• 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.

Friday 03 July 2015

The Conway Valley Explorer

Lincoln to Betws-Y-Coed

Via the Scenic Conway line (with Ffestiniog Railway option)

Departing from: Lincoln, Newark, Grantham, Peterborough, Stamford, Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Leicester, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Tamworth, Lichfield TV, Rugeley TV & Stafford.

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Wednesday 08 July 2015

The Forth & Tay Express

York to Dundee

Via the world famous Forth & Tay Bridges

Departing from: York, Northallerton, Darlington, Eaglescliffe, Stockton, Billingham, Hartlepool, Sunderland & Newcastle.

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Wednesday 22 July 2015

The Cotswold Cathedrals Explorer

St Helens to Oxford

Including a tour along the beautiful Cotswold Railway

Departing from: St Helens Central, Prescot, Liverpool Lime St, Liverpool South Parkway, Runcorn, Crewe, Whitchurch, Shrewsbury, Wellington & Telford.

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Saturday 25 July 2015

The Fenland Norfolkman

Huddersfield to Norwich & Great Yarmouth

Choose from an amazing cathedral city or lovely seaside resort!

Departing from: Huddersfield, Wakefield KG, Swinton, Rotherham, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Alfreton, Langley Mill, Nottingham, Netherfield, Radcliffe & Grantham.

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Wednesday 05 August 2015

The Edinburgh Dalesman

Southport to Edinburgh

Featuring an outward run via the famous Settle – Carlisle line

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

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Sunday 16 August 2015

The Edinburgh Festival Express

Holyhead to Edinburgh

Direct to the nation’s finest City during Festival Season

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

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Friday 28 August 2015

The Fenland Norfolkman

Bishop Auckland to Norwich

Choose from an amazing cathedral city or lovely seaside resort!

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

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Wednesday 02 September 2015

The Heart of Wales Scenic Rambler

Leeds to Cardiff

Via the scenic Heart of Wales Railway

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

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Friday 04 September 2015

The Royal Windsor Express

Carnforth to Windsor

With an option of a longer break in London (alighting Kensington station)

Departing from: Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Wigan, Bolton, Manchester Victoria, Denton, Stockport, Macclesfield & Stoke.

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Wednesday 09 September 2015

The Conway Valley Explorer

Scarborough to Betws-Y-Coed

Via the Scenic Conway line (with Ffestiniog Railway option)

Departing from: Scarborough, Seamer, Malton, York, Moorthorpe, Swinton, Rotherham & Sheffield.

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Wednesday 16 September 2015

The East Coast Seaside Express

Barrow to Scarborough

The perfect day out to end your year’s summer season!

Departing from: Barrow, Ulverston, Grange-over-Sands, Arnside, Carnforth, Long Preston & Skipton.

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Wednesday 23 September 2015

The Cumbrian Lakelander

Buxton to Carlisle

Via the scenic Settle – Carlisle railway, returning via the Cumbrian Coast

Departing from: Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, New Mills, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Denton, Manchester Victoria, Swinton, Atherton & Wigan.

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Saturday 26 September 2015

The William Wallace Express

Whitehaven to Stirling & Perth

Choose from 2 of Scotland’s finest cities on this “easy-user” day out!

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

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Saturday 10 October 2015

The Conway Valley Explorer

Hereford to Betws-Y-Coed

Via the Scenic Conway line (with Ffestiniog Railway option)

Departing from: Hereford, Ledbury, Gt Malvern, Worcester FS, Droitwich, Barnt Green, Walsall & Wolverhampton.

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Wednesday 14 October 2015

The Cumbrian Lakelander

Kidderminster to Carlisle

Featuring both the Cumbrian Coast and Settle – Carlisle routes in the same day!

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

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Friday 16 October 2015

The Heart of Wales Scenic Rambler

Watford to Cardiff

Via the scenic Heart of Wales Railway

Departing from: Watford JCN, Hemel Hempstead, Tring, Leighton Buzzard, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Rugby, Nuneaton, Coleshill Parkway, Walsall & Wolverhampton .

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Friday 04 December 2015

The Festive Jorvik Express

Hereford to York

Via the Pennines for Christmas Shopping and Sightseeing

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

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Saturday 05 December 2015

The Festive Jorvik Express

Worcester to York

Via the Pennines for Christmas Shopping and Sightseeing

Departing from: Worcester, Droitwich, Kidderminster, Stourbridge, Rowley Regis, Tame Bridge, Walsall, Cannock, Hednesford, Rugeley Town, Stafford & Stoke.

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Wednesday 09 December 2015

The Festive Settle Scotsman

Todmorden to Edinburgh

Featuring a run via the famous Settle – Carlisle line

Departing from: Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, Brighouse, Wakefield KG, Shipley, Keighley, Skipton & Hellifield.

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Saturday 12 December 2015

The Festive Bath & Avon Explorer

Preston to Bath & Bristol

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

Departing from: Preston, Chorley, Horwich, Bolton, Manchester Victoria, Denton, Stockport, Macclesfield, Stoke & Stafford.

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Wednesday 16 December 2015

The Festive Capitals Express

Barrow to London

(FIRST DIRECT TRAIN FROM THE BARROW-CARNFORTH LINE IN 25 YEARS?)

Departing from: Barrow, Ulverston, Grange over Sands, Arnside, Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Leyland, Wigan & Warrington.

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Friday 18 December 2015

The Festive Settle Scotsman

Blackpool to Edinburgh

Featuring a run via the famous Settle – Carlisle line

Departing from: Blackpool, Poulton, Preston, Blackburn, Whalley, Clitheroe & Hellifield.

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