MainLine Steam Tours 1998 updated 29-Dec-98
   
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MAINLINE STEAM TOUR PROGRAMME 1998

Welcome to the UK Steam Railtour page. This is an unofficial list of scheduled steam-hauled excursions over RailTrack lines during 1998. The information is updated regularly, and is provided in good faith, but is not guaranteed accurate! No responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. Always check with the rail tour operator for current information, as tours are often cancelled or amended at short notice. This is particularly important in hot dry weather, owing to the fire risk. The decision on operation of steam tours in these circumstances is usually taken four days prior to the tour. Any comments, corrections (or criticism) may be emailed to:

steamtours at uksteam.info



SPECIAL NOTE
Days Out Ltd has ceased trading, and all the
company's planned railtours have been cancelled.


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Date Route Bookings
Sat 03-Jan THE CENTRAL WALES ADVENTURER
Newport-Shrewsbury(BN91)
2968: Shrewsbury-Llandrindod-Cardiff-Gloucester
[Due to weather ran Shrewsbury-Llandrindod (reverse)-Craven Arms-Hereford-Newport]
PATH
Sun 04-Jan THE SOLENT VENTURER - [CANCELLED]
Waterloo-Portsmouth(BN91)
31625: Waterloo-Woking-Portsmouth-Waterloo
DAYO
Mon 05-Jan VSOE Luncheon Circular
Victoria-Guildford (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Guildford-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 10-Jan THE CATHEDRALS EXPRESS [Times]
Paddington-Gloucester (BN91)
6024: Didcot-Birmingham-Gloucester-Didcot

[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sun 18-Jan VSOE Special
VSOE Victoria-Portsmouth (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Portsmouth-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 24-Jan THE CANTERBURY BELLE
Victoria-Canterbury-Dover (BN91)
35028: Victoria-Dover-Victoria

[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Fri 30-Jan VSOE Luncheon Circular
Victoria-Guildford VSOE
35028/34027: Victoria-Guildford-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 31-Jan THE INCLINED SALOPIAN [Times]
Salisbury-Shrewsbury (BN91)
7325+2968: Gloucester-Lickey-Bescot
2968: Bescot-Shrewsbury-Bescot

[Ran as scheduled]
PATH
Sat 31-Jan THE BOURNEMOUTH BELLE [Times]
Waterloo-Poole
44767: Waterloo-Petersfield-Southampton

[Ran as scheduled]
DAYO
Sat 07-Feb THE LACE MAKER - [CANCELLED]
Cosham-Nottingham
44767: Reading-Banbury-Nottingham [Revised itinerary]

[Cancelled due to pathing problems]
DAYO
Sat 07-Feb THE CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN LIMITED - [CANCELLED]
Kings Cross-Carlisle
60532: Skipton-Ais Gill-Carlisle
PSTR
Sun 08-Feb VSOE Special [Times]
Victoria-Portsmouth (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Portsmouth-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 14-Feb THE BRISTOLIAN - [CANCELLED]
Bristol-Paddington (all dining train)
6024: Paddington-Newbury-Bristol
[Cancelled due to engineering works]
STAF
Sat 14-Feb THE CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN VALENTINE'S EXPRESS
Euston-Carlisle
60532: Carlisle-Ais Gill-Creww
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sat 14-Feb THE CUMBRIAN ROSE EXPRESS
Hull-Carlisle
44767: Hull-Carlisle-York
[Ran as scheduled]
DAYO
Sun 15-Feb THE DAYLIGHT LIMITED
Alton-Westbury (RPOI)
73096: Alton-Reading-Salisbury -Westbury-Reading-Alton

[Ran as scheduled]
DLRT
Mon 16-Feb VSOE Special
Victoria-Birmingham (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-?-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 21-Feb THE ROYAL SOVEREIGN
Nottingham-Chester
6024: Newport-Chester-Crewe
[Ran as scheduled]
STAF
Fri 27-Feb VSOE Luncheon Circular
Victoria-Guildford (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Guildford-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 28-Feb to be confirmed
Victoria-Southampton
34027: Victoria-Horsham-So'ton-Salisbury-Victoria
TVLG
Sat 28-Feb THE STIRLING PERFORMER - [CANCELLED]
Coventry-Stirling
60532: Crewe-Shap-Carstairs-Stirling
PATH
Sun 01-Mar VSOE Special
Victoria-Portsmouth (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Portsmouth-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 07-Mar THE REGAL MOUNTAIN EXPRESS [Times]
Euston-Carlisle
6024: Crewe-Ais Gill-Carlisle
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sat 07-Mar THE COAST TO COAST EXPRESS
Cleethorpes-Carlisle
44767: Domcaster-Leeds-Carlisle-Newcastle
DAYO
Wed 11-Mar VSOE Special
Victoria-Bath (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Bath-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 14-Mar CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS [Times]
Euston-Carlisle
6024: Carlisle-Ais Gill-Crewe
[Ran as scheduled]
STAF
Sat 14-Mar THE VIKING ENVOY
Camberley-York
60007: Crewe-Nuneaton
[Ran diesel hauled due to failure of 60007]
DAYO
Sat 14-Mar THE FURNESS FLYER
Preston-Barrow
75014: Preston-Barrow-Preston
 
Sun 15-Mar THE DAYLIGHT LIMITED
Alton-Westbury (RPOI)
73096: Alton-Fareham-So'ton-Salisbury -Basingstoke-Alton
DLRT
Sat 21-Mar THE CHESTER CHUFFER
Euston-Chester
7325: Bescot-Chester-Bescot
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sat 21-Mar THE MID-DAY SCOT
Birmingham-Motherwell
60532: Crewe-Motherwell
DAYO
Sun 22-Mar THE MOTHERS DAY EXPRESS - [CANCELLED]
Solihull-York
60007: York-Solihull
[Cancelled - 60007 unavailable]
DAYO
Sat 28-Mar CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS [Times]
Swindon-Carlisle
6024: Crewe-Ais Gill-Carlisle
[Ran as scheduled]
PATH
Sat 28-Mar 35028 GOLDEN JUBILEE [Times]
Waterloo-Bristol
35028: Waterloo-Bristol-Waterloo
[Ran as scheduled]
HERT
Sun 29-Mar THE CAMBRIAN COAST EXPRESS
Euston-Tywyn
80079: Shrewsbury-Tywyn-Shrewsbury
PSTR
Fri 03-Apr VSOE Luncheon Circular
Victoria-Guildford (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Guildford-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 04-Apr CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS
Kings Cross-Carlisle
6024: Carlisle-Ais Gill-York
[Ran as scheduled]
STAF
Sat 04-Apr to be announced
Alton-Bristol
73096: Alton-Reading-Newbury-Bristol & return
DLRT
Wed 08-Apr VSOE Special
Victoria-Bath (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Bath-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 11-Apr VSOE Special
Victoria-Canterbury-Broadstairs (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Broadstairs-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 11-Apr DAWLISH DONKEY
Exeter-Newton Abbot and return (3 trips)
1450: Exeter-Newton Abbot-Exeter
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sun 12-Apr DAWLISH DONKEY
Exeter-Newton Abbot and return (3 trips)
1450: Exeter-Newton Abbot-Exeter
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Mon 13-Apr DAWLISH DONKEY
Exeter-Newton Abbot and return (3 trips)
1450: Exeter-Newton Abbot-Exeter
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Wed 15-Apr VSOE Special
Victoria-Southampton (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Southampton-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 18-Apr THE SHAKESPEAREAN - [CANCELLED]
Hull-Stratford on Avon
6024: York-Derby-Stratford
STAF
Sat 18-Apr THE ROYAL SCOT -
Kings Cross-Carlisle
60007: Nuneaton-Shap-Carlisle
DAYO
Sun 19-Apr THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN
Kings Cross-Edinburgh
60532: Edinburgh-Kings Cross
DAYO
Sat 25-Apr unnamed
Waterloo-Yeovil
34027: Waterloo-Yeovil-Waterloo
c/o HRTN
Wed 29-Apr To be confirmed
Worcester-Crewe
80079: Worcester-Hereford-Shrewsbury-Crewe
PATH
Sat 02-May THE CONWY CLIMBER
Euston-Blaenau Ffestiniog (BN91)
80079: Crewe-Blaenau-Crewe
[Ran to Bettwys-y-Coed only]
PSTR
Sun 03-May THE CONWY CLIMBER
Euston-Blaenau Ffestiniog (BN91)
80079: Crewe-Blaenau-Crewe
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sun 03-May VSOE Special
Victoria-Portsmouth (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Portsmouth-Victoria
[Ran behind 34027]
VSOE
Mon 04-May THE MALVERN TANK
Milton Keynes-Worcester (BN91)
80079: Crewe-Hereford-Worcester
[80079 failed at Shrewsbury]
PSTR
Mon 04-May THE KENTISH BELLE - [POSTPONED]
Coventry-Margate
34027: Olympia-Gillingham-Margate and return
[Postponed to 20-Jun]
DAYO
Sat 09-May THE PAR KING PIONEER [Times]
Coventry-Par (BN91)
6024: Bristol-Plymouth-Par
[Ran as scheduled]
PATH
Sat 09-May THE GOLDEN ARROW [Times]
Victoria-Broadstairs-Canterbury (VSOE)
34027: Victoria-Canterbury-Victoria
[34027 failed enroute]
VSOE
Sat 09-May THE HIGHLANDS AMBASSADOR - [POSTPONED]
Euston-Inverness
60007: Carlisle-Stirling-Perth-Inverness
DAYO
Sun 10-May THE WHITE ROSE [Times]
Kings Cross-York
60532: Finsbury Park-York
[Ran as scheduled]
DAYO
Tue 12-May VSOE Special
Victoria-Shoreham (VSOE)
35028: Victoria-Woking-Havant and return
[Ran as scheduled]
VSOE
Sat 16-May THE ROYAL WESSEX - [CANCELLED]
Guildford-Weymouth
73096: Waterloo-Weymouth-Waterloo
DAYO
Sat 16-May THE STANIER HIND
Paddington-Plymouth (BN91)
48773: Bristol-Exeter-Plymouth
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sat 16-May Steam on the Met - [Link to web page]
Amersham-Watford (LUL 4TC)
1264/2968/4144: Amersham-Watford-Amersham
[Ran as scheduled]
LUL
Sun 17-May Steam on the Met - [Link to web page]
Amersham-Watford (LUL 4TC)
1264/2968/4144: Amersham-Watford-Amersham
[Ran with 2968/4144 only]
LUL
Sun 17-May to be announced - [CANCELLED]
London-Bournemouth
tba Waterloo-Bournemouth-Waterloo
PATH
Wed 20-May VSOE Special
Victoria-Bath (VSOE)
35028: Victoria-Bath-Victoria
[Ran as scheduled]
VSOE
Sat 23-May THE DEVON VENTURER - [POSTPONED 01-Aug]
Victoria-Exeter (BN91)
60532: Waterloo-Salisbury-Exeter -Taunton-Newbury-Waterloo
[60532 replaces 34027]
[Postponed - Fire risk]
PSTR
Sat 23-May THE NORTH WALES COAST EXPRESS [Times]
Carnforth-Holyhead (WCRC)
48151: Carnforth-Warrington-Chester-Holyhead and return
[Ran as scheduled]
RTNW
Sat 23-May Steam on the Met - [Link to web page]
Amersham-Watford
1264/2968/4144/9466: Amersham-Watford
[Ran as scheduled - 4 locos]
LUL
Sun 24-May Steam on the Met - [Link to web page]
Amersham-Watford
1264/2968/4144/9466: Amersham-Watford
[Ran as scheduled - 9466 piloted 1264]
LUL
Sun 24-May THE HIGHLANDS AMBASSADOR - [CANCELLED]
Euston-Inverness (one way) (RY01)
60007: Carlisle-Stirling-Perth-Inverness
[Cancelled - Gauging problems]
DAYO
Sun 24-May Ash Vale shuttles
Alton-Ash Vale shuttle
73096+D6593: Alton-Farnham-Ash Vale and return
[Ran as scheduled]
DLRT
Mon 25-May THE HIGHLANDS AMBASSADOR - [CANCELLED]
Inverness-Euston (one way) (RY01)
60007: Inverness-Perth-Edinburgh
[Cancelled - Gauging problems]
DAYO
Mon 25-May Steam on the Met - [Link to web page]
Amersham-Watford
9466/1264/2968/4144: Amersham-Watford
[Ran as scheduled - 9466 piloted 1264]
LUL
Mon 25-May Ash Vale shuttles
Alton-Ash Vale shuttle
73096+D6593: Alton-Farnham-Ash Vale and return
[Ran as scheduled - 73096 alone]
DLRT
Mon 25-May THE TORBAY TALISMAN - [CANCELLED]
Coventry-Paignton (BN91)
48773: Paignton-Bristol-Gloucester
[Cancelled - fire risk]
PATH
Sat 30-May THE GOLDEN ARROW
Victoria-Canterbury (VSOE)
35028: Victoria-Canterbury-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 30-May THE CLOTTED KING [Times]
Paddington-Par
6024: Par-Plymouth-Bristol-Didcot
[Ran as scheduled]
PATH
Sat 30-May THE FAIR MAID - [CANCELLED]
Edinburgh-York
60007: Edinburgh-Newcastle-York
[Cancelled - 60007 out of position]
DAYO
Sat 30-May THE WILTON ENTERPRISE
Newcastle-York-Skipton-Carlisle
60532: Skipton-Carlisle-Skipton
60007: Carlisle-Skipton

[Ran as scheduled]
NLPG
  Note: The expected three month summer "fire-risk" ban by Railtrack on mainline steam tours will NOT now be imposed this year. However operations in June, July and August are subject to approved spark-arrestor systems on locos concerned.
 
Tue 02 Jun Private Charter
Waterloo-Virginia Water
35028: Waterloo-Virginia Water-Waterloo
[Ran as scheduled]
 
Sat 06 Jun THE PENNINE SPECTACULAR [Times]
Preston-Carlisle
75014: Preston-Carlisle-Hellifield-Preston
[Ran as scheduled behind 75014 only]
HRTN
Sat 13 Jun    
Sat 20-Jun THE KENTISH BELLE - [CANCELLED]
Coventry-Margate
34027: Olympia-Gillingham-Margate and return
[Cancelled 34027 unavailable]
DAYO
22-26 Jun THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
75014/48151: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
[48151 replaces 1264]
WCRC
Sat 27 Jun    
29-30 Jun THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
75014/48151: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
[48151 replaces 1264]
WCRC
01-03 Jul THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
75014/48151: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
[48151 replaces 1264]
WCRC
Sat 04 Jul    
06-10 Jul THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
75014/48151: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sat 11 Jul THE CARMARTHEN KING [POSTPONED 22 Aug]
Coventry-Carmarthen (BN94)
6024: Newport-Barry-Landore-Carmarthen-Felin Fran-Pontyclun-Newport
[6024 unavailable]
PATH
12-17 Jul THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/(75014): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sat 18 Jul THE LINCOLNSHIRE BELLE - [Times]
Weybridge-Lincoln
34027: Willesen-Newark-Lincoln-Newark-Hayes
[34027 removed at Peterborough with hot box]
DAYO
20-24 Jul THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
75014/(48151): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sat 25 Jul THE NORFOLK BELLE - [CANCELLED]
Finsbury Park-Yarmouth
34027: Finsbury Park-Cambridge-Yarmouth and return
[Cancelled low bookings]
DAYO
26-31 Jul >THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/(75014): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sat 01-Aug THE DEVON VENTURER
Victoria-Exeter (BN91)
34027/(35028): Victoria-Salisbury-Exeter -Taunton-Newbury-Victoria
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sun 02-Aug THE COTSWOLD VENTURER - [Times]
Paddington-Worcester (BN91)
6024: Didcot-Stroud-Worcester-Stroud-Didcot
[Revised itinerary] [Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
02-07 Aug THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/(75014): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sat 08-Aug THE CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS - [CANCELLED]
Euston-Carlisle (BN91)
45110+45407: Crewe-Blackburn-Ais Gill-Carlisle
[Both locos unavailable]
PSTR
Sat 08-Aug THE YEOVIL-WEYMOUTH EXPRESS - [CANCELLED]
Waterloo-Weymouth (BN91)
34027: Waterloo-Salisbury-Yeovil and Weymouth-Southampton-Waterloo
[Cancelled low bookings]
HRTN
Tue 11-Aug THE FIFTEEN GUINEA SPECIAL - [CANCELLED]
Euston-Carlisle (BN91)
45110+45407: Carlisle-Ais Gill-Blackburn-Crewe
[Both locos unavailable]
PSTR
09-14 Aug THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
75014/(48151): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sat 15-Aug THE YORKSHIRE BELLE [Times]
St Albans-York
34027: St Albans-York-Sheffield-Toton
[Revised itinerary]
DAYO
16-21 Aug THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
75014/(48151): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sat 22 Aug THE CARMARTHEN KING [Times]
Coventry-Carmarthen (BN94)
6024: Newport-Pontyclun-Landore-Carmarthen- Felin Fran-Pontyclun-Newport
[Postponed from 11-Jul Revised itinerary]
[Ran as scheduled]
PATH
Sat 22-Aug THE YARMOUTH BELLE
Nottingham-Yarmouth
34027: Nottingham-Yarmouth-Leicester
[Ran with diesel pilot ?]
DAYO
Sun 23-Aug (Positioning train)
Nottingham-Crewe (one way ?)
34027: Nottingham-Crewe
[Ran with diesel pilot ?]
DAYO
23-28 Aug THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/(75014): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sun 30-Aug THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
75014/(48151): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Mon 31-Aug THE CUMBRIAN BELLE - [CANCELLED]
Birmingham-Carlisle
34027: Crewe-Shap-Carlisle and return
[Cancelled - Low bookings]
DAYO
  Note: The three month fire risk restrictions by Railtrack on mainline steam tours (except with approved spark-arrestor fitted locomotives) are due to end on Tue 01-Sep-98.
 
01-04 Sep THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
75014/(48151): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sat 05 Sep THE HARDY EXPRESS [Times]
Paddington-Weymouth (BN91)
6024: Didcot-Newbury-Yeovil and Weymouth-Chippenham-Didcot
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sat 05 Sep VSOE Luncheon Charter
London-Harpenden
35028: London-Harpenden-London
PSTR
Sat 05 Sep (No name)
Chester-St Pancras
34027: Stockport-St Pancras
[Revised itinerary] [Ran as scheduled]
DAYO
Sun 06 Sep THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
75014/(48151): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
07-11 Sep THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
75014/(48151): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sat 12-Sep THE CENTRAL WALES ADVENTURER II
Newport-Shrewsbury (BN91)
48773: Shrewsbury-Llandrindod Wells-Cardiff-Gloucester
[Ran as scheduled]
PATH
Sat 12-Sep THE EAST LANCS VENTURER
Crewe-Carlisle (RIV)
45407: Carnforth-Shap-Carlisle-AisGill-Wakefield
[Revised intinerary] [Ran as scehduled]
PSTR
Sun 13-Sep THE SHAKESPEARE STANDARD
Alton-Stratford on Avon (DAYL)
73096: Alton-Reading-Oxford-Stratford and return
[Ran as scheduled]
DLRT
14-18 Sep THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/(75014): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Wed 16-Sep VSOE Special
Victoria-Bath (VSOE)
35028/(34027): Victoria-Bath-Victoria
[Ran as scheduled behind 35028]
VSOE
Sat 19-Sep THE SEVERN VALLEY VISITOR
Paddington-Kidderminster (BN91)
34027: Didcot-Kidderminster-Didcot-Paddington
HRTN
Sat 19-Sep THE PENZANCE PIRATE [Times]
Paddington-Penzance (BN94)
6024: Exeter-Penzance
[Ran as scheduled]
PATH
Sat 19-Sep THE CUMBRIAN ARROW - [CANCELLED]
Northampton-Carlisle
60800: Crewe-Ais Gill-Carlisle-Shap-Carnforth
[60800 unavailable]
DAYO
Sun 20-Sep THE FALMOUTH PACKET [Times]
Gloucester-Falmouth (RIV)
6024: Falmouth-Bristol
[Ran with extended steam leg: Falmouth-Swindon]
PATH
21-25 Sep THE JACOBITE - [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
75014/(48151): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sat 26-Sep THE DEERSTALKER
Fort WIlliam-Edinburgh (WCRC)
75014+48151: Fort William-Edinburgh
WCRC
Sat 26-Sep THE ROSE OF THE SHIRES [Times]
Euston-York (BN91)
45110: Bescot-Pontefract-York and return
[Ran as scheduled]
STAF
Sat 26-Sep THE GOLDEN ARROW [Times]
Victoria-Ashford (VSOE)
35028/(34027): Victoria-Margate-Canterbury -Ashford-Victoria
[Ran as scheduled behind 35028 running as 35017]
VSOE
Sat 26-Sep (No name) - [POSTPONED to 17-Oct]
Victoria-Roberstbridge (BN91)
31625: Victoria-Roberstbridge-Hastings-Victoria
RVRC
Sat 26-Sep THE SHRIEVALTY EXPRESS
Worcester-Crewe
35005: Worcester-Newport-Shrewsbury-Crewe
[Ran diesel hauled after 35005 failed at Gloucester]
DAYO
Sun 27-Sep THE CAMBRIAN COAST EXPRESS - [CANCELLED]
Euston-Tywyn (BN91 7v)
80079: Shrewsbury-Tywyn and return
[80079 Unavailable]
VSOE
Sat 03-Oct THE THANET BELLE [Times]
Victoria-Margate (BN91)
35028+34027: Victoria-Margate-Victoria
[Revised intinerary]
PSTR
Sat 03-Oct THE THAMES CLYDE EXPRESS [Times]
Derby-Carlisle
60800: Preston-Shap-Carlisle-Settle-Crewe
[Ran as scheduled]
DAYO
Sat 03-Oct (No name)
Edinburgh-Inverness
75014: Edinburgh-Inverness
HRHG
Sun 04-Oct (No name)
Inverness-Kyle
75014: Inverness-Kyle-Inverness
[Ran behind 48151]
HRHG
Sat 10-Oct THE GOLDEN ARROW
Victoria-Canterbury (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Canterbury-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 10-Oct YNYS MON EXPRESS
Watford Jct-Holyhead (BN91)
80079: Crewe-Holyhead and return
PSTR
Sat 10-Oct THE CUMBRIAN MERCHANT
Bletchley-Carlisle
35005: Crewe-Blackburn-Carlisle
DAYO
Sat 10-Oct (No name)
Inverness-Georgemas Jct (one way)
48151: Inverness-Wick-Thurso
[48151 replaces 75014]
HRHG
Sun 11-Oct (No name)-
Wick-Thurso(twice)-Inverness (one way)
48151: Wick-Thurso(2)-Inverness
[48151 replaces 75014]
HRHG
Sun 11-Oct THE GLOUCESTER STANDARD
Alton-Gloucester (DAYL)
73096: Alton-Reading-Swindon-Gloucester and return
DLRT
Sun 11-Oct THE CONWY CLIMBER
Milton Keynes-Bleanau Ffestiniog (BN91 4v+4v)
80079: Chester-Llandudno Jct-Blaenau(twice) and return
DLRT
Sat 17-Oct THE BLACKPOOL FIVE
Coventry-Blackpool
45110: Shrewsbury-Blackpool-Shrewsbury
PATH
Sat 17-Oct THE NORTH BRITON - [CANCELLED]
Newcastle-Preston
60532: York-Hexham-Carlisle-Preston
NLPG
Sat 17-Oct ? - [POSTPONED]
Waterloo-Minehead
60007: Waterloo-Minehead
DAYO
Sat 17-Oct THE COAST TO COAST
Hull-Carlisle
60007: York-Leeds-Ais Gill-Carlisle
DAYO
Sat 17-Oct (No Name) - [CANCELLED]
Inverness-Aviemore
75014: Inverness-Aviemore and return
HRHG
Sat 17-Oct (No Name)
Inverness-Edinburgh
48151: Inverness-Edinburgh
[48151 relaces 75014]
HRHG
Sat 17-Oct (No name) - [CANCELLED]
Victoria-Roberstbridge (BN91)
73096: Victoria-Roberstbridge-Hastings-Victoria
[Revised date. 73096 replaces 31625]
[Cancelled - insufficient bookings]
RVRC
Sat 24-Oct THE ROYAL DUCHY
Paddington-Newquay (BN91)
45110+48773: Exeter-Plymouth-Newquay
[45110+48773 replace 7802+7325]
PSTR
Sat 24-Oct THE SCOTTISH MERCHANT
Coventry-Carstairs
35005: Preston-Carlisle-Carstairs-Carlisle-Preston
DAYO
Sat 24-Oct THE AUTUMN COLOURS
Hellifield-Carlisle (WCRC)
48151: Hellifield-Carlisle-Hellifield
TFCY
Fri 30-Oct VSOE Surrey Circular Lunch Train [Times]
Victoria-Guildford (VSOE)
34027/(35028): Victoria-Guildford-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 31-Oct THE STANNARY STANIERS [Times]
Ealing Broadway-Penzance
45110+48773: Penzance-Taunton
[45110+48773 replace 7802+7325]
PATH
Sat 31-Oct THE THISTLE EXPRESS
Leeds-Edinburgh
60007: Carlisle-Edinburgh-Carlisle
DAYO
Sun 01-Nov VSOE Special
Victoria-Portsmouth (VSOE)
34027/(35028): Victoria-Portsmouth
VSOE
Tue 03-Nov VSOE Special
Victoria-Bath (VSOE)
34027/(35028): Victoria-Bath-Victoria
[34027 piloted by diesel after stalling, return diesel hauled]
VSOE
Sat 07-Nov THE STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER [Times]
Esuton-Chester (BN91)
45110:Birmingham Int-Chester-Wolverhampton
PSTR
Sat 07-Nov THE NORTHUMBRIAN
Burton-Newcastle
60800: Preston-Shap-Carlisle-Newcastle-York
[Revised itinerary]
DAYO
Sat 14-Nov VSOE Special [Times]
Victoria-Shoreham (VSOE)
35028/(34027): Victoria-Shoreham-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 14-Nov THE PORTS-TO-PORTS EXPRESS
Paddington-York (BN94)
6024: Didcot-Derby-Sheffield-York
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sat 14-Nov THE COLNE DEE EXPRESS
Kings Cross-Chester (BN91)
45110: Nottingham-Chester and return
STAF
Sat 14-Nov THE CUMBRIAN FELLSMAN - [CANCELLED]
Birmingham-Carlisle (WCRC)
5972: Preston-Shap-Carlisle-Ais Gill-Preston
[Cancelled due to engineering works]
PATH
Sat 14-Nov THE WEST LONDON EXPLORER - [POSTPONED]
Alton-Kensington Olympia (DAYL)
31625: Alton-Woking-Richmond- N Pole Jct-Clapham Jct- East Croydon-Redhill-Guildford-Alton
[Postponed to 9-Jan]
DLRT
Tue 17-Nov VSOE EVENING SPECIAL
Victoria-London Bridge (VSOE)
35028/(34027): Victoria-London Bridge-Victoria
VSOE
Fri 20-Nov VSOE SURREY HILLS LUNCHEON SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Guildford (VSOE)
35028/(34027): Victoria-Guildford-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 21-Nov SOLENT AND SARUM [Times]
Victoria-Southampton (BN91)
35028: Victoria-Guildford-Southampton-Salisbury-Victoria
[Ran as scheduled]
HERT
Sat 21-Nov THE CUMBRIAN VOYAGER - [CANCELLED]
Hereford-Carlisle
60007: Chester-Crewe-Shap-Carlisle-Shap-Crewe
[Revised itinerary]
[Cancelled - Insufficient bookings]
DAYO
Sun 22-Nov THE GOLDEN EXCHANGE [Times]
Kings Cross-Leeds (BN91)
6024(as 6018): Leeds-Doncaster-Kings Cross
[Ran as scheduled
PSTR
Sun 22-Nov THE CAPTAIN COOK PULLMAN [Times]
Pickering-Whitby
80135+65894/(80079): Pickering-Whitby-Pickering
[Ran behind 65894 only]
NYMR
Sat 28-Nov THE LAKES EXPRESS [Times]
Eiston-Carlisle (BN91)
45110+45407: Crewe-Shap-Carlisle-Shap-Crewe
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sat 28-Nov THE CAPITAL MERCHANT - [CANCELLED]
Gloucester-Edinburgh (day 1)
35005: Carlisle-Edinburgh
[Cancelled - Low bookings]
DAYO
Sun 29-Nov THE CAPITAL MERCHANT - [CANCELLED]
Edinburgh-Gloucester (day 2)
35005: Edinburgh-York
[Cancelled - Low bookings]
DAYO
Sun 29-Nov THE PHOENIX [Times]
Alton-Yeovil Jct
73096: Alton-Reading-Salisbury-Yeovil Jct and return
[Ran as scheduled]
DLRT
Sat 05-Dec THE LINCOLN GREEN - [CANCELLED]
Crewe-Lincoln
60800: York-Doncaster-Lincoln-Peterborough
DAYO
Sat 05-Dec THE LINCOLNIAN [Times]
Bristol-Lincoln
45110: Dorridge-Lincoln-Dorridge
PATH
Sat 05-Dec Christmas Special [Times]
Hellifield-Carlisle [WCRC]
48151: Hellifield-Ais Gill-Carlisle-Hellifield
TFCY
Sun 06-Dec Santa Special - [CANCELLED]
Shirley/Henley-Stratford-on-Avon (5 trips)
4965: Straford-Henley/Shirley (Class 31/33 s/bound)
BRYM
Tue 08-Dec VSOE SURREY HILLS XMAS LUNCHEON SPECIAL
Victoria-Guildford (VSOE)
34027/(35028): Victoria-Woking-Guildford-Redhill-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 12-Dec THE CHARLES DICKENS [Times]
Waterloo-Portsmouth (BN91)
34027: Waterloo-Dorking-Portsmouth-Guildford-Waterloo
[Ran as scheduled, assisted by Class 73]
PSTR
Sat 12-Dec Christmas Special [Times]
Hellifield-Carlisle (WCRC)
48151: Hellifield-Ais Gill-Carlisle-Hellifield
TFCY
Sun 13-Dec Santa Special - [CANCELLED]
Shirley/Henley-Stratford-on-Avon (5 trips)
4965: Straford-Henley/Shirley (Class 31/33 s/bound)
BRYM
Sat 19-Dec THE CHRISTMAS CHESTER CHUFFER [Times]
Euston-Chester (BN91)
45110: Birmingham Int-Shrewsbury-Crewe-Chester -Wrexham-Shrewsbury-Birmingham Int
{Revised itinerary]
PSTR
Sat 19-Dec Christmas Special [Times]
Hellifield-Carlisle (WCRC)
48151: Hellifield-Carlisle-Hellifield
TFCY
Sun 20-Dec THE ROYAL SOVEREIGN [Times]
Kings Cross-Norwich (BN94)
6024: Kings Cross-Cambridge-Norwich -Cambridge-Kings Cross
[Ran as scheduled]
STAF
Sun 20-Dec THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Birmingham Snow Hill-Stratford-on-Avon (2 trips)
4965: Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham (2 trips)
[Loaded test runs - Ran as scheduled]
VNTL
Sun 20-Dec Santa Special - [CANCELLED]
Shirley/Henley-Stratford-on-Avon (5 trips)
4965: Straford-Henley/Shirley (Class 31/33 s/bound)
BRYM
Wed 23-Dec VSOE SURREY HILLS XMAS LUNCHEON SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Guildford (VSOE)
34027/(35028): Victoria-Staines-Guildford-Redhill-Victoria
VSOE
Sun 27-Dec Santa Special - [CANCELLED]
Shirley/Henley-Stratford-on-Avon (5 trips)
4965: Straford-Henley/Shirley (Class 31/33 s/bound)
BRYM
Wed 30-Dec THE ROBIN HOOD - [CANCELLED]
St Pancras-Nottingham
45407: St Pancras-Nottingham
DAYO
Thu 31-Dec NEW YEARS EVE SPECIAL [Times]
London Victoria-Margate (VSOE)
35028/(34027): Victoria-Margate-Victoria
VSOE

(Note for sectors of journey where steam is not specified,
haulage will be by diesel locomotive)


[1999 Programme]


Tour operators


Agent Address
BRYM Birmingham Railway Museum
670 Warwick Road, Tyseley, Birmingham B11 2HL
Tel: 0121-707 4696
DLRT Daylight Limited Rail Tours
Tel: 01962-733810 Fax: 01962-735448
DAYO Days Out [Days Out Ltd has ceased trading]
Premier House, 15 Wheeler Gate, Nottingham NG1 2NN Tel: 0115-941 9330 or 0115-948 4525
HERT Hertfordhsire Railtours
PO Box125, Knebworth, Herts SG3 6UA Tel: 01438-812125 Fax: 01438-812122
HRTN Heritage Rail Traction
38 Mason Road, Squires Meadow, Ilkestone, Derbyshire DE7 9JP Tel: 0115-9440613
HRHG Highland Railway Heritage
Tel: 01470-592223
NLPG North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group (NELPG)
57 Millview Drive, Tynemouth NE30 2QD Tel: 01642-322706 (6-10pm)
NYMR North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Tel: 01751-472508
PATH Pathfinder Tours
Stag House, Gydynap Lane, Inchbrook, Woodchester, Glos GL5 5EZ Tel: 01453-835414
PSTR Past Time Rail Tours
116 Trent Valley Road, Lichfield, Staffs WS13 6EU Tel: 01543-411971 Fax: 01543-417531
email: andy@railcharter.co.uk
RTNW Rail Tours North West
Tel: 01704-893583/893271
RVRC Rother Valley Railway Co
Tel: 01622-200036
SRPS SRPS Railtours
3 South Cathkin Farm Cottages, Glasgow G73 4RG Tel: 017683-41664 or 01698-263814 (Mon-Fri, 7pm-9pm)
STAF Steamy Affairs
18 Popes Lane, Terrington St Clement, Norfolk PE34 4NT Tel: 01553-828107
TFCY 21st Century Trains
Tel: 01274-831298
TVLG Taw Valley Locomotive Group
38 Mason Road, Squires Meadow. Ilkeston. Derbyshire DE7 9JP Tel: 0115-944 0613
VSOE Venice Simplon Orient Express
Tel: 0171-805 5100
VNTL Vintage Trains Limited
Tel: 0121-707 4696
WCRC West Coast Railway Company
Warton Road, Carnforth, Lancs LA5 9HX Tel: 01397-703791 (Jacobite bookings only) or Tel: 01524-732100 Fax: 01524-735518 (other enquiries)


Coaching stock


Set Details
(BN91) Rail Charter Services
BR Mk 1 set
BR Crimson and cream livery
(Dual air/vacuum brakes)
(BN94) Rail Charter Services
BR Mk 1 set
BR Inter City Rasberry Ripple livery
to be repainted into BR Blue/grey livery
(Air brake only)
(WCRC) West Coast Railway Company
BR Mk 1 set
BR Maroon livery
(Dual air/vacuum brakes)
(DAYL) Daylight RailTours
BR Mk 1/2 set
BR(S) Green livery
(Dual air/vacuum brakes)
(RIV) Riviera Trains
BR Mk 1/2 set
BR(W) Chocolate and cream livery
(Dual air/vacuum brake)
(SRPS) Scottish Railway Preservation Society
BR Mk 1 set
BR Maroon livery
(Dual air/vacuum brake)
(VSOE) Venice Simplon Orient Express
Pullman cars
Pullman Umber and cream livery


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