• 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 11 May 2016

The Cathedral Express

Carnforth to Ely

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

Departing from: Carnforth, Bentham, Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley, Adwick, & Retford.

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Wednesday 08 June 2016

The Forth & Tay Express

Whitehaven to Dundee

Travel across the famous Tay Bridge

Departing from: Whitehaven, Workington, Maryport, Aspatria, Wigton, Carlisle & Lockerbie.

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Tuesday 14 June 2016

The Peaks and Fells Explorer

Hereford to Carlisle

Travel by Steam around the Cumbrian coast

Departing from: Hereford, Ledbury, Gt Malvern, Worcester, Droitwich, Bromsgrove, Walsall, Bloxwich, Cannock and Rugeley.

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Saturday 18 June 2016

The Royal Windsor Express

Bishop Auckland to Windsor

Bishop Auckland to Windsor

Departing from: Bishop Auckland, Shildon, Newton Aycliffe, Darlington, Thirsk & York.

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Tuesday 21 June 2016

The Salisbury Cathedral Express

Carnforth to Salisbury

Choice of Destinations, Bath or Salisbury

Departing from: Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Wigan, Walkden, Manchester Victoria, Stockport, Macclesfield, Congleton, Kidsgrove & Stoke.

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Wednesday 13 July 2016

The Conwy Valley Explorer

Harrogate to Betws-Y-Coed

Via the Scenic Conway line (with Ffestiniog Railway option)

Departing from: Harrogate, Knaresborough, York, Church Fenton, Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Stalybridge & Manchester.

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Wednesday 27 July 2016

The Welsh Valley Explorer

Barrow to Cardiff

Via the scenic Heart of Wales Railway

Departing from: Barrow, Ulverston, Grange Over Sands, Arnside, Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Wigan, Warrington Bank Quay & Crewe.

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Wednesday 10 August 2016

The Conwy Valley Explorer II

Worcester to Betws-Y-Coed

Via the Scenic Conway line (with Ffestiniog Railway option)

Departing from: Worcester, Droitwich, Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Rowley Regis, Tame Bridge Parkway, Walsall, Cannock, Hednesford, Rugeley, & Safford.

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Wednesday 24 August 2016

The Sussex Coast Explorer II

Chester to Chichester & Brighton

Visiting your choice of 2 of Southern England’s best seaside resorts

Departing from: Chester, Wrexham, Ruabon, Gobowen, Shrewsbury, Craven Arms, Ludlow, Leominster & Hereford.

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Wednesday 31 August 2016

The Royal Windsor Express II

Southport to Windsor

Southport to Windsor

Departing from: Southport, Burscough, Parbold, Wigan, Bolton, Manchester Victoria, Macclesfield & Stoke.

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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 & 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 Jorvic & Scarborough Spa Explorer

Dumfries to York & Scarborough

Choice of York or Scarborough

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

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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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