• Carlisle – The Settle Carlisle

We are delighted to present our most exciting rail tour programme ever and would like you to be the first to discover our Railtours Selection. Railtours By West Coast Railways offers over 50 sensational rail journeys, taking you the length and breadth of the country by either vintage diesel or steam engine in traditional carefully restored Mark 1 carriages.

Many of our tours are old favourites such as journeys over the Settle to Carlisle line or along the spectacular Scottish Highland routes. Travel with the UK´s leading special trains operator.

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All tours include Std Class, First Class and Premier Dining seating, plus beautifully restored Mk1 carriages.

Wednesday 07 September 2016

The Wolds Coast Discovery

Bedford to Scarborough

Scenic tour around the Yorkshire Wolds

Departing from: Bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering, Market Harborough, Leicester, Loughborough and Chesterfield.

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Wednesday 14 September 2016

The Wight & Sussex Coast Explorer I

Stockport to Portsmouth

Stockport to Historic Portsmouth

Departing from: Stockport, Altrincham, Knutsford, Northwich, Delamere, Chester, Crewe, Stafford, Lichfield & Tamworth.

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Wednesday 21 September 2016

The Bristol & Avon Explorer

Holyhead to Bath or Bristol

Choice of Bath with many historical attractions, or Bristol to see the beautiful maritime city

Departing from: Holyhead, Llanfairpwll, Bangor, Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Flint, Chester & Crewe.

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Tuesday 27 September 2016

The Jorvik & Scarborough Spa Explorer

Dumfries to York or Scarborough

Choice of York or Scarborough

Departing from: Dumfries, Annan, Gretna, Carlisle, Brampton, Haltwhistle, Hexham & Metro Centre.

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Wednesday 05 October 2016

The Esk Valley Explorer

Southport to Whitby

Whitby and the Esk Valley

Departing from: Southport, Burscough, Parbold, Wigan, Westhoughton, Bolton, Manchester Victoria, Rochdale & Todmorden.

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Wednesday 12 October 2016

The Wight & Sussex Coast Explorer II

Manchester to Portsmouth

Manchester to Historic Portsmouth

Departing from: Manchester, Stockport, Macclesfield, Congleton, Kidsgrove, Stoke, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Sandwell and Dudley & Coventry.

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Saturday 26 November 2016

The Edinburgh Festive Special

Southport to Edinburgh

Via Beattock Summit to Edinburgh

Departing from: Southport, Burscough, Parbold, Wigan, Leyland & Preston.

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Wednesday 30 November 2016

The Edinburgh Festive Special II

Holyhead to Edinburgh

Holyhead to Edinburgh

Departing from: Holyhead, Llanfairpwll, Bangor, Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Flint, Chester, Crewe, Frodsham & Warrington.

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Wednesday 07 December 2016

The Festive Bath Explorer

Barrow to Bath

The Festive Bath Explorer

Departing from: Barrow, Ulverston, Grange Over Sands, Arnside, Carnforth & Lancaster.

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Wednesday 14 December 2016

The Canterbury Festive Special

Preston to Canterbury

The Canterbury Festive Special

Departing from: Preston, Chorley, Horwich, Bolton, Manchester Victoria, Stockport, Wilmslow, Crewe, Stafford, Rugeley & Lichfield.

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