• 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 14 March 2018

The Glasgow Flyer

Llandudno Junction to Glasgow

Departing from: Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay, Flint, Chester, Frodsham and Warrington Bank Quay.

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Wednesday 21 March 2018

The Salopian Express 1

Barrow to Shrewsbury

Departing from: Barrow, Ulverston, Grange over Sands, Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Leyland, Wigan North Western and Warrington Bank Quay.

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Wednesday 04 April 2018

Historic Cambridge Explorer

Bradford FS to Ely or Cambridge

Departing from: Bradford FS, Leeds, Adwick and Doncaster.

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Wednesday 25 April 2018

The Stratford Flyer 1

Southport to Stratford upon Avon

Departing from: Southport, Burscough, Parbold and Wigan.

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Wednesday 02 May 2018

The Lakeside Express 1

Slough to Grange over Sands or Ulverston

Departing from: Slough, Reading, Didcot and Oxford.

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Wednesday 16 May 2018

The Stratford Flyer 2

Scarborough to Stratford upon Avon

Departing from: Scarborough, Seamer, Malton, York, Pontefract and Sheffield.

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Wednesday 23 May 2018

The Tay Express

York to The City of Perth

Departing from: York, Thirsk, Northallerton, Darlington and Newcastle.

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Thursday 31 May 2018

The Dorset Explorer

Doncaster to Swanage

Departing from: Doncaster, Sheffield, Chesterfield and Derby.

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Thursday 07 June 2018

Jorvik & Scarborough Spa 1

Dumfries to York or Scarborough

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

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Thursday 14 June 2018

The Lakeside Express 2

Bedford to Grange over Sands or Ulverston

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

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Thursday 21 June 2018

Jorvik & Scarborough Spa 2

Kidderminster to York or Scarborough

Departing from: Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Rowley Regis, Tame Bridge Parkway, Walsall, Cannock, Rugely, Stafford and Crewe.

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Thursday 28 June 2018

The Royal Windsor Express 1

Scarborough to Windsor

Departing from: Scarborough, Seamer, Malton, York and Doncaster.

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Thursday 05 July 2018

The Esk Valley Explorer

Southport to Whitby and Esk Valley

Departing from: Southport, Burscough, Parbold, Wigan, Walkden, Manchester Victoria, Rochdale and Todmorden.

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Thursday 12 July 2018

The Conwy Valley Explorer 1

Dumfries to Betws-y-Coed

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

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Thursday 19 July 2018

The Royal Windsor Express 2

Bangor to Windsor

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

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Thursday 26 July 2018

The Southern Express

Kidderminster to Torquay and Paignton

Departing from: Kidderminster, Droitwich, Worcester and Cheltenham.

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Thursday 02 August 2018

The Seaside Flyer

Sheffield to Bournemouth

Departing from: Sheffield, Chesterfield, Loughborough and Leicester.

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Thursday 09 August 2018

The Stratford Flyer 2

Leeds to Stratford upon Avon

Departing from: Leeds, Wakefield, Doncaster, Mexborough, Swinton and Sheffield.

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Thursday 16 August 2018

The Edinburgh Dalesman

Southport to Edinburgh

Via the Settle to Carlisle Line

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

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Thursday 30 August 2018

The Conwy Valley Explorer 2

Harrogate to Betws-y-Coed

Departing from: Harrogate, Horsforth, Leeds and Wakefield.

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Thursday 06 September 2018

The Stratford Flyer 3

Carlisle to Stratford upon Avon

Departing from: Carlisle, Penrith, Kendal, Oxenholme and Carnforth.

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Thursday 13 September 2018

The Salopian Express 2

Dumfries to Shrewsbury

Steam From Crewe

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

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Thursday 20 September 2018

The Pendle Dalesman

Wolverhampton to Carlisle

Via the Settle to Carlisle Line. Steam from Hellifield

Departing from: Wolverhampton, Stafford, Stoke on Trent and Crewe.

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Thursday 04 October 2018

The Chester Express

Scarborough to Chester

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

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Wednesday 10 October 2018

The Pendle Dalesman 2

Bedford to Carlisle

Via the Settle to Carlisle Line. Steam from Hellifield

Departing from: Bedford, Wellinborough, Kettering, Leicester, Loughborough and Chesterfield.

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Wednesday 17 October 2018

The Pendle Dalesman 3

Bangor to Carlisle

Via the Settle to Carlisle Line. Steam from Hellifield

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

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Saturday 27 October 2018

The Pendle Dalesman 4

Doncaster to Carlisle

Via the Settle to Carlisle Line. Steam from Hellifield

Departing from: Doncaster, Wakefield, Leeds, Shipley, Keighley and Skipton.

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Wednesday 12 December 2018

The Cathedral Express

Carnforth to Canterbury

Festive Special

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

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