• Railtours Along the Settle ‐ Carlisle Line and many more

We are delighted to present our most exciting railtour programme ever and would like you to be the first to discover our Charter Selection. West Coast Railways offer a selection of rail journeys, taking you the length and breadth of the country by either vintage diesel or steam engine in traditional carefully restored Mark I or Mark II carriages.


With adult return ticket prices from as low as £69, now is the time to book.

Many of our tours are old favourites such as journeys over the Settle to Carlisle line. Travel with the UK´s leading special trains operator.

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All tours include Standard Class, First Class and Premier Dining seating, plus beautifully restored Mark I & Mark II carriages.

Sunday 17 December 2017

Santa Special

Santa Special

Santa Claus is Coming to 'Steam Town'

Departing from: Lancaster & Carnforth.

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Sunday 17 December 2017

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch

Festive Sundays - Christmas Dining Experience

Departing from: Lancaster & Carnforth.

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Wednesday 14 February 2018

The Valentines Express

Chester Le Street to Stratford upon Avon

Departing from: Chester Le Street, Durham, Darlington, Thirsk, York, Church Fenton and Chesterfield.

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Wednesday 14 March 2018

The West Coast Scotsman

Llandudno Junction to Glasgow

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

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Wednesday 21 March 2018

The Welsh Borders Steam Special 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

The Cambridge Don

Bradford to Cambridge

Departing from: Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield and Doncaster.

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Wednesday 25 April 2018

The Shakespeare Experience 1

Southport to Stratford upon Avon

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

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Wednesday 02 May 2018

The Cumbrian Coast Express

Slough to Grange over Sands or Ulverston

Departing from: Slough, Reading, Didcot and Oxford.

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Wednesday 16 May 2018

The Stratford Explorer 1

Scarborough to Stratford upon Avon

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

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Wednesday 23 May 2018

The Tay Valley Discovery

York to The City of Perth

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

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Thursday 31 May 2018

The Channel Coast Express 1

Doncaster to Swanage

Departing from: Doncaster, Sheffield, Chesterfield and Derby.

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Thursday 07 June 2018

The North Yorkshireman 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 Cumbrian Coast 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

The North Yorkshireman 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

Scarborough to Windsor

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

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Thursday 05 July 2018

Whitby and the Esk Vally

Southport to Whitby and Esk Vally

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

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Thursday 12 July 2018

The Snowdonian 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

Windsor and Eton Explorer

Bangor to Windsor

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

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Thursday 26 July 2018

The English Riviera Express

Kidderminster to Torquay and Paington

Departing from: Kidderminster, Droitwich, Worcester and Cheltenham.

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Thursday 02 August 2018

The Bournemouth Flyer

Sheffield to Bournemouth

Departing from: Sheffield, Chesterfield, Loughborough and Leicester.

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Thursday 09 August 2018

The Stratford Explorer 2

Leeds to Stratford upon Avon

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

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Thursday 16 August 2018

The Settle Carlisle Scotsman

Southport to Edinburgh

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

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Thursday 30 August 2018

The Snowdonian 2

Harrogate to Betws-y-Coed

Departing from: Harrogate, Horsforth, Leeds and Wakefield.

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Thursday 06 September 2018

The Stratford Explorer 3

Carlisle to Stratford upon Avon

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

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Thursday 13 September 2018

The Welsh Borders Steam Special 2

Dumfries to Shrewsbury

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

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Thursday 20 September 2018

The Settle to Carlisle Thunderer 1

Wolverhampton to Carlisle

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

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Thursday 04 October 2018

The Historic City of Chester

Scarborough to Chester

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

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Wednesday 10 October 2018

The Settle to Carlisle Thunderer 3

Bedford to Carlisle

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

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Wednesday 17 October 2018

The Settle to Carlisle Thunderer 4

Bangor to Carlisle

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

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Saturday 27 October 2018

The Settle to Carlisle Thunderer 2

Doncaster to Carlisle

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

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