• 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 15 March 2017

The Edinburgh Express

Bangor to Edinburgh

Bangor to Edinburgh

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

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Wednesday 22 March 2017

The Salopian Express

Dumfries to Shrewsbury

Featuring steam haulage from Crewe

Departing from: Dumfries, Annan, Gretna, Carlisle, Penrith, Oxenholme, Lancaster, Preston & Wigan.

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Wednesday 05 April 2017

The North East Explorer

Bedford to Durham, Newcastle and Berwick-upon-Tweed

Choice of Durham, Newcastle and Berwick-upon-Tweed

Departing from: Bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering, Market Harborough, Leicester, Loughborough, East Midlands Parkway & Chesterfield.

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Wednesday 19 April 2017

The Edinburgh Dalesman

Southport to Edinburgh

Outwards via Settle & Carlisle

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

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Wednesday 03 May 2017

The Royal Windsor Express

Holyhead to Windsor

Holyhead to Windsor

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

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Wednesday 10 May 2017

The Pendle Dalesman

Kidderminster to Carlisle

Outwards steam haulage via Settle & Carlisle

Departing from: Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Rowley Regis, Birmingham New Street, Walsall, Cannock, Rugeley, Stafford & Crewe.

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Wednesday 17 May 2017

The Jorvik & Scarborough Spa I

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 24 May 2017

The Scenic Carlisle Express I

Chester-Le-Street to Carlisle

Outwards via Settle & Carlisle

Departing from: Chester-Le-Street, Durham, Darlington, Northallerton, Thirsk & York.

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Wednesday 06 September 2017

The Scenic Carlisle Express II

Bedford to Carlisle

Outwards steam haulage via Settle & Carlisle

Departing from: Bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering, Leicester, Loughborough & Chesterfield.

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Wednesday 13 September 2017

The Jorvik & Scarborough Spa II

Kidderminster to York or Scarborough

Choice of York or Scarborough

Departing from: Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Rowley Regis, Birmingham New Street, Walsall, Cannock, Rugely, Stafford & Crewe.

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Wednesday 20 September 2017

The Scenic Conwy Explorer I

Dumfries to Betws-Y-Coed

Via the Scenic Conway line (with Ffestiniog Railway option)

Departing from: Dumfries, Annan, Gretna, Carlisle, Penrith & Oxenholme.

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Wednesday 27 September 2017

The Norwich Cathedral Express

Carnforth to Norwich

Carnforth to Norwich

Departing from: Carnforth, Preston, Chorley, Horwich, Bolton, Manchester & Stockport.

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Wednesday 04 October 2017

The Scenic Conwy Explorer II

Scarborough to Betws-Y-Coed

Via the Scenic Conway line (with Ffestiniog Railway option)

Departing from: Scarborough, Seamer, Malton, York, Church Fenton, Leeds & Wakefield.

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Wednesday 11 October 2017

The Jorvik & Scarborough Spa III

Bangor to York or Scarborough

Choice of York or Scarborough

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

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Wednesday 22 November 2017

The Historic Cardiff Express

York to Cardiff

York to Cardiff

Departing from: York, Church Fenton, Pontefract, Swinton, Meadowhall, Sheffield, Chesterfield & Derby.

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Wednesday 29 November 2017

The Canterbury Cathedral Express

Kidderminster to Canterbury

Join us for a relaxing day out to Canterbury, a fine cathedral city

Departing from: Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Rowley Regis, Birmingham New Street, Coventry, Rugby & Northampton.

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Wednesday 06 December 2017

The Manchester Festive Special

Bedford to Manchester

Bedford to Manchester

Departing from: Bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering, Leicester & Loughborough.

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Wednesday 13 December 2017

The Festive Bath Explorer

Carnforth to Bath or Bristol

The Festive Bath Explorer

Departing from: Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Leyland, Wigan, Warrington, Crewe & Stafford.

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