the Penistone line to Barnsley and Sheffield, then Derby and onward to Crewe, via Uttoxeter and Stoke for a final flourish from our 60 ish year old machines. A modern Class 68 will work the train back to our originating stations to complete the day.

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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.

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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.

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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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Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
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Diesel Gala We will be raising the roof with yet another diesel spectacular on the weekend of 27 to 29 March 2020! With an expected four or more locomotives operating and also selected locos hauling a good couple of hundred ton special up our 1 in 68 inclines means that you'll certainly get the full music of the selected locomotives. Our service will be very intensive to allow you to sample all of the fine machines on our scenic and nicely graded route. We're delighted to announce Class 33 '33201' as the first guest locomotive, courtesy of Ian Mandley. 33201 will line up with 97205, 37227 and 08825/97808. More announcements in due course! We will also be offering Cab rides on each service to enable you to really enjoy the atmosphere and get a driver's view of the line. Depending on crewing levels, there will be Brake van rides with our NSE Class 08 08825/97808 with our shark brake van running up Risborough South Siding 1 (rare track) between departures and arrivals at Princes Risborough. We will have barrels of real ale on offer with some local cider on tap too! Exact ales and ciders to be announced nearer the time. Please note: there will be no steam locomotive running and only vintage diesels will operate over this weekend - therefore there will be no steam heating in our carriages, but should the weather be stacked against us... our Cambrian Caf? at Chinnor will be serving plenty of hot coffee and tea, plus hot bacon and sausage baps, all at our usual moderate catering prices! If you are looking for something more to do whilst in Chinnor then see our guide 'Stroll Around Chinnor Village' which includes links to the Wee Bookshop and The Village Centre for food and drink, ditto Bar/Restaurant meals in local pubs, or say visit the local Church, and the guide also lists other places that may be of interest.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN

WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN FRIDAY 27 TO SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Milton Keynes (06.25/23.00) Rugby (07.15/22.15) Nuneaton (07.30/22.00) Tamworth (07.50/21.40) Lichfield (08.00/21.30) Stafford (08.20/21.10) Crewe (08.50/20.40) Warrington Bank Quay (09.20/20.10) Wigan North Western (09.30/19.50) Preston (10.00/19.30) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change We are delighted to present a three day weekend break to the Highlands of Scotland at this most dramatic and beautiful time of year - The journey will be over the entire length of the world famous West Highland line, featuring some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland crossing magnificent bridges and viaducts with our train climbing high into the mountains offering views of tumbling waterfalls, peaceful lochs and the prospect of snow covered mountains as they glisten in winter sunlight. Accommodation for 2 nights will be in quality 3-star hotels in the Fort William area. Friday: Our train travels north with splendid views of the Lakeland fells before crossing the border, continuing through the Scottish Lowlands and over Beattock Summit to Glasgow and along the banks of the River Clyde, where we join the scenic and spectacular West Highland line. Passing Loch Long and Loch Lomond we climb high into the mountains for a memorable journey over the wild expanse of Rannoch Moor with an arrival into Fort William around 20.00.

North Norfolk Railway (Steam Gala) Spring Steam Gala
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Ribble Steam Railway (Steam Gala) Steam Gala
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Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Wensleydale Railway

The Wensleydale Railway Saturday 28th March 2020 Our steam hauled journey today commences at Carnforth on the edge of Morecambe Bay. We will journey eastwards across the Bentham Line to Hellifield and onwards through Skipton to Leeds and then York. We then continue along the East Coast Main Line to Northallerton where we will join the 22-mile long Wensleydale Railway for a run through the highly scenic Yorkshire Dales to the line's present terminus at Redmire. This will be a rare opportunity to visit the Wensleydale line by a through steam-hauled train. Leaving Carnforth first thing in the morning, we will take the Bentham Line and climb through Wennington and Giggleswick to Settle Junction, where we join the former Midland Railway route to Leeds. A pause will be made at Hellifield to top up our steam locomotive's tender before we continue onwards towards Skipton, where there will be a stop to pick up passengers. We follow the Aire Valley through Keighley towards Leeds, where a further pick up will be made. A fast sprint will follow as we make our way northwards to join up with the East Coast Main Line that will take us onwards to York. At York, a second steam locomotive will be attached for the run to Northallerton, where we will need to reverse to join the Wensleydale line. We expect to run in 'top and tail' mode along the branch through the Vale of Mowbray as far as our first stop at Leyburn, where passengers have the opportunity to alight and visit the nearby attractive market town. The train will continue to the current end of the branch at Redmire, where the nearby 14th century Bolton Castle is visible on the edge of the town. After a short break in Redmire, we return to Leyburn for an afternoon break. Apart from its railway interest in and around the station, the attractive market town of Leyburn is just a short walk away, with its small Market Square offering a number of cafes and pubs, plus quaint tourist shops in its centre. After servicing our steam locomotives, we will return along the Wensleydale line back to Northallerton, were we will rejoin the East Coast Main Line for the run southwards back to York. Here we will reluctantly have to say goodbye to our steam locomotives and return to Carnforth with diesel traction, setting down at our earlier pick up points and thus ending a splendid day out travelling over Lancashire and Yorkshire scenic lines.

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

The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express Saturday 28th March 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. Train Fares

Swindon & Cricklade Railway (Steam Gala) Steam Gala
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Steam Gala 28 March 2020 - 29 March 2020

Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
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Diesel Gala We will be raising the roof with yet another diesel spectacular on the weekend of 27 to 29 March 2020! With an expected four or more locomotives operating and also selected locos hauling a good couple of hundred ton special up our 1 in 68 inclines means that you'll certainly get the full music of the selected locomotives. Our service will be very intensive to allow you to sample all of the fine machines on our scenic and nicely graded route. We're delighted to announce Class 33 '33201' as the first guest locomotive, courtesy of Ian Mandley. 33201 will line up with 97205, 37227 and 08825/97808. More announcements in due course! We will also be offering Cab rides on each service to enable you to really enjoy the atmosphere and get a driver's view of the line. Depending on crewing levels, there will be Brake van rides with our NSE Class 08 08825/97808 with our shark brake van running up Risborough South Siding 1 (rare track) between departures and arrivals at Princes Risborough. We will have barrels of real ale on offer with some local cider on tap too! Exact ales and ciders to be announced nearer the time. Please note: there will be no steam locomotive running and only vintage diesels will operate over this weekend - therefore there will be no steam heating in our carriages, but should the weather be stacked against us... our Cambrian Caf? at Chinnor will be serving plenty of hot coffee and tea, plus hot bacon and sausage baps, all at our usual moderate catering prices! If you are looking for something more to do whilst in Chinnor then see our guide 'Stroll Around Chinnor Village' which includes links to the Wee Bookshop and The Village Centre for food and drink, ditto Bar/Restaurant meals in local pubs, or say visit the local Church, and the guide also lists other places that may be of interest.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN

WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN FRIDAY 27 TO SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Milton Keynes (06.25/23.00) Rugby (07.15/22.15) Nuneaton (07.30/22.00) Tamworth (07.50/21.40) Lichfield (08.00/21.30) Stafford (08.20/21.10) Crewe (08.50/20.40) Warrington Bank Quay (09.20/20.10) Wigan North Western (09.30/19.50) Preston (10.00/19.30) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change We are delighted to present a three day weekend break to the Highlands of Scotland at this most dramatic and beautiful time of year - The journey will be over the entire length of the world famous West Highland line, featuring some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland crossing magnificent bridges and viaducts with our train climbing high into the mountains offering views of tumbling waterfalls, peaceful lochs and the prospect of snow covered mountains as they glisten in winter sunlight. Accommodation for 2 nights will be in quality 3-star hotels in the Fort William area. Saturday: 'The Statesman' departs at 09.00 for the magnificent 84-mile round trip through the mountains - Passing Ben Nevis we travel along the shoreline of Loch Eil and at Glenfinnan cross the viaduct featured in the 'Harry Potter' movies and offers stunning vistas down Loch Shiel, regarded by many as the most spectacular view in Britain. Our train terminates in the pretty fishing port of Mallaig for a short late morning break. We return from Mallaig around 12.00 returning past the white sands of Morar and over our outward route with an arrival back in Fort William about 14.00 with the remainder of the afternoon at leisure for sightseeing.

North Norfolk Railway (Steam Gala) Spring Steam Gala
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Ribble Steam Railway (Steam Gala) Steam Gala
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Swindon & Cricklade Railway (Steam Gala) Steam Gala
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Steam Gala 28 March 2020 - 29 March 2020

Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
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Diesel Gala We will be raising the roof with yet another diesel spectacular on the weekend of 27 to 29 March 2020! With an expected four or more locomotives operating and also selected locos hauling a good couple of hundred ton special up our 1 in 68 inclines means that you'll certainly get the full music of the selected locomotives. Our service will be very intensive to allow you to sample all of the fine machines on our scenic and nicely graded route. We're delighted to announce Class 33 '33201' as the first guest locomotive, courtesy of Ian Mandley. 33201 will line up with 97205, 37227 and 08825/97808. More announcements in due course! We will also be offering Cab rides on each service to enable you to really enjoy the atmosphere and get a driver's view of the line. Depending on crewing levels, there will be Brake van rides with our NSE Class 08 08825/97808 with our shark brake van running up Risborough South Siding 1 (rare track) between departures and arrivals at Princes Risborough. We will have barrels of real ale on offer with some local cider on tap too! Exact ales and ciders to be announced nearer the time. Please note: there will be no steam locomotive running and only vintage diesels will operate over this weekend - therefore there will be no steam heating in our carriages, but should the weather be stacked against us... our Cambrian Caf? at Chinnor will be serving plenty of hot coffee and tea, plus hot bacon and sausage baps, all at our usual moderate catering prices! If you are looking for something more to do whilst in Chinnor then see our guide 'Stroll Around Chinnor Village' which includes links to the Wee Bookshop and The Village Centre for food and drink, ditto Bar/Restaurant meals in local pubs, or say visit the local Church, and the guide also lists other places that may be of interest.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN

WEST HIGHLAND STATESMAN FRIDAY 27 TO SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Milton Keynes (06.25/23.00) Rugby (07.15/22.15) Nuneaton (07.30/22.00) Tamworth (07.50/21.40) Lichfield (08.00/21.30) Stafford (08.20/21.10) Crewe (08.50/20.40) Warrington Bank Quay (09.20/20.10) Wigan North Western (09.30/19.50) Preston (10.00/19.30) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change We are delighted to present a three day weekend break to the Highlands of Scotland at this most dramatic and beautiful time of year - The journey will be over the entire length of the world famous West Highland line, featuring some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland crossing magnificent bridges and viaducts with our train climbing high into the mountains offering views of tumbling waterfalls, peaceful lochs and the prospect of snow covered mountains as they glisten in winter sunlight. Accommodation for 2 nights will be in quality 3-star hotels in the Fort William area. Sunday: Departing Fort William around 09.00 we travel up the Great Glen, passing the falls of Orchy and through Monessie Gorge, then alongside Loch Trieg with stunning views of the Nevis Range and Mamore Mountains. A stop (weather permitting) will be made at the isolated station at Rannoch for a short photographic break with views of the snow-covered mountains - continuing homeward around the Horseshoe Curve and County March summit.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Pendle Dalesman

The Pendle Dalesman Liverpool to Carlisle Wednesday 01 April 2020 From Liverpool, St. Helens, Wigan North Western 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. Fares

Irish Railway Record Society (Presentation) Thursday 2 April 2020

Thursday 2 April 2020 'Last Glimpses of the Traditional Railway in Northern Ireland and Securing the Future' by Derek Young Derek Young (author of Ulster Transport Authority in Colour) experienced the 1960's railway scene. Steam locomotives gave way to diesel railcars; traditional signal cabins gave way to colour-light signals, lines closed, freight disappeared. But it was also a decade in which the foundations were laid for today's immensely successful Northern Ireland Railways. Tonight Derek presents an evening of photographic memories with many previously unseen glimpses of the 1960's in rarely photographed areas of the former Great Northern, NCC and Co Down. 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.

Tua Film Service (Film Show) Railways Remembered

Railways Remembered 19:30, Rolls Royce Pavilion, Moor Lane, Derby DE24 9HY

Mid-Norfolk Railway (Diesel Gala) Spring Diesel Event - 3rd-5th April 2020
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Spring Diesel Event - 3rd-5th April 2020 15th October 2019 - Our 2020 Spring Diesel Event takes place between 3rd and 5th April 2020. We are pleased to announce two visiting locomotives that plan to visit, subject to availability: D400 (50050) and 37240 with thanks to Neil Boden, we are in contact with other owners including mainline operators, we'll announce further information nearer the event.

Bluebell Railway (Heritage Line Event) Branch Line Weekend - 3rd to 5th April 2020
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Branch Line Weekend - 3rd to 5th April 2020 Come along for a fun-packed weekend showcasing Bluebell Railway's small locomotives and some very special visitors! A busy timetable will recreate the branch line feel of our Railway in its heyday by concentrating on the use of our smaller Bluebell locomotives, plus our very special visitors?. We will be operating a different timetable on each of the three days so why not take the opportunity to spend a long weekend sampling the variety of what our Railway can offer, including locomotives, coaches and stations from the 1880s right through until the mid-1950s. Come along and see the 'small but mighty' engines at their best.

UK Railtours (Railtour) The West Highland and Royal Deeside

The West Highland and Royal Deeside Friday 3 April to Monday 6 April 2020 The pleasure of your company is requested aboard a four-day springtime railway extravaganza. Sit back in our well appointed First Class Dining train and enjoy the very best scenery in Great Britain slip quietly past your wide picture window. FRIDAY 3 APRIL: Guests are welcomed aboard at London King's Cross, Stevenage and Peterborough. Morning coffee and pastries precede the service of a two-course lunch as we head for Scotland. Our route is via the magnificent Settle & Carlisle Railway, a marvel of Victorian engineering. One spectacular view follows another as we pass notable landmarks such as Ribblehead Viaduct and Wild Boar Fell. This is scenery on a grand scale, setting the scene for the wonderful weekend ahead. At Carlisle you have the opportunity to step off the train for a few minutes. Very soon we cross the border at Gretna Green, with a four-course dinner enjoyed as we gaze out over the gently rolling countryside of south-west Scotland. Passing the mighty city of Glasgow our train takes us out beside the gradually broadening estuary of the River Clyde and we duly arrive at Dumbarton Central. Here coaches will be waiting for the short transfer to our base for the weekend, the Golden Jubilee Beardmore Hotel. Who could believe that this now peaceful spot was once the home of the famous John Brown shipyards? After check-in at around 20.45 you can relax for the rest of the evening. Prices include your reserved First Class seat on our special train, meals on board, three nights in the Beardmore Hotel, coach transfers, the Calmac ferry to Mull and admission to Balmoral Castle.

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (Steam Railtour) The Fen and Fells Flyer

The Fen and Fells Flyer Cambridge to Carlisle (60163 Tornado)

Mid-Norfolk Railway (Diesel Gala) Spring Diesel Event - 3rd-5th April 2020
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Spring Diesel Event - 3rd-5th April 2020 15th October 2019 - Our 2020 Spring Diesel Event takes place between 3rd and 5th April 2020. We are pleased to announce two visiting locomotives that plan to visit, subject to availability: D400 (50050) and 37240 with thanks to Neil Boden, we are in contact with other owners including mainline operators, we'll announce further information nearer the event.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Pennine Blackpool Express

The Pennine Blackpool Express Saturday 4th April 2020 Join us on this special train to the Fylde Coast and the vibrant seaside resort of Blackpool. We have a high speed journey down the West Coast Main Line to Carnforth, hauled by a blue class 86 electric locomotive, as far as Carnforth. Here, we will attach our steam locomotive for a scenic tour via Hellifield and Clitheroe through pleasant Lancashire scenery to Blackpool. We return from Blackpool with our blue Class 86 electric locomotive back to Preston and pick up stations to London Ealing Broadway. We leave London Ealing Broadway 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 chosen from one of the Carnforth-based locomotives. Leaving Carnforth, our steam locomotive will be working hard as we head eastwards on the climb to Wennington. Beyond is a lengthy climb through Bentham and Clapham to a summit near Giggleswick, where we descend to Settle Junction and join up with the Midland Railway's route from Carlisle to Leeds. We will pause for water at Hellifield before taking the very scenic Ribble Valley line through Clitheroe, which includes the spectacular 48-arch viaduct over the River Calder at Whalley. Another lengthy climb follows after the viaduct to a summit at Ramsgreave and Wilpshire station. We descend into Blackburn and follow the line via Bamber Bridge to Preston. From Preston, we will join the line to Blackpool North, newly electrified to serve local trains and also to allow through trains to and from London. We will head westwards across The Fylde and pass through Kirkham, the junction for the Blackpool South branch. We will take the Blackpool North line and pass through Poulton-le-Fylde station where there should be by now views of the famous 518ft tall tower at Blackpool. Time will be available to visit the town and some of its attractions, including the Tower, the Winter Gardens, Madame Tussauds, the three piers or perhaps take a vintage tram ride along the sea front. Shops are also nearby along with many restaurants and pubs to cater for all tastes. After a refreshing break, we will return from Blackpool North to London Ealing Broadway with our blue electric locomotive. Please note: Premier Dining is not available from Preston on this train. * 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.

Bluebell Railway (Heritage Line Event) Branch Line Weekend - 3rd to 5th April 2020
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Branch Line Weekend - 3rd to 5th April 2020 Come along for a fun-packed weekend showcasing Bluebell Railway's small locomotives and some very special visitors! A busy timetable will recreate the branch line feel of our Railway in its heyday by concentrating on the use of our smaller Bluebell locomotives, plus our very special visitors?. We will be operating a different timetable on each of the three days so why not take the opportunity to spend a long weekend sampling the variety of what our Railway can offer, including locomotives, coaches and stations from the 1880s right through until the mid-1950s. Come along and see the 'small but mighty' engines at their best.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Bangor (08.50/18.20) Llandudno Jct (09.10/18.00) Colwyn Bay (09.20/17.50) Rhyl (09.30/17.40) Flint (09.50/17.20) Chester (10.10/17.00) Frodsham (10.30/16.40) 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.

UK Railtours (Railtour) The West Highland and Royal Deeside

The West Highland and Royal Deeside Friday 3 April to Monday 6 April 2020 The pleasure of your company is requested aboard a four-day springtime railway extravaganza. Sit back in our well appointed First Class Dining train and enjoy the very best scenery in Great Britain slip quietly past your wide picture window. SATURDAY 4 APRIL: We have a fairly early start, with coaches transferring us to the station for train departure at 07.25. What finer backdrop to the Great British Breakfast than the world-famous West Highland Line. Climbing from Helensburgh we soon find ourselves high above the beautiful shores of romantic Loch Lomond, with the wooded glens and braes of the Trossachs reflecting in the tranquil waters. The little station at Crianlarich is where to West Highland Line splits. We take the Oban line, following charming Glen Lochy at the head of Loch Awe. We then pass through the Pass of Brander, where the scenery is often described as fjord-like, and after skirting the banks of Loch Etive we finally descend to sea level at the picturesque port of Oban. You will have time to take a stroll here, but our main purpose is to join the CalMac ferry for the 45-minute crossing to Craignure on the Isle of Mull. Fear not, we are in sheltered waters so the crossing is usually smooth; the ship has closed and open decks, a cafeteria and bar. On arrival at Craignure we enjoy a coach tour along the eastern flank of the island and take a break of around an hour and a half in the island's capital, Tobermory, with its colourful little shops, cafes and cottages looking out over the idyllic harbour. We return via the coaches and ferry to Oban, and during our journey back to Dumbarton a fine four-course dinner will round off a memorable day as we admire the fabulous West Highland scenery once again. We step off the train at 22.00 to return to the hotel. Prices include your reserved First Class seat on our special train, meals on board, three nights in the Beardmore Hotel, coach transfers, the Calmac ferry to Mull and admission to Balmoral Castle.

Mid-Norfolk Railway (Diesel Gala) Spring Diesel Event - 3rd-5th April 2020
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Spring Diesel Event - 3rd-5th April 2020 15th October 2019 - Our 2020 Spring Diesel Event takes place between 3rd and 5th April 2020. We are pleased to announce two visiting locomotives that plan to visit, subject to availability: D400 (50050) and 37240 with thanks to Neil Boden, we are in contact with other owners including mainline operators, we'll announce further information nearer the event.

Bluebell Railway (Heritage Line Event) Branch Line Weekend - 3rd to 5th April 2020
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Branch Line Weekend - 3rd to 5th April 2020 Come along for a fun-packed weekend showcasing Bluebell Railway's small locomotives and some very special visitors! A busy timetable will recreate the branch line feel of our Railway in its heyday by concentrating on the use of our smaller Bluebell locomotives, plus our very special visitors?. We will be operating a different timetable on each of the three days so why not take the opportunity to spend a long weekend sampling the variety of what our Railway can offer, including locomotives, coaches and stations from the 1880s right through until the mid-1950s. Come along and see the 'small but mighty' engines at their best.

UK Railtours (Railtour) The West Highland and Royal Deeside

The West Highland and Royal Deeside Friday 3 April to Monday 6 April 2020 The pleasure of your company is requested aboard a four-day springtime railway extravaganza. Sit back in our well appointed First Class Dining train and enjoy the very best scenery in Great Britain slip quietly past your wide picture window. SUNDAY 5 APRIL: As befits a Sunday our train departure is a more leisurely 09.15, so maybe a riverside stroll first thing? Today the Great British Breakfast is served as we head through the lowland belt to Perth, following the Firth of Tay to Dundee. Then it's on through Arbroath and Montrose, with panoramic views over the North Sea for much of way. At Stonehaven coaches will be waiting for a journey through Royal Deeside, passing Banchory and Ballater to reach Balmoral Castle, the Queen's Highland residence, open for just a few months each year when Her Majesty is not in residence. You will be able to stroll through the grounds and explore parts of the castle, notably the ballroom and the stables. There is a cafeteria and gift shop available. The coaches bring us back to Stonehaven and a four-course dinner is savoured on our return journey. Prices include your reserved First Class seat on our special train, meals on board, three nights in the Beardmore Hotel, coach transfers, the Calmac ferry to Mull and admission to Balmoral Castle.

UK Railtours (Railtour) The West Highland and Royal Deeside

The West Highland and Royal Deeside Friday 3 April to Monday 6 April 2020 The pleasure of your company is requested aboard a four-day springtime railway extravaganza. Sit back in our well appointed First Class Dining train and enjoy the very best scenery in Great Britain slip quietly past your wide picture window. MONDAY 6 APRIL: It is going home day of course, but there is still plenty to enjoy! Our train leaves Dumbarton at around 09.30 with a light breakfast served as we head for Edinburgh. Here we pause for just over an hour, time to step into Princes Street and sample the vibrant atmosphere of Scotland's Capital city, maybe picking up a souvenir or two. Our return journey is via the East Coast Main Line, with more fine sea views from the clifftops as a four-course lunch served before we bid our farewells at Peterborough, Stevenage or London King's Cross. Prices include your reserved First Class seat on our special train, meals on board, three nights in the Beardmore Hotel, coach transfers, the Calmac ferry to Mull and admission to Balmoral Castle.

West Coast Railways (Railtour) The Stratford Flyer

The Stratford Flyer Scarborough to Stratford upon Avon Wednesday 08 April 2020 From Scarborough, Seamer, Malton, York, Church Fenton and Pontefract Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel Join us for a nostalgic day out aboard our heritage diesel hauled special direct to Stratford upon Avon which is, of course, famous for its connections with William Shakespeare and rightly so. Being the birthplace of the famous Bard and now the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company makes this town a big draw. You may wish to visit Shakespeare's birthplace with its museum collection or maybe take a tour of Anne Hathaway's cottage with its gardens. All these attractions are on the route of the hop-on hop-off open top bus which operates around the town. However there is so much more to Stratford than just William Shakespeare. A charming medieval centre with timber framed buildings and lots of independent shops makes for a lovely afternoon visit. Add to this the canal with its boat trips and also the river, which makes its way through the central park, then Stratford has a most attractive centre worthy of a visit in its own right.

Pathfinder Tours (Railtour) The Spring West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise

The Spring West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise 10 to 13 April 2020 A four-day railcruise passing through spectacular Scottish scenery, travelling in classic First Class Carriages with delicious food and a comfortable overnight hotel Event Details Friday to Monday Join us for a memorable trip to the scenic splendours of Western Scotland, travelling in classic First Class carriages. Enjoy freshly prepared on-board meals served at your seat, a choice of off-train options and a comfortable overnight hotel. The fare includes: ?First class rail travel aboard our special train, your choice of optional activity each day, hotel transfers and three nights hotel accommodation in a shared twin or double room (a supplement applies for single room occupancy). ?On train meals and refreshments as described. Breakfast is taken at the hotel on both Saturday and Sunday morning. Itinerary We ask that your choice of off-train option for each day is advised at the time of booking. Friday The weekend starts with a champagne English Breakfast as we set off northwards(something lighter will be served to those joining us later). There will be a light Luncheon before a journey break mid afternoon. Then we cross into Scotland, and enjoy Evening Dinner as we head into the West Highlands on our way to Fort William and the comfortable hotels for our three night stay.

Pathfinder Tours (Railtour) The Spring West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise

The Spring West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise 10 to 13 April 2020 A four-day railcruise passing through spectacular Scottish scenery, travelling in classic First Class Carriages with delicious food and a comfortable overnight hotel Saturday The day begins in leisurely style with breakfast at the hotel before we all step out to enjoy a day of exploration in this beautiful and rugged area. Choose from one of the options below: ?Option A - Rails to Mallaig and back The morning is yours to explore Fort William. Then, at lunchtime, our special train starts out along the 41 twisting and undulating miles to line's end at Mallaig (a light luncheon will be served en-route). The magnificent scenery along the way includes mountains sea, lochs, moors and the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. There should be a good two hours to explore before the return journey. . ?Option B - Sunart and Loch Shiel Cruise By road coach with local guide, travel firstly on the Corran ferry into Sunart and along its namesake loch to Acharacle. After a spot of lunch join the mv Sileas for the cruise of Loch Sheil, culminating in the panorama of the Glenfinnan Monument and viaduct. Look out for eagles! Rejoin the coach along the 'Road to the Isles' for a short afternoon break in Mallaig. ?Option C - Moidart and Loch Sheil Cruise Leave Fort William by coach, with a guide, along the 'Road to the Isles', making for Glenfinnan Pier to join the mv Sileas. for the Loch Sheil cruise - you may see eagles. Lunch will be taken in Acharacle. Your coach will then transport you around the Sound of Arisaig to Mallaig for a short afternoon break. ?Option D - Across the Sea to Eigg The distinctive island of Eigg lies 10 miles off the mainland. One of the Small Islands (along with Muck, Rum & Canna), it has a small community, craft shop and tea room. It is quiet and natural. A road coach with local guide will take you to join the mv Sheerwater at Arisaig for the cruise to Eigg, with around two hours ashore. The afternoon is rounded off with a short break in Mallaig. Stout footware and waterproofs are recommended! With everyone back on board at about five o'clock, we leave Mallaig for the fabulous rail journey back to Fort William. A three course dinner will be enjoyed along the way and we should be back at our hotels around 8pm.

Pathfinder Tours (Railtour) The Spring West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise

The Spring West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise 10 to 13 April 2020 A four-day railcruise passing through spectacular Scottish scenery, travelling in classic First Class Carriages with delicious food and a comfortable overnight hotel Sunday Today, after breakfast in your hotel, we head west for more exploring of this wonderful part of the world via one of the options below: ?Option F - Rails to Oban and back This very special train journey features the West Highland Line in all its glory, climbing and twisting from sea level up onto desolate Rannoch Moor, before arrival into Crianlarich, then along the mountain passes to Oban for an afternoon visit of several hours. This small port serves as a lifeline to the offshore islands. Our return journey re-traces the outward route. ?Option G - Ferries to Mull & Oban This alternative way to Oban is by a road coach with a local guide, going via Strontian and taking three ferries. On the Isle of Mull you will visit Duart Castle, seat of Clan Maclean, before crossing back to the mainland for an afternoon break in Oban. ?Option H - Isle of Iona Iona sits off the western tip of Mull, and is an important religous centre. You will travel there on a coach, with a guide, direct to Oban, to take the Mull ferry and cross the island to Fionnphort for the foot ferry to Iona, where you will have 2-3 hours to explore and relax. The return journey will follow the outward route, and will include a stop for Evening Dinner at The Creagan Inn ?Option J - Lochaber Coach Tour This road coach tour (with a local guide) enjoys a leisurely itinerary, travelling via the 'old road' around Loch Leven to Glencoe for a visit to this historically important location, with its towering landscape. The visit is followed by a scenic journey alongside Loch Linnhe and the coast to Oban, arriving late lunchtime for a three hour do-as-you-please visit. By late afternoon everyone (except Option H) will be in Oban ready to rejoin our special train for our return to Fort William. Evening Dinner will be served whilst you journey through the grand vistas, arriving back at your hotel at about 9:30pm.

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Behind the Scenes and Recruitment Days
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Behind the Scenes and Recruitment Days 12th and 13th April 2020 A chance to find out how we run the railway and perhaps join us as a volunteer or supporting member. There will be plenty to see behind the scenes, such as signal boxes, the workshop, our permanent pay equipment and more. There will also be trains running all day and lots of opportunities to learn more about us.

Pathfinder Tours (Railtour) The Spring West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise

The Spring West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise 10 to 13 April 2020 A four-day railcruise passing through spectacular Scottish scenery, travelling in classic First Class Carriages with delicious food and a comfortable overnight hotel Monday Sadly, it's time to head home, so we leave Fort William and enjoy the on-board breakfast as our train climbs south through lonely landscapes and along lochs to Clydeside. Then we skirt around Glasgow and through the Southern Uplands to England, with a four course luncheon on the way. If you are travelling into the evening a supper will be served later on. Wherever you leave us we genuinely hope you will have a weekend full of delightful memories to look back on

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Behind the Scenes and Recruitment Days
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Behind the Scenes and Recruitment Days 12th and 13th April 2020 A chance to find out how we run the railway and perhaps join us as a volunteer or supporting member. There will be plenty to see behind the scenes, such as signal boxes, the workshop, our permanent pay equipment and more. There will also be trains running all day and lots of opportunities to learn more about us.

Severn Valley Railway (Steam Gala) Spring Steam Gala

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Severn Valley Railway (Steam Gala) Spring Steam Gala

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Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Great Britain 2020

The Great Britain 2020 Friday 17th April to Saturday 25th April 2020 9 - Days Our Great Britain tour this year is packed with steam highlights, transporting you in style through the magnificent landscapes of England, Scotland and Wales. Friday 17th April Steam hauled London to Edinburgh via York Your nine-day steam-hauled holiday tour starts from London's King's Cross station, heading northwards on the busy East Coast Main Line (ECML) through the North London suburbs. Hauled by A1 Class Pacific steam locomotive No.60163 Tornado, speed picks up as you pass through Hertfordshire and into the open countryside. The towns of Welwyn and Stevenage flash by as you head towards the cathedral city of Peterborough. You continue along the ECML and pass through Little Bytham, where LNER A4 Pacific 'Mallard' achieved the world speed record for steam traction descending Stoke Bank in 1938. Grantham, Newark and Retford fly by as you near Doncaster, the ancestral home of such famous locomotives as 'Flying Scotsman' and 'Mallard'. Travelling through scenic South Yorkshire your train then steams to York, famous for its historic Minster cathedral, one of the largest in Northern Europe. Here your locomotive will be changed to Royal Scot Class steam locomotive No.46115 Scots Guardsman for the journey northwards to Newcastle and Edinburgh. Leaving York, you continue on the ECML through Thirsk, Northallerton and Durham to Newcastle, crossing the Tyne on the lofty King Edward Bridge. You then follow the former North Eastern Railway route through Morpeth and past coastal Alnmouth, where you start to get glimpses of the North Sea. Speeding past Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle, your train crosses the famous Royal Border Bridge over the Tweed before reaching Berwick. Just after Berwick you cross the Scottish border and follow the spectacular coastline through Dunbar. Journey's end today is at Edinburgh Waverley for overnight accommodation in a centrally-located hotel.

Severn Valley Railway (Steam Gala) Spring Steam Gala

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Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Great Britain 2020

The Great Britain 2020 Friday 17th April to Saturday 25th April 2020 9 - Days Saturday 18th April Travel further north over the Forth Bridge to Inverness The scene is set today for a spectacular railway journey over the Forth Bridge and Highland Main Line to Inverness. Steam hauled by Princess Coronation Class locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland we depart Edinburgh Waverley in the morning and head towards the Firth of Forth, crossing the famous Forth Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following the coastal route through Kirkcaldy you'll have outstanding views across the Forth estuary. After Ladybank you follow the single-line through the Howe of Fife towards the 'Fair City' of Perth, located on the river Tay. You then travel northwards towards the site of Stanley Junction, and join the former Highland Railway's route to Inverness. Working hard against the gradient, the line follows the river Tay and the A9 through to Dunkeld. You pass through Strathtay and reach the charming Victorian Highland town of Pitlochry. Still climbing, you negotiate the narrow, wooded Pass of Killecrankie en route to Blair Atholl and its splendid castle. A severe 20-mile climb then follows through barren terrain to Drumochter Summit, 1484 feet above sea level. Descending gradients then take you past Dalwhinnie distillery to Aviemore, a popular modern skiing centre and the gateway to Speyside. Leaving Aviemore, there's more climbing ahead as your steam locomotive tackles the 10-mile climb to Slochd Summit, 1315 feet above sea level. A long descent to Inverness follows, with tight curves and viaducts all the way. You'll spend the night in Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) London to The Settle & Carlisle Railway

London to The Settle & Carlisle Railway Saturday 18th April 2020 Departs: Saturday 18th April 2020 From: London Euston , Milton Keynes , Rugby , Lichfield Trent Valley , Crewe

Thirsk Auction Mart (Auction) Sale of Railwayana

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Epping Ongar Railway (Diesel Gala) Spring Diesel Gala
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Spring Diesel Gala 18, 19 April 2020 featuring: ?visiting locomotives (to be confirmed) ?the possible return to traffic of 45132 (to be confirmed and subject to generator repairs) ?our homefleet of 20001, 31438, 37029 and 47635 This is the first of our ever popular Diesel Galas for 2020, where the home fleet, along with some interesting visiting locomotives, come out to be put through their paces over some of the most challenging gradients in preservation. This gala may see the return of Class 45 'Peak' locomotive 45132 (subject to completion of generator repairs). Keep an eye on this page or follow us on social media for updates. As usual we will be running a 3 train intensive service throughout the weekend with late running Real Ale trains on Saturday. All trains will be running in conjunction with our fleet of Heritage buses, which will be operating between Ongar, North Weald, Epping Underground and Shenfield National Rail stations. Our on train bars will be also be open, serving a selection of draught beers, as well as a range of wines, lagers and soft drinks, and, on the Saturday evening, we will be running our Real Ale Train. For those who would like to see the line from the unique vantage point of a loco cab, then we will be offering our popular cab rides for GBP5; we also hope to be offering brake van rides (an additional fare of GBP5 per return trip applies). Cab rides and Brake Van trips will be offered on a first come first served basis. These can't be pre-booked. Simply speak to the crew on the day to reserve your place.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR SATURDAY 18 APRIL 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Derby (08.20/18.50) Uttoxeter (08.50/18.20) Stoke on Trent (09.10/18.00) Kidsgrove (09.30/17.40) Alsager (10.00/17.10) Crewe (10.20/16.50) 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.

Vintage Trains (Steam Railtour) Settle & Carlisle - Saturday 18th April
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Settle & Carlisle - Saturday 18th April EARLY BIRD FARES AVAILABLE The Settle to Carlisle Railway is one of the most scenic and impressive railways in the UK, with viaducts, tunnels and wild scenery of the North Pennines, Eden Valley and Yorkshire Dales. Consisting of 72 miles of track with 21 viaducts spanning the ravines and 14 tunnels, the line is considered to be the most picturesque route to Scotland. On this full day tour, travel to Appleby or Carlisle on our heritage coaches, hauled by a class 47 diesel as far as Hellifield. There we will swap our diesel for Clun Castle, one of our magnificent GWR Castle class steam locomotives, which will haul us on the route via Settle to Carlisle. An opportunity to stretch your legs and photograph the engine is offered at Appleby before we retrace our steps and head home. This is a spectacular full day trip, all the more special as 'Clun Castle' makes her first return to the Settle and Carlisle line since 1967. Passengers can join the train at Birmingham New Street, Coleshill Parkway, Tamworth, Burton-on-Trent, Derby and Chesterfield. Passengers can alight at Appleby or Carlisle. Steam hauled over the S&C from Hellifield to Catlisle and return by No: 7029 'Clun Castle'

Severn Valley Railway (Steam Gala) Spring Steam Gala

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Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Great Britain 2020

The Great Britain 2020 Friday 17th April to Saturday 25th April 2020 9 - Days Sunday 19th April Return over the highland line to Stirling After your brief stay in Inverness, you retrace the previous day's route over the Highland line back through Aviemore as far as Perth, again hauled by 46233 Duchess of Sutherland, before heading for Stirling via the Strathearn Valley, including a long climb to Gleneagles, famous for its golf course. Now running through Strathallan to Dunblane, the train steams onwards to Stirling, with its historic castle overlooking the surrounding area. We will spend two nights in the historic city of Stirling, noted for its well-preserved castle and cultural connections to William Wallace.

Epping Ongar Railway (Diesel Gala) Spring Diesel Gala
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Spring Diesel Gala 18, 19 April 2020 featuring: ?visiting locomotives (to be confirmed) ?the possible return to traffic of 45132 (to be confirmed and subject to generator repairs) ?our homefleet of 20001, 31438, 37029 and 47635 This is the first of our ever popular Diesel Galas for 2020, where the home fleet, along with some interesting visiting locomotives, come out to be put through their paces over some of the most challenging gradients in preservation. This gala may see the return of Class 45 'Peak' locomotive 45132 (subject to completion of generator repairs). Keep an eye on this page or follow us on social media for updates. As usual we will be running a 3 train intensive service throughout the weekend with late running Real Ale trains on Saturday. All trains will be running in conjunction with our fleet of Heritage buses, which will be operating between Ongar, North Weald, Epping Underground and Shenfield National Rail stations. Our on train bars will be also be open, serving a selection of draught beers, as well as a range of wines, lagers and soft drinks, and, on the Saturday evening, we will be running our Real Ale Train. For those who would like to see the line from the unique vantage point of a loco cab, then we will be offering our popular cab rides for GBP5; we also hope to be offering brake van rides (an additional fare of GBP5 per return trip applies). Cab rides and Brake Van trips will be offered on a first come first served basis. These can't be pre-booked. Simply speak to the crew on the day to reserve your place.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Great Britain 2020

The Great Britain 2020 Friday 17th April to Saturday 25th April 2020 9 - Days Monday 20th April Optional excursion to Oban and the magical west coast of Scotland Today is free to explore the many sights of Stirling, or even venture a little further beyond to the Trossachs or perhaps visit the impressive Falkirk Wheel. There is also the option of an excursion steam-hauled behind two steam locomotives over the highly scenic West Highland Line (WHL) to the coastal resort town of Oban. Your optional excursion hauled by two Black 5 steam locomotives heads southwards through Bannockburn, scene of the famous 1314 battle between Robert the Bruce and the English. The train threads its way through Lenzie towards the northern side of Glasgow before you travel along the north bank of the river Clyde, famous for its extensive shipbuilding industry. With spectacular views across the Clyde to Port Glasgow and Greenock, you then head inland at Helensburgh and join the WHL, where the gradients become ferocious as you climb above the town and follow Gare Loch closely for several miles. More climbing ensues as you ascend high above Loch Long to Glen Douglas summit, with panoramic views of the loch and the mountains. After Arrochar, there's a first glimpse of Loch Lomond, which the line follows for a few miles along a hillside ledge. You then pass the Falls of Falloch on the climb from Ardlui before arriving at the junction station of Crianlarich. Here, the Fort William line continues ahead as you take the Oban line. More severe gradients follow as you pass vast valleys, numerous lochs and mountains all the way to Oban. The line leads from Glen Lochy to Dalmally, where Loch Awe is shadowed for several miles, passing the Falls of Cruachan and through the Pass of Brander. More lochs appear after Taynault, with Loch Etive leading to Connel, where the old Ballachulish branch railway bridge crosses the Falls of Lora. A last climb to Glencruitten Crossing brings you to the outskirts of Oban, where you break to explore this gateway to the Isle of Mull. Attractions in Oban include the Distillery, and for the more energetic, a climb to McCaigs Tower rewards with panoramic views across the bay towards Mull. You then return to Stirling by way of Crianlarich and the north Clyde line.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Great Britain 2020

The Great Britain 2020 Friday 17th April to Saturday 25th April 2020 9 - Days Tuesday 21st April South into England to Grange over Sands via the Cumbrian Coast Your journey southwards continues today across the upper and lower Clyde Valley, with the scenery changing from Borders greenery and rolling hills to coastal views across the Irish Sea. Your steam locomotive, 46115 Scots Guardsman, begins the journey south from Stirling, running via Cumbernauld to Law Junction, where we meet up with the West Coast Main Line. After Carstairs, you then face a steady climb along the Clyde Valley as far as Beattock Summit. The long descent of Beattock Bank will give your fireman a rest as the train picks up speed through Annandale towards Lockerbie. Crossing the border at Gretna, you'll enjoy a break at Carlisle while we change locomotives before continuing via the Cumbrian Coast line to Grange-over-Sands hauled by Jubillee Class locomotive No.45690 Leander. The Irish Sea is in view as you pass through Maryport, where on a clear day you can see across to Galloway and even the Isle of Man. Industrial Workington and Whitehaven still show the scars of the heavy industry once extensive along this section of line. There are also tantalising views of the Lake District as you head south through Ravenglass, frequently cutting inland and around sharp bends on the approach to Barrow-in-Furness. The line then crosses the Leven Estuary on a lengthy viaduct beyond Ulverston, with views of Morecambe Bay indicating journey's end at Grange-over-Sands. It is now a coach transfer to your hotel and an overnight stay in Bowness-on-Windermere.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Great Britain 2020

The Great Britain 2020 Friday 17th April to Saturday 25th April 2020 9 - Days Wednesday 22nd April West Coast Main Line and the Welsh Marches After a night in the heart of the Lake District, you transfer by coach to Grange-over-Sands to re-join your train for the journey to Cardiff, steam hauled by Merchant Navy Class steam locomotive No.35018 British India Line. Skirting Morecambe Bay, the line passes through Carnforth and heads south through Lancaster to Preston. Following the West Coast Main Line, you reach Warrington, where your steam locomotive takes the Chester line through Frodsham, where it stops for water. After Chester, you follow the North Wales coastal line past the Chester 'Roodee' Racecourse and branch off at Saltney Junction to enter Wales. Reaching Rossett, there's a long climb up a 1-in-82 gradient to Gresford Bank and the border town of Wrexham. Pleasant countryside follows through Chirk and Gobowen as the line follows the border, before moving into Shropshire and progressing southwards towards Shrewsbury on the river Severn. Now following the Welsh Marches route, your train climbs hard towards Church Stretton, overlooked by the Long Mynd. Pretty Stokesay Castle flashes by after Craven Arms as you continue southwards through Ludlow and Leominster, arriving at historic Hereford in mid-afternoon. Your steam locomotive will be watered here while you stretch your legs. Continuing your journey along the 'North and West' line, you cross the England/Wales border a number of times. The long climb from Pontrilas to Llanvihangel Summit will be the highlight of the day before passing through Abergavenny and on to more climbing up to the summits at Nantyderry and Pontypool Road. It's then downhill all the way to Caerleon and over the river Usk to Newport. Your final destination for the evening is the vibrant Welsh capital, Cardiff, just a short distance away.

West Coast Railways (Railtour) The Stratford Flyer

The Stratford Flyer Carnforth to Stratford upon Avon Wednesday 22 April 2020 From Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Wigan and Warrington BQ Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel Join us for a nostalgic day out aboard our heritage diesel hauled special direct to Stratford upon Avon which is, of course, famous for its connections with William Shakespeare and rightly so. Being the birthplace of the famous Bard and now the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company makes this town a big draw. You may wish to visit Shakespeare's birthplace with its museum collection or maybe take a tour of Anne Hathaway's cottage with its gardens. All these attractions are on the route of the hop-on hop-off open top bus which operates around the town. However there is so much more to Stratford than just William Shakespeare. A charming medieval centre with timber framed buildings and lots of independent shops makes for a lovely afternoon visit. Add to this the canal with its boat trips and also the river, which makes its way through the central park, then Stratford has a most attractive centre worthy of a visit in its own right.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Great Britain 2020

The Great Britain 2020 Friday 17th April to Saturday 25th April 2020 9 - Days Thursday 23rd April Steam to Cornwall via the Somerset Levels and Dawlish Today, you leave Wales and make your way via the Severn Tunnel back to England and to the City of Bristol, from where you run across the Somerset Levels, passing through Bridgwater before a water stop is taken at Taunton. Your steam locomotive Princess Royal Class No.6201 Princess Elizabeth, is now faced with a steep climb through the Blackdown Hills to Whiteball tunnel, before entering Devon. You proceed to Exeter, with its impressive cathedral, and follow the Exe Estuary through to Dawlish Warren, to reach the tidal waters of the English Channel. Here your train runs along the famous Dawlish sea-wall right through to Teignmouth, where you head inland and follow the Teign Estuary to Newton Abbot. Climbing starts once again up the formidable Dainton Bank, graded at 1-in-36 in places. Speed will be built up through Totnes for the next major obstacle, the long climb to Rattery on the edge of Dartmoor. Passing through classic Devonshire countryside you have distant views over the sea before descending to the naval city of Plymouth and a water stop. Leaving Plymouth, the route now heads west and approaches the famous Royal Albert Bridge over the Tamar, built by Brunel and opened in 1859. Crossing the river into Cornwall you follow the twists and turns of the main line to Penzance, through wooded valleys and over numerous viaducts. Truro Cathedral greets you as you pass through this ancient Cornish county town. On the way derelict chimneys still stand to remind one of the vital tin mining industry once prevalent in the area. Finally, with views across to St Michael's Mount, you reach Penzance, the end of the line from London Paddington, 305 miles from London, where you'll stay for two nights.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) London to Oxford & Stratford-Upon-Avon

London to Oxford & Stratford-Upon-Avon Thursday 23rd April 2020 Departs: Thursday 23rd April 2020 From: London Paddington , Slough , Reading , Oxford

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE - THURSDAY 23 APRIL 2020

THE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE - THURSDAY 23 APRIL 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Preston (08.00/21.30) Wigan North Western (08.20/21.10) Warrington Bank Quay (08.30/20.50) Hartford (09.00/20.35) Crewe (09.40/19.50) 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 Travel in style on our steam hauled train to enjoy a wonderful day out to Stratford-upon-Avon, one of England's most historic and vibrant towns. Situated in the heart of the Midlands on the River Avon Stratford is today most famous as the home of Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare whose birthplace is a 'must see', as is Anne Hathaway's cottage. The train is diesel hauled by a heritage locomotive to Crewe where one of our famous steam locomotives takes over for a fast run down the West Coast main line through Stafford and Walsall and then through the beautiful Warwickshire countryside for a lunchtime arrival at historic Stratford-upon-Avon. Dating from Tudor times, Stratford still looks like a small half-timbered market town and there are many fantastic areas to explore, all within easy walking distance of the station which is why visitors flock back year after year. From quaint side streets with unique curio shops to open parkland along the river, there's something for everyone. There is a good range of coffee houses and tea rooms to rest those weary feet and why not visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford Butterfly Farm or take an open top bus tour. 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'

West Somerset Railway (Steam Gala) Return of West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala 23rd to 26th April 2020

Return of West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala 23rd to 26th April 2020 After a gap of one year in 2019, 2020 sees the return to the calendar of an event that has been a must visit since 1996 from 23rd - 26th April 2020. After a gap of one year in 2019, 2020 sees the return to the calendar of an event that has been a 'must visit' since 1996. The WSR's Spring Gala is back and the line-up of guest steam locomotives will feature bigger machines than was possible in 2019, thanks to the sterling work of the track and infrastructure teams. The headline visiting locomotive as at November 2019 will be British Railways Class 9F 92134 built at Crewe in 1957, withdrawn from Birkenhead at the end of 1966 and finally returned to working life at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in 2019. The Spring Gala will be its first visit to southern England in the preservation era. Homefleet Locomotives The home fleet locos in action should include:- 'Manor' Class 7828 'Odney Manor' The unique 'Small Mogul' 9351 Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway 7F 53808 Visiting Locomotives BR Std 9F 2-10-0 No. 92134 Further visiting locomotives will be announced as soon more information is available. Please note that all locomotives are subject to change and availability.

Swanage Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala and Beer Festival 2020

Diesel Gala and Beer Festival 2020 DATES CONFIRMED 24-26 APRIL 2020

West Somerset Railway (Steam Gala) Return of West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala 23rd to 26th April 2020

Return of West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala 23rd to 26th April 2020 After a gap of one year in 2019, 2020 sees the return to the calendar of an event that has been a must visit since 1996 from 23rd - 26th April 2020. After a gap of one year in 2019, 2020 sees the return to the calendar of an event that has been a 'must visit' since 1996. The WSR's Spring Gala is back and the line-up of guest steam locomotives will feature bigger machines than was possible in 2019, thanks to the sterling work of the track and infrastructure teams. The headline visiting locomotive as at November 2019 will be British Railways Class 9F 92134 built at Crewe in 1957, withdrawn from Birkenhead at the end of 1966 and finally returned to working life at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in 2019. The Spring Gala will be its first visit to southern England in the preservation era. Homefleet Locomotives The home fleet locos in action should include:- 'Manor' Class 7828 'Odney Manor' The unique 'Small Mogul' 9351 Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway 7F 53808 Visiting Locomotives BR Std 9F 2-10-0 No. 92134 Further visiting locomotives will be announced as soon more information is available. Please note that all locomotives are subject to change and availability.

Ribble Steam Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
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Swanage Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala and Beer Festival 2020

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Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Great Britain 2020

The Great Britain 2020 Friday 17th April to Saturday 25th April 2020 9 - Days Saturday 25th April Dawlish and the South Devon Banks to London The final day of your holiday sees you retracing steps steam hauled by 6201 Princess Elizabeth back to Plymouth and Exeter via the Dawlish sea wall and the South Devon Banks, before continuing via Taunton and Westbury to join the 'Berks & Hants' line to Reading. The line runs through pleasant countryside, including the Vale of Pewsey, with its many connections to Neolithic habitation. There's a gradual climb to contend with at Savernake to test your locomotive, but otherwise it's a fairly easy run through the rolling valleys and alongside the Kennet and Avon Canal with the pumping station at Crofton visible from the line. After Newbury, home of the famous racecourse, you pick up speed to Reading, where the train stops to set down passengers. Continuing via Ascot towards London, you arrive at London Waterloo in the evening, concluding your magnificent and unique nine-day steam hauled journey through England, Scotland and Wales.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) FENLAND STATESMAN

FENLAND STATESMAN SATURDAY 25 APRIL 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (05.30/23.25) Hartford (05.45/23.10) Warrington Bank Quay (06.00/22.55) Wigan North Western (06.20/22.35) Leyland (06.45/22.10) Blackburn (07.05/21.50) Burnley (07.20/21.35) Hebden Bridge (07.45/21.10) Brighouse (07.55/21.00) Wakefield Kirkgate (08.35/20.20) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Enjoy a memorable day on board 'The Statesman' celebrated train as we travel over the Pennines and into East Anglia with a voyage of discovery offering views of the wide Fenland horizons, interrupted only by an occasional church spire or the distinctive outline of a solitary windmill which lend a sense of exhilaration to the flat landscapes of the Cambridgeshire fens as we travel to historic Norwich for a three hour afternoon break. Norwich is a wonderful fusion of the modern and historic, one complementing the other. Like any great city its centre is easy to walk around and has a river at its heart. It is the only English city in a National Park, the Norfolk Broads and as well as being the most complete medieval city in the UK, it has a flourishing arts, music and cultural scene, superb independent as well as High Street shopping, lively restaurants and bars with a heritage that is a delight to explore. It was also England's first UNESCO City of Literature - The city's historic street layout is wonderfully haphazard, but there's no need to get lost, just look for the obvious landmarks - the spire of the majestic Norman Cathedral, the domineering castle on its tall mound and City Hall's clock tower. If it's sights and attractions, you're after, then Norwich doesn't disappoint. The city has the largest permanent undercover market in Europe, many museums and theatres, ancient pubs, cobbled streets such as Elm Hill, Timber Hill and Tombland, ancient buildings such as St Andrew's Hall, half-timbered houses such as Dragon Hall, The Guildhall and Strangers' Hall, the Art Nouveau delight of the 1899 Royal Arcade, a jumble of medieval lanes and a delightful riverside along the winding Wensum.

UK Railtours (Railtour) The Doctor Syn
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The Doctor Syn Saturday 25 April 2020 In response to many requests from our friends in the Midlands, here is an unmissable railtour from Derby and other Midland Main Line stations, travelling around West London for a meander around the railways of Kent. It is named after the mythical Doctor Syn, a notorious Romney Marsh vicar who turned to smuggling to help fund his parish in Dymchurch. After our final joining station of St Albans we take an interesting route through the London suburbs via Brent, Dudding Hill, Acton Canal Wharf, Kew, Clapham, Factory Junction, Nunhead and Lewisham. Heading out of the capital now, and with the Thames Estuary never far away, we pass Dartford and Gravesend to reach Hoo Junction. Here we begin a journey along our first freight-only line, the eleven mile branch through the 'Hundred of Hoo'. The surroundings are remarkably rural for most of the way, passing through peaceful farmland, but with the tall chimneys of the riverside oil refineries clearly visible in the distance. Our train runs to the former passenger station at Grain, closed in 1961. We head back through Dartford to Lee, where we take the sharply curved Lee Spur leading on to the South Eastern Main Line. We then travel via Chislehurst, Swanley, Maidstone East and Ashford, where we can step off the train for twenty minutes or so to stretch our legs. Heading south to Appledore we reach our second freight-only branch, the nine mile Dungeness line. We will be crossing the largest expanse of shingle in the world, of international conservation importance. It is the only English habitat of bombus subterraneus, the short-haired bumblebee. Look out for the derelict remains of Lydd Town station as we head for the end of the line at Dungeness, with its iconic lighthouses dominating the distinctive terrain. We return via Ashford and Tonbridge before retracing our outward route around London then northwards on the Midland Main Line. The train will be formed of the attractive blue and grey liveried InterCity carriages and will be topped and tailed with DB Class 66 locomotives. There will be three classes of accommodation, First Class Dining, First Class Non-Dining and Standard Class. As a special offer on what we hope will be the first of several more Midland starts, we have knocked GBP20 off the usual First Class Dining fare! First Class Dining includes The Great British Breakfast, light lunch and a four course dinner.

West Somerset Railway (Steam Gala) Return of West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala 23rd to 26th April 2020

Return of West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala 23rd to 26th April 2020 After a gap of one year in 2019, 2020 sees the return to the calendar of an event that has been a must visit since 1996 from 23rd - 26th April 2020. After a gap of one year in 2019, 2020 sees the return to the calendar of an event that has been a 'must visit' since 1996. The WSR's Spring Gala is back and the line-up of guest steam locomotives will feature bigger machines than was possible in 2019, thanks to the sterling work of the track and infrastructure teams. The headline visiting locomotive as at November 2019 will be British Railways Class 9F 92134 built at Crewe in 1957, withdrawn from Birkenhead at the end of 1966 and finally returned to working life at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in 2019. The Spring Gala will be its first visit to southern England in the preservation era. Homefleet Locomotives The home fleet locos in action should include:- 'Manor' Class 7828 'Odney Manor' The unique 'Small Mogul' 9351 Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway 7F 53808 Visiting Locomotives BR Std 9F 2-10-0 No. 92134 Further visiting locomotives will be announced as soon more information is available. Please note that all locomotives are subject to change and availability.

Ribble Steam Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
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Swanage Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala and Beer Festival 2020

Diesel Gala and Beer Festival 2020 DATES CONFIRMED 24-26 APRIL 2020

Tua Film Service (Film Show) Aviation Archive

Aviation Archive 14:30, Phoenix, Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG

West Somerset Railway (Steam Gala) Return of West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala 23rd to 26th April 2020

Return of West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala 23rd to 26th April 2020 After a gap of one year in 2019, 2020 sees the return to the calendar of an event that has been a must visit since 1996 from 23rd - 26th April 2020. After a gap of one year in 2019, 2020 sees the return to the calendar of an event that has been a 'must visit' since 1996. The WSR's Spring Gala is back and the line-up of guest steam locomotives will feature bigger machines than was possible in 2019, thanks to the sterling work of the track and infrastructure teams. The headline visiting locomotive as at November 2019 will be British Railways Class 9F 92134 built at Crewe in 1957, withdrawn from Birkenhead at the end of 1966 and finally returned to working life at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in 2019. The Spring Gala will be its first visit to southern England in the preservation era. Homefleet Locomotives The home fleet locos in action should include:- 'Manor' Class 7828 'Odney Manor' The unique 'Small Mogul' 9351 Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway 7F 53808 Visiting Locomotives BR Std 9F 2-10-0 No. 92134 Further visiting locomotives will be announced as soon more information is available. Please note that all locomotives are subject to change and availability.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. 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. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield 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.

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (Steam Railtour) The Cumbrian Explorer

The Cumbrian Explorer Darlington to Carlisle out via the Settle and Carlisle line and return via the Cumbrian Coast (60163 Tornado)

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Open House Weekend

Open House Weekend

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Aberdeen Flyer
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The Aberdeen Flyer Saturday 2nd May 2020 Visit the Granite City of Aberdeen on this day trip from Edinburgh, steam hauled by Princess Coronation Class steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland. The highlights of the day will be the passage over the world famous Forth Bridge and the attractive coastal line through Fife. Our special train leaves Edinburgh Waverley steam hauled by No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland as we head for the world famous Forth Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You follow the scenic Fife coastline through Burntisland and Kirkcaldy, with outstanding views across the Forth estuary. Cutting inland via Thornton and Markinch, you pass through Ladybank and head across the Howe of Fife towards the Fair City of Perth. Running along the north bank of the Tay through the Carse of Gowrie, we reach Dundee where Captain Scott's Antarctic expedition ship 'RRS Discovery' is housed on the quayside. There are also views of the Tay road and rail bridges. Leaving the Tay estuary, you follow the coast towards Arbroath, famous for its culinary 'Smokies'. There are steep gradients to negotiate as we head away from Arbroath through Lunan Bay to Montrose. The Aberdeen line was one of the last stamping grounds of the Gresley A4 Pacifics that worked the crack expresses from Glasgow in 3 hours. Reaching Montrose, which sits on a land-locked lagoon, you move inland through the Howe of Mearns via the former Caledonian Railway's line to reach the North Sea again at Stonehaven. This section of line includes more severe gradients that will require some hard work from our steam locomotive and its crew to keep to the schedule. Your route follows the coastline before entering the 'Granite City' of Aberdeen, where you'll have around two hours to sightsee and shop, before your steam locomotive departs Aberdeen around 15:40. We shall now retrace our outward route back to Edinburgh, arriving there around 21:00.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) NORTHUMBRIAN STATESMAN

NORTHUMBRIAN STATESMAN SATURDAY 2 MAY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Ely (05.10/22.45) March (05.30/22.20) Peterborough (06.00/21.55) Stamford (06.20/21.35) Oakham (06.40/21.20) Melton Mowbray (06.50/21.05) Loughborough (07.25/20.35) East Midlands Parkway (07.35/20.25) Ilkeston (08.05/20.10) Alfreton (08.20/19.55) Chesterfield (08.35/19.40) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change We present a scenic tour to the spectacular North East with its landscape of iconic landmarks and beautiful dramatic coastline as we travel through the Vale of York with views of the Yorkshire Moors and then through Newcastle crossing the famous bridges and along the sweeping Northumberland coastal route. This tour offers a choice of leisure time in either picturesque Alnmouth or the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, with an optional off train tour to the magnificent Alnwick Castle. Our first destination is the picturesque fishing village of Alnmouth which is situated on a sheltered estuary and was founded in 1150 to become established as a shipbuilding centre. Today Alnmouth remains a beautiful and interesting village worthy of exploration with panoramic views and a variety of restaurants, pubs and coffee shops for the discerning visitor, but please be aware that the village is a walk of one mile from the station. Perhaps remain on the train and continue to the dramatic walled town Berwick-upon-Tweed with its huge Elizabethan fortress overlooking the river built to keep out the invading Scots. There is a wide estuary with views to Lindisfarne and this beautiful unspoiled town is truly worthy of exploration with a walk around the battlements or visit the historic quay. We have available an optional off train tour which should be booked at the same time as the main tour as space is limited: Alnwick Castle & Gardens: At Alnmouth road coaches will transport you on the short journey to the foreboding Alnwick Castle that has been the seat of the Dukes of Northumberland since 1309. Admission includes both the castle and its wonderful gardens - fascinating museums, a restaurant and the stunning state rooms containing fine furniture and paintings. More recently the castle has found fame as the location of 'Hogwarts School' in the Harry Potter movies and 'Downton Abbey'. Supplement: GBP30 per person

Friends of King Alfred Buses (Buses) THE ORIGINAL KING ALFRED RUNNING DAY

THE ORIGINAL KING ALFRED RUNNING DAY Our major event for 2020 will be The Original King Alfred Running Day on Sunday 3rd May. As well as free bus services over the King Alfred routes with former King Alfred vehicles, the event will feature many visiting vehicles and a Transport Bazaar at the Guildhall. May 2020 is also the centenary of the first King Alfred excursion, so keep an eye open for events to mark this anniversary!

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Open House Weekend

Open House Weekend

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Pendle Dalesman

The Pendle Dalesman Kidderminster to Carlisle Wednesday 06 May 2020 From Kidderminster, Stourbridge Junction, Walsall, Cannock, Stafford & Crewe Steam from Hellifield/Carnforth- 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 head north behind a vintage diesel engine to Hellifield/Carnforth 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.

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Spring Rails & Ales
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Spring Rails & Ales 7th to 10th May 2020 A great treat; ride behind Steam & Heritage Diesel trains through the Dart Valley, or sit down and relax whilst enjoying a drink or two at our Staverton Station beer festival. Real Ales, Ciders, Wine and Prosecco, as well as, soft drinks are all available. There is plenty of seating in the station yard so you can spend the day watching the trains go by!

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Spring Rails & Ales
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Spring Rails & Ales 7th to 10th May 2020 A great treat; ride behind Steam & Heritage Diesel trains through the Dart Valley, or sit down and relax whilst enjoying a drink or two at our Staverton Station beer festival. Real Ales, Ciders, Wine and Prosecco, as well as, soft drinks are all available. There is plenty of seating in the station yard so you can spend the day watching the trains go by!

Statesman Rail (Railtour) CORNISH RIVIERA STATESMAN

CORNISH RIVIERA STATESMAN FRIDAY 8 TO SUNDAY 10 MAY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: York (06.10/22.15) Doncaster (06.40/21.45) Sheffield (07.20/21.00) Chesterfield (07.50/20.40) Derby (08.45/19.50) Long Eaton (09.00/19.35) East Midlands Parkway (09.15/19.15) Loughborough (09.25/19.00) Leicester (09.55/18.40) Hinckley (10.15/18.15) Nuneaton (10.25/18.05) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change We are pleased to present a relaxing long weekend break to Cornwall the land of myths and legends on board 'The Statesman' land cruise train. With its rugged coastlines and quaint fishing villages you will savour some of the most unspoilt countryside in Britain basking in milder temperatures warmed by the Gulf Stream spring arrives early and flourishes - Accommodation for two nights will be in quality 3- or 4-star hotels in the pretty fishing town of St Ives. Friday: Our train travels through beautiful Somerset before passing historic Exeter with spectacular views across the River Exe as we follow the coastline and dash through cuttings of red rock and around the sea wall at Dawlish prior to climbing the Devon banks with views of Dartmoor, then into Cornwall over Brunel's famous Royal Albert Bridge, continuing through the county town of Truro and around Mounts Bay to the most westerly station in England at the seafaring town of Penzance for an arrival around 18.00 with road coach connections to the hotels.

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (Steam Railtour) The Jorvik Express

The Jorvik Express Liverpool Lime Street to York (60163 Tornado)

Pathfinder Tours (Railtour) The Cumbrian Freighter

The Cumbrian Freighter Visiting the Cumbrian Fells and Settle & Carlisle Line, with the added interest of some rather unusual routing along the way. Joining Stations: Banbury, Leamington Spa, Dorridge, Birmingham New Street, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay & Wigan North Western We hope to announce a further three sections of track that will add nicely to this interesting itinerary and negotiations with the private owners are underway. Passengers booked on the train have been contacted about the revised date and we would again like to thank them for their patience and understanding. During regular journeys over these popular routes our trains cruise along at a steady pace whilst passengers appreciate the beautiful scenery, but this time we include traversal of some of the loops and spurs along these routes that do not usually see regular visits from passenger trains. From Wigan we take a northbound route over the Settle & Carlisle Line, with a two hour early afternoon break in Appleby. Then onto the Carlisle area to join the west coast main-line for the run through the Cumbrian Fells and homeward. Routing Highlights: Blackburn King St. Thro' Siding; Up & Down Goods; Hellifield Down Goods; Blea Moor Up Goods Loop; Appleby Down & Thro' Siding; Carlisle Goods Lines London Road Jn to Currock Jn (rev) to Upperby Bridge Jn; Several Up loops out of Plumpton, Eden Valley, Shap, Tebay, Grayrigg, Oxenholme, Ouebeck and Oxheys; Shap Hardendale Rounding Loop (rev) then Harrison's Down Goods Loop. Several other non-passenger lines may be added to this list. Motive power is expected to be a pair of DB Cargo Class 66s in Top'n'Tail mode throughout.

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Spring Rails & Ales
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Spring Rails & Ales 7th to 10th May 2020 A great treat; ride behind Steam & Heritage Diesel trains through the Dart Valley, or sit down and relax whilst enjoying a drink or two at our Staverton Station beer festival. Real Ales, Ciders, Wine and Prosecco, as well as, soft drinks are all available. There is plenty of seating in the station yard so you can spend the day watching the trains go by!

Statesman Rail (Railtour) TORBAY RIVIERA STATESMAN

TORBAY RIVIERA STATESMAN SATURDAY 9 MAY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Penzance (09.10/21.30) St Erth (09.20/21.10) Redruth (09.35/21.00) Truro (09.50/20.50) St Austell (10.10/20.30) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Statesman Rail is pleased to offer the first ever journey of 'The Statesman' luxury train from stations in Cornwall recreating one of the great holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel with a journey over Brunel's iconic Royal Albert Bridge, through Devon and onto the preserved Paignton to Dartmouth Railway with time available to discover the many charms of the 'Torbay Riviera' with an afternoon break in picturesque Dartmouth. We travel through Plymouth and over the steeply graded Devon Banks offering imposing views of Dartmoor and through Totnes to Newton Abbot, where the train reverses and takes the scenic coastal line through Torquay with views across to Brixham and the Jurassic coast. At Paignton we join the preserved heritage line and travel through the woodland estate once owned by Agatha Christie then alongside the beautiful River Dart and into the riverside terminus at Kingswear, where it is a short crossing on the ferry (price included) to the historic and romantic port of Dartmouth for a three hour afternoon break. There are antique shops, art galleries and cafes to explore - perhaps take a leisurely cruise onboard the last remaining coal fired paddle steamer 'Kingswear Castle' or steam hauled journey on the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway. Following time to enjoy the beauty, splendour and tranquillity of this picturesque town our train returns in the late afternoon along the famous sea wall at Dawlish as the sea keeps company with the train past Powderham Castle and Cockwood Harbour with numerous pretty boats in the beautiful Exe Estuary and views over to Exmouth.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) CORNISH RIVIERA STATESMAN

CORNISH RIVIERA STATESMAN FRIDAY 8 TO SUNDAY 10 MAY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: York (06.10/22.15) Doncaster (06.40/21.45) Sheffield (07.20/21.00) Chesterfield (07.50/20.40) Derby (08.45/19.50) Long Eaton (09.00/19.35) East Midlands Parkway (09.15/19.15) Loughborough (09.25/19.00) Leicester (09.55/18.40) Hinckley (10.15/18.15) Nuneaton (10.25/18.05) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change We are pleased to present a relaxing long weekend break to Cornwall the land of myths and legends on board 'The Statesman' land cruise train. With its rugged coastlines and quaint fishing villages you will savour some of the most unspoilt countryside in Britain basking in milder temperatures warmed by the Gulf Stream spring arrives early and flourishes - Accommodation for two nights will be in quality 3- or 4-star hotels in the pretty fishing town of St Ives. Saturday: Following breakfast the day is yours at leisure to relax and enjoy the resort, or, select one of the following optional excursions which should be booked at the same time as the main tour as seating is limited: The Scillonian A full day tour as we sail from Penzance on 'Scillonian III' to the beautiful and unspoilt Isles of Scilly - with its exotic plants, ancient cairns, crumbling castles, sparkling white sands and an azure sea. Upon arrival in St Marys there will be around 4 hours for exploration at your leisure or perhaps take a small launch (payable locally) for the 20-minute crossing to beautiful Tresco with its famous sub-tropical Abbey gardens. Supplement: GBP45 Cornish Gardens A road coach tour to two of the most spectacular garden experiences - Trebah is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop a result of 175 years of creation and in the spring, it comes alive with a colourful array of rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias. We continue by coach to the amazing Trelissick Estate with glorious gardens and summerhouses enjoying panoramic views over the Fal estuary. Supplement: GBP30 Land's End A circular tour by road coach through beautiful Marazion with views of St Michaels Mount to Land's End one of Britain's best loved landmarks, famous for its dramatic location and stunning scenery with the unique signpost, cafes, and cliff top paths to explore. We return through Sennen Cove with its expansive golden beach and tiny harbour, then along the cliff top road with spectacular coastal views passing the unspoilt hamlet of Zennor with an arrival back at your hotel mid-afternoon. Supplement: GBP20

UK Railtours (Railtour) Shrewsbury in Springtime
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Shrewsbury in Springtime Saturday 9 May 2020 This is an ideal springtime day out, offering you a choice of three top-class destinations, namely Shrewsbury, Attingham Park (NT) or Ironbridge and Blists Hill Museum. If there was ever a tour that could claim to offer something for everyone, surely this is it! Our journey takes us via Peterborough where we veer westward to pass through the ancient county of Rutland and on via Leicester and Nuneaton. We skirt Birmingham via the surprisingly rural Sutton Park Line, and once past Wolverhampton we head through lovely countryside bound for Shropshire. SHREWSBURY Is it pronounced 'Shroozbury' or 'Shrowsbury'? It's not worth worrying about as even people who live here don't agree. What can't be disputed is that it's a really delightful place, famous for its beautiful gardens, its frontage on the meandering River Severn and of course for its connections with its most famous citizen Charles Darwin. There's a great range of shops and plenty of welcoming bars and cafes, and the river cruise is especially pleasant. The station is not far from the centre, so it really is an ideal place to while away an afternoon. You will have some four and a half hours at leisure. IRONBRIDGE AND BLISTS HILL MUSEUM Coaches meet our train at Telford Central. Our first stop is in the village of Ironbridge where you can see and walk across the famous bridge that has come to symbolise the Industrial Revolution and its birthplace. You'll have time to pick up a souvenir or two before rejoining the coaches for a very short journey to Blists Hill Museum, a truly amazing recreated Victorian town. Here you'll experience what life was like when Britain ruled the world. Meet some (almost) real Victorians in their authentic shops and cottages, buy curious goods from a bygone era and watch tradespeople in action in their atmospheric workshops and factories. You will have well over two hours here. ATTINGHAM PARK Another of our National Trust Specials - visit a lavish 18th Century Mansion shaped by a story of love and neglect Built for the first Lord Berwick in 1785, Attingham was owned by one family for more than 160 years. As fortunes rose and fell they proved themselves to be spenders, savers and saviours, leaving a tantalising story of love and neglect whose mark still shows in Attingham's fascinating rooms today. Outside, discover the tranquil space of the Walled Garden and bring some produce home with you from our shop. Or walk through the woodlands and deer park to see what wildlife you can spot. At Telford Central coaches will be waiting for the transfer to Attingham Park, taking around twenty five minutes. You will have around four hours to explore this enchanting place. Attingham is now owned by the National Trust and we are pleased to offer an appropriate discount for NT members.

Vintage Trains (Steam Railtour) Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza - Saturday 9th May
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Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza - Saturday 9th May EARLY BIRD FARES AVAILABLE The ever popular North Wales destination of Llandudno is again hosting their annual Victorian Extravaganza & Transport festival, and whilst not exactly Victorian, what better way to travel to the festival than on a steam train hauled by our own No: 7029 'Clun Castle' . With over four hours at our destination, the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza & Transport Festival offers a fun packed day for all the family. You are more than welcome to join in the daily parade, as long as you are appropriately attired! The transport festival offers great opportunity to experience a huge selection of exhibits such as steam engines, early vehicles, traditional steam organs and much more. Whether you are an enthusiast or just have a casual interest, The Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza gives you the chance to step back in time to see, hear, smell and learn about the Victorian era. For additional details of both festivals including events and attractions, please visit; https://victorian-extravaganza.com Commencing Dorridge, the train picks up at Solihull, Tyseley (Mainline Station), Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton. If you wish to explore the north Wales coast by train, it will also be possible to alight the train at Llandudno Junction. Steam Hauled by No. 7029 'Clun Castle'. Diesel Hauled in part on the return from Llandudno to Chester.

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Spring Rails & Ales
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Spring Rails & Ales 7th to 10th May 2020 A great treat; ride behind Steam & Heritage Diesel trains through the Dart Valley, or sit down and relax whilst enjoying a drink or two at our Staverton Station beer festival. Real Ales, Ciders, Wine and Prosecco, as well as, soft drinks are all available. There is plenty of seating in the station yard so you can spend the day watching the trains go by!

Statesman Rail (Railtour) CORNISH RIVIERA STATESMAN

CORNISH RIVIERA STATESMAN FRIDAY 8 TO SUNDAY 10 MAY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: York (06.10/22.15) Doncaster (06.40/21.45) Sheffield (07.20/21.00) Chesterfield (07.50/20.40) Derby (08.45/19.50) Long Eaton (09.00/19.35) East Midlands Parkway (09.15/19.15) Loughborough (09.25/19.00) Leicester (09.55/18.40) Hinckley (10.15/18.15) Nuneaton (10.25/18.05) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change We are pleased to present a relaxing long weekend break to Cornwall the land of myths and legends on board 'The Statesman' land cruise train. With its rugged coastlines and quaint fishing villages you will savour some of the most unspoilt countryside in Britain basking in milder temperatures warmed by the Gulf Stream spring arrives early and flourishes - Accommodation for two nights will be in quality 3- or 4-star hotels in the pretty fishing town of St Ives. Sunday: We depart from Penzance late morning, and the return journey retraces the route through Cornwall and around the beautiful Devon Riviera Coast but with the addition of travel through the Severn tunnel and the scenic Welsh Marches route to Hereford and Worcester.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. 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. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield 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.

Severn Valley Railway (Diesel Gala) Spring Diesel Festival

Spring Diesel Festival

Severn Valley Railway (Diesel Gala) Spring Diesel Festival

Spring Diesel Festival

Severn Valley Railway (Diesel Gala) Spring Diesel Festival

Spring Diesel Festival

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cumbrian Mountain Express
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The Cumbrian Mountain Express Saturday 16th May 2020 The Cumbrian Mountain Express provides a wonderful opportunity to get out and about during the summer and autumn months. The Cumbrian Mountain Express provides a wonderful opportunity to get out and about during the summer and autumn 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 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 pass through Lancaster and along the edge of Morecambe Bay before we arrive at Carnforth. Here, we will change over our electric locomotive for today's steam locomotive, taken from the Carnforth pool. Leaving Carnforth, we pass the Brief Encounter caf? and commence the climb of our 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 time available in Carlisle to explore this ancient city with its cathedral and castle, plus an assortment of shops and caf?s. 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 high viaducts, including the famous one at Ribblehead, and through many 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.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR SATURDAY 16 MAY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Hull (08.20/18.10) Brough (08.40/17.50) Howden (08.50/17.40) Selby (09.00/17.30) Garforth (09.15/17.15) Leeds (09.30/17.05) Dewsbury (09.45/16.50) Brighouse (10.00/16.35) Hebden Bridge (10.15/16.20) Blackburn (11.00/15.40) 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.

Severn Valley Railway (Diesel Gala) Spring Diesel Festival

Spring Diesel Festival

West Coast Railways (Railtour) Jorvik & Scarborough Spa

Jorvik & Scarborough Spa Southport to York or Scarborough Wednesday 20 May 2020 From Southport, Burscough, Parbold and Wigan Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel Join us for a nostalgic day out aboard our heritage diesel hauled special to the county of Yorkshire with a choice of destinations (York or Scarborough). After enjoying a relaxing cross-country journey aboard our lovingly restored heritage diesel train and the wonderful views offered as we cross the Pennine chain of mountains, we arrive into York - the capital of the Ridings. York: Leave the train here and choose from a wealth of attractions. Walk the walls, take a trip on the river, explore the historic centre with the Minster and The Shambles, or visit one of the great museums. The Railway Museum is home to the national collection and the Castle Museum with its 'Olde Worlde' street, prison and vast collection of memorabilia gives a choice - either of which being almost a day out in itself. Stay aboard to Scarborough and spend time in one of England's premier resorts. Visit the castle, take a walk through the seafront gardens to the Spa, ride the cliff railway or just enjoy miles of seafront walks. Whichever your choice, York and Scarborough offer the chance for a great day out by train.

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) 50th Anniversary Celebrations

50th Anniversary Celebrations

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Pennine Limited
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The Pennine Limited Saturday 23rd May 2020 Join us on this varied and interesting tour from East Anglia to the border town of Carlisle. We shall feature steam haulage by a Carnforth pool locomotive from Hellifield to Carlisle and return. This will include the world famous Settle & Carlisle Railway, one of the great railway journeys in Britain. There will be time in Carlisle before returning to Hellifield, steam hauled, with diesel haulage back to Norwich. We leave Norwich early in the morning and make our way across rural Norfolk to York diesel-hauled, calling at Wymondham, Attleborough, Thetford, March and Peterborough to pick up passengers. We shall then make our way northwards towards the Leeds area where we pick up the Aire Valley line through Skipton to Hellifield. Here we will attach our Carnforth pool steam locomotive for the run to Carlisle over the famous 72-mile long Settle to Carlisle line. Passing over Settle Junction, we begin one of the most arduous climbs on Britain's railway network, a total of 15 miles mainly at a gradient of 1 in 100. Once through Settle station, there are magnificent views across the Fells to the Pennine Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. We cross the breathtaking Ribblehead Viaduct, high above the valley floor, and enter Blea Moor Tunnel. We pass through Dent Dale and the highest station in England at Dent, travelling through tunnels and crossing valleys on lofty viaducts. There are as we make the final ascent to Ais Gill Summit (1169 feet). We travel high above the valley at Mallerstang and then drop down through Kirkby Stephen to Appleby, where our locomotive takes on water. Appleby is a historic market town, which lies in a loop of the picturesque river Eden. Continuing through the meandering Eden Valley to Carlisle will have around two hours to explore the Border City, possibly visiting the castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum or the Lanes Shopping Centre. Our train leaves Carlisle for the return journey at around 16:15 and climbs almost continually for just under 50 miles back up to Ais Gill summit. We stop, en route, at Appleby for our steam locomotive to take on water ready for the arduous climb to Ais Gill Summit. Once through Garsdale and spectacular Dent Dale, we pass through Blea Moor tunnel and cross Ribblehead Viaduct once again. We shall now retrace our earlier route back to Hellifield, where we shall reluctantly have to say goodbye to our steam locomotive. We now continue our journey back to Norwich with a diesel locomotive, setting down at our earlier calling points.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (Steam Gala) Cotswold Festival of Steam 2020
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Cotswold Festival of Steam 2020 8th November 2019 Saturday, Sunday and Monday 23rd, 24th and 25th May 2020 At least EIGHT locomotives in steam! Special guests planned for another amazing Late May Bank Holiday weekend The small team behind the Cotswold Festival of Steam is planning yet another outstanding show with at least three visiting locomotives planned along with all of the 'home fleet'. An intensive timetable will allow plenty of opportunity to ride behind all of the locomotives and some trains will feature double-heading and interesting combinations of motive power. Once again, engines that have never visited the railway are being invited. It's a bit too early to give any clues as to what the team hopes will be running but you may be sure of an exceptional show with the usual attractions, including the North Gloucestershire Narrow Gauge Railway which could feature up to three locos in steam; trade and preservation stands; traction engines; beer tent; 'behind the scenes' visits to the railway's large Carriage & Wagon workshops and much more. The team also hopes that the freight will once again feature in the timetables. Online tickets will be offered early in the New Year but make a note in your diary now - clear the decks and don't miss it!

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) 50th Anniversary Celebrations

50th Anniversary Celebrations

Tua Film Service (Film Show) Bygone Britain

Bygone Britain 14:30, Phoenix, Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (Steam Gala) Cotswold Festival of Steam 2020
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Cotswold Festival of Steam 2020 8th November 2019 Saturday, Sunday and Monday 23rd, 24th and 25th May 2020 At least EIGHT locomotives in steam! Special guests planned for another amazing Late May Bank Holiday weekend The small team behind the Cotswold Festival of Steam is planning yet another outstanding show with at least three visiting locomotives planned along with all of the 'home fleet'. An intensive timetable will allow plenty of opportunity to ride behind all of the locomotives and some trains will feature double-heading and interesting combinations of motive power. Once again, engines that have never visited the railway are being invited. It's a bit too early to give any clues as to what the team hopes will be running but you may be sure of an exceptional show with the usual attractions, including the North Gloucestershire Narrow Gauge Railway which could feature up to three locos in steam; trade and preservation stands; traction engines; beer tent; 'behind the scenes' visits to the railway's large Carriage & Wagon workshops and much more. The team also hopes that the freight will once again feature in the timetables. Online tickets will be offered early in the New Year but make a note in your diary now - clear the decks and don't miss it!

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) 50th Anniversary Celebrations

50th Anniversary Celebrations

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (Steam Gala) Cotswold Festival of Steam 2020
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Cotswold Festival of Steam 2020 8th November 2019 Saturday, Sunday and Monday 23rd, 24th and 25th May 2020 At least EIGHT locomotives in steam! Special guests planned for another amazing Late May Bank Holiday weekend The small team behind the Cotswold Festival of Steam is planning yet another outstanding show with at least three visiting locomotives planned along with all of the 'home fleet'. An intensive timetable will allow plenty of opportunity to ride behind all of the locomotives and some trains will feature double-heading and interesting combinations of motive power. Once again, engines that have never visited the railway are being invited. It's a bit too early to give any clues as to what the team hopes will be running but you may be sure of an exceptional show with the usual attractions, including the North Gloucestershire Narrow Gauge Railway which could feature up to three locos in steam; trade and preservation stands; traction engines; beer tent; 'behind the scenes' visits to the railway's large Carriage & Wagon workshops and much more. The team also hopes that the freight will once again feature in the timetables. Online tickets will be offered early in the New Year but make a note in your diary now - clear the decks and don't miss it!

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. 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. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield 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.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE FELLSMAN - WEDNESDAY 27 MAY 2020

THE FELLSMAN - WEDNESDAY 27 MAY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (07.35/21.30) Warrington Bank Quay (08.15/20.30) Wigan North Western (08.30/20.05) Leyland (08.50/19.45) Blackburn (09.10/19.20) Clitheroe (09.35/18.50) Hellifield (10.40/17.35) 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 The popular 'Fellsman' runs again in summer 2020 for its 12th season offering a 300-mile return steam hauled journey from Crewe on the spectacular 'Settle to Carlisle Railway' as we travel through the Yorkshire Dales and climb high towards the roof of England. With its great limestone peaks and deep valleys, the legendary 'Settle to Carlisle' line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the magnificent 24 arch viaduct at Ribblehead. Time will be available for sightseeing in the historic border city of Carlisle - or perhaps alight at Appleby and take an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage bus with a cruise on beautiful Ullswater. The Settle & Carlisle line is known for its magnificent scenery and steep gradient, so our engine will be working hard as we climb to the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct with stunning views of the three peaks. Passengers get a marvellous view down Dent Dale as the train emerges from Blea Moor tunnel and approaching Garsdale you will see sweeping views of Wensleydale - with our engine in full flight we climb at 1 in 100 towards the summit of the line at Ais Gill. Travelling on through the lush Eden Valley to the historic border city of Carlisle where we arrive about 13.10. You may choose to stroll between the castle and cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - all surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained so creating the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Returning from Carlisle about 15.45 and following a stop for water at Appleby we travel over the same spectacular route giving another opportunity to experience the beauty of the high Pennines and pretty Ribble Valley as our locomotive works hard up the steep and taxing climb of Wilpshire Bank being a fitting end to a perfect day. 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'.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) ROYAL WINDSOR STATESMAN

ROYAL WINDSOR STATESMAN FRIDAY 29 MAY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Wolverhampton (06.30/22.45) Tame Bridge Parkway (06.45/22.30) Rowley Regis (07.15/21.55) Stourbridge Jct (07.30/21.40) Kidderminster (07.50/21.20) Droitwich Spa (08.15/21.00) Worcester Shrub Hill (08.30/20.45) Pershore (08.40/20.35) Evesham (08.50/20.25) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Enjoy a memorable day on board 'The Statesman' as we travel through the heart of England and around the London suburbs to Windsor & Eton Riverside Station, which as the name suggests is right by the river and only a short distance to all the historic attractions. Royal Windsor has so much to offer with all attractions within easy walking distance ranging from the imposing castle, which is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and has been the family home of British Kings & Queens for 1,000 years. It is the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen and her favourite weekend home so is well worth a visit - there are also lovely riverside walks, beautiful gardens, open top bus tours, regular riverboat cruises and a bustling and historic town centre with numerous cafes, bars, restaurants and designer shops. Perhaps cross the bridge over the River Thames and take a walk-up historic Eton High Street to visit the stunning old college where Princes William and Harry went to school. There should be around 4 hours available to enjoy this wonderful location before our train returns in the late afternoon.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Buxton Spa Express
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The Buxton Spa Express Saturday 30th May 2020 Join us for a contrasting main line steam run from Ealing Broadway to the Peak District of Derbyshire and the spa town of Buxton. We will travel via the Midland Main Line to Kettering, and through Melton Mowbray, to Chesterfield, before heading westwards through the scenic Hope Valley and Peak Forest routes to Buxton. Leaving Ealing Broadway early in the morning, diesel hauled, we join the Midland main line and pick up at St.Albans, Luton, Bedford and Kettering. Heading northwards away from Kettering, we now head for Leicester. At Leicester Humberstone Road sidings, Tornado will be waiting to take us on our journey to Buxton. We pass through Loughborough and join the Erewash Valley Line at Trent Junction. After Chesterfield with its crooked spire we take the Hope Valley line at Dore. We pass through the heart of the Peak District before leaving the main line at Chinley East Junction and take the Peak Forest line past the huge stone quarry at Tunstead. We now run through Ashwood Dale towards Buxton, our destination for the afternoon. Buxton is famous as a market town and also for its spa waters and Georgian architecture. An interesting town to explore during your stay Tornado is serviced for the return journey. You will have ample time in Buxton, the highest market town in England, during the afternoon break for you to explore this attractive market town, famous for its spa waters in the Pump Room, The Crescent, and the Pavillion with its extensive gardens. We will return from Buxton via the former London & North Western route through Whaley Bridge to Stockport. After Denton, we head for Guide Bridge and Romiley before rejoining the Hope Valley line again to travel through the Peak District. Running through Sheffield, we leave the main line at Nunnery Main Line Junction and pass through Woodhouse, were we join the Barrow Hill line at Beighton Junction. Our steam locomotive Tornado will be detached at Barrow Hill and we will now return to Ealing Broadway diesel hauled, setting down at our earlier calling points.

Vintage Trains (Steam Railtour) Minehead & The West Somerset Railway - Saturday 30th May
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Minehead & The West Somerset Railway - Saturday 30th May Hauled by our flagship steam locomotive 'Clun Castle', we pick up at Dorridge, Solihull and Birmingham Moor Street before heading south along the Birmingham & Gloucester Railway and on to Cheltenham and Bristol. After a brief stop, we continue towards Taunton, turning onto the preserved West Somerset Railway (WSR). At Bishop's Lydeard, we swap Clun Castle for a WSR preserved steam loco before continuing on to Minehead, setting down at Blue Anchor on the way. After nearly 3 hours in Minehead, our return journey retraces our steps. Station pick ups: Dorridge, Solihull, Birmingham Moor Street and Snow Hill, Worcester Shrub Hill. Passengers can join the train at Dorridge, Solihull, Tyseley (Mainline Station), Birmingham Moor Street & Snow hill stations and Worcester Shrub Hill. Passengers can alight at Bishops Lydeard, Dunster, Blue Anchor and Minehead. Steam hauled throughout by No: 7029 'Clun Castle'

Oxford Bus Museum & Morris Museum (Buses) Bus Rally
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Bus Rally 10.30am - 4.30pm Visiting buses and regular bus rides The buses will depart from Oxford Bus Museum

West Coast Railways (Railtour) The Stratford Flyer

The Stratford Flyer Leeds to Stratford upon Avon Wednesday 03 June 2020 From Leeds, Wakefield, Doncaster and Swinton Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel Join us for a nostalgic day out aboard our heritage diesel hauled special direct to Stratford upon Avon which is, of course, famous for its connections with William Shakespeare and rightly so. Being the birthplace of the famous Bard and now the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company makes this town a big draw. You may wish to visit Shakespeare's birthplace with its museum collection or maybe take a tour of Anne Hathaway's cottage with its gardens. All these attractions are on the route of the hop-on hop-off open top bus which operates around the town. However there is so much more to Stratford than just William Shakespeare. A charming medieval centre with timber framed buildings and lots of independent shops makes for a lovely afternoon visit. Add to this the canal with its boat trips and also the river, which makes its way through the central park, then Stratford has a most attractive centre worthy of a visit in its own right.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
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Welsh Highland Railway (Heritage Line Event) Rail Ale Festival
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Rail Ale Festival 5 - 7 June Our 'not to be missed' annual beer festival at Dinas has moved to the first weekend in June this year, but will continue the now traditional, vibrant mix of steam trains, live music, real ales, ciders and tasty food?

Statesman Rail (Railtour) LAKELAND STATESMAN

LAKELAND STATESMAN FRIDAY 5 TO SUNDAY 7 JUNE 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Stevenage (08.15/22.30) Letchworth (08.30/21.15) Royston (08.40/22.00) Cambridge (09.00/21.40) Ely (09.20/21.20) March (09.40/21.00) Peterborough (10.00/20.40) Grantham (10.30/20.10) Newark (10.50/19.50) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change We are delighted to present a three-day weekend break to the stunningly beautiful Lake District situated in North West England, famous for its tranquil lakes, towering mountains, secret valleys, picturesque stone-built villages and expansive coastline. The national park is the largest in the UK and is now a UNESCO world heritage site so it's easy to see how the area captivated such famous former residents as William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Accommodation for two nights is in selected 3 or 4 star hotels. Friday: Our train travels north for a journey over the entire majestic route of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway, with its great limestone peaks and deep valleys we travel through the Yorkshire Dales over no fewer than 19 viaducts and through 12 tunnels on this masterpiece of Victorian engineering - including the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. We pass over Ais Gill Summit and continue through the Eden Valley to the outskirts of Carlisle where we turn south travelling through Penrith with the climb over Shap Summit and the Cumbrian Fells offering spectacular views of the Lakeland mountains. At Oxenholme we alight to join road coaches for the short transfer to our hotels. .

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Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Scarborough Flyer
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The Scarborough Flyer Saturday 6th June 2020 This exciting trip by steam train offers an opportunity for passengers from the Greater Manchester and Sheffield areas to visit the seaside town of Scarborough. The circular route cuts across the rugged Pennine terrain to York, and then on to the popular east coast seaside resort of Scarborough. Our train will be hauled by a locomotive from the Carnforth Pool. Our train leaves Manchester Victoria, hauled by our lovingly restored steam locomotive, and heads for Romiley, where we stop to pick up more passengers. We join the former Midland Railway line across the Peak District and pass through Cowburn Tunnel into the beautiful Vale of Edale. We stop again at Hathersage, for more passengers, before passing through the 3?-mile long Totley Tunnel and arrive at Sheffield, our final stop for passengers. We then travel northwards through Swinton and Moorthorpe to York, where passengers will have the option of alighting here to visit the city or the National Railway Museum. Leaving York, we follow the River Derwent through pleasant Yorkshire scenery to Scarborough via Malton. The station at Scarborough features the longest station seat in the world! Scarborough is a Victorian spa town and the largest holiday resort on the East Yorkshire coast. It provides all the facilities that you would expect at an established seaside resort. It has two beautiful bays providing safe sandy beaches, and a busy harbour with an active fish quay. Our train leaves Scarborough late afternoon, hauled by our steam locomotive, for the return journey to Manchester. We travel westwards through Malton and Castle Howard to York. At Milford Loop we say farewell to our steam locomotive and continue our journey home diesel hauled. We stop at the same stations as on the outward journey, to set down passengers.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Dartmouth Express
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The Dartmouth Express Saturday 6th June 2020 The Dartmouth Express offers an exceptional day out travelling by train from stations in Surrey and Berkshire to Kingswear in South Devon. We travel along the famous 'sea wall' from Dawlish to Teignmouth and over the 'Heritage' Dartmouth Steam Railway. Train fares include a return ferry crossing to the picturesque town of Dartmouth. The special train will be hauled from Bristol to Kingswear and back by steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland. Our train starts from Woking in Surrey and will be diesel hauled from there to Bristol. En route, we stop at Guildford, Reading and Newbury to pick up more passengers. The route follows the river Kennet through attractive countryside and then runs beside the Kennet and Avon Canal for some distance before we make our final stop for passengers at Westbury. We change motive power at Bristol where steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland will take over the train. We shall soon be speeding along through the Somerset countryside and across the Somerset Levels to Taunton, where we make a brief stop for our steam locomotive to take on water. Our steam locomotive will be working hard as we climb to Whiteball Summit on the Somerset and Devon border before descending through the Culm Valley to Exeter. We then follow the Exe Estuary, passing the picturesque Cockwood Harbour, and run along the famous sea wall from Dawlish to Teignmouth. This is one of the most famous and scenic stretches of railway line in Britain, which gained international prominence when part of it was washed away in the 2014 storms. After Newton Abbot, we leave the main line to Plymouth and take the Kingswear branch line to Torbay. We pass through the famous holiday resort of Torquay and stop at Paignton where passengers, who wish to spend the time there, may alight. We then join the Dartmouth Steam Railway and our steam locomotive faces a stiff challenge as it climbs the steep gradient of 1 in 60 up to the summit of this line at Churston. The line then drops down to the river Dart and the terminus at Kingswear. The Dartmouth Express fare includes a return journey on the ferry across the river Dart to the picture postcard town of Dartmouth. There will be ample time to explore this historic port town, set on the banks of the tidal river Dart. It has a castle, a railway station where no railway has ever run, now a restaurant, and winding narrow streets with good bistros and specialist shops. We leave Kingswear, steam hauled, for the journey back to Bristol. From there the train will be diesel hauled to Woking. We stop at the same stations as on the outward journey, to set down passengers.

Welsh Highland Railway (Heritage Line Event) Rail Ale Festival
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Rail Ale Festival 5 - 7 June Our 'not to be missed' annual beer festival at Dinas has moved to the first weekend in June this year, but will continue the now traditional, vibrant mix of steam trains, live music, real ales, ciders and tasty food?

Swindon & Cricklade Railway (Diesel Gala) The Scarborough Flyer
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Diesel Gala 6 June 2020 - 7 June 2020

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) WELSH MARCHES EXPRESS - SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2020

WELSH MARCHES EXPRESS - SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Wilmslow (06.30/23.00) Stockport (06.45/22.45) Manchester Victoria (07.20/22.10) Newton le Willows (07.40/21.50) Warrington Bank Quay (07.50/21.40) Crewe (08.40/20.55) Whitchurch (09.10/20.30) Shrewsbury (09.30/20.10) 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 Traversing the breath-taking beauty of the Welsh Marches route our steam hauled train offers a totally unique day out as we travel through the rolling hills of the pretty Shropshire countryside dividing England and Wales. Passing through Church Stretton with outstanding views of the Long Mynd it was known in Victorian times as 'Little Switzerland' - continuing along the Marches we pass magnificent Stokesay Castle and the historic towns of Ludlow and Hereford. Entering Monmouthshire and South Wales, there are superb views of the Brecon Beacons as the black mountains tower above the train. At Newport we cross the River Usk, joining the Great Western main line to Cardiff for an afternoon break. Cardiff Wales' capital city offers spectacular shopping, museums, dining and entertainment. Easy to explore on foot and close to the station you can visit the free National Museum Cardiff and spectacular Cardiff Castle all within the city centre. Top class entertainment is on offer at Cardiff Bay with its restaurants, waterside views and Wales Millennium Centre and there is plenty to see and do in the three hours whilst our train is serviced and locomotive turned for the return journey. 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' - LNER A4 Pacific No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

Statesman Rail (Railtour) Diesel Gala

LAKELAND STATESMAN FRIDAY 5 TO SUNDAY 7 JUNE 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Stevenage (08.15/22.30) Letchworth (08.30/21.15) Royston (08.40/22.00) Cambridge (09.00/21.40) Ely (09.20/21.20) March (09.40/21.00) Peterborough (10.00/20.40) Grantham (10.30/20.10) Newark (10.50/19.50) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change We are delighted to present a three-day weekend break to the stunningly beautiful Lake District situated in North West England, famous for its tranquil lakes, towering mountains, secret valleys, picturesque stone-built villages and expansive coastline. The national park is the largest in the UK and is now a UNESCO world heritage site so it's easy to see how the area captivated such famous former residents as William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Accommodation for two nights is in selected 3 or 4 star hotels. Saturday: Following a relaxing breakfast in the hotel there is a choice of two tours which should be pre-booked as seating is limited: Option 1: We offer a memorable cruise on board one of the historic Windermere steamers as we travel over England's largest lake to Bowness, the Lake Districts most popular tourist destination where time will be available for a short break. Then, join road coaches to take us through Ambleside to Grasmere the most photographed village in Cumbria where time will be available to visit its attractions, including the Gingerbread Shop and Dove Cottage the former home of William Wordsworth who described the area as 'the loveliest spot that man hath ever found'. We return around the west side of Windermere through Coniston and the ancient town of Hawkshead with stunning views of the highest Lakeland mountains. Option 2: Road coaches take us to the ancient hamlet of Ravenglass, being the only coastal town within the National Park where we board the iconic 'Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway' - this delightful narrow-gauge line offers a 14-mile return journey through spectacular Lake District scenery to Eskdale, situated at the foot of England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, with most of the trains hauled by one of the little steam engines dating back to 1894. At the lines terminus there is an excellent cafe and the opportunity to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Fells with riverside walks. On arrival back at Ravenglass we visit the 70-acre grounds of 'Muncaster Castle' with its gardens and woodlands offering panoramic views of Eskdale, a highlight of the visit is the Hawk and Owl Centre with a magnificent falconry display as we witness the flight of an owl, the speed of a falcon and the majestic eagle as they soar over the valley.

Welsh Highland Railway (Heritage Line Event) Rail Ale Festival
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Rail Ale Festival 5 - 7 June Our 'not to be missed' annual beer festival at Dinas has moved to the first weekend in June this year, but will continue the now traditional, vibrant mix of steam trains, live music, real ales, ciders and tasty food?

Swindon & Cricklade Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
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Diesel Gala 6 June 2020 - 7 June 2020

Statesman Rail (Railtour) LAKELAND STATESMAN

LAKELAND STATESMAN FRIDAY 5 TO SUNDAY 7 JUNE 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Stevenage (08.15/22.30) Letchworth (08.30/21.15) Royston (08.40/22.00) Cambridge (09.00/21.40) Ely (09.20/21.20) March (09.40/21.00) Peterborough (10.00/20.40) Grantham (10.30/20.10) Newark (10.50/19.50) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change We are delighted to present a three-day weekend break to the stunningly beautiful Lake District situated in North West England, famous for its tranquil lakes, towering mountains, secret valleys, picturesque stone-built villages and expansive coastline. The national park is the largest in the UK and is now a UNESCO world heritage site so it's easy to see how the area captivated such famous former residents as William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Accommodation for two nights is in selected 3 or 4 star hotels. Sunday: Our train departs Grange over Sands late morning and we travel around the longest and most scenic coastal railway in England - the beautiful twisting Cumbrian coast route as it hugs the coastline and takes us beside Morecambe Bay and across the Furness peninsula where the views of the Irish Sea and Lakeland Mountains are truly spectacular and on a clear day the Isle of Man is visible. Continuing through Whitehaven with the Solway Firth on our left we travel inland to join the Settle to Carlisle line for our homeward journey over its spectacular viaducts and around the deep valleys of the Yorkshire Dales.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. 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. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield 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.

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North Norfolk Railway (Heritage Line Event) Mixed Traction Gala
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Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Tynesider
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The Tynesider Saturday 13th June 2020 This excursion provides a rare opportunity to travel by special train from the North Lincolnshire area to Tyneside. The route is via the East Coast Main Line through York. Passengers have the option of spending time in Newcastle-upon-Tyne or staying on the train to travel over the Blyth & Tyne Railway line to Morpeth, a route no longer used by passenger services. Our train will be steam hauled from Cleethorpes to Newcastle and Morpeth and then back to York. Our train leaves Cleethorpes at around 07:30 hauled by a steam locomotive from the Carnforth pool. It stops at Grimsby, Barnetby and Scunthorpe, to pick up more passengers. At Stainforth Junction we take the direct Wakefield line avoiding Doncaster, normally used only by freight trains, to Applehurst Junction. Here our train branches off to the right to join the East Coast Main Line (ECML) at Joan Croft Junction. Soon we shall arrive in York where more passengers can join the train. There will be a half hour break for our steam locomotive to take on water. We continue steam-hauled northwards from York across the Plain of York where we can expect some fast running, especially through Thirsk and Northallerton. We pass through Darlington and Durham, famous for its Norman Cathedral, en route to Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Here passengers may choose to alight and spend time visiting the city. It is famous for a series of dramatic bridges over the river Tyne and its quayside along the banks of the river. Other well known attractions include the Tyne & Wear Metro, Eldon Square Shopping Centre, Cathedral, Castle, Grainger Market, and the largest indoor shopping centre in Europe, the Metro Centre, located nearby in Gateshead. Our train continues, steam hauled, travelling north from Newcastle Central to Benton Junction. Here we leave the ECML and take the Blyth and Tyne Railway route which was chiefly constructed to link collieries in the area to the river Tyne. This is now a 'freight only' railway line, which parallels the Tyne & Wear Metro route to Northumberland Park and then runs northwards through Newsham to Bedlington. At Bedlington North Junction we branch left and head for Morpeth where we stop for our steam locomotive to take on water. We return to Newcastle-upon-Tyne via the ECML. We stop at Newcastle Central station, to pick up those passengers who chose to visit the city, before setting off across the river Tyne on the King Edward VII Bridge. We return south, steam hauled, up the ECML to York. Here a diesel locomotive takes over the train for the remainder of the journey back to Cleethorpes. We stop at the same stations as on the outward journey to set down passengers.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cotswold Venturer
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The Cotswold Venturer Saturday 13th June 2020 Join us on this scenic rail tour by steam train through the beautiful Cotswold Hills. 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 also return the same way, which will include the steep climb up to Sapperton tunnel. Our steam hauled train leaves London Paddington at around 07:40 hauled by steam locomotive No.60103 Flying Scotsman 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 Worcester 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 Golden Valley line. We follow the former Great Western Railway route from Standish Junction and climb steadily through Stroud before the gradients increase dramatically to 1 in 74 at Chalford. We continue to climb through the Golden Valley at a gradient of 1 in 60 prior to entering Sapperton tunnel at the summit of the climb. On easier gradients, we descend through Kemble and onwards through Wiltshire to the former railway town of Swindon. We will now retrace our earlier route through the Vale of White Horse back to Didcot and Reading. Our final part of the journey calls at Reading and Slough before arriving back in London Paddington in the evening.

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Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE LAKELANDER - SATURDAY 13 JUNE 2020

THE LAKELANDER - SATURDAY 13 JUNE 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Wolverhampton (06.00/23.20) Codsall (06.10/23.10) Telford (06.25/22.50) Wellington (06.35/22.40) Shrewsbury (06.55/22.20) Whitchurch (07.10/21.55) Crewe (08.05/21.25) Preston (09.45/20.15) 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 hauled entirely by steam all the way from Crewe and offering spectacular views of the Cumbrian mountains and high Pennines as we climb over the Lakeland fells to the historic border city of Carlisle for a lunchtime sightseeing break and return around the longest coastal line in Britain with splendid views across the Irish Sea and Morecambe Bay. Travelling through the county town of Lancaster our steam locomotive works hard when we climb up the first severe gradient to Grayrigg with splendid views over Kendal and then travel through the beautiful Lune Gorge to Tebay, gaining speed for the ascent to Shap. This well-known section of the west coast main line has a steep gradient and, in former steam days the banking engines from Tebay were often used to assist trains. After crossing the Cumbrian Fells, we descend to Penrith, and head for Carlisle. There will be around two hours available to explore this ancient border city with its castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum, and shopping centre. Our return journey takes the scenic coastal route around the Cumbrian Coast. After Maryport, we run along the shoreline through Workington, once a centre to produce iron and steel. There are spectacular cliff edge views as we journey south 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. Passing Sellafield, where the British Nuclear Fuels works dominates the landscape and at Ravenglass, we meet up with the narrow gauge Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. At Millom, we head inland and follow the sweeping estuary through Foxfield and Kirkby in Furness. Avoiding Barrow in Furness by taking the diversionary 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 made famous as the location of the wartime movie 'Brief Encounter' and a fast run homeward down the west coast main line. 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' - LNER A4 Pacific No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

Boness and Kinneil Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
North Norfolk Railway (Heritage Line Event) Mixed Traction Gala
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Mixed Traction Gala

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough. Choice of two journeys To York or Scarborough Via Skipton and Leeds: Running Thursdays on 18th June, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August and 3rd September 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Woodlesford (Leeds) and York. View Journey To York or Scarborough Via Preston and Wakefield: Running Thursdays on 25th June, 16th and 30th July, 13th and 27th August 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG and York. View Journey Join us for a scenic tour which combines a truly wonderful journey in traditional carriages across Lancashire and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the evocative smells and sounds of steam haulage from York and the beautiful scenery of North Yorkshire to the East Coast. From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail and some even featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel from Carnforth for the first part of the journey, then from York we pick up a steam engine taking us to Scarborough on a memorable journey. scarborough spa scarborough spa Due to the high demand for seats last year we are once more offering passengers the chance to travel from the West Coast of Britain en route to historic York then across North Yorkshire to the Spa town of Scarborough on the East Coast. Vintage Mark I and II carriages pull out of Carnforth on two routes, collecting passengers at various pick up stations. Arriving in York we pick up one of the oldest Steam engines in the world and continue by steam across North Yorkshire to Scarborough, where we have around three hours to enjoy and explore. Alternatively passengers may choose at alight at York and discover the many attractions of this historical, walled city. On the return journey, we leave Scarborough again by steam heading towards York before continuing on the same route, calling at the same stations before arriving back in Carnforth.

Ffestiniog Railway (Heritage Line Event) Fairlie Eventful event
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Ffestiniog Railway (Heritage Line Event) Fairlie Eventful event
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Fairlie Eventful event

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Yorkshireman
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The Yorkshireman Saturday 20th June 2020 Join us for a main line steam run from London's Ealing Broadway station to York. 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 Ealing Broadway and York by 60103 Flying Scotsman, and diesel hauled on the return. Our train leaves London Ealing Broadway at around 06:30 hauled by 60103 Flying Scotsman. At Dudding Hill Junction we take the Brent curve and join the Midland Main Line (MML) at 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. Our last stop to pick up passengers is at Melton Mowbray. 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. After Chesterfield we take the 'Old Road' via Barrow Hill 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 17:25 and returns to London Ealing Broadway diesel hauled. We stop at the same stations as on the outward journey, to set down passengers.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) DORSET COAST STATESMAN

DORSET COAST STATESMAN SATURDAY 20 JUNE 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (06.40/22.50) Whitchurch (07.10/22.20) Shrewsbury (07.20/22.10) Church Stretton (07.40/21.50) Ludlow (08.00/21.30) Leominster (08.10/21.20) Hereford (08.35/21.00) Abergavenny (09.05/20.30) Cwmbran (09.25/20.10) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change The celebrated 'Statesman' land cruise train travels south for a memorable mid-summer journey through the Severn Tunnel and historic Bath Spa and beside the River Avon to Salisbury and Southampton, then through the beautiful New Forest to our first optional stop at Bournemouth where around four hours will be available to enjoy the elegant seaside resort with its seven miles of golden sands, a vast variety of shops and beautiful award-winning gardens where you can perhaps enjoy a traditional afternoon tea whilst listening to a brass band. Alternatively: remain on board our train to Poole where we offer a break of around three hours - with its bustling Quay and stunning natural harbour there are beautiful views across to the Isle of Purbeck. Perhaps take a boat trip to Brownsea Island, rich in wildlife and history this is the home of Scouting, or, take a Jurassic coastal cruise. There are a multitude of eateries along the harbour with outdoor seating where the local seafood is a speciality. Our final destination for a break of around two hours is the ancient seaside town of Weymouth - set in Thomas Hardy's beloved countryside that featured as the background to his Wessex novels and was a favourite haunt of King George III with its historical buildings and Georgian seafront, a modern town centre complemented by quaint side streets, all of which is connected by over three miles of level promenade. The picturesque leisure harbour boasts fishing boats, yachts and catamarans.

Ffestiniog Railway (Heritage Line Event) Fairlie Eventful event
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Fairlie Eventful event

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. 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. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield 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.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE FELLSMAN - WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE 2020

THE FELLSMAN - WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (07.35/21.30) Warrington Bank Quay (08.15/20.30) Wigan North Western (08.30/20.05) Leyland (08.50/19.45) Blackburn (09.10/19.20) Clitheroe (09.35/18.50) Hellifield (10.40/17.35) 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 The popular 'Fellsman' runs again in summer 2020 for its 12th season offering a 300-mile return steam hauled journey from Crewe on the spectacular 'Settle to Carlisle Railway' as we travel through the Yorkshire Dales and climb high towards the roof of England. With its great limestone peaks and deep valleys, the legendary 'Settle to Carlisle' line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the magnificent 24 arch viaduct at Ribblehead. Time will be available for sightseeing in the historic border city of Carlisle - or perhaps alight at Appleby and take an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage bus with a cruise on beautiful Ullswater. The Settle & Carlisle line is known for its magnificent scenery and steep gradient, so our engine will be working hard as we climb to the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct with stunning views of the three peaks. Passengers get a marvellous view down Dent Dale as the train emerges from Blea Moor tunnel and approaching Garsdale you will see sweeping views of Wensleydale - with our engine in full flight we climb at 1 in 100 towards the summit of the line at Ais Gill. Travelling on through the lush Eden Valley to the historic border city of Carlisle where we arrive about 13.10. You may choose to stroll between the castle and cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - all surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained so creating the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Returning from Carlisle about 15.45 and following a stop for water at Appleby we travel over the same spectacular route giving another opportunity to experience the beauty of the high Pennines and pretty Ribble Valley as our locomotive works hard up the steep and taxing climb of Wilpshire Bank being a fitting end to a perfect day. 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'.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough. Choice of two journeys To York or Scarborough Via Skipton and Leeds: Running Thursdays on 18th June, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August and 3rd September 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Woodlesford (Leeds) and York. View Journey To York or Scarborough Via Preston and Wakefield: Running Thursdays on 25th June, 16th and 30th July, 13th and 27th August 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG and York. View Journey Join us for a scenic tour which combines a truly wonderful journey in traditional carriages across Lancashire and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the evocative smells and sounds of steam haulage from York and the beautiful scenery of North Yorkshire to the East Coast. From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail and some even featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel from Carnforth for the first part of the journey, then from York we pick up a steam engine taking us to Scarborough on a memorable journey. scarborough spa scarborough spa Due to the high demand for seats last year we are once more offering passengers the chance to travel from the West Coast of Britain en route to historic York then across North Yorkshire to the Spa town of Scarborough on the East Coast. Vintage Mark I and II carriages pull out of Carnforth on two routes, collecting passengers at various pick up stations. Arriving in York we pick up one of the oldest Steam engines in the world and continue by steam across North Yorkshire to Scarborough, where we have around three hours to enjoy and explore. Alternatively passengers may choose at alight at York and discover the many attractions of this historical, walled city. On the return journey, we leave Scarborough again by steam heading towards York before continuing on the same route, calling at the same stations before arriving back in Carnforth.

Mid-Norfolk Railway (Heritage Line Event) 25th Anniversary of the Mid-Norfolk Railway
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25th Anniversary of the Mid-Norfolk Railway

Mid-Norfolk Railway (Heritage Line Event) The Cheshireman
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25th Anniversary of the Mid-Norfolk Railway

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Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) GREAT WESTERN ENVOY - SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020
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The Cheshireman Saturday 27th June 2020 This tour offers a wonderful opportunity to travel by a special charter train to the historic city of Chester. The train will be steam-hauled throughout from London Euston to Chester by an A1 Class Pacific No.60163 Tornado. 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. 'The Cheshireman' will leave London Euston at around 07:00 steam hauled behind Tornado. 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 caf?s. 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 Tornado, 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 one of excitement as Tornado is allowed to reach its maximum permitted speed along the WCML.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) Step Back to the 1940s

GREAT WESTERN ENVOY - SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (07.00/22.00) Stafford (07.30/21.30) Tame Bridge Parkway (08.10/20.50) Birmingham International (08.40/20.20) Coventry (09.00/20.00) Leamington Spa (09.20/19.40) 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 This is a truly amazing and unique steam hauled tour offering a journey through the heart of England and past Oxford, the city of dreaming spires. Continuing along the Great Western main line and Victorian Swindon beside the historic factory where hundreds of steam locomotives were constructed, we continue through the rolling hills and gentle scenery of beautiful Wiltshire with a choice of destinations for an afternoon break. You may choose to spend around three hours in the elegant Georgian city of Bath Spa, or, around four hours to discover the unique charms of Bristol, whichever you choose we can guarantee a memorable and lasting experience of the West Country. Bath Spa: Visit this elegant city with attractions just a short stroll from the station including preserved honey coloured Georgian buildings with its famous crescents, curio shops, street cafes and magnificent Abbey. Time will be available for you to wander and browse at your leisure and a visit to the Roman Pump Room and Baths is recommended. Perhaps take a gentle river cruise or open top bus tour - what better way can there be to view some of the beautiful countryside that surrounds this historic city. Bristol: The famous seafaring town with its ancient Dockyard including the S.S Great Britain launched by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1843 and now restored as a proud memorial to its great designer. Perhaps take a walk over the Clifton Suspension Bridge or wander through the antique shops on the quaintly named Christmas steps. 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' - LNER A4 Pacific No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

Mid-Norfolk Railway (Heritage Line Event) 25th Anniversary of the Mid-Norfolk Railway
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25th Anniversary of the Mid-Norfolk Railway

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Step Back to the 1940s

Step Back to the 1940s

Wensleydale Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. 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. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield 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 Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Flying Scotsman to Edinburgh via the East Coast Main Line

Flying Scotsman to Edinburgh via the East Coast Main Line

North Norfolk Railway (Buses) Vintage Bus Rally
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Vintage Bus Rally

Mid-Norfolk Railway (Heritage Line Event) 25th Anniversary of the Mid-Norfolk Railway
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25th Anniversary of the Mid-Norfolk Railway

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Step Back to the 1940s

Step Back to the 1940s

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Bournemouth Express
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The Bournemouth Express Saturday 4th July 2020 This not to be missed tour commences at London's Waterloo terminus from where we will be steam hauled throughout down to Bournemouth. This not to be missed tour commences at London's Waterloo terminus from where we will be steam hauled throughout down to Bournemouth, following the route of the old Bournemouth Belle. Our locomotive will be Ex Southern Region 'Merchant Navy' Class Pacific locomotive No.35018 British India Line, for our journey to the popular seaside resort. Our journey to Bournemouth commences from the former London & South Western Railway's terminus at London Waterloo. We thread our way through Clapham Junction and head along the L&SWR main line towards Weybridge and Woking. We will pause for water at Winchfield before heading through Basingstoke to Worting Junction, were we will take the main line to Southampton and Bournemouth. The long straight sections of line will allow our locomotive to run at its maximum speed through Winchester and Eastleigh, recreating the days of the fast expresses to the south coast resorts. We pass through Southampton and run through the New Forest at Brokenhurst and reach the south coast at Christchurch. Our arrival in Bournemouth will now provide passengers with an afternoon break in this popular Dorset seaside resort, made fashionable by the Victorians and the arrival of the railway in 1870. The town has a number of attractions to entertain visitors, including its extensive seafront with its Chimes, pier, parks and the pavillion, oceanarium, museums and galleries, plus many shops and restaurants to cater for all tastes. Our steam locomotive will be serviced whilst we have free time in Bournemouth before we return to London Waterloo by way of our outward route. We can expect some fast running as we head towards the Capital with the Bournemouth Express, thus ending a memorable day out from a former era with our special train over classic Southern Railway routes.

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) South Devon 1940s Festival
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South Devon 1940s Festival 4th and 5th July 2020 Once a year the South Devon Railway is transported back to the 1940s for the South Devon 1940s Festival. The show has grown and developed greatly and now boasts a large amount of displays, vehicles, trade stands, entertainment and atmosphere that you won't find anywhere else! A fun filled day out that will transport you back to the 40s.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) CUMBRIAN COAST STATESMAN

CUMBRIAN COAST STATESMAN SATURDAY 4 JULY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Derby (06.15/22.30) Long Eaton (06.30/22.15) Beeston (06.55/21.55) Ilkeston (07.15/21.35) Alfreton (07.25/21.25) Chesterfield (07.40/21.10) Chinley (08.15/20.25) New Mills (08.25/20.15) Romiley (08.40/20.00) Manchester Victoria (09.20/19.20) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Enjoy a memorable day on board 'The Statesman' as we travel around the Cumbrian Coast, probably the most stunningly beautiful scenic coastal line in England through an area steeped in maritime history with spectacular views of the Lake District Mountains and the wide panoramic expanse of Morecambe Bay as we journey to Ravenglass, where there is the opportunity to ride the legendary Ravenglass & Eskdale steam railway into the Fells. Leaving the main line at Carnforth we depart past the 'Brief Encounter' Refreshment Room made famous in the classic 1945 movie, after picking up speed we pass Silverdale and cross the first of the two spectacular viaducts over the River Kent at Arnside, with stunning views across Morecambe Bay. Continuing through the Victorian resort of Grange-over-Sands and Ulverston we continue across the Furness peninsula where the views of the Irish Sea and Lakeland Mountains are truly spectacular before arriving at the ancient hamlet of Ravenglass, being the only coastal town within the Lake District National Park around four hours will be available to soak up the atmosphere of this pretty village with perhaps a visit to Muncaster Castle Gardens or walks around the estuary. We have an optional excursion at a discounted price, which should be pre-booked at the same time as the main tour as availability is strictly limited: Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: The delightful narrow-gauge railway runs offers a 14-mile return journey through spectacular Lake District scenery to Eskdale, situated at the foot of England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike with most of the trains hauled by one of the little steam engines dating back to 1894. At the lines terminus there is an excellent cafe and the opportunity to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Fells with riverside walks. Supplement: GBP12 per person

North Norfolk Railway (Heritage Line Event) Vintage Transport Day
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Vintage Transport Day

Mid-Norfolk Railway (Heritage Line Event) 25th Anniversary of the Mid-Norfolk Railway
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25th Anniversary of the Mid-Norfolk Railway

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Step Back to the 1940s

Step Back to the 1940s

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) South Devon 1940s Festival
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South Devon 1940s Festival 4th and 5th July 2020 Once a year the South Devon Railway is transported back to the 1940s for the South Devon 1940s Festival. The show has grown and developed greatly and now boasts a large amount of displays, vehicles, trade stands, entertainment and atmosphere that you won't find anywhere else! A fun filled day out that will transport you back to the 40s.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Flying Scotsman to London from Edinburgh via the Settle to Carlisle line

Flying Scotsman to London from Edinburgh via the Settle to Carlisle line

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (Buses) Classic Bus Rally
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Classic Bus Rally Toddington's 13th Bus Rally - 5th July 2020 Welcome to the 2020 GWSR Classic Bus Rally web page. This year's bus rally will be on the first Sunday of July and will follow a similar format to previous years with up to 40 buses attending and running regular trips for visitors. We will be operating three trains in service on a Green timetable. THE EVENT The buses will be on display in Toddington car park between about 10.00 and 16.00 on the day. Some of them will be operating a frequent bus service from Toddington on a tour of the local countryside, as we are unable to run to Broadway due to a weak bridge. You get such a wider view of the countryside from a bus, even a single deck one, rather than sitting in a car - it's often a new experience for your children & grand-children - whichever outing you take! If you enjoyed your bus journey, your appreciation can be shown by any donation put into collection boxes on the buses and help towards the upkeep of these superb samples of our transport heritage or support their owners' nominated charity.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. 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. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield 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.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The End of Southern Steam
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The End of Southern Steam Thursday 9th July 2020 This day trip by steam train provides a unique opportunity to visit the Yeovil Railway Centre and the popular seaside resort of Weymouth for the afternoon. This special train to mark the anniversary of the end of Southern steam will be hauled by a powerful ex-Southern Railway Pacific type steam locomotive from Waterloo to Yeovil. We continue to Weymouth diesel hauled before our steam locomotive hauls us back to London via Bournemouth. Our train leaves London Waterloo station at around 08:45 behind our splendid steam locomotive, 35018 British India Line. We pass through Clapham Junction, and continue along the South Western Main Line (SWML) with fast running expected from our steam locomotive, and then stop for further passengers at Woking and Basingstoke. From Worting Junction we take the West of England Main Line to Andover and Salisbury. At Wilton Junction the line becomes single track. We cross the edge of Salisbury Plain and pass through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Tisbury and Gillingham in Dorset. We cross Gillingham Viaduct and pass through Buckhorn Weston Tunnel before Templecombe, where once the iconic Somerset & Dorset Railway passed beneath our line. Travelling westwards through north west Dorset we pass through Sherborne, one of the most beautiful towns in England, before continuing with the train to Yeovil Junction where the steam locomotive will be serviced at Yeovil Railway Centre. Our train leaves Yeovil Junction, hauled by a diesel locomotive, and runs southwards through Maiden Newton towards Dorchester and the large seaside resort of Weymouth. There will be a break here to visit the town, with its many attractions and restaurants, before we return to London Waterloo steam hauled. Our return route will be via Bournemouth, Southampton and Eastleigh back to Basingstoke and Woking to set down passengers, followed by journey's end at London Waterloo.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough. Choice of two journeys To York or Scarborough Via Skipton and Leeds: Running Thursdays on 18th June, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August and 3rd September 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Woodlesford (Leeds) and York. View Journey To York or Scarborough Via Preston and Wakefield: Running Thursdays on 25th June, 16th and 30th July, 13th and 27th August 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG and York. View Journey Join us for a scenic tour which combines a truly wonderful journey in traditional carriages across Lancashire and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the evocative smells and sounds of steam haulage from York and the beautiful scenery of North Yorkshire to the East Coast. From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail and some even featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel from Carnforth for the first part of the journey, then from York we pick up a steam engine taking us to Scarborough on a memorable journey. scarborough spa scarborough spa Due to the high demand for seats last year we are once more offering passengers the chance to travel from the West Coast of Britain en route to historic York then across North Yorkshire to the Spa town of Scarborough on the East Coast. Vintage Mark I and II carriages pull out of Carnforth on two routes, collecting passengers at various pick up stations. Arriving in York we pick up one of the oldest Steam engines in the world and continue by steam across North Yorkshire to Scarborough, where we have around three hours to enjoy and explore. Alternatively passengers may choose at alight at York and discover the many attractions of this historical, walled city. On the return journey, we leave Scarborough again by steam heading towards York before continuing on the same route, calling at the same stations before arriving back in Carnforth.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cumbrian Mountain Express
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The Cumbrian Mountain Express Saturday 11th July 2020 The Cumbrian Mountain Express provides a wonderful opportunity to get out and about during the summer and autumn months. The Cumbrian Mountain Express provides a wonderful opportunity to get out and about during the summer and autumn 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 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 pass through Lancaster and along the edge of Morecambe Bay before we arrive at Carnforth. Here, we will change over our electric locomotive for today's steam locomotive, taken from the Carnforth pool. Leaving Carnforth, we pass the Brief Encounter caf? and commence the climb of our 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 time available in Carlisle to explore this ancient city with its cathedral and castle, plus an assortment of shops and caf?s. 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 high viaducts, including the famous one at Ribblehead, and through many 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. Premier Dining not applicable from Preston. *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) SEVERN VALLEY ENTERPRISE - SATURDAY 11 JULY 2020

SEVERN VALLEY ENTERPRISE - SATURDAY 11 JULY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (07.00/23.00) Stafford (07.30/22.30) Lichfield Trent Valley (08.00/22.00) Tamworth (08.10/21.50) Nuneaton (08.30/21.30) Hinckley (08.40/21.20) Leicester (09.00/21.00) Loughborough (09.20/20.40) East Midlands Parkway (09.30/20.30) 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 This is a truly amazing and unique steam hauled tour offering a very unusual journey from Crewe and through the Midlands to Kidderminster for a trip over the full length of the preserved Severn Valley Railway to Bridgnorth for a three-hour afternoon break. Upon departure from East Midlands stations we take the rarely used line between Sheet Stores Junction and Stenson Junction and after passing the beer brewing town of Burton-on-Trent we continue through Shenstone and towards Birmingham, thence past Soho Junction and through Stourbridge Junction to Kidderminster where we leave the main line and join the preserved Severn Valley Railway for a stunning 16 mile journey through the Wyre Forest as the line accompanies the pretty River Severn passing numerous beautifully restored stations to Bridgnorth. Bridgnorth - is two towns: The high town and the low town connected by the steepest inland funicular railway in Britain. The low town was once a thriving port along the banks of the River Severn, while the high town held the castle, the churches, and many fine 16th and 17th century mansions. The more energetic may amble up one of the seven sets of steps, or the steep old Cartway, where goods were once hauled to the market above. The carts are gone, but the markets remain. Antiques and local produce are specialities. What's left of the castle leans at an alarming angle. There is an iron footbridge connecting to the Severn Valley Railway Station. We return in the late afternoon and re-trace the outward journey but this time with the taxing and impressive 1 in 45 climb of Old Hill Bank as the locomotive works hard to haul our heavy train to the summit at Rowley Regis. 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' - LNER A4 Pacific No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Waverley
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The Waverley Sunday 12th July 2020 This steam hauled train provides an opportunity for passengers from York, Leeds and the Aire Valley to travel over the spectacular Settle & Carlisle Railway, probably the most famous railway route in Britain. There is also the option of visiting the Cumbrian market town of Appleby or the border city of Carlisle. These day trips revive the nostalgic former days of steam when travel by train through magnificent scenery was an experience to savour. Our steam hauled train leaves York hauled by steam locomotive No.60103 Flying Scotsman at 09:30 and heads for Church Fenton where we take the direct route to Leeds. We stop to pick up more passengers at Leeds, Shipley, Keighley and Skipton. There will be a stop for our steam locomotive to take on water before we join the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway at Settle Junction. Here begins one of the most arduous climbs on Britain's railway network, a total of 15 miles mainly at a gradient of 1 in 100. We cross the breathtaking Ribblehead Viaduct, high above the valley floor, and enter Blea Moor Tunnel. We pass through the highest station open in England at Dent, travelling through tunnels and crossing valleys on numerous viaducts. There are magnificent views across the Fells to the Pennine Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough as we make the final ascent to Ais Gill Summit (1169 feet). We travel high above the valley at Mallerstang and then drop down through Kirkby Stephen to Appleby, where our locomotive takes on water. Passengers who choose to alight at Appleby will have around four hours to visit this historic market town that lies in a loop of the picturesque river Eden. Passengers choosing to continue to Carlisle will have over one and a half hours to explore the Border City, possibly visiting the castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum or the Lanes Shopping Centre. Our train leaves Carlisle for the return journey at around 16:15 and climbs almost continuously for just under 50 miles back up to Ais Gill summit. We stop, en route, at Appleby for our steam locomotive to take on water and to pick up those passengers who spent the afternoon there. We continue our journey back to York, stopping at Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Leeds, and York, to set down passengers.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. 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. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield 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.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE FELLSMAN - WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 2020

THE FELLSMAN - WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (07.35/21.30) Warrington Bank Quay (08.15/20.30) Wigan North Western (08.30/20.05) Leyland (08.50/19.45) Blackburn (09.10/19.20) Clitheroe (09.35/18.50) Hellifield (10.40/17.35) 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 The popular 'Fellsman' runs again in summer 2020 for its 12th season offering a 300-mile return steam hauled journey from Crewe on the spectacular 'Settle to Carlisle Railway' as we travel through the Yorkshire Dales and climb high towards the roof of England. With its great limestone peaks and deep valleys, the legendary 'Settle to Carlisle' line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the magnificent 24 arch viaduct at Ribblehead. Time will be available for sightseeing in the historic border city of Carlisle - or perhaps alight at Appleby and take an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage bus with a cruise on beautiful Ullswater. The Settle & Carlisle line is known for its magnificent scenery and steep gradient, so our engine will be working hard as we climb to the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct with stunning views of the three peaks. Passengers get a marvellous view down Dent Dale as the train emerges from Blea Moor tunnel and approaching Garsdale you will see sweeping views of Wensleydale - with our engine in full flight we climb at 1 in 100 towards the summit of the line at Ais Gill. Travelling on through the lush Eden Valley to the historic border city of Carlisle where we arrive about 13.10. You may choose to stroll between the castle and cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - all surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained so creating the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Returning from Carlisle about 15.45 and following a stop for water at Appleby we travel over the same spectacular route giving another opportunity to experience the beauty of the high Pennines and pretty Ribble Valley as our locomotive works hard up the steep and taxing climb of Wilpshire Bank being a fitting end to a perfect day. 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'.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough. Choice of two journeys To York or Scarborough Via Skipton and Leeds: Running Thursdays on 18th June, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August and 3rd September 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Woodlesford (Leeds) and York. View Journey To York or Scarborough Via Preston and Wakefield: Running Thursdays on 25th June, 16th and 30th July, 13th and 27th August 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG and York. View Journey Join us for a scenic tour which combines a truly wonderful journey in traditional carriages across Lancashire and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the evocative smells and sounds of steam haulage from York and the beautiful scenery of North Yorkshire to the East Coast. From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail and some even featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel from Carnforth for the first part of the journey, then from York we pick up a steam engine taking us to Scarborough on a memorable journey. scarborough spa scarborough spa Due to the high demand for seats last year we are once more offering passengers the chance to travel from the West Coast of Britain en route to historic York then across North Yorkshire to the Spa town of Scarborough on the East Coast. Vintage Mark I and II carriages pull out of Carnforth on two routes, collecting passengers at various pick up stations. Arriving in York we pick up one of the oldest Steam engines in the world and continue by steam across North Yorkshire to Scarborough, where we have around three hours to enjoy and explore. Alternatively passengers may choose at alight at York and discover the many attractions of this historical, walled city. On the return journey, we leave Scarborough again by steam heading towards York before continuing on the same route, calling at the same stations before arriving back in Carnforth.

North Norfolk Railway (Heritage Line Event) Beer Festival
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Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cumbrian Mountain Express
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The Cumbrian Mountain Express Saturday 18th July 2020 This is a wonderful opportunity for passengers from Merseyside and Lancashire to travel by steam train over two of England's most scenic railway routes. Our train travels north to Carlisle by the spectacular Settle & Carlisle Railway line and returns via the West Coast Main Line over Shap. We have a magnificent steam locomotive to haul these trains, which recall the glorious days of steam train travel. It promises to provide a memorable day out. Our train will be diesel hauled from Crewe to Liverpool via Runcorn, where we stop to pick up further passengers. We leave Liverpool Lime Street, steam hauled by a locomotive from the Carnforth pool, just after 07:00 and stop to pick up passengers at Broad Green and St. Helens Central. We join the West Coast Main Line (WCML) before stopping for more passengers at Wigan. We head north, leaving the WCML at Farington Junction, and call at Blackburn, where passengers who have travelled by service train from Preston join our train. We continue to Clitheroe and then stop at Hellifield for our steam locomotive to take on water. We join the Settle & Carlisle Railway at Settle Junction and then begin one of Britain's most arduous climbs, a total of 15 miles mainly at a gradient of 1 in 100. This will be a tough test for our locomotive, which we shall see - and hear - working very hard! There are magnificent views of the Pennine 'Three Peaks' of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. We cross the spectacular Ribblehead Viaduct, high above the valley floor, and enter Blea Moor Tunnel. We pass the highest railway station in England at Dent, crossing over viaducts and passing through tunnels amongst the Yorkshire Dales as we make the final climb to Ais Gill Summit, 1169 feet above sea level. We travel above the valley at Mallerstang and descend to Kirkby Stephen and Appleby, where we stop for our locomotive to take on water. We pass through the Eden Valley and arrive in the Border City of Carlisle shortly before 13:00. There will be more than three hours in Carlisle, providing ample time to explore this ancient city. Our train returns to Liverpool, steam hauled, via the steeply graded route over Shap summit on the WCML. We stop to set down passengers at Preston, Wigan, St. Helens Central, Broad Green and Liverpool Lime Street where we arrive around 20:00. Our train continues to Runcorn and Crewe diesel hauled. Premier Dining not available from Preston. *Passengers from Preston travel by service train to Blackburn on the outward journey. **Passengers for Blackburn travel by service train from Preston on the return journey.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) ENGLISH RIVIERA STATESMAN

ENGLISH RIVIERA STATESMAN SATURDAY 18 JULY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Peterborough (06.30/23.50) Huntingdon (06.45/23.40) St Neots (06.55/23.30) Hitchin (07.25/23.00) Stevenage (07.35/22.50) Welwyn Garden City (07.45/22.40) Potters Bar (08.00/22.25) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Join us for a wonderful day out with a journey along the Vale of the White Horse, then passing through pretty Somerset with its apple orchards and around the beautiful Devon coast. Time is available to discover the many charms of the 'English Riviera' for an afternoon sightseeing break of around three hours in the seaside resorts of either Torquay or Paignton - Passing Powderham Castle and travelling alongside the stunning Exe Estuary with its pretty fishing boats and views across to the Jurassic coast our train takes the exciting sea wall line as we race through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and along beaches and coves at Dawlish with the sea keeping company all the way to Newton Abbot. There is a choice of two destinations in which to relax before 'The Statesman' returns homeward in the late afternoon. Torquay - One of Britain's top tourist resorts and a jewel in the English Rivera's crown made popular by the Victorians with sparkling white Villas perched on verdant hilltops overlooking pure sandy beaches and an azure sea it matches anything you'll find on the French Riviera. There are beautiful gardens and a palm tree lined promenade leading to a lively harbour and international marina with an abundance of pavement cafes, pubs, shops and quality restaurants. Paignton - There is no shortage of things to do with gorgeous long sandy blue flag beaches, paddler friendly waters, a traditional pier and seafront alive with holiday fun, alternatively take a steam train ride (payable locally) along one of the most idyllic stretches of coastline in the country and through the woodland estate once owned by Agatha Christie to the riverside station at Kingswear.

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Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Royal Duchy
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The Royal Duchy Sunday 19th July 2020 Prices from: GBP119 These ever-popular summer day trips by steam train run from Bristol Temple Meads, Yatton and Taunton to Devon & Cornwall. The route includes travelling along the internationally famous sea wall at Dawlish, crossing Brunel's famous Saltash Bridge into Cornwall, and some of the most varied and exciting scenery in the country. Passengers can choose to spend time in Plymouth or travel on to Par, where buses are provided for visits to Fowey or Charlestown. Our train leaves Bristol Temple Meads steam hauled by locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland at around 08:45 and stops to pick up further passengers at Yatton and Taunton. Almost immediately on departure from Taunton, our steam locomotive will be working hard as it tackles the climb to Whiteball Summit. We stop at Exeter St. David's station for our locomotive to take on water and for more passengers to join the train. We leave Exeter and follow the Exe Estuary to the seaside. We then travel along the famous sea wall between Dawlish and Teignmouth, an experience not to be missed. After Newton Abbot, our steam locomotive will demonstrate her real strength as she powers up some of the steepest main line gradients in the country. First there is the difficult climb to the summit at Dainton Tunnel, followed by a dramatic drop down to Totnes, then an equally difficult climb up Rattery Bank before descending to Plymouth. Passengers have the option to alight at Plymouth or remain on the train to Par. There will be over five hours free time to explore the historic maritime city of Plymouth which includes the Hoe, the ancient Barbican and seafront areas, and the National Marine Aquarium. We leave Plymouth, diesel hauled, and cross the river Tamar on Brunel's masterpiece, the Royal Albert Bridge, to enter Cornwall. Our train continues through the magnificent Cornish countryside to Par, where there will be a break of more than three hours. Buses will take passengers from Par, at no extra charge, to visit either the picturesque seaside town of Fowey or the harbour village of Charlestown. The latter is a working port and home to the Shipwreck, Rescue & Heritage Centre. We leave Par steam hauled by Duchess of Sutherland at around 17:45 and stop at Plymouth to pick up those passengers who chose to alight there. Our train then returns to Bristol, stopping to set down passengers at Exeter, Taunton and Yatton en route. If the St. Blazey turntable is re-opened we will revert to steam haulage throughout on both these trips.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The North Wales Coast Express
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The North Wales Coast Express Sunday 19th July 2020 Prices from: GBP99 The North Wales Coast Express is a special steam hauled summer train that runs from Liverpool and Chester to Holyhead. It provides an excellent opportunity for passengers from Merseyside and Cheshire to experience the excitement of travelling by steam train along the picturesque North Wales Coast railway line. Passengers have a choice of three destinations: the seaside town of Llandudno, the historic city of Bangor, or the port of Holyhead. Our train leaves Liverpool Lime Street Sunday morning, hauled by a magnificent steam locomotive from the Carnforth pool, and then makes its way through Edge Hill cutting to Broad Green, where we will make a stop to pick up. Next we pick up at Warrington Bank Quay. Running via Frodsham, we reach Chester, where we pick up further passengers. On leaving Chester, we pass through the ancient city walls and cross the River Dee into Wales. We steam alongside the Dee Estuary, with views across to the Wirral Peninsula. We pass through the coastal resorts of Prestatyn, Rhyl, and Colwyn Bay along the delightful Irish Sea coastline, which is well known for its fine beaches. We stop at Llandudno Junction where passengers for Llandudno can take the service train to spend time at this popular seaside resort. From Llandudno Junction, we continue westwards along the North Wales Coast Line, crossing the Conwy estuary on Robert Stephenson's Tubular railway bridge, with Edward 1's castle overlooking the town and bridge. The railway line runs very close to the Irish Sea as we pass through Penmaenmawr and Llanfairfechan, with magnificent sea views across to the Island of Anglesey. We stop at Bangor station to set down those passengers who may wish to spend time visiting this historic city, with its cathedral and restored pier. Our train crosses the Menai Strait on the Britannia Bridge and enters the Isle of Anglesey. We now run across the Island through Valley to enter the sea port of Holyhead, where there will be time to visit the town or marina whilst our steam locomotive is turned and serviced for the return journey. Our train leaves Holyhead, steam hauled late afternoon, and stops at Bangor and then Llandudno Junction, to pick up passengers who opted for a visit to Llandudno. It continues via Chester and Warrington Bank Quay to Liverpool Lime Street, stopping at the same stations as on the outward journey, to set down passengers.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Welsh Mountaineer
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The Welsh Mountaineer Tuesday 21st July 2020 This day trip provides a rare opportunity for passengers from Lancashire and Cheshire to travel by steam train to Blaenau Ffestiniog, in the heart of the spectacular Snowdonia National Park. The route is via Chester, providing connections from other parts of the country, and along the scenic North Wales Coast Line. From Llandudno Junction, our steam train heads up the beautiful Conwy Valley to the mountains at Blaenau Ffestiniog. Our train is steam hauled by a locomotive from the Carnforth pool and leaves Preston at around 06:50 and heads up the West Coast Main Line to Warrington Bank Quay, where we stop to pick up more passengers. We continue to Frodsham, where further passengers may join the train and our steam locomotive takes on water. Chester is our final pick up point for passengers and as we leave, we pass through the ancient city walls and cross the river Dee into Wales. We continue westwards beside the Dee Estuary and then travel along the delightful Irish Sea coastline, which is well known for its beaches. We pass through the coastal resorts of Prestatyn and Rhyl. Approaching Colwyn Bay, we enjoy wonderful views of the Little Great Orme. At Llandudno Junction station, we change direction of travel as our steam locomotive needs to 'run round' our train for the run up the Conwy Valley. We set off for Blaenau Ffestiniog behind our steam locomotive, following the pretty Conwy Valley through to Llanrwst. We enter the Snowdonia National Park before Betws-y-Coed. The next part of our journey is extra special; we enter the very heart of the Welsh mountains as our train climbs up the very steep gradients to Blaenau Ffestiniog Tunnel. At over two miles long, this impressive piece of engineering is the longest single-track tunnel in the country. We pass through the substantial waste heaps of an old slate quarry before arriving at Blaenau Ffestiniog. Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway station is the terminus of the Conwy Valley Line and also the adjacent narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway. We stay for almost three hours in Blaenau Ffestiniog, a town known as the Victorian slate capital of the world. The industry declined so that only the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, a former slate mine, remain today as a popular tourist attraction open to visitors. Our train leaves Blaenau Ffestiniog, steam hauled, at around 16:00 and returns to Llandudno Junction. After changing direction of travel we continue eastwards, still steam hauled, stopping at Chester, Frodsham, and Warrington Bank Quay to set down passengers. Our final calling point is Preston and so ends a memorable day out to Snowdonia.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. 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. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield 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.

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (Steam Railtour) The Aberdonian

The Aberdonian NEW PROGRAMME OF TOURS - Steam from Edinburgh to Aberdeen Let the 'The Aberdonian' whisk you away as we take in some of the best that Scotland has to offer, both on train and off. Crossing the Forth Bridge, the train runs along the coast for much of its route making it an unrivalled way to experience Scotland. In Aberdeen there is a chance to explore this historic city, or take one of our off train excursions that include a castle or distillery visit. On board the train you can sit back in comfortable seats and large windows through which to admire the scenery. Our friendly team will look after you, and if you choose to dine with us you will be treated to fine Scottish fare. Come and travel with us as Tornado runs regularly over this historic route. *New* Dates available in 2020: Thursday 23rd July - Thursday 3rd September - Thursday 10th September. Prices start from GBP99.00

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Dorset Coast Express
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The Dorset Coast Express Thursday 23rd July 2020 Prices from: GBP99 We are offering a number of attractive summer day trips from London to Weymouth by steam train. These trains provide plenty of opportunity to visit the beautiful Dorset coast and relive the 'golden age' of steam. Passengers have the option of spending time at the celebrated seaside resorts of either Bournemouth or Weymouth, where both have fine sandy beaches. Each train will be hauled by a steam locomotive that was built for express passenger train work. Our train leaves London Victoria station at around 08:45 steam hauled by steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland and travels westwards, crossing the river Thames at Barnes Bridge, through Kew and Feltham. We stop at Staines and Woking to pick up further passengers. At Winchfield, we pause for our steam locomotive to take on water before continuing to our final pick up point at Basingstoke. We leave the South Western Main Line at Worting Junction and take the Bournemouth Line, heading south through Winchester and Southampton. We stop at Bournemouth to set down those passengers wishing to visit this coastal resort, a spa town famous for its parks and pine trees. After leaving Bournemouth, there are spectacular views of Poole Harbour. We continue to Wareham and Dorchester travelling through classic Dorset countryside and delightful scenery. We arrive at Weymouth around 13:45 and have almost three hours there to discover much of what this seaside town has to offer. The railway station is close to the beach and shops. We return from Weymouth hauled by U Class steam locomotive No.31806 at around 16:35 as far as Southampton* with our main steam locomotive banking on the rear, from here the main steam locomotive will take over for the remainder of the return journey. We continue through Andover to Basingstoke, where we stop to set down passengers and for our steam locomotive to take on water. We then continue to Woking and Staines, where we stop to set down passengers, and on to our final destination at London Victoria. *In the event of a high fire risk the section from Weymouth to Southampton on the return leg would be diesel hauled.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough. Choice of two journeys To York or Scarborough Via Skipton and Leeds: Running Thursdays on 18th June, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August and 3rd September 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Woodlesford (Leeds) and York. View Journey To York or Scarborough Via Preston and Wakefield: Running Thursdays on 25th June, 16th and 30th July, 13th and 27th August 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG and York. View Journey Join us for a scenic tour which combines a truly wonderful journey in traditional carriages across Lancashire and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the evocative smells and sounds of steam haulage from York and the beautiful scenery of North Yorkshire to the East Coast. From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail and some even featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel from Carnforth for the first part of the journey, then from York we pick up a steam engine taking us to Scarborough on a memorable journey. scarborough spa scarborough spa Due to the high demand for seats last year we are once more offering passengers the chance to travel from the West Coast of Britain en route to historic York then across North Yorkshire to the Spa town of Scarborough on the East Coast. Vintage Mark I and II carriages pull out of Carnforth on two routes, collecting passengers at various pick up stations. Arriving in York we pick up one of the oldest Steam engines in the world and continue by steam across North Yorkshire to Scarborough, where we have around three hours to enjoy and explore. Alternatively passengers may choose at alight at York and discover the many attractions of this historical, walled city. On the return journey, we leave Scarborough again by steam heading towards York before continuing on the same route, calling at the same stations before arriving back in Carnforth.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (Diesel Gala) Heritage Diesel Gala
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Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Hadrian
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The Hadrian Saturday 25th July 2020 Prices from: GBP144 Breathtaking landscape and nostalgic steam locomotive haulage combine in one of our most exciting and varied tours by special train. Our train will be hauled from Doncaster to Carlisle and from Carlisle to Darlington by steam locomotive No.60103 Flying Scotsman. Passengers will experience the magnificent and world famous Settle to Carlisle Railway, travel on the 182-year old Tyne Valley Line, and speed along the East Coast Main Line. Our train leaves Derby, diesel hauled, early in the morning and stops to pick up more passengers at Long Eaton, Beeston, Ilkeston, Alfreton and Chesterfield. We continue through to Doncaster, where we change locomotives, with steam locomotive No.60103 Flying Scotsman replacing the diesel locomotive on our train for the onward journey, via Leeds, over the spectacular Settle to Carlisle Railway. Between Hellifield and Carlisle there is scarcely a level mile but our powerful steam locomotive will negotiate the 78 miles of rising and falling gradients in truly classic style. Settle Junction marks the beginning of one of Britain's most arduous climbs, a total of 15 miles, mainly at a gradient of 1 in 100. This will be a tough test for our locomotive, which we will see - and hear - working very hard! We cross the breathtaking Ribblehead Viaduct, high above the valley floor, and enter Blea Moor Tunnel. The route runs high above valleys, and over numerous viaducts to Dent, the highest main line station open in England. We make the final climb to Ais Gill Summit, all 1,169 feet of it, the dramatic peak of our journey! We descend through the valley at Mallerstang and then drop down through Kirkby Stephen to Appleby, where our steam locomotive pauses to take on water. We can expect a fast run downhill from Appleby along the Eden Valley to Carlisle, where we arrive at around 14:00. There will be time to explore the 'Border' city with its many attractions that include the castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum, the pedestrianised English Street and the Lanes Shopping Centre. We leave Carlisle at around 16:00 and take the scenic Tyne Valley Line towards Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Newcastle & Carlisle Railway opened this line in June 1838 and it runs eastwards, following the river Tyne just a few miles south of Hadrian's Wall. We pass through Wylam, the birthplace of railway engineer George Stephenson, before we join the East Coast Main Line at Low Fell. We can expect some fast running as we head south through Durham to Darlington, where reluctantly, we shall have to say farewell to Flying Scotsman. Our diesel locomotive will now continue to York, home to the National Railway Museum, and back to our outward stations before arriving in Derby late evening.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The West Somerset Steam Express
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The West Somerset Steam Express Saturday 25th July 2020 This series of trains from London Paddington to Minehead features haulage by two steam locomotives in one day. An express steam locomotive will haul our train from London Paddington to the West Somerset Railway at Bishops Lydeard. The Heritage Railway will then provide a steam locomotive to haul our train to Minehead and back. This provides a truly fascinating day out travelling through beautiful scenery to the Bristol Channel coast. We leave London Paddington at around 08:05, steam hauled by Princess Coronation class steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland and stop at Slough and Reading to pick up more passengers. At Reading we join the Berks and Hants line which runs through picturesque rural countryside. We pass the celebrated Newbury Racecourse before making our final stop for passengers at Newbury station. We continue westwards, travelling beside the tranquil Kennet & Avon Canal, and climbing steadily to Savernake Summit. We pass through the Vale of Pewsey, with views of one of the famous Wiltshire White Horses as we approach Westbury and continue through undulating agricultural countryside to Taunton. Soon after leaving Taunton, we arrive at Norton Fitzwarren, where we transfer to the West Somerset Railway (WSR), the longest Heritage Railway in the country. We continue to Bishops Lydeard, where a WSR steam locomotive will take over our train for the remainder of the journey to Minehead. The WSR runs along the edge of the Quantock Hills between Bishops Lydeard and Watchet where it meets the coast. The line then turns inland to Washford and returns to the coast at Blue Anchor, passing near to Dunster with its magnificent castle, and terminating at Minehead. On arrival at Minehead, there will be more than two hours to explore this delightful Bristol Channel seaside resort, where the railway station is close to the beach. A WSR steam locomotive will haul our train from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard, where our main line steam locomotive will take over for the return journey to London Paddington. The train will stop at Newbury, Reading and Slough to set down passengers.

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Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) ENGLISH RIVIERA EXPRESS - SUNDAY 26 JULY 2020

ENGLISH RIVIERA EXPRESS - SUNDAY 26 JULY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Bristol Temple Meads (08.40/20.40) Bath Spa (09.00/20.20) Bradford on Avon (09.20/20.00) Westbury (09.35/19.45) Frome (09.45/19.35) *Taunton (10.40/19.00) 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 We recreate one of the great steam hauled holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel for a journey around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of the pretty 'English Riviera' resorts of Paignton or Dartmouth. The train departs from Bristol hauled by one of our famous steam locomotives for the journey across the lush Somerset levels, then through the remote Blackdown hills and down the Exe Valley to Exeter, before heading along the estuary with its pretty fishing boats and stunning views across to Exmouth and the Jurassic coast. Continuing past Powderham Castle and along the famous sea wall line we race through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and beside beaches and coves with the sea keeping company with the train. At Paignton we join the steeply graded heritage line and travel through the woodland estate once owned by Agatha Christie, then alongside the beautiful River Dart with views of HMS Britannia - not a ship but the college that has trained generations of naval officers. We soon arrive into the riverside terminus at Kingswear, where it is a short crossing on the ferry (price included) to the historic and romantic port of Dartmouth - there are antique shops, galleries and cafes to explore - why not take a leisurely cruise on the River Dart or explore Dartmouth Castle before perhaps indulging in a delicious Devon cream tea. There should be around four hours at leisure before we return in the late afternoon. 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' - LNER A4 Pacific No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. 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. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield 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.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) PEMBROKE COAST EXPRESS - WEDNESDAY 29 JULY 2020

PEMBROKE COAST EXPRESS - WEDNESDAY 29 JULY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Exeter St David's (06.50/21.55) Tiverton Parkway (07.05/21.40) Taunton (07.20/21.20) Weston super Mare (07.50/20.50) Bristol Temple Meads (09.05/19.55) Patchway (09.20/19.35) Severn Tunnel Jct (09.35/19.20) Newport (09.55/19.00) 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 summer day tour to glorious South Wales as our train is diesel hauled from Exeter to Bristol and then following a locomotive change we are steam hauled through the Severn Tunnel and into Wales, travelling through Cardiff and via Bridgend and Port Talbot we take the Swansea District Line to run beside the Bristol Channel and around the coast offering splendid views across Carmarthen Bay to the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside with miles of sand dunes and vast golden beaches. We arrive into Carmarthen for an afternoon break whilst our steam locomotive is turned, watered and coaled for the return journey. Carmarthen is an attractive town set on the banks of the River Towy, with a pedestrianised shopping area and a large modern covered market. From the old Quay, narrow winding lanes lead up between old houses to the gatehouse of a ruined 14th-c Norman castle. One of the oldest buildings in the town is 12th-c St Peter's Church. The many splendid houses beside the church and the elegant buildings around the Guildhall Square, testify to the town's distinguished past. The River Towy (Welsh: Afon Tywi), the second largest in Wales, flows on down to the south coast, leading out into the Bay of Carmarthen, which is lined with many fine beaches. These include the wide stretch of Pendine Sands, where in the 1920s it was the scene of several thrilling attempts at the land speed record. With our locomotive refreshed we head homeward through Llanelli with views of the Gower and at Swansea take the line through Cockett and the Vale of Glamorgan line. The train is steam hauled from Bristol 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' - LNER A4 Pacific No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough. Choice of two journeys To York or Scarborough Via Skipton and Leeds: Running Thursdays on 18th June, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August and 3rd September 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Woodlesford (Leeds) and York. View Journey To York or Scarborough Via Preston and Wakefield: Running Thursdays on 25th June, 16th and 30th July, 13th and 27th August 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG and York. View Journey Join us for a scenic tour which combines a truly wonderful journey in traditional carriages across Lancashire and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the evocative smells and sounds of steam haulage from York and the beautiful scenery of North Yorkshire to the East Coast. From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail and some even featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel from Carnforth for the first part of the journey, then from York we pick up a steam engine taking us to Scarborough on a memorable journey. scarborough spa scarborough spa Due to the high demand for seats last year we are once more offering passengers the chance to travel from the West Coast of Britain en route to historic York then across North Yorkshire to the Spa town of Scarborough on the East Coast. Vintage Mark I and II carriages pull out of Carnforth on two routes, collecting passengers at various pick up stations. Arriving in York we pick up one of the oldest Steam engines in the world and continue by steam across North Yorkshire to Scarborough, where we have around three hours to enjoy and explore. Alternatively passengers may choose at alight at York and discover the many attractions of this historical, walled city. On the return journey, we leave Scarborough again by steam heading towards York before continuing on the same route, calling at the same stations before arriving back in Carnforth.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) YORKSHIRE COAST STATESMAN

YORKSHIRE COAST STATESMAN FRIDAY 31 JULY 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Westbury (06.00/00.20) Melksham (06.15/00.05) Chippenham (06.35/23.50) Swindon (07.05/23.20) Oxford (08.00/22.25) Banbury (08.35/21.50) Leamington Spa (09.00/21.25) Warwick Parkway (09.10/21.05) Solihull (09.45/20.30) Tamworth (10.25/19.50) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change This very special tour offers a delightful journey through the heart of England and into Yorkshire to visit the quintessential seaside resort of Scarborough. Passing through historic York we cross the River Ouse with magnificent views of the Minster towering over the city, then cross the Vale of York and follow the River Derwent past Kirkham Abbey with views of the North Yorkshire Moors and through the historic market town of Malton to delightful Scarborough for an afternoon break of around three hours. Scarborough was Britain's first resort and has been welcoming visitors for 360 years with its two long curved sandy bays, ancient Castle, beautiful gardens, Victorian Cliff Railway and historic harbour surrounded with numerous fresh seafood stalls there is plenty to see and do - don't forget to sample the legendary Yorkshire fish n chips rightly regarded as the best in Britain.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Weymouth Seaside Express
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The Weymouth Seaside Express Sunday 2nd August 2020 A trip down memory lane awaits those who join this special train, which recreates the days of seaside excursions run by British Railways in the 1950s. The train will be hauled by a steam locomotive that will evoke the past and complete this nostalgic experience. Our destination is the attractive seaside town of Weymouth - a traditional English seaside resort that has managed to preserve much of its charm. This is a lovely outing for a summer day. Our special train leaves Bristol Temple Meads at around 08:20, hauled by our steam locomotive 46233 Duchess of Sutherland and heads eastwards. We stop to pick up passengers at Keynsham and Bath. We then take the route up the picturesque Avon Valley, travelling southwards to Trowbridge and Westbury, where we make stops to pick up more passengers. We head westwards from Westbury, pausing briefly at Frome, before continuing along the West of England main line to Bruton. At Castle Cary, we leave the main line and head south on the single track Weymouth Branch. We stop at Yeovil Pen Mill for our steam locomotive to take on water, and then there follows a long steep climb through the Dorset Hills up to the summit at Evershot Tunnel. Our steam locomotive will be working flat out on this exhilarating climb. It is mainly downhill from Evershot Summit through Maiden Newton, and the picturesque town of Dorchester, to Weymouth. There will be around five hours in Weymouth to explore this much-loved south coast seaside resort. It is located on the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has a beautifully wide sandy beach near to the railway station. Other attractions include the Old Harbour, Brewers Quay, shopping village and Nothe Fort, where there are spectacular views over both Weymouth and Portland harbours. Open top buses operate to the Isle of Portland, where there is a castle and lighthouse, and there are boat trips from Weymouth Harbour around Portland Harbour. We leave Weymouth for our return journey at around 16:30 and head north up the steep Bincombe Bank (1 in 50) to Dorchester. Later we climb up to Evershot Summit from the south side before the descent to Yeovil Pen Mill. We stop at Westbury, Trowbridge, Bath and Keynsham to set down passengers. Finally we arrive at Bristol Temple Meads where we say goodbye to our steam locomotive.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) ENGLISH RIVIERA EXPRESS - SUNDAY 2 AUGUST 2020

ENGLISH RIVIERA EXPRESS - SUNDAY 2 AUGUST 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Bristol Temple Meads (09.00/20.25) Yatton (09.25/20.00) Weston super Mare (09.40/19.40) Bridgwater (10.00/19.20) *Taunton (10.40/19.00) 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 We recreate one of the great steam hauled holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel for a journey around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of the pretty 'English Riviera' resorts of Paignton or Dartmouth. The train departs from Bristol hauled by one of our famous steam locomotives for the journey across the lush Somerset levels, then through the remote Blackdown hills and down the Exe Valley to Exeter, before heading along the estuary with its pretty fishing boats and stunning views across to Exmouth and the Jurassic coast. Continuing past Powderham Castle and along the famous sea wall line we race through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and beside beaches and coves with the sea keeping company with the train. At Paignton we join the steeply graded heritage line and travel through the woodland estate once owned by Agatha Christie, then alongside the beautiful River Dart with views of HMS Britannia - not a ship but the college that has trained generations of naval officers. We soon arrive into the riverside terminus at Kingswear, where it is a short crossing on the ferry (price included) to the historic and romantic port of Dartmouth - there are antique shops, galleries and cafes to explore - why not take a leisurely cruise on the River Dart or explore Dartmouth Castle before perhaps indulging in a delicious Devon cream tea. There should be around four hours at leisure before we return in the late afternoon. 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' - LNER A4 Pacific No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. 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. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield 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.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) WELSH BORDERS EXPRESS - WEDNESDAY 5 AUGUST 2020

WELSH BORDERS EXPRESS - WEDNESDAY 5 AUGUST 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Exeter St David's (06.50/22.10) Tiverton Parkway (07.05/21.55) Taunton (07.20/21.40) Weston super Mare (07.50/21.10) Bristol Temple Meads (08.50/20.10) Patchway (09.10/19.50) Severn Tunnel Jct (09.30/19.30) Cwmbran (10.00/19.00) 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 Traversing the breath-taking beauty of the Welsh Marches route our steam hauled train offers a totally unique day out as we travel through the rolling hills of the pretty Shropshire countryside dividing England and Wales. Passing through the Severn Tunnel we take the fast line to Maindee Junction where we turn north and crossing the River Usk there are superb views of the Brecon Beacons as the black mountains tower above the train. Continuing through the historic towns of Hereford and Ludlow we pass magnificent Stokesay Castle and through Church Stretton with outstanding views of the Long Mynd it was known in Victorian times as 'Little Switzerland' - we then soon arrive into Shrewsbury for an afternoon break. Shrewsbury - founded by the Saxons and most extensively developed by the Tudors, lies within a giant loop of the River Severn and is famed for its castle, spires, abbey, parklands and half-timbered medieval houses. There are gorgeous black & white buildings, remaining just the way they've always been. Shrewsbury is stunning historic town with over 660 listed buildings and some very strange street names - Dogpole and Mardol, Gullet Passage and Grope Lane. There are beautiful walks beside the river and perhaps take a boat trip or just unwind in the stunning parks and gardens. The train is steam hauled from Bristol 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' - LNER A4 Pacific No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Kentish Belle
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The Kentish Belle Thursday 6th August 2020 This day trip by steam train provides an interesting day out to the historic city of Canterbury and the popular north Kent coast resorts. We follow a rambling route across Kent to Canterbury West, where you can opt to visit this famous cathedral city. The Kentish Belle then continues to Ramsgate, Margate, Broadstairs and terminates at Faversham. You have the option to detrain at any of these attractive destinations. The Kentish Belle will leave London Victoria station steam hauled in the morning and thread its way across the south London suburban lines through Bromley South, where we will join the Maidstone East line. Cutting across central Kent, we will reach Ashford where we take the line to Canterbury West. Canterbury is a world famous cathedral city. It was a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages. Ancient walls, originally built by the Romans, encircle its medieval centre with cobbled streets and timber-framed houses. Canterbury Cathedral, founded 597 A.D., is the headquarters of the Church of England. We continue across Thanet to the coastal resort of Ramsgate, a popular seaside resort and a busy ferry terminal for ferries to Ostende and Boulogne. Alternatively, stay aboard and alight at Broadstairs, with its magnificent horse shoe shaped bay which is the main attraction. Margate is a busy seaside resort that has all the trappings to provide entertainment in all weathers, and a wide beach with a sweeping promenade. You have the option to continue to our destination at Faversham, a town famous for its maritime history. It is the oldest market town in the country and recorded in the Domesday Book and is located on a winding creek. By 1900, and after 400 years of manufacturing gunpowder for famous battles such as Trafalgar and Waterloo, Faversham had grown to be the centre of the nation's explosives industry. With an amazing array of independent shops, regular markets, walking and a reputation for fine foods, Faversham is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a short break. We retrace our earlier route back to Canterbury, picking up at each set down station, before continuing back to Ashford. We join the main line to Tonbridge this time, where you will see the orchards and characteristic Oast house of Kent. We return to London Victoria by way of Sevenoaks and Bromley South to conclude a variable-option day in delightful Kent.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough. Choice of two journeys To York or Scarborough Via Skipton and Leeds: Running Thursdays on 18th June, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August and 3rd September 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Woodlesford (Leeds) and York. View Journey To York or Scarborough Via Preston and Wakefield: Running Thursdays on 25th June, 16th and 30th July, 13th and 27th August 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG and York. View Journey Join us for a scenic tour which combines a truly wonderful journey in traditional carriages across Lancashire and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the evocative smells and sounds of steam haulage from York and the beautiful scenery of North Yorkshire to the East Coast. From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail and some even featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel from Carnforth for the first part of the journey, then from York we pick up a steam engine taking us to Scarborough on a memorable journey. scarborough spa scarborough spa Due to the high demand for seats last year we are once more offering passengers the chance to travel from the West Coast of Britain en route to historic York then across North Yorkshire to the Spa town of Scarborough on the East Coast. Vintage Mark I and II carriages pull out of Carnforth on two routes, collecting passengers at various pick up stations. Arriving in York we pick up one of the oldest Steam engines in the world and continue by steam across North Yorkshire to Scarborough, where we have around three hours to enjoy and explore. Alternatively passengers may choose at alight at York and discover the many attractions of this historical, walled city. On the return journey, we leave Scarborough again by steam heading towards York before continuing on the same route, calling at the same stations before arriving back in Carnforth.

Bluebell Railway (Heritage Line Event) Diamond Anniversary - Steaming Through 60
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Diamond Anniversary - Steaming Through 60 7th - 9th August 2020 Bluebell Railway is turning 60 years old in 2020! Help celebrate our volunteer (and staff!) achievements from over the last 60 years with a packed weekend of displays, activities, music, festivities and, of course, steam engines. A celebration of what Bluebell Railway does best for the whole family!

Bluebell Railway (Heritage Line Event) Diamond Anniversary - Steaming Through 60
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Diamond Anniversary - Steaming Through 60 7th - 9th August 2020 Bluebell Railway is turning 60 years old in 2020! Help celebrate our volunteer (and staff!) achievements from over the last 60 years with a packed weekend of displays, activities, music, festivities and, of course, steam engines. A celebration of what Bluebell Railway does best for the whole family!

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Steam on the Road

Steam on the Road

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cumbrian Mountain Express
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The Cumbrian Mountain Express Saturday 8th August 2020 Prices from: GBP99 he Cumbrian Mountain Express provides a wonderful opportunity to get out and about during the summer and autumn months. The Cumbrian Mountain Express provides a wonderful opportunity to get out and about during the summer and autumn 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 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 pass through Lancaster and along the edge of Morecambe Bay before we arrive at Carnforth. Here, we will change over our electric locomotive for today's steam locomotive, taken from the Carnforth pool. Leaving Carnforth, we pass the Brief Encounter caf? and commence the climb of our 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 time available in Carlisle to explore this ancient city with its cathedral and castle, plus an assortment of shops and caf?s. 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 high viaducts, including the famous one at Ribblehead, and through many 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. Premier Dining not applicable from Preston. *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.

Bluebell Railway (Heritage Line Event) Diamond Anniversary - Steaming Through 60
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Diamond Anniversary - Steaming Through 60 7th - 9th August 2020 Bluebell Railway is turning 60 years old in 2020! Help celebrate our volunteer (and staff!) achievements from over the last 60 years with a packed weekend of displays, activities, music, festivities and, of course, steam engines. A celebration of what Bluebell Railway does best for the whole family!

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Steam on the Road

Steam on the Road

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Waverley
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The Waverley Sunday 9th August 2020 This summer series of steam hauled trains provides an opportunity for passengers from York, Leeds and the Aire Valley to travel over the spectacular Settle & Carlisle Railway, probably the most famous railway route in Britain. There is also the option of visiting the Cumbrian market town of Appleby or the border city of Carlisle. These day trips revive the nostalgic former days of steam when travel by train through magnificent scenery was an experience to savour. Our steam hauled train leaves York, hauled by a steam locomotive from the Carnforth pool, at 09:30 and heads for Church Fenton where we take the direct route to Leeds. We stop to pick up more passengers at Leeds, Shipley, Keighley, and Skipton. There will be a stop at Hellifield for our steam locomotive to take on water before we join the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway at Settle Junction. Here begins one of the most arduous climbs on Britain's railway network, a total of 15 miles mainly at a gradient of 1 in 100. Once through Settle station, there are magnificent views across the Fells to the Pennine Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. We cross the breathtaking Ribblehead Viaduct, high above the valley floor, and enter Blea Moor Tunnel. We pass through Dent Dale and the highest open station in England at Dent, travelling through tunnels and crossing valleys on numerous lofty viaducts, as we make the final ascent to Ais Gill Summit (1169 feet). We travel high above the valley at Mallerstang and then drop down through Kirkby Stephen to Appleby, where our locomotive takes on water. Passengers who choose to alight at Appleby will have around four hours to visit this historic market town, which lies in a loop of the picturesque river Eden. Passengers choosing to continue to Carlisle will have over one and a half hours to explore the Border City, possibly visiting the castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum or the Lanes Shopping Centre. Our train leaves Carlisle for the return journey at around 16:15 and climbs almost continuously for just under 50 miles back up to Ais Gill summit. We stop, en route, at Appleby for our steam locomotive to take on water and to pick up those passengers who spent the afternoon there. We continue to stops at Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Leeds, and York, to set down passengers.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. 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. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield 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.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) DEVONIAN EXPRESS - WEDNESDAY 12 AUGUST 2020

DEVONIAN EXPRESS - WEDNESDAY 12 AUGUST 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Cardiff (07.00/21.45) Newport (07.15/21.30) Severn Tunnel Jct (07.30/21.15) Patchway (07.45/21.00) Bristol Temple Meads (08.30/20.15) Bath Spa (09.00/19.40) Bradford on Avon (09.20/19.20) Westbury (09.35/19.05) *Taunton (10.40/18.20) 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 recreate one of the classic steam hauled holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel for a journey around the beautiful Devon coast with time available to discover the many charms of maritime Plymouth. The train is diesel hauled from Cardiff to Bristol and then departs double headed with two of our famous steam locomotives for the journey across the lush Somerset levels, then through the remote Blackdown hills and down the Exe Valley to Exeter, before heading along the estuary with its pretty fishing boats and stunning views across to Exmouth and the Jurassic coast. Continuing past Powderham Castle and along the famous sea wall line we race through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and beside beaches and coves with the sea keeping company with the train. At Newton Abbot we join the steeply graded main line over the Devon banks where our engines work hard to haul the heavy train over Dainton, Rattery and Hemerdon with gradients as steep as 1 in 36. There are spectacular views of Dartmoor as we descend through Ivybridge to Plymouth for an afternoon break. With its rich maritime heritage and status as the regional capital for culture, Plymouth is one of the most dynamic and fascinating places to visit in Devon. Why not visit Plymouth Hoe where Sir Francis Drake played bowls before defeating the French navy and there are incredible views of one of the worlds most beautiful natural harbours from Smeaton's tower. Take a walk down to the Barbican, a bustling array of specialist shops, restaurants, cafes and National Marine Aquarium - not forgetting the historic Mayflower steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World in 1620. Our train departs for the return journey in the late afternoon with the engines working hard to haul the heavy carriages over the taxing and twisting Devon banks and the run along the sea wall through Dawlish and beside the pretty River Exe with the setting sun casting a golden glow over the Jurassic coast. The train is steam hauled throughout by two 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' - LNER A4 Pacific No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough. Choice of two journeys To York or Scarborough Via Skipton and Leeds: Running Thursdays on 18th June, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August and 3rd September 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Woodlesford (Leeds) and York. View Journey To York or Scarborough Via Preston and Wakefield: Running Thursdays on 25th June, 16th and 30th July, 13th and 27th August 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG and York. View Journey Join us for a scenic tour which combines a truly wonderful journey in traditional carriages across Lancashire and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the evocative smells and sounds of steam haulage from York and the beautiful scenery of North Yorkshire to the East Coast. From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail and some even featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel from Carnforth for the first part of the journey, then from York we pick up a steam engine taking us to Scarborough on a memorable journey. scarborough spa scarborough spa Due to the high demand for seats last year we are once more offering passengers the chance to travel from the West Coast of Britain en route to historic York then across North Yorkshire to the Spa town of Scarborough on the East Coast. Vintage Mark I and II carriages pull out of Carnforth on two routes, collecting passengers at various pick up stations. Arriving in York we pick up one of the oldest Steam engines in the world and continue by steam across North Yorkshire to Scarborough, where we have around three hours to enjoy and explore. Alternatively passengers may choose at alight at York and discover the many attractions of this historical, walled city. On the return journey, we leave Scarborough again by steam heading towards York before continuing on the same route, calling at the same stations before arriving back in Carnforth.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The West Somerset Steam Express
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The West Somerset Steam Express Saturday 15th August 2020 This series of trains from London Paddington to Minehead features haulage by two steam locomotives in one day. An express steam locomotive will haul our train from London Paddington to the West Somerset Railway at Bishops Lydeard. The Heritage Railway will then provide a steam locomotive to haul our train to Minehead and back. This provides a truly fascinating day out travelling through beautiful scenery to the Bristol Channel coast. We leave London Paddington at around 08:05, steam hauled by Princess Coronation class steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland and stop at Slough and Reading to pick up more passengers. At Reading we join the Berks and Hants line which runs through picturesque rural countryside. We pass the celebrated Newbury Racecourse before making our final stop for passengers at Newbury station. We continue westwards, travelling beside the tranquil Kennet & Avon Canal, and climbing steadily to Savernake Summit. We pass through the Vale of Pewsey, with views of one of the famous Wiltshire White Horses as we approach Westbury and continue through undulating agricultural countryside to Taunton. Soon after leaving Taunton, we arrive at Norton Fitzwarren, where we transfer to the West Somerset Railway (WSR), the longest Heritage Railway in the country. We continue to Bishops Lydeard, where a WSR steam locomotive will take over our train for the remainder of the journey to Minehead. The WSR runs along the edge of the Quantock Hills between Bishops Lydeard and Watchet where it meets the coast. The line then turns inland to Washford and returns to the coast at Blue Anchor, passing near to Dunster with its magnificent castle, and terminating at Minehead. On arrival at Minehead, there will be more than two hours to explore this delightful Bristol Channel seaside resort, where the railway station is close to the beach. A WSR steam locomotive will haul our train from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard, where our main line steam locomotive will take over for the return journey to London Paddington. The train will stop at Newbury, Reading and Slough to set down passengers.

Scottish Vintage Bus Museum (Buses) 2020 Open Weekend

2020 Open Weekend

Statesman Rail (Railtour) SUSSEX COAST STATESMAN

SUSSEX COAST STATESMAN SATURDAY 15 AUGUST 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Shrewsbury (06.10/22.50) Wellington (06.30/22.30) Telford (06.45/22.10) Wolverhampton (07.05/21.45) Tame Bridge Parkway (07.20/21.30) Birmingham International (07.50/21.00) Coventry (08.05/20.40) Rugby (08.20/20.10) Northampton (08.40/19.50) Milton Keynes (09.00/19.30) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change This is a day out not to be missed as we travel through the heart of England to Eastbourne on the sunny Sussex coast where the biggest annual 'free' airshow in Britain is staged on the promenade and seashore. Aerial displays could include the 'Red Arrows', 'Battle of Britain Memorial flight', the 'Falcon freefall parachute team' and many, many more international aircraft offering acrobatic and land displays. Our train takes the North London line to Clapham Junction where we join the Brighton line for a fast run past Gatwick Airport and towards the lovely Sussex Downs National Park and through the pretty town of Lewes prior to our arrival in the elegant resort of Eastbourne about lunch time. Around four hours will be available at your leisure to view the spectacle of 'Airbourne 2020'. Held to be one of the sunniest resorts in England award winning Eastbourne, which nestles at the foot of the south downs next to the national beauty spot Beachy Head, owes much to the Victorians and the 7th Duke of Devonshire who laid out many beautiful parks and gardens and built the pier. If the airshow does not appeal this elegant town has many charms awaiting discovery including an excellent shopping centre and traditional seaside bandstands. Our train returns in the late afternoon as we retrace our outward journey.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Waverley
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The Waverley Sunday 16th August 2020 This summer series of steam hauled trains provides an opportunity for passengers from York, Leeds and the Aire Valley to travel over the spectacular Settle & Carlisle Railway, probably the most famous railway route in Britain. There is also the option of visiting the Cumbrian market town of Appleby or the border city of Carlisle. These day trips revive the nostalgic former days of steam when travel by train through magnificent scenery was an experience to savour. Our steam hauled train leaves York, hauled by a steam locomotive from the Carnforth pool, at 09:30 and heads for Church Fenton where we take the direct route to Leeds. We stop to pick up more passengers at Leeds, Shipley, Keighley, and Skipton. There will be a stop at Hellifield for our steam locomotive to take on water before we join the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway at Settle Junction. Here begins one of the most arduous climbs on Britain's railway network, a total of 15 miles mainly at a gradient of 1 in 100. Once through Settle station, there are magnificent views across the Fells to the Pennine Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. We cross the breathtaking Ribblehead Viaduct, high above the valley floor, and enter Blea Moor Tunnel. We pass through Dent Dale and the highest open station in England at Dent, travelling through tunnels and crossing valleys on numerous lofty viaducts, as we make the final ascent to Ais Gill Summit (1169 feet). We travel high above the valley at Mallerstang and then drop down through Kirkby Stephen to Appleby, where our locomotive takes on water. Passengers who choose to alight at Appleby will have around four hours to visit this historic market town, which lies in a loop of the picturesque river Eden. Passengers choosing to continue to Carlisle will have over one and a half hours to explore the Border City, possibly visiting the castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum or the Lanes Shopping Centre. Our train leaves Carlisle for the return journey at around 16:15 and climbs almost continuously for just under 50 miles back up to Ais Gill summit. We stop, en route, at Appleby for our steam locomotive to take on water and to pick up those passengers who spent the afternoon there. We continue to stops at Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Leeds, and York, to set down passengers.

Scottish Vintage Bus Museum (Buses) 2020 Open Weekend

2020 Open Weekend

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. 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. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield 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.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE FELLSMAN - WEDNESDAY 19 AUGUST 2020

THE FELLSMAN - WEDNESDAY 19 AUGUST 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (07.35/21.30) Warrington Bank Quay (08.15/20.30) Wigan North Western (08.30/20.05) Leyland (08.50/19.45) Blackburn (09.10/19.20) Clitheroe (09.35/18.50) Hellifield (10.40/17.35) 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 The popular 'Fellsman' runs again in summer 2020 for its 12th season offering a 300-mile return steam hauled journey from Crewe on the spectacular 'Settle to Carlisle Railway' as we travel through the Yorkshire Dales and climb high towards the roof of England. With its great limestone peaks and deep valleys, the legendary 'Settle to Carlisle' line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the magnificent 24 arch viaduct at Ribblehead. Time will be available for sightseeing in the historic border city of Carlisle - or perhaps alight at Appleby and take an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage bus with a cruise on beautiful Ullswater. The Settle & Carlisle line is known for its magnificent scenery and steep gradient, so our engine will be working hard as we climb to the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct with stunning views of the three peaks. Passengers get a marvellous view down Dent Dale as the train emerges from Blea Moor tunnel and approaching Garsdale you will see sweeping views of Wensleydale - with our engine in full flight we climb at 1 in 100 towards the summit of the line at Ais Gill. Travelling on through the lush Eden Valley to the historic border city of Carlisle where we arrive about 13.10. You may choose to stroll between the castle and cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - all surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained so creating the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Returning from Carlisle about 15.45 and following a stop for water at Appleby we travel over the same spectacular route giving another opportunity to experience the beauty of the high Pennines and pretty Ribble Valley as our locomotive works hard up the steep and taxing climb of Wilpshire Bank being a fitting end to a perfect day. 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'.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Dorset Coast Express
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The Dorset Coast Express Thursday 20th August 2020 Prices from: GBP99 We are offering a number of attractive summer day trips from London to Weymouth by steam train.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough. Choice of two journeys To York or Scarborough Via Skipton and Leeds: Running Thursdays on 18th June, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August and 3rd September 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Woodlesford (Leeds) and York. View Journey To York or Scarborough Via Preston and Wakefield: Running Thursdays on 25th June, 16th and 30th July, 13th and 27th August 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG and York. View Journey Join us for a scenic tour which combines a truly wonderful journey in traditional carriages across Lancashire and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the evocative smells and sounds of steam haulage from York and the beautiful scenery of North Yorkshire to the East Coast. From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail and some even featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel from Carnforth for the first part of the journey, then from York we pick up a steam engine taking us to Scarborough on a memorable journey. scarborough spa scarborough spa Due to the high demand for seats last year we are once more offering passengers the chance to travel from the West Coast of Britain en route to historic York then across North Yorkshire to the Spa town of Scarborough on the East Coast. Vintage Mark I and II carriages pull out of Carnforth on two routes, collecting passengers at various pick up stations. Arriving in York we pick up one of the oldest Steam engines in the world and continue by steam across North Yorkshire to Scarborough, where we have around three hours to enjoy and explore. Alternatively passengers may choose at alight at York and discover the many attractions of this historical, walled city. On the return journey, we leave Scarborough again by steam heading towards York before continuing on the same route, calling at the same stations before arriving back in Carnforth.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cotswold Venturer
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The Cotswold Venturer Saturday 22nd August 2020 Join us on this scenic rail tour by steam train through the beautiful Cotswold Hills. 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 also return the same way, which will include the steep climb up to Sapperton tunnel. Our steam hauled train leaves London Paddington at around 07:40 hauled by Princess Coronation Class steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland 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 Worcester 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 Golden Valley line. We follow the former Great Western Railway route from Standish Junction and climb steadily through Stroud before the gradients increase dramatically to 1 in 74 at Chalford. We continue to climb through the Golden Valley at a gradient of 1 in 60 prior to entering Sapperton tunnel at the summit of the climb. On easier gradients, we descend through Kemble and onwards through Wiltshire to the former railway town of Swindon. We will now retrace our earlier route through the Vale of White Horse back to Didcot and Reading. Our final part of the journey calls at Reading and Slough before arriving back in London Paddington in the evening.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE WHITE ROSE - SATURDAY 22 AUGUST 2020

THE WHITE ROSE - SATURDAY 22 AUGUST 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Wolverhampton (06.00/23.20) Codsall (06.10/23.10) Telford (06.30/22.55) Wellington (06.40/22.45) Shrewsbury (07.00/22.30) Whitchurch (07.30/22.10) Crewe (08.10/21.30) 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' - LNER A4 Pacific, No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Waverley
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The Waverley Sunday 23rd August 2020 This steam hauled train provides an opportunity for passengers from York, Leeds and the Aire Valley to travel over the spectacular Settle & Carlisle Railway, probably the most famous railway route in Britain. There is also the option of visiting the Cumbrian market town of Appleby or the border city of Carlisle. These day trips revive the nostalgic former days of steam when travel by train through magnificent scenery was an experience to savour. Our steam hauled train leaves York hauled by steam locomotive No.60103 Flying Scotsman at 09:30 and heads for Church Fenton where we take the direct route to Leeds. We stop to pick up more passengers at Leeds, Shipley, Keighley and Skipton. There will be a stop for our steam locomotive to take on water before we join the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway at Settle Junction. Here begins one of the most arduous climbs on Britain's railway network, a total of 15 miles mainly at a gradient of 1 in 100. We cross the breathtaking Ribblehead Viaduct, high above the valley floor, and enter Blea Moor Tunnel. We pass through the highest station open in England at Dent, travelling through tunnels and crossing valleys on numerous viaducts. There are magnificent views across the Fells to the Pennine Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough as we make the final ascent to Ais Gill Summit (1169 feet). We travel high above the valley at Mallerstang and then drop down through Kirkby Stephen to Appleby, where our locomotive takes on water. Passengers who choose to alight at Appleby will have around four hours to visit this historic market town that lies in a loop of the picturesque river Eden. Passengers choosing to continue to Carlisle will have over one and a half hours to explore the Border City, possibly visiting the castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum or the Lanes Shopping Centre. Our train leaves Carlisle for the return journey at around 16:15 and climbs almost continuously for just under 50 miles back up to Ais Gill summit. We stop, en route, at Appleby for our steam locomotive to take on water and to pick up those passengers who spent the afternoon there. We continue our journey back to York, stopping at Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Leeds, and York, to set down passengers.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. 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. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield 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.

Talyllyn Railway (Heritage Line Event) Peter Sam's 65th Birthday
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Peter Sam's 65th Birthday

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough. Choice of two journeys To York or Scarborough Via Skipton and Leeds: Running Thursdays on 18th June, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August and 3rd September 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Woodlesford (Leeds) and York. View Journey To York or Scarborough Via Preston and Wakefield: Running Thursdays on 25th June, 16th and 30th July, 13th and 27th August 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG and York. View Journey Join us for a scenic tour which combines a truly wonderful journey in traditional carriages across Lancashire and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the evocative smells and sounds of steam haulage from York and the beautiful scenery of North Yorkshire to the East Coast. From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail and some even featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel from Carnforth for the first part of the journey, then from York we pick up a steam engine taking us to Scarborough on a memorable journey. scarborough spa scarborough spa Due to the high demand for seats last year we are once more offering passengers the chance to travel from the West Coast of Britain en route to historic York then across North Yorkshire to the Spa town of Scarborough on the East Coast. Vintage Mark I and II carriages pull out of Carnforth on two routes, collecting passengers at various pick up stations. Arriving in York we pick up one of the oldest Steam engines in the world and continue by steam across North Yorkshire to Scarborough, where we have around three hours to enjoy and explore. Alternatively passengers may choose at alight at York and discover the many attractions of this historical, walled city. On the return journey, we leave Scarborough again by steam heading towards York before continuing on the same route, calling at the same stations before arriving back in Carnforth.

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Summer Rails & Ales
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Summer Rails & Ales 28th to 31st August 2020 A great bank holiday treat; ride behind Steam & Heritage Diesel trains through the Dart Valley, or sit down and relax whilst enjoying a drink or two at our Staverton Station beer festival. Real Ales, Ciders, Wine and Prosecco, as well as, soft drinks are all available. There is plenty of seating in the station yard so you can spend the day watching the trains go by!

Statesman Rail (Railtour) DARTMOUTH REGATTA STATESMAN

DARTMOUTH REGATTA STATESMAN FRIDAY 28 AUGUST 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Rugby (06.20/23.40) Coventry (06.40/23.20) Hampton in Arden (06.50/23.10) Birmingham International 07.00/23.00) Birmingham New Street (07.20/22.40) Barnt Green (07.50/22.20) Bromsgrove (08.10/22.10) Droitwich Spa (08.35/21.40) Worcester Shrub Hill (08.50/21.25) Cheltenham Spa (09.10/20.55) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change We recreate one of the great holiday trains of the golden age of railway travel with a journey through pretty Somerset with its Apple orchards and around the beautiful Devon coast. Time is available to discover the many charms of the 'English Riviera' and the famous annual Royal Regatta at Dartmouth will be in full swing with over 200 yachts, steam ships and various events on land, sea and in the air. Travel alongside the stunning Exe & Teign estuary with its pretty fishing boats and views across to Exmouth and the Jurassic Coast, before our train takes the exciting sea wall line as we race through tunnels and cuttings of red rock and alongside beaches and coves at Dawlish with the sea keeping company with the train all the way to Newton Abbot. At Paignton we join the steeply graded heritage line and travel through the woodland estate once owned by Agatha Christie, then alongside the beautiful River Dart and into the riverside terminus at Kingswear, where it is a short crossing on the ferry (price included) to the historic and romantic port of Dartmouth bedecked in all its regatta finery - there are antique shops and cafes to explore - why not take a leisurely cruise on the River Dart or steam hauled journey on the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway. Following around three hours to enjoy the excitement of the regatta, our train will return in the late afternoon.

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Summer Rails & Ales
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Summer Rails & Ales 28th to 31st August 2020 A great bank holiday treat; ride behind Steam & Heritage Diesel trains through the Dart Valley, or sit down and relax whilst enjoying a drink or two at our Staverton Station beer festival. Real Ales, Ciders, Wine and Prosecco, as well as, soft drinks are all available. There is plenty of seating in the station yard so you can spend the day watching the trains go by!

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cumbrian Mountain Express
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The Cumbrian Mountain Express Saturday 29th August 2020 This is a wonderful opportunity for those from the Crewe and Manchester areas to travel by steam train over two of England's most scenic railway routes. We travel north to Carlisle by the West Coast Main Line over Shap and return via the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway Line. Both routes pass through spectacular mountain scenery. A magnificent steam locomotive will haul these trains, which recall the glorious days of steam travel. Our train, which is hauled by a steam locomotive from the Carnforth pool, leaves Crewe at around 06:00 and calls at Wilmslow, Stockport, Manchester Victoria and Bolton to pick up passengers. We join the West Coast Main Line (WCML) and travel north to Preston, our final stop to pick up passengers. We continue through Lancaster and Carnforth, where beyond 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. Our return train, hauled by our steam locomotive, leaves Carlisle and joins 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 high viaducts, including the famous one at Ribblehead, and through numerous 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 at Hellifield for our locomotive to take on water. Our journey continues from Hellifield to Clitheroe and Blackburn, where passengers for Preston leave the train. We join the WCML at Farington Junction and, shortly afterwards, take the Manchester line, stopping at Bolton and Manchester Victoria to set down passengers. We continue our journey to Crewe stopping at the same stations as on the outward journey to set down passengers. *Passengers for Preston travel by service train from Blackburn on the return journey.

Bala Lake Railway (Heritage Line Event) August Steam Gala
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August Steam Gala 29th - 31st August 2020 Our entire home fleet of engines (subject to availability) will be taking part in a mini steam gala with an intensive passenger timetable and a chance to have a go yourself with our 'Driver for a Fiver'. We'll also be running some freight services between Llanuwchlyn and Llangower using slate wagons from our extensive historic collection. At Llangower, we will be undertaking a special shunting manoeuvre to allow two passengers trains to pass while the freight is also at the station. The features for the 2020 August gala are yet to be finalised, but in previous years, we have included the following: ?All available locos in steam ?Visiting loco(s) ?Frequent passenger services ?Demonstration freight trains ?Some trains double-headed ?A steam 7 ?' gauge miniature railway at Llanuwchllyn ?'Driver for a Fiver' - Drive one of our locomotives for GBP5 at Llanuwchllyn ?Two free to ride heritage double decker buses running between Bala station and the town ?Some of the buses continue round the lake to Llanuwchllyn ?Others buses go on a sightseeing trip to Llyn Celyn reservoir

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE LAKELANDER - SATURDAY 29 AUGUST 2020

THE LAKELANDER - SATURDAY 29 AUGUST 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Dorridge (05.45/23.25) Solihull (05.55/23.15) Birmingham New Street (06.15/22.55) Sandwell & Dudley (06.30/22.40) Wolverhampton (06.45/22.25) Penkridge (06.55/22.15) Stafford (07.05/22.10) Crewe (08.05/21.25) Preston (09.45/20.15) 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 hauled entirely by steam all the way from Crewe and offering spectacular views of the Cumbrian mountains and high Pennines as we climb over the Lakeland fells to the historic border city of Carlisle for a lunchtime sightseeing break and return around the longest coastal line in Britain with splendid views across the Irish Sea and Morecambe Bay. Travelling through the county town of Lancaster our steam locomotive works hard when we climb up the first severe gradient to Grayrigg with splendid views over Kendal and then travel through the beautiful Lune Gorge to Tebay, gaining speed for the ascent to Shap. This well-known section of the west coast main line has a steep gradient and, in former steam days the banking engines from Tebay were often used to assist trains. After crossing the Cumbrian Fells, we descend to Penrith, and head for Carlisle. There will be around two hours available to explore this ancient border city with its castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum, and shopping centre. Our return journey takes the scenic coastal route around the Cumbrian Coast. After Maryport, we run along the shoreline through Workington, once a centre to produce iron and steel. There are spectacular cliff edge views as we journey south 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. Passing Sellafield, where the British Nuclear Fuels works dominates the landscape and at Ravenglass, we meet up with the narrow gauge Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. At Millom, we head inland and follow the sweeping estuary through Foxfield and Kirkby in Furness. Avoiding Barrow in Furness by taking the diversionary 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 made famous as the location of the wartime movie 'Brief Encounter' and a fast run homeward down the west coast main line. 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' - LNER A4 Pacific No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Summer Rails & Ales
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Summer Rails & Ales 28th to 31st August 2020 A great bank holiday treat; ride behind Steam & Heritage Diesel trains through the Dart Valley, or sit down and relax whilst enjoying a drink or two at our Staverton Station beer festival. Real Ales, Ciders, Wine and Prosecco, as well as, soft drinks are all available. There is plenty of seating in the station yard so you can spend the day watching the trains go by!

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Royal Duchy
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The Royal Duchy Sunday 30th August 2020 These ever-popular summer day trips by steam train run from Bristol Temple Meads, Yatton and Taunton to Devon & Cornwall. The route includes travelling along the internationally famous sea wall at Dawlish, crossing Brunel's famous Saltash Bridge into Cornwall, and some of the most varied and exciting scenery in the country. Passengers can choose to spend time in Plymouth or travel on to Par, where buses are provided for visits to Fowey or Charlestown. Our train leaves Bristol Temple Meads steam hauled by locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland at around 08:45 and stops to pick up further passengers at Yatton and Taunton. Almost immediately on departure from Taunton, our steam locomotive will be working hard as it tackles the climb to Whiteball Summit. We stop at Exeter St. David's station for our locomotive to take on water and for more passengers to join the train. We leave Exeter and follow the Exe Estuary to the seaside. We then travel along the famous sea wall between Dawlish and Teignmouth, an experience not to be missed. After Newton Abbot, our steam locomotive will demonstrate her real strength as she powers up some of the steepest main line gradients in the country. First there is the difficult climb to the summit at Dainton Tunnel, followed by a dramatic drop down to Totnes, then an equally difficult climb up Rattery Bank before descending to Plymouth. Passengers have the option to alight at Plymouth or remain on the train to Par. There will be over five hours free time to explore the historic maritime city of Plymouth which includes the Hoe, the ancient Barbican and seafront areas, and the National Marine Aquarium. We leave Plymouth, diesel hauled, and cross the river Tamar on Brunel's masterpiece, the Royal Albert Bridge, to enter Cornwall. Our train continues through the magnificent Cornish countryside to Par, where there will be a break of more than three hours. Buses will take passengers from Par, at no extra charge, to visit either the picturesque seaside town of Fowey or the harbour village of Charlestown. The latter is a working port and home to the Shipwreck, Rescue & Heritage Centre. We leave Par steam hauled by Duchess of Sutherland at around 17:45 and stop at Plymouth to pick up those passengers who chose to alight there. Our train then returns to Bristol, stopping to set down passengers at Exeter, Taunton and Yatton en route. If the St. Blazey turntable is re-opened we will revert to steam haulage throughout on both these trips.

Bala Lake Railway (Heritage Line Event) August Steam Gala
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August Steam Gala 29th - 31st August 2020 Our entire home fleet of engines (subject to availability) will be taking part in a mini steam gala with an intensive passenger timetable and a chance to have a go yourself with our 'Driver for a Fiver'. We'll also be running some freight services between Llanuwchlyn and Llangower using slate wagons from our extensive historic collection. At Llangower, we will be undertaking a special shunting manoeuvre to allow two passengers trains to pass while the freight is also at the station. The features for the 2020 August gala are yet to be finalised, but in previous years, we have included the following: ?All available locos in steam ?Visiting loco(s) ?Frequent passenger services ?Demonstration freight trains ?Some trains double-headed ?A steam 7 ?' gauge miniature railway at Llanuwchllyn ?'Driver for a Fiver' - Drive one of our locomotives for GBP5 at Llanuwchllyn ?Two free to ride heritage double decker buses running between Bala station and the town ?Some of the buses continue round the lake to Llanuwchllyn ?Others buses go on a sightseeing trip to Llyn Celyn reservoir

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Summer Rails & Ales
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Summer Rails & Ales 28th to 31st August 2020 A great bank holiday treat; ride behind Steam & Heritage Diesel trains through the Dart Valley, or sit down and relax whilst enjoying a drink or two at our Staverton Station beer festival. Real Ales, Ciders, Wine and Prosecco, as well as, soft drinks are all available. There is plenty of seating in the station yard so you can spend the day watching the trains go by!

Bala Lake Railway (Heritage Line Event) August Steam Gala
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August Steam Gala 29th - 31st August 2020 Our entire home fleet of engines (subject to availability) will be taking part in a mini steam gala with an intensive passenger timetable and a chance to have a go yourself with our 'Driver for a Fiver'. We'll also be running some freight services between Llanuwchlyn and Llangower using slate wagons from our extensive historic collection. At Llangower, we will be undertaking a special shunting manoeuvre to allow two passengers trains to pass while the freight is also at the station. The features for the 2020 August gala are yet to be finalised, but in previous years, we have included the following: ?All available locos in steam ?Visiting loco(s) ?Frequent passenger services ?Demonstration freight trains ?Some trains double-headed ?A steam 7 ?' gauge miniature railway at Llanuwchllyn ?'Driver for a Fiver' - Drive one of our locomotives for GBP5 at Llanuwchllyn ?Two free to ride heritage double decker buses running between Bala station and the town ?Some of the buses continue round the lake to Llanuwchllyn ?Others buses go on a sightseeing trip to Llyn Celyn reservoir

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. 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. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield 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.

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (Steam Railtour) The Aberdonian

The Aberdonian NEW PROGRAMME OF TOURS - Steam from Edinburgh to Aberdeen Let the 'The Aberdonian' whisk you away as we take in some of the best that Scotland has to offer, both on train and off. Crossing the Forth Bridge, the train runs along the coast for much of its route making it an unrivalled way to experience Scotland. In Aberdeen there is a chance to explore this historic city, or take one of our off train excursions that include a castle or distillery visit. On board the train you can sit back in comfortable seats and large windows through which to admire the scenery. Our friendly team will look after you, and if you choose to dine with us you will be treated to fine Scottish fare. Come and travel with us as Tornado runs regularly over this historic route. *New* Dates available in 2020: Thursday 23rd July - Thursday 3rd September - Thursday 10th September. Prices start from GBP99.00

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Dorset Coast Express
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The Dorset Coast Express Thursday 3rd September 2020 We are offering a number of attractive summer day trips from London to Weymouth by steam train. These trains provide plenty of opportunity to visit the beautiful Dorset coast and relive the 'golden age' of steam. Passengers have the option of spending time at the celebrated seaside resorts of either Bournemouth or Weymouth, where both have fine sandy beaches. Each train will be hauled by a steam locomotive that was built for express passenger train work. Our train leaves London Victoria station at around 08:45 steam hauled by steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland and travels westwards, crossing the river Thames at Barnes Bridge, through Kew and Feltham. We stop at Staines and Woking to pick up further passengers. At Winchfield, we pause for our steam locomotive to take on water before continuing to our final pick up point at Basingstoke. We leave the South Western Main Line at Worting Junction and take the Bournemouth Line, heading south through Winchester and Southampton. We stop at Bournemouth to set down those passengers wishing to visit this coastal resort, a spa town famous for its parks and pine trees. After leaving Bournemouth, there are spectacular views of Poole Harbour. We continue to Wareham and Dorchester travelling through classic Dorset countryside and delightful scenery. We arrive at Weymouth around 13:45 and have almost three hours there to discover much of what this seaside town has to offer. The railway station is close to the beach and shops. We return from Weymouth hauled by U Class steam locomotive No.31806 at around 16:35 as far as Southampton* with our main steam locomotive banking on the rear, from here the main steam locomotive will take over for the remainder of the return journey. We continue through Andover to Basingstoke, where we stop to set down passengers and for our steam locomotive to take on water. We then continue to Woking and Staines, where we stop to set down passengers, and on to our final destination at London Victoria. *In the event of a high fire risk the section from Weymouth to Southampton on the return leg would be diesel hauled.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough. Choice of two journeys To York or Scarborough Via Skipton and Leeds: Running Thursdays on 18th June, 9th and 23rd July, 6th and 20th August and 3rd September 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Woodlesford (Leeds) and York. View Journey To York or Scarborough Via Preston and Wakefield: Running Thursdays on 25th June, 16th and 30th July, 13th and 27th August 2020 - Departing from Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG and York. View Journey Join us for a scenic tour which combines a truly wonderful journey in traditional carriages across Lancashire and the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Enjoy the evocative smells and sounds of steam haulage from York and the beautiful scenery of North Yorkshire to the East Coast. From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail and some even featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel from Carnforth for the first part of the journey, then from York we pick up a steam engine taking us to Scarborough on a memorable journey. scarborough spa scarborough spa Due to the high demand for seats last year we are once more offering passengers the chance to travel from the West Coast of Britain en route to historic York then across North Yorkshire to the Spa town of Scarborough on the East Coast. Vintage Mark I and II carriages pull out of Carnforth on two routes, collecting passengers at various pick up stations. Arriving in York we pick up one of the oldest Steam engines in the world and continue by steam across North Yorkshire to Scarborough, where we have around three hours to enjoy and explore. Alternatively passengers may choose at alight at York and discover the many attractions of this historical, walled city. On the return journey, we leave Scarborough again by steam heading towards York before continuing on the same route, calling at the same stations before arriving back in Carnforth.

North Norfolk Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala
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Autumn Steam Gala

North Norfolk Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala
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Autumn Steam Gala

Ribble Steam Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
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Severn Valley Railway (Buses) On the Buses
Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cheshireman
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The Cheshireman Saturday 5th September 2020 Join us on this tour that provides an excellent opportunity to travel across the country from east to west, visiting the historic city of Chester. Apart from its cultural attractions, including the Cathedral, Castle and the Medieval Rows, Chester is a well-established shopping mecca. Our steam hauled train will be pulled by 46233 Duchess of Sutherland from Norwich to Chester and as far at Peterborough on the return. Our journey commences at Norwich around 07:00 where we take the line to Ely, calling at Wymondham, Attleborough and across the Fens to the market town of Thetford. We then make a further pick up at Brandon before we bypass Ely to call at March and Peterborough. We now follow the cross country line through Stamford, a town of outstanding architectural and historic interest that is of national importance. The town has over 600 listed buildings, more than half of the total for the County of Lincolnshire. We continue westwards and pass Rutland Water towards Oakham, in the small county town of Rutland. Entering Leicestershire, we run through Melton Mowbray, famous for its pork pies, and head for Leicester, our final pick up station. We follow the main line to London St Pancras for a while as far as Wigston Junction, where we branch off on the Nuneaton and Birmingham line. Our route now takes us westwards through Hinkley to Nuneaton, where we join the West Coast main line. Heading northwards, our steam locomotive can now get up to top speed as we head for Tamworth and Lichfield. Lines split at Colwich Junction and here we follow the WCML through Shugborough Park to round Queensville Curve at Stafford. The four tracks continue northwards through rural Staffordshire, with our steam locomotive working hard as it tackles the long climb to Whitmore Summit. After a few more miles, we slow down and approach the major railway junction of Crewe. Our final part of the journey takes us across the Cheshire Plain through Beeston Castle, with its lofty 13th Century castle overlooking the railway and the Shropshire Union Canal. In no time at all, we arrive at Chester, where there will be a break of around four hours for passengers to visit the city with all its attractions. We then return from Chester at around 17:20 for the steam hauled run back as far as Peterborough, where our steam locomotive leaves the train and from where we return to Norwich, diesel hauled, retracing our outward route.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) WELSH MARCHES EXPRESS - SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2020

WELSH MARCHES EXPRESS - SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Liverpool Lime Street (07.30/23.00) Liverpool South Parkway (07.40/22.50) Runcorn (07.50/22.40) Hartford (08.05/22.25) Crewe (08.40/21.55/ Whitchurch (09.10/21.30) Shrewsbury (09.30/21.10) 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 Traversing the breath-taking beauty of the Welsh Marches route our steam hauled train offers a totally unique day out as we travel through the rolling hills of the pretty Shropshire countryside dividing England and Wales. Passing through Church Stretton with outstanding views of the Long Mynd it was known in Victorian times as 'Little Switzerland' - continuing along the Marches we pass magnificent Stokesay Castle and the historic towns of Ludlow and Hereford. Entering Monmouthshire and South Wales, there are superb views of the Brecon Beacons as the black mountains tower above the train. At Newport we cross the River Usk, joining the Great Western main line to Cardiff for an afternoon break. Cardiff Wales' capital city offers spectacular shopping, museums, dining and entertainment. Easy to explore on foot and close to the station you can visit the free National Museum Cardiff and spectacular Cardiff Castle all within the city centre. Top class entertainment is on offer at Cardiff Bay with its restaurants, waterside views and Wales Millennium Centre and there is plenty to see and do in the three hours whilst our train is serviced and locomotive turned for the return journey. 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' - LNER A4 Pacific No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

North Norfolk Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala
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Autumn Steam Gala

Ribble Steam Railway (Diesel Gala) Diesel Gala
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Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Classic Car Day

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West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Dalesman

The Dalesman STEAM ON THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE Running from 28th April until 8th September 2020 Choice of two journeys To Carlisle from York, via the Settle to Carlisle line (steam from Hellifield): Running on 28th April, 26th May, 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st September 2020 - Departing from York, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Leeds (Central Station) and Skipton View Journey To Carlisle from Chester. Outbound journey via the West Coast Mainline, with steam from Carnforth. The return jouney is via the Settle to Carlisle line, with steam to Preston): Running on 12th May, 9th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th September 2020 - Departing from Chester, Frodsham, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan Leyland and Preston View Journey From the comfort of your seat in some of the oldest working carriages in operation today, your adventure begins! Some of these carriages served throughout the golden age of rail, some featured in the Harry Potter movies and have all been lovingly restored. These traditional carriages will be hauled by diesel for the first part of the journey, then from Hellifield/Carnforth the steam engine pulls the train to Carlisle. The train stops in historic border city of Carlisle in Cumbria for a break of around 2 hours. Stroll between the Castle and Cathedral or perhaps visit the famous Tullie House Museum - you will be surrounded by great places to shop, eat or be entertained, the perfect way to spend an afternoon. The return trip is via the Settle to Carlisle line, England's most scenic railway. THE SETTLE TO CARLISLE LINE First opening to passengers in 1876, the Settle - Carlisle line takes in 20 viaducts, 14 tunnels and countless beautiful vistas along its 72 mile track. This historic line travels across the stunning Pennine hills, showcasing the English countryside at its best. STEAM On the trip departing from Chester: Outbound Journey: From Carnforth one of the oldest steam engines in service today will take over, for the stunning journey to Carlisle line along the West Coast Mainline. Return Journey: It is steam all the way to Preston via the famous Settle to Carlisle line. 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. On the trip departing from York: From Hellifield 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.

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (Steam Railtour) The Aberdonian

The Aberdonian NEW PROGRAMME OF TOURS - Steam from Edinburgh to Aberdeen Let the 'The Aberdonian' whisk you away as we take in some of the best that Scotland has to offer, both on train and off. Crossing the Forth Bridge, the train runs along the coast for much of its route making it an unrivalled way to experience Scotland. In Aberdeen there is a chance to explore this historic city, or take one of our off train excursions that include a castle or distillery visit. On board the train you can sit back in comfortable seats and large windows through which to admire the scenery. Our friendly team will look after you, and if you choose to dine with us you will be treated to fine Scottish fare. Come and travel with us as Tornado runs regularly over this historic route. *New* Dates available in 2020: Thursday 23rd July - Thursday 3rd September - Thursday 10th September. Prices start from GBP99.00

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Swanage Belle
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The Swanage Belle Thursday 10th September 2020 A unique experience awaits those who join this day trip by steam train to Swanage. It uses the re-opened rail link from Wareham to the 'Heritage' Swanage Railway, which is available only to specially chartered trains. Swanage is a superb seaside destination where the railway station is situated close to the town centre. The train will be hauled by Princess Coronation Class steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland. We leave London Victoria station at around 08:45, hauled by our steam locomotive, and cross the river Thames at Battersea and at Barnes. We pass through Feltham and stop at Staines to pick up more passengers and then re-cross the river Thames. We join the South Western Main Line at Byfleet Junction and stop at Woking to pick up further passengers. At Winchfield, we stop for our locomotive to take on water. Our final stop to pick up passengers is Basingstoke. We leave the West of England Main Line at Worting Junction and head through Winchester and Southampton to Bournemouth. We pass through Poole, where there are spectacular views of Poole Harbour, and continue to Wareham. We leave the Weymouth Line at Worgret Junction and take the re-opened link to Norden and the Swanage Railway. Magnificent views of Corfe Castle can be seen as we head towards Swanage along this attractive Heritage Railway. There will be more than three hours for passengers to explore the pleasant seaside resort of Swanage, with its sandy beach and Victorian pier. Durlston Castle is in Durlston Country Park and Nature Reserve from where there are stupendous views along the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Park contains Anvil Point Lighthouse, the 40-ton stone Great Globe, fascinating artefacts from London, and an amazing diversity of wildlife. The Park is one mile from the town and can be reached by bus from the railway station or by walking via public footpaths. Our train leaves Swanage for the return journey at around 16:55 and is diesel hauled to Southampton where steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland takes over. We then take a different route from the outward journey, via Romsey to the outskirts of Salisbury where we join the West of England Main Line at Laverstock North Junction. We travel up the main line through Andover and then stop at Basingstoke, Woking, and Staines, to set down passengers. The train is due to arrive in London Victoria soon after 23:00.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE SUSSEX BELLE - THURSDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2020

THE SUSSEX BELLE - THURSDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: London Victoria (10.00/19.45) 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 This train recaptures the atmosphere of the legendary 'Brighton Belle' and summer seaside specials of yesteryear as it is steam hauled by one of our magnificent locomotives and visits the popular destinations of Brighton and Eastbourne with ample time available in both resorts for building sandcastles, a stroll on the promenade and perhaps an ice cream or two. Departing from London Victoria we head through Clapham Junction and take the Brighton line for a fast run, passing Gatwick Airport and through Haywards Heath we arrive into the terminal station at Brighton for a break of around two hours. Brighton - The station is just a short level walk from the promenade and the town is bursting with attractions from an outlandish former royal palace built for King George IV, interesting museums, a beautiful beach and superb shopping particularly in 'The Lanes' filled with antique and curio shops and cafes. Stretching out into the sea is the iconic neon lit Pier with amusements and invigorating ocean views. Our dedicated and immaculate train Stewards will welcome you back on board for the short 45-minute diesel hauled journey through the South Downs National Park and past the county town of Lewes to Eastbourne for a further break of around two hours. Eastbourne - Held to be one of the sunniest resorts in England award winning Eastbourne, nestling at the foot of the south downs next to the national beauty spot Beachy Head, owes much to the Victorians and the 7th Duke of Devonshire who laid out beautiful parks and gardens and built the pier. This elegant town has many charms awaiting discovery including an excellent shopping centre and traditional seaside bandstands. In the late afternoon our steam locomotive will be waiting to haul the train all the way back to London as we take the coastal line through Hastings and travelling across Romney Marsh and turning inland we pass the historic town of Rye and continue through Ashford International as our steam engine keeps company with modern Eurostar's. Continuing through Maidstone, Shoreham and Swanley we are due to arrive back into London Victoria around 19.45 after a relaxing day out to two of the south coasts most iconic seaside resorts. The train is steam hauled by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: West Country Class, No. 34046 'Braunton' - Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 'Britannia'

Welsh Highland Railway (Heritage Line Event) Super-Power 2020'
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Super-Power 2020' 11 - 13 September Our popular enthusiasts event, which includes things of interest for all the family, will be making a welcome return in 2020. We are still working on the exact format of the weekend, but this will be an opportunity to catch up with all the latest developments on the WHR.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) SNOWDONIA STATESMAN

SNOWDONIA STATESMAN FRIDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Swindon (05.35/23.55) Kemble (05.50/23.30) Stroud (06.10/23.15) Stonehouse (06.20/23.05) Cheltenham Spa (06.45/22.45) Worcester Shrub Hill (07.25/22.15) Droitwich Spa (07.35/22.00) Kidderminster (07.55/21.50) Stourbridge Jct (08.10/21.35) Rowley Regis (08.25/21.25) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change 'The Statesman' celebrated train heads into North Wales for a journey along the spectacular coastal route with its sweeping sea views and climbing high into the Snowdonia National Park and up the stunningly beautiful Conwy Valley passing through a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild mountains, hidden valleys, cascading rivers, still glacial lakes and deep forests. There is the option of spending time at either the popular Victorian tourist centre of Betws-y-Coed, or Blaenau Ffestiniog. We also have an optional excursion available offering a steam hauled journey on the famous Ffestiniog Railway. Travelling across the Cheshire plain to Chester, we pass the Roman Walls and enter Wales running alongside the Irish Sea passing Rhyl on a coastline famed for its beaches and views. At Llandudno Junction the train reverses for the spectacular journey up the beautiful Conwy Valley where a breathtaking range of scenery unfolds, from historic castles through estuary rich in wildlife, to gentle slopes that give way to majestic crags with views of tumbling waterfalls and high mountains. The high peaks of Snowdonia are on view before our train enters the imposing slate landscape of Blaenau Ffestiniog. It is here you may join our optional tour or perhaps visit the Llechwedd Slate Caverns situated just outside the town. The train returns in the late afternoon retracing our journey over the same enchanting route. Ffestiniog Railway Adjacent to the main line station in Blaenau Ffestiniog is the terminus of one of the Great Little Trains of Wales - the narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway which was built in 1836 to carry slate down to the coast. Our privately chartered steam train will be waiting to take you on a return journey to Tan-y-Bwlch as it twists and turns around the mountainside offering spectacular views across to Harlech and beyond. Seating is limited to 170 passengers so early booking is advised. Supplement: GBP22 per person Mobility This tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs as the platforms at some stations are much shorter than our train or accessible only by a footbridge and it may be necessary to walk through several carriages when boarding or alighting. It is not possible to transfer between our train and the Ffestiniog Railway in a wheelchair. These points should be borne in mind for guests who may have mobility issues.

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (Steam Railtour) The Queen of Scots

The Queen of Scots York to Edinburgh Waverley and Stirling (60163 Tornado)

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Models & Miniatures
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Models & Miniatures 12th and 13th September 2020 Models & Miniatures is a celebration of all things model and miniature - including trains, road vehicles and ships. It is a delight for all ages and a fantastic opportunity to see everything from fine scale engineering to much loved toys and models.

Welsh Highland Railway (Heritage Line Event) Super-Power 2020'
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Super-Power 2020' 11 - 13 September Our popular enthusiasts event, which includes things of interest for all the family, will be making a welcome return in 2020. We are still working on the exact format of the weekend, but this will be an opportunity to catch up with all the latest developments on the WHR.

Epping Ongar Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Gala
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Autumn Diesel Gala 12,13 September 2020 featuring: ?Visiting locomotives (to be confirmed) ?Class 45 'Peak, 45132 ?our homefleet of 20001, 31438, 37029 and 47635 As usual we will be running a 3 train intensive service throughout the weekend with late running Real Ale trains on Saturday. All trains will be running in conjunction with our fleet of Heritage buses, which will be operating between Ongar, North Weald, Epping Underground and Shenfield National Rail stations. Our on train bars will be also be open, serving a selection of draught beers, as well as a range of wines, lagers and soft drinks, and, on the Saturday evening, we will be running our Real Ale Train. Cab rides for GBP5 For those who would like to see the line from the unique vantage point of a loco cab, then we will be offering our popular cab rides for GBP5. These can't be pre-booked, just see the crew of the locomotive to reserve your place. For safety reasons the number of people in the cab will be limited and may vary between locomotives. Brake Van Rides Brake van rides will operate between North Weald and Epping Forest. An additional charge of GBP5 per return trip will be payable. Simply pay the guard on your trip of choice.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE COTSWOLD EXPRESS - SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2020

THE COTSWOLD EXPRESS - SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: London Paddington (09.40/22.00) Slough (10.10/21.30) Maidenhead (10.25/21.10) Reading (10.45/20.45) 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 Departing from London Paddington our steam hauled train travels west for a full day tour to the beautiful Cotswolds and a visit to historic Worcester. We travel outward through Oxford and Evesham, with a return through the Golden Valley and the challenging climb of Sapperton bank. Following departure from Reading we take the Great Western main line to Didcot and travel through Oxford, the city of dreaming spires and join the Cotswold line travelling through an area of outstanding Natural Beauty characterised by attractive small towns and villages built of Cotswold stone. Rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands typify the area, which is a delight to behold. We face the five-mile climb of Honeybourne bank, graded at 1 in 100 then onward through Evesham to Worcester for a break of around three hours. The city of Worcester stands on the River Severn and is best known for its magnificent ornate cathedral but also famous for the world-renowned porcelain, the home of composer Edward Elgar and the piquant Worcestershire sauce. Perhaps visit the historic Guildhall and Tudor House Museum or take a stroll beside the beautiful river. Our train departs for the return in the late afternoon and we take the GWR main line through Cheltenham Spa before taking the Golden Valley line through picturesque Stroud and beside the River Frome. Next is the long twisting climb to Sapperton tunnel as our engine works hard up the severe gradient. We then descend through Kemble to Swindon and travel through the Vale of the white horse to Didcot and onward to Paddington. 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' - LNER A4 Pacific, No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

South Devon Railway (Heritage Line Event) Models & Miniatures
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Models & Miniatures 12th and 13th September 2020 Models & Miniatures is a celebration of all things model and miniature - including trains, road vehicles and ships. It is a delight for all ages and a fantastic opportunity to see everything from fine scale engineering to much loved toys and models.

Welsh Highland Railway (Heritage Line Event) Super-Power 2020'
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Super-Power 2020' 11 - 13 September Our popular enthusiasts event, which includes things of interest for all the family, will be making a welcome return in 2020. We are still working on the exact format of the weekend, but this will be an opportunity to catch up with all the latest developments on the WHR.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Weymouth Seaside Express
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The Weymouth Seaside Express Sunday 13th September 2020 A trip down memory lane awaits those who join this special train, which recreates the days of seaside excursions run by British Railways in the 1950s. The train will be hauled by a steam locomotive that will evoke the past and complete this nostalgic experience. Our destination is the attractive seaside town of Weymouth - a traditional English seaside resort that has managed to preserve much of its charm. This is a lovely outing for a summer day. Our special train leaves Bristol Temple Meads at around 08:20, hauled by our steam locomotive 46233 Duchess of Sutherland and heads eastwards. We stop to pick up passengers at Keynsham and Bath. We then take the route up the picturesque Avon Valley, travelling southwards to Trowbridge and Westbury, where we make stops to pick up more passengers. We head westwards from Westbury, pausing briefly at Frome, before continuing along the West of England main line to Bruton. At Castle Cary, we leave the main line and head south on the single track Weymouth Branch. We stop at Yeovil Pen Mill for our steam locomotive to take on water, and then there follows a long steep climb through the Dorset Hills up to the summit at Evershot Tunnel. Our steam locomotive will be working flat out on this exhilarating climb. It is mainly downhill from Evershot Summit through Maiden Newton, and the picturesque town of Dorchester, to Weymouth. There will be around five hours in Weymouth to explore this much-loved south coast seaside resort. It is located on the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has a beautifully wide sandy beach near to the railway station. Other attractions include the Old Harbour, Brewers Quay, shopping village and Nothe Fort, where there are spectacular views over both Weymouth and Portland harbours. Open top buses operate to the Isle of Portland, where there is a castle and lighthouse, and there are boat trips from Weymouth Harbour around Portland Harbour. We leave Weymouth for our return journey at around 16:30 and head north up the steep Bincombe Bank (1 in 50) to Dorchester. Later we climb up to Evershot Summit from the south side before the descent to Yeovil Pen Mill. We stop at Westbury, Trowbridge, Bath and Keynsham to set down passengers. Finally we arrive at Bristol Temple Meads where we say goodbye to our steam locomotive.

Epping Ongar Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Gala
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Autumn Diesel Gala 12,13 September 2020 featuring: ?Visiting locomotives (to be confirmed) ?Class 45 'Peak, 45132 ?our homefleet of 20001, 31438, 37029 and 47635 As usual we will be running a 3 train intensive service throughout the weekend with late running Real Ale trains on Saturday. All trains will be running in conjunction with our fleet of Heritage buses, which will be operating between Ongar, North Weald, Epping Underground and Shenfield National Rail stations. Our on train bars will be also be open, serving a selection of draught beers, as well as a range of wines, lagers and soft drinks, and, on the Saturday evening, we will be running our Real Ale Train. Cab rides for GBP5 For those who would like to see the line from the unique vantage point of a loco cab, then we will be offering our popular cab rides for GBP5. These can't be pre-booked, just see the crew of the locomotive to reserve your place. For safety reasons the number of people in the cab will be limited and may vary between locomotives. Brake Van Rides Brake van rides will operate between North Weald and Epping Forest. An additional charge of GBP5 per return trip will be payable. Simply pay the guard on your trip of choice.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Mayflower 400 to Plymouth & Cornwall

Mayflower 400 to Plymouth & Cornwall

West Coast Railways (Railtour) The Conwy Valley Explorer

The Conwy Valley Explorer Dumfries to Betws-y-Coed or Blaenau Ffestiniog Wednesday 16 September 2020 From Dumfries, Annan, Gretna, Carlisle, Penrith and Lancaster. Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel Join us for a scenic day out to remember as our stylish heritage train travels from Dumfries and down the scenic West Coast Main Line, past Morecambe Bay and through Wigan, our last pick up point, towards Chester. From Chester we head west along the beautiful North Wales coast. This section of line offers open sea views to enjoy as we race through the resorts of Prestatyn, Rhyl and Colwyn Bay before arriving at Llandudno Junction. Here we join the Conwy Valley Line for a breathtaking run and steep climb to the pretty mountain resort of Betws-y-Coed. The line from Llandudno first follows the gentle curve of the Conway Estuary. However we soon begin to twist and turn and our engine has to labour hard to climb the steep gradients to our destination with the views becoming more dramatic with each mile that passes. In Betws-y-Coed you will find plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants plus some lovely riverside paths. Alongside the station there is a small railway museum and a miniature railway to enjoy. After our visit we return to the comfort of our reserved seats to once more enjoy the glorious scenery that North Wales has to offer. Alternatively enjoy a bit more of the local scenery as you travel to our journey's end at Blaenau Ffestiniog via a Roman Bridge and a deep mountain tunnel for a break of up to 3 hours. This town, set among huge mountains of slate waste and fabulous views of the nearby area, is home of the Ffestiniog narrow gauge steam railway and just on the edge of town the brilliant Llechwedd Slate Caverns. There should be time to relax and perhaps visit a few local gift shops and take a bite to eat before return departure as well as possibly exploring one of these attractions.

Severn Valley Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. (Steam Railtour) Mayflower 400 to Plymouth & Cornwall

Mayflower 400 to Plymouth & Cornwall

Severn Valley Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (Steam Railtour) The Ticket to Ride

The Ticket to Ride Darlington North Road to Liverpool Lime Street (60163 Tornado)

Severn Valley Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala

Thirsk Auction Mart (Auction) Sale of Railwayana

Sale of Railwayana

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Pennine Blackpool Express
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The Pennine Blackpool Express Saturday 19th September 2020 Join us on this special train to the Fylde Coast and the vibrant seaside resort of Blackpool. We have a high-speed journey down the West Coast Main Line to Preston, where we take the branch to Blackpool North. Our return journey will be steam hauled to Preston and then via the Ribble Valley through Clitheroe to Hellifield and onwards to Carnforth. Our electric locomotive will then return the train back to London. 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. At Preston, our steam locomotive allocated from the Carnforth Pool will be attached at the rear of the train and will be hauled by our class 86 electric to Blackpool North. The recently electrified line serves local trains and also allows through trains to and from London. We will head westwards across The Fylde and pass through Kirkham, the junction for the Blackpool South branch. We will take the Blackpool North line and pass through Poulton-le-Fylde station where there should be by now views of the famous 518ft tall tower at Blackpool. Around three hours should be available to visit the town and some of its attractions, including the Tower, the Winter Gardens, Madame Tussauds, the three piers or perhaps take a vintage tram ride along the sea front. Shops are also nearby along with many restaurants and pubs to cater for all tastes. Returning to Preston, now steam hauled, we will detach the class 86 electric locomotive, which will then go to Carnforth to await our return later in the day. Steam haulage will now continue via Bamber Bridge and the long climb of Hoghton Bank to Blackburn. We will join the Hellifield line at Daisyfield Junction and tackle the steep climb up to Whilpshire Tunnel. A long descent follows towards the impressive 48-arch viaduct over the river Calder at Whalley. After Clitheroe, we continue to follow the scenic Ribble Valley towards Hellifield where there will be a water stop. The last section of our journey to Carnforth will include the steep climb at 1 in 100 from Settle Junction up Giggleswick Bank. We follow the Bentham Line via Wennington and reach Carnforth where we say goodbye to our steam locomotive. The class 86 electric locomotive will be waiting to take our train back to Preston and calling stations to London Euston. *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.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) BEAMISH & DURHAM STATESMAN

BEAMISH & DURHAM STATESMAN SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Shrewsbury (06.10/22.05) Gobowen (06.40/21.35) Chirk (06.45/21.30) Ruabon (06.50/21.25) Wrexham General (07.00/21.15) Chester (07.20/20.55) Frodsham (07.40/20.30) Warrington Bank Quay (07.50/20.20) Newton-le-Willows (08.05/20.05) Manchester Victoria (08.40/19.40) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change We present a scenic journey to the spectacular and beautiful North East with its landscape of iconic landmarks as we travel through the Vale of York with views of the Yorkshire Moors to the historic city of Durham for an afternoon sightseeing break. This tour offers a choice of leisure time in Durham - or an optional visit to the award winning Beamish Open-Air Museum. On arrival at historic Durham, which has been voted as 'the best city in the UK' around four hours will be available at leisure to enjoy the many delights with its cobbled streets, Norman Cathedral & dramatic Castle that were founded in 1072 and today are a World Heritage Site as they stand high above the River Wear where relaxing cruises and riverside walks are available - The city is alive with boutiques, galleries, museums and shops selling local food. Alternatively, enjoy an exclusive visit to the award-winning Beamish Museum which should be booked at the same time as the main tour as space is limited: Beamish Open-Air Museum Leaving the train at Durham road coaches will transport you on the short journey to the award winning 300-acre Beamish Museum for a totally unique day out. It's a vast, living, working experience of life as it was in the North East of the late 1800's and early 1900's where the past comes to life with costumed guides and the opportunity to travel by Tram or omnibus to the Town, Colliery Village, Home Farm, Pockerley Manor and a 1825 Railway complete with the Puffing Billy locomotive. Perhaps enjoy a pint in the restored Sun Inn or sample traditional fish n' chips cooked on an Edwardian coal fired range. Supplement: GBP32 per person

West Coast Railways (Railtour) The Stratford Flyer

The Stratford Flyer Southport to Stratford upon Avon Wednesday 23 September 2020 From Southport, Burscough, Parbold and Wigan Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel Join us for a nostalgic day out aboard our heritage diesel hauled special direct to Stratford upon Avon which is, of course, famous for its connections with William Shakespeare and rightly so. Being the birthplace of the famous Bard and now the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company makes this town a big draw. You may wish to visit Shakespeare's birthplace with its museum collection or maybe take a tour of Anne Hathaway's cottage with its gardens. All these attractions are on the route of the hop-on hop-off open top bus which operates around the town. However there is so much more to Stratford than just William Shakespeare. A charming medieval centre with timber framed buildings and lots of independent shops makes for a lovely afternoon visit. Add to this the canal with its boat trips and also the river, which makes its way through the central park, then Stratford has a most attractive centre worthy of a visit in its own right.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Steam Gala) Giants of Steam Autumn Gala - 25th to 27th September 2020
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Bluebell Railway (Steam Gala) Steam Gala
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Giants of Steam Autumn Gala - 25th to 27th September 2020 Return of the Giants! We are very pleased to announce the return of the giants at our Giants of Steam Autumn Gala on 25th - 27th September. A special intensive timetable will be operating over the weekend so there will be lots of opportunities to travel behind these magnificent Giants and to watch them in action! A selection of our own wonderful locomotives will also be running.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Steam Gala) Steam Gala
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Bluebell Railway (Steam Gala) Giants of Steam Autumn Gala - 25th to 27th September 2020
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Giants of Steam Autumn Gala - 25th to 27th September 2020 Return of the Giants! We are very pleased to announce the return of the giants at our Giants of Steam Autumn Gala on 25th - 27th September. A special intensive timetable will be operating over the weekend so there will be lots of opportunities to travel behind these magnificent Giants and to watch them in action! A selection of our own wonderful locomotives will also be running.

Ribble Steam Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala
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Autumn Steam Gala

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Weekend
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Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cumbrian Coast Express
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The Cumbrian Coast Express Saturday 26th September 2020 Our journey will combine the scenic grandeur of the Cumbria Fells with the exposed Cumbrian coastline that skirts the western edge of the Lake District. 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 hauled 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 a varied assortment of shops and caf?s. We leave Carlisle steam hauled by a locomotive from the Carnforth pool 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 back 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.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (Steam Gala) Steam Gala
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Bluebell Railway (Steam Gala) Giants of Steam Autumn Gala - 25th to 27th September 2020
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Giants of Steam Autumn Gala - 25th to 27th September 2020 Return of the Giants! We are very pleased to announce the return of the giants at our Giants of Steam Autumn Gala on 25th - 27th September. A special intensive timetable will be operating over the weekend so there will be lots of opportunities to travel behind these magnificent Giants and to watch them in action! A selection of our own wonderful locomotives will also be running.

Ribble Steam Railway (Steam Gala) Autumn Steam Gala
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Autumn Steam Gala

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Weekend
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Showbus International (Buses) Showbus International 2020

Showbus International 2020

West Coast Railways (Railtour) The Stratford Flyer

The Stratford Flyer Barrow to Stratford upon Avon Wednesday 30 September 2020 From Barrow, Ulverston, Grange over Sands, Carnforth, Lancaster and Preston. Please Note: This trip is hauled by vintage diesel Join us for a nostalgic day out aboard our heritage diesel hauled special direct to Stratford upon Avon which is, of course, famous for its connections with William Shakespeare and rightly so. Being the birthplace of the famous Bard and now the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company makes this town a big draw. You may wish to visit Shakespeare's birthplace with its museum collection or maybe take a tour of Anne Hathaway's cottage with its gardens. All these attractions are on the route of the hop-on hop-off open top bus which operates around the town. However there is so much more to Stratford than just William Shakespeare. A charming medieval centre with timber framed buildings and lots of independent shops makes for a lovely afternoon visit. Add to this the canal with its boat trips and also the river, which makes its way through the central park, then Stratford has a most attractive centre worthy of a visit in its own right.

Severn Valley Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Gala

Autumn Diesel Gala

Severn Valley Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Gala

Autumn Diesel Gala

North Norfolk Railway (Heritage Line Event) Home Fleet Weekend
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Home Fleet Weekend

Severn Valley Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Gala

Autumn Diesel Gala

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Easterling
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The Easterling Saturday 3rd October 2020 Join us on a journey by steam train to rural Norfolk and Suffolk, a scenic area of undulating farmland, market towns, picturesque villages and waterways. The Easterling recalls the days of an express train that ran from London to Yarmouth and Lowestoft, taking Londoners to the Norfolk Broads and the famous East Anglian seaside resorts. The train will be hauled by A1 Class Pacific 60163 Tornado. Our steam train will depart from London King's Cross station at around 08:00 and immediately begins climbing through tunnels and cuttings as it makes its way up the East Coast Main Line (ECML). There are stops at Potters Bar and Stevenage for more passengers to join the train. At Hitchin, we leave the ECML and head for Cambridge, our final stop for passengers. We continue north to Ely and then take the Breckland Line through Thetford to Norwich. The Breckland area is of considerable interest for its unusual flora and fauna, and is characterised by gorse-covered sandy heath land and Scots Pine trees. We arrive at Norwich around mid-day and our steam locomotive 'runs round' our train as we change direction of travel here. We continue our steam hauled journey taking one of the 'Wherry Lines' from Norwich to Lowestoft. The Norfolk Wherry is a type of boat that was widely used in the area. Lowestoft is the most easterly town in the UK and terminus for the East Suffolk Line (ESL). Our train stops here for well over an hour giving passengers time to explore the town and harbour, once a bustling fishing port. Our return journey is along the 49 mile-long scenic ESL through Beccles, Saxmundham and Woodbridge, famous for having the only working Tide Mill in the UK, dating from 1793. Westerfield Junction is where the branch line from Felixstowe joins the ESL; the branch is heavily used by freight trains to and from Felixstowe Docks. Approaching Ipswich, we take the newly built 'Bacon Factory Chord' to join the Great Eastern Main Line (GEML) going northwards from London Liverpool Street to Norwich. We continue northwards to Stowmarket and leave the GEML at Haughley Junction. We pass through Bury St. Edmunds station, with its distinctive pair of towers. At Snailwell Junction we take the line for Newmarket and Cambridge, where we stop to set down passengers. We make further stops to set down passengers at Stevenage and Potters Bar before journeys end at London King's Cross.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) LOCHS AND GLENS STATESMAN

LOCHS AND GLENS STATESMAN SATURDAY 3 TO MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Milton Keynes (06.10/23.00) Northampton (06.30/22.40) Rugby (06.55/22.20) Coventry (07.45/21.55) Birmingham International (08.00/21.40) Wolverhampton (08.40/21.00) Stafford (09.00/20.40) Crewe (09.30/20.10) Warrington Bank Quay (10.00/19.35) Preston (10.40/18.55) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Welcome aboard the celebrated 'Statesman' train for a fabulous autumnal weekend tour to the Scottish Highlands with off train excursions through the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, offering some of the most stunning scenery in the world. From breathtaking mountains and glens, to the vast tranquil beauty of Loch Katrine with an awe-inspiring private cruise on the restored steamship 'Sir Walter Scott', or visit the Famous Grouse distillery and historic Scone Palace - Accommodation for two nights is at the magnificent 4-star Crieff Hydro Resort, built in 1868 and set in 900 acres of beautiful Perthshire countryside. Saturday: Our train travels north over the Cumbrian Fells with views of the Lakeland mountains to Carlisle where there will be a sightseeing stop in this historic border city, then continuing through the beautiful Scottish Lowlands and over Beattock Summit we join the Highland line and travel through Stirling to arrive into Gleneagles around 17.30 where we alight for the short road coach transfer to Crieff and dinner in the hotel.

North Norfolk Railway (Heritage Line Event) Home Fleet Weekend
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Home Fleet Weekend

Severn Valley Railway (Diesel Gala) Autumn Diesel Gala

Autumn Diesel Gala

Bluebell Railway (Buses) Vintage Bus Running Day
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Vintage Bus Running Day Double the nostalgia, double the experience, double the fun - our Vintage Bus Day is back on 4th October! Relive happy times of travel in the 50s, 60s and 70s by taking a vintage bus to a heritage railway. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a past age. The unmistakable 'ding' of a bell and 'toot' of a whistle, the fine leather and moquette upholstery, and the colourful liveries and elegant coachwork. A wonderful day out with a difference - indefinably nostalgic for those who rode on them, as well as a world of fascination and wonder for younger generations, many of who may have never even been on a bus or a train! Hop aboard one of the many buses running on the day, settle back for a steam train ride and then travel in style on a bus back home. Or why not enjoy a steam train ride at the railway and then hop aboard a vintage bus for a scenic journey around the local countryside?

Statesman Rail (Railtour) LOCHS AND GLENS STATESMAN

LOCHS AND GLENS STATESMAN SATURDAY 3 TO MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Milton Keynes (06.10/23.00) Northampton (06.30/22.40) Rugby (06.55/22.20) Coventry (07.45/21.55) Birmingham International (08.00/21.40) Wolverhampton (08.40/21.00) Stafford (09.00/20.40) Crewe (09.30/20.10) Warrington Bank Quay (10.00/19.35) Preston (10.40/18.55) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Welcome aboard the celebrated 'Statesman' train for a fabulous autumnal weekend tour to the Scottish Highlands with off train excursions through the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, offering some of the most stunning scenery in the world. From breathtaking mountains and glens, to the vast tranquil beauty of Loch Katrine with an awe-inspiring private cruise on the restored steamship 'Sir Walter Scott', or visit the Famous Grouse distillery and historic Scone Palace - Accommodation for two nights is at the magnificent 4-star Crieff Hydro Resort, built in 1868 and set in 900 acres of beautiful Perthshire countryside. Sunday: Following a relaxing Scottish breakfast there is a choice of two tours which should be pre-booked: Option 1: Road coaches will depart mid-morning for a journey through Callandar and into the stunning scenery of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, before boarding the 117-year-old restored steamship 'Sir Walter Scott' for an hour's cruise to relax and soak up the scenery on beautiful Loch Katrine. We return through Queen Elizabeth Forest and over the Dukes Pass to historic Stirling where there will be a couple of hours to discover the old town or perhaps visit the castle set high above the valley on a rocky crag, offering superb views across the River Forth. Option 2: Road coaches will depart mid-morning for a visit to the Famous Grouse Whisky experience with a guided tour of the distillery following which we continue through the scenic countryside to historic Scone Palace, the former crowning place of the Kings of Scotland and now one of the country's most important stately homes with a tour of the Palace interior and gardens followed by Afternoon Tea in the former kitchens. Please note: this trip is restricted to 45 guests so early booking is advised.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) LOCHS AND GLENS STATESMAN

LOCHS AND GLENS STATESMAN SATURDAY 3 TO MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Milton Keynes (06.10/23.00) Northampton (06.30/22.40) Rugby (06.55/22.20) Coventry (07.45/21.55) Birmingham International (08.00/21.40) Wolverhampton (08.40/21.00) Stafford (09.00/20.40) Crewe (09.30/20.10) Warrington Bank Quay (10.00/19.35) Preston (10.40/18.55) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change Welcome aboard the celebrated 'Statesman' train for a fabulous autumnal weekend tour to the Scottish Highlands with off train excursions through the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, offering some of the most stunning scenery in the world. From breathtaking mountains and glens, to the vast tranquil beauty of Loch Katrine with an awe-inspiring private cruise on the restored steamship 'Sir Walter Scott', or visit the Famous Grouse distillery and historic Scone Palace - Accommodation for two nights is at the magnificent 4-star Crieff Hydro Resort, built in 1868 and set in 900 acres of beautiful Perthshire countryside. Monday: A full Scottish breakfast will be served in the hotel restaurant and road coaches will transport us to Perth station where 'The Statesman' will be waiting to leave for the journey around the Kingdom of Fife coastal route and over the iconic Forth Bridge to the beautiful and enchanting capital of Edinburgh for an afternoon break. There is something for everyone in this city with numerous attractions all within easy walking distance - from the famous shops on Princes Street or a stroll down the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, or the impressive fortress of Edinburgh Castle. We return homeward in the late afternoon retracing our outward journey.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Pendle Dalesman

The Pendle Dalesman Scarborough to Carlisle Thursday 08 October 2020 From Scarborough, Seamer, Malton, York, Church Fenton, Pontefract and Wakefield Steam from Hellifield/Carnforth 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 head north behind a vintage diesel engine to Hellifield/Carnforth 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.

Ffestiniog Railway (Heritage Line Event) Victorian Vintage Weekend
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Victorian Vintage Weekend

Ffestiniog Railway (Heritage Line Event) Victorian Vintage Weekend
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Victorian Vintage Weekend

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Cumbrian Mountain Express
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The Cumbrian Mountain Express Saturday 10th October 2020 The Cumbrian Mountain Express provides a wonderful opportunity to get out and about during the summer and autumn months. The Cumbrian Mountain Express provides a wonderful opportunity to get out and about during the summer and autumn 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 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 pass through Lancaster and along the edge of Morecambe Bay before we arrive at Carnforth. Here, we will change over our electric locomotive for today's steam locomotive, taken from the Carnforth pool. Leaving Carnforth, we pass the Brief Encounter caf? and commence the climb of our 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 time available in Carlisle to explore this ancient city with its cathedral and castle, plus an assortment of shops and caf?s. 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 high viaducts, including the famous one at Ribblehead, and through many 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. Premier Dining not applicable from Preston. *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.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Wolverhampton (08.30/18.40) Codsall (08.40/18.30) Telford (09.00/18.10) Wellington (09.10/18.00) Shrewsbury (09.40/17.30) Whitchurch (09.55/17.10) Crewe (10.20/16.50) 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.

Ffestiniog Railway (Heritage Line Event) Victorian Vintage Weekend
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Victorian Vintage Weekend

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Pendle Dalesman

The Pendle Dalesman Wolverhampton to Carlisle Wednesday 14 October 2020 From Wolverhampton, Stafford, Stoke on Trent and Crewe Steam from Hellifield/Carnforth 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 head north behind a vintage diesel engine to Hellifield/Carnforth 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.

Pathfinder Tours (Railtour) The Autumn West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise

The Autumn West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise 16 to 19 October 2020 A four-day railcruise passing through spectacular Scottish scenery, travelling in classic First Class Carriages with delicious food and a comfortable overnight hotel Friday to Monday Join us for a memorable trip to the scenic splendours of Western Scotland, travelling in classic First Class carriages. Enjoy freshly prepared on-board meals served at your seat, a choice of off-train options and a comfortable overnight hotel. The fare includes: ?First class rail travel aboard our special train, your choice of optional activity each day, hotel transfers and three nights hotel accommodation in a shared twin or double room (a supplement applies for single room occupancy). ?On train meals and refreshments as described. Breakfast is taken at the hotel on both Saturday and Sunday morning. Friday The weekend starts with a champagne English Breakfast as we set off northwards (something lighter will be served to those joining us later). There will be a light Luncheon before a journey break mid-afternoon. Then we cross into Scotland, and enjoy Evening Dinner as we head into the West Highlands on our way to Fort William and the comfortable hotels for our three night stay.

Pathfinder Tours (Railtour) The Autumn West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise

The Autumn West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise 16 to 19 October 2020 A four-day railcruise passing through spectacular Scottish scenery, travelling in classic First Class Carriages with delicious food and a comfortable overnight hotel Saturday The day begins in leisurely style with breakfast at the hotel before we all step out to enjoy a day of exploration in this beautiful and rugged area. Choose from one of the options below: ?Option A - Rails to Mallaig and back The morning is yours to explore Fort William. Then, at lunchtime, our special train starts out along the 41 twisting and undulating miles to line's end at Mallaig (a light luncheon will be served en-route). The magnificent scenery along the way includes mountains, sea, lochs, moors and the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct. There should be a good two hours to explore before the return journey. . ?Option B - Sunart and Loch Shiel Cruise By road coach with local guide, travel firstly on the Corran ferry into Sunart and along its namesake loch to Acharacle. After a spot of lunch join the mv Sileas for the cruise of Loch Sheil, culminating in the panorama of the Glenfinnan Monument and viaduct. Look out for eagles! Rejoin the coach along the 'Road to the Isles' for a short afternoon break in Mallaig. ?Option C - Moidart and Loch Sheil Cruise Leave Fort William by coach, with a guide, along the 'Road to the Isles', making for Glenfinnan Pier to join the mv Sileas. for the Loch Sheil cruise - you may see eagles. Lunch will be taken in Acharacle. Your coach will then transport you around the Sound of Arisaig to Mallaig for a short afternoon break. ?Option D - Across the Sea to Eigg The distinctive island of Eigg lies 10 miles off the mainland. One of the Small Islands (along with Muck, Rum & Canna), it has a small community, craft shop and tea room. It is quiet and natural. A road coach with local guide will take you to join the mv Sheerwater at Arisaig for the cruise to Eigg, with around two hours ashore. The afternoon is rounded off with a short break in Mallaig. Stout footware and waterproofs are recommended! With everyone back on board at about five o'clock, we leave Mallaig for the fabulous rail journey back to Fort William. A three course dinner will be enjoyed along the way and we should be back at our hotels around 8pm.

Railway Touring Company (Steam Railtour) The Yorkshireman
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The Yorkshireman Saturday 17th October 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 on this trip will be steam hauled between London and York by steam locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland. Our train leaves London Ealing Broadway at around 06:30 hauled by Duchess of Sutherland and travels around West London through Acton Wells and onwards to 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. After Chesterfield we take the 'old road' via barrow Hill 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 Ealing Broadway diesel hauled. We stop at the same stations as on the outward journey, to set down passengers.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) CANTERBURY & WHITE CLIFFS STATESMAN

CANTERBURY & WHITE CLIFFS STATESMAN SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Leicester (05.30/22.05) Melton Mowbray (06.00/21.45) Oakham (06.20/21.25) Stamford (06.40/21.00) Peterborough (06.55/20.45) Huntingdon (07.10/20.30) St Neots (07.20/20.20) Hitchin (07.50/19.50) Stevenage (08.00/19.40) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change This is a fabulous train offering a circular tour through South East England with features including the journey through the picturesque Garden of England and around the beautiful Kent coast with the beautiful white cliffs towering above the train - the highlight of the day being an afternoon break for sightseeing in historic Canterbury. Our outward journey takes us through the London suburbs and into the open countryside of the pretty Garden of England which is rich with Oast Houses and Hop Fields. After passing Ashford we soon arrive at historic Canterbury, a UNESCO heritage site brimming with thousands of years of history. Today, the city famous for its traditional narrow streets and ancient buildings, including the cathedral, which provided the backdrop to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. After a couple of hours for exploration the Statesman train embarks on its scenic return journey, heading towards Minster and taking the junction for Dover and the Cinque Ports. The climb of Martin Mill Bank affords good views of Dover castle and port before our route plunges under Shakespeare's Cliff and emerge along the famous White Cliffs. Passengers will enjoy spectacular coastal views across the English Channel as we head back towards Folkestone, picking up the outward route and homeward through the London suburbs.

Pathfinder Tours (Railtour) The Autumn West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise

The Autumn West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise 16 to 19 October 2020 A four-day railcruise passing through spectacular Scottish scenery, travelling in classic First Class Carriages with delicious food and a comfortable overnight hotel The fare includes: ?First class rail travel aboard our special train, your choice of optional activity each day, hotel transfers and three nights hotel accommodation in a shared twin or double room (a supplement applies for single room occupancy). ?On train meals and refreshments as described. Breakfast is taken at the hotel on both Saturday and Sunday morning. Sunday Today, after breakfast in your hotel, we head west for more exploring of this wonderful part of the world via one of the options below: ?Option F - Rails to Oban and back This very special train journey features the West Highland Line in all its glory, climbing and twisting from sea level up onto desolate Rannoch Moor, before arrival into Crianlarich, then along the mountain passes to Oban for an afternoon visit of several hours. This small port serves as a lifeline to the offshore islands. Our return journey re-traces the outward route. ?Option G - Ferries to Mull & Oban This alternative way to Oban is by a road coach with a local guide, going via Strontian and taking three ferries. On the Isle of Mull you will visit Duart Castle, seat of Clan Maclean, before crossing back to the mainland for an afternoon break in Oban. ?Option H - Isle of Iona Iona sits off the western tip of Mull, and is an important religous centre. You will travel there on a coach, with a guide, direct to Oban, to take the Mull ferry and cross the island to Fionnphort for the foot ferry to Iona, where you will have 2-3 hours to explore and relax. The return journey will follow the outward route, and will include a stop for Evening Dinner at The Creagan Inn ?Option J - Lochaber Coach Tour This road coach tour (with a local guide) enjoys a leisurely itinerary, travelling via the 'old road' around Loch Leven to Glencoe for a visit to this historically important location, with its towering landscape. The visit is followed by a scenic journey alongside Loch Linnhe and the coast to Oban, arriving late lunchtime for a three hour do-as-you-please visit. By late afternoon everyone (except Option H) will be in Oban ready to rejoin our special train for our return to Fort William. Evening Dinner will be served whilst you journey through the grand vistas, arriving back at your hotel at about 9:30pm. Wherever you leave us we genuinely hope you will have a weekend full of delightful memories to look back on.

Pathfinder Tours (Railtour) The Autumn West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise

The Autumn West Highlander - 4 Day Luxury Railcruise 16 to 19 October 2020 A four-day railcruise passing through spectacular Scottish scenery, travelling in classic First Class Carriages with delicious food and a comfortable overnight hotel Monday Sadly, it's time to head home, so we leave Fort William and enjoy the on-board breakfast as our train climbs south through lonely landscapes and along lochs to Clydeside. Then we skirt around Glasgow and through the Southern Uplands to England, with a four course luncheon on the way. If you are travelling into the evening a supper will be served later on. Wherever you leave us we genuinely hope you will have a weekend full of delightful memories to look back on.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Pendle Dalesman

The Pendle Dalesman Bangor to Carlisle Wednesday 21 October 2020 From Bangor, Llandudno Junction, Flint, Chester, Frodsham and Warrington Bank Quay. Steam from Hellifield/Carnforth 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 head north behind a vintage diesel engine to Hellifield/Carnforth 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 Tin Bath
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The Tin Bath Sunday 25th October 2020 In honour of this immortal moment in one of the great TV comedies we have named this tour The Tin Bath, after the antics of Compo, Clegg and Foggy rolling down a Yorkshire hillside in a tin bath for the long-running TV series 'Last of the Summer Wine.' Our train takes in the railways of the South Pennines and the Peak District encompassing Derbyshire, Lancashire and South Yorkshire and visiting some routes rarely used by steam trains along the way. Our train leaves Preston steam hauled by a steam locomotive from the Carnforth Pool. We head south up the West Coast Main Line (WCML) to Wigan North Western, where we stop for more passengers. We then travel eastwards to Manchester Victoria and a further stop is made to pick up passengers. Our locomotive will be working hard as we leave Manchester and immediately commence the climb of the testing 1 in 47 gradient of Miles Platting bank. We shall then make our way towards Chinley on another long climb and join the former Midland Railway's 'Hope Valley' line to Sheffield. We pass through Hathersage, a charming village associated with Robin Hood and the Eyre family of Bronte fame. This route is spectacularly scenic and encompasses a number of long tunnels, including the passage through the 3? mile-long Totley Tunnel, first opened in 1892, before arrival at Sheffield, where there is a brief stop. On leaving Sheffield we head northwards to Wincobank Junction, adjacent to the famous Meadowhall Shopping Centre, where we join the Barnsley Line. It is a long climb from here up to Chapeltown, Wombwell and Barnsley. But it doesn't end there! From Barnsley we take the single-track line that climbs steeply at gradients of 1 in 50 and 1 in 57 up to Dodworth, where the gradient eases to 1 in 100. Soon afterwards we approach the former junction at Penistone, where after, we pass over the magnificent 29-arch Penistone viaduct. We continue past Denby Dale, famous for its huge meat pies, and the junction for the Kirklees Light Railway. We descend to Huddersfield, crossing many fine bridges and viaducts on the way, including the listed 32-arch Lockwood Viaduct. We continue via Huddersfield to Brighouse where we pause for our steam locomotives to take on water. We then head through the Calder Valley through Hebden Bridge for Hall Royd Junction near Todmorden. Here we leave the main line to Manchester, and take the steeply graded 1 in 65 line to Copy Pit summit (749 feet above sea level), before descending through Burnley to Accrington and Blackburn. We pass through Darwen on the 1 in 71 climb up to Sough Tunnel, drop down to Bolton, and head back to Manchester Victoria. Following a reversal at Manchester Victoria, we now return to Preston via our earlier calling points.

West Coast Railways (Steam Railtour) The Pendle Dalesman

The Pendle Dalesman Chesterfield to Carlisle Wednesday 28 October 2020 From Chesterfield, Sheffield, Swinton, Wakefield, Brighouse and Blackburn Steam from Hellifield/Carnforth 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 head north behind a vintage diesel engine to Hellifield/Carnforth 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.

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Ghost Trains
Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Ghost Trains
Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Ghost Trains
Statesman Rail (Railtour) SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Shrewsbury (08.40/18.30) Gobowen (09.10/18.00) Chirk (09.20/17.50) Ruabon (09.30/17.30) Wrexham General (09.50/17.15) Chester (10.00/16.50) Warrington Bank Quay (10.30/16.20) 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.

Statesman Rail (Railtour) SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Birmingham International (08.10/19.00) Tame Bridge Parkway (08.40/18.30) Walsall (08.50/18.20) Cannock (09.05/18.05) Rugeley Town (09.20/17.50) Stafford (09.50/17.20) Crewe (10.20/16.50) 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. There are three different classes of travel available on board our train, but whichever you choose please book early to avoid disappointment:

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Christmas Gift Fayre

Christmas Gift Fayre

Statesman Rail (Railtour) SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR

SETTLE & CARLISLE LUNCHEON CIRCULAR SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Hereford (08.20/18.45) Leominster (08.40/18.30) Ludlow (09.00/18.10) Craven Arms (09.10/18.00) Church Stretton (09.20/17.50) Shrewsbury (09.40/17.30) Crewe (10.20/16.50) 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.

Severn Valley Railway (Heritage Line Event) Christmas Gift Fayre

Christmas Gift Fayre

Statesman Rail (Railtour) BATH & BRISTOL CHRISTMAS STATESMAN

BATH & BRISTOL CHRISTMAS STATESMAN SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Preston (06.15/22.30) Wigan North Western (06.35/22.10) Warrington Bank Quay (06.45/22.00) Crewe (07.15/21.30) Shrewsbury (07.55/20.50) Wellington (08.10/20.30) Telford (08.20/20.20) Wolverhampton (08.50/20.00) Tame Bridge Parkway (09.05/19.45) Birmingham International (09.45/19.10) All timings shown above are approximate and may be subject to change We are pleased to present a unique tour travelling through the heart of England direct to Bath Spa - the beautiful Somerset city of Georgian elegance, to discover its famous and unique Christmas market where over 150 stalls offer quality products and brilliant gift ideas. The famous Bath Abbey and Roman Baths provide an amazing backdrop to the city's festive event offering seasonal shopping, fine foods and family fun with stalls showcasing the talents of retailers from Britain and the Continent. In the Roman Baths Museum there will be 'Crafts in the Drawing Room' selling a selection of locally handcrafted items. There is the elegant and unforgettable city to discover which has attracted visitors since Roman times and we should have around three hours to discover highlights including the Pump Rooms and Abbey, The Carriage Museum and The Circus, Queen Square and Royal Crescent along with the opportunity to join the popular carol concert in the Abbey. Alternatively: remain on 'The Statesman' and continue to the magnificent seafaring city of Bristol where there are a further three Christmas markets and curio shops to discover or uncover its unique maritime history with perhaps a visit to Brunel's masterpiece the S.S Great Britain.

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) PENNINE MOORS CHRISTMAS EXPLORER - THURSDAY 17 DECEMBER 2020

PENNINE MOORS CHRISTMAS EXPLORER - THURSDAY 17 DECEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Birmingham International (09.30/19.30) Tame Bridge Parkway (10.00/19.00) Wolverhampton (10.15/18.45) Penkridge (10.30/18.30) Stafford (10.45/18.15) Crewe (11.45/17.15) Warrington Bank Quay (12.30/16.35) 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 circular tour offering a steam hauled journey time of over five hours as we travel in vintage carriages through deep valleys and over wild Pennine moors with taxing climbs to make the engine work hard. Our train travels up the West Coast Main Line and at Wigan there is the first of two steep inclines as the engine opens to climb to Boars Head, this is then followed with the long assault to Hoghton Summit. Continuing through Blackburn and Burnley we enter into true Pennine scenery with the moors and hills towering over the line as we commence the 1 in 65 climb with our driver and fireman working hard to haul the heavy train as we thread our way over the Pennines to the summit at Copy Pit, some 749 feet above sea level. After crossing viaducts and passing former Victorian textile Mills we take the newly reinstated curve at Hall Royd Junction and travel through the Calder Valley beside the Rochdale Canal, passing Todmorden and through the 1.6 mile Summit Tunnel we travel to Manchester and continue west with a fast run over Chat Moss and at Earlestown re-join the West Coast line to Crewe where our trusty steam locomotive is changed for a slightly more modern form of traction. 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' - LNER A4 Pacific, No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'

Saphos Trains (Steam Railtour) THE CHRISTMAS WHITE ROSE - SATURDAY 19 DECEMBER 2020

THE CHRISTMAS WHITE ROSE - SATURDAY 19 DECEMBER 2020 DEPARTING FROM: Wolverhampton (06.00/23.20) Codsall (06.10/23.10) Telford (06.30/22.55) Wellington (06.40/22.45) Shrewsbury (07.00/22.30) Whitchurch (07.30/22.10) Crewe (08.10/21.30) 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 - At this special time of year there is nowhere quite like York as scents of spiced mulled wine and delicious food fill the air. The Christmas Market and St Nicholas Fair won best large speciality market in 2019 and York was voted the UK's most festive city. 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' - LNER A4 Pacific, No 60007 'Sir Nigel Gresley'