• 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 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, Cattal, Hammerton, Poppleton, York, Church Fenton, Wakefield KG, Brighouse, Hebden Bridge, Blackburn, Warrington Bank Quay & Chester.

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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 & Chester.

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Wednesday 10 August 2016

The Conwy Valley Explorer II

Kidderminster to Betws-Y-Coed

Via the Scenic Conway line (with Ffestiniog Railway option)

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

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Wednesday 24 August 2016

The Sussex Coast Explorer II

Chester to Chichester or 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 Bridge, Parbold, Wigan Wallgate, Walkden, Manchester Victoria, Denton, Stockport, Crewe, Stafford & Lichfield Trent Valley.

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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 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 Jorvic & Scarborough Spa Explorer

Dumfries to York or 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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Wednesday 26 October 2016

The Edinburgh Dalesman

Knaresborough to Edinburgh

Via Beattock Summit to Edinburgh

Departing from: Knaresborough, Harrogate, Leeds, Dewsbury, Mirfield, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge, Burnley, Accrington & Blackburn.

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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.

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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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