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MAINLINE STEAM TOUR PROGRAMME 1999

Welcome to the UK Steam Railtour page. This is an unofficial list of scheduled steam-hauled excursions over Railtrack lines during 1999. 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.

Comments, updates, corrections (or criticism) are very welcome. Please email to: steamtours at uksteam.info or by Fax to 08701-640942. A very special thanks to all those who have contributed information - especially details of planned tours, train times, and updates on main line locomotives. Please keep sending it !




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Date Route Bookings
Sat 02-Jan THE MIDLANDER [Times]
Paddington-Tyseley (BN91 7 coaches)
48773: Gloucester-Lickey-Tyseley-Kidderminster-Gloucester
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sun 03-Jan THE SOUTH WEST RAMBLER [CANCELLED]
Guildford-Eastleigh (RP01)
73096: Guildford-Havant-Eastleigh-Reading-Alton
[Cancelled due to engineering works]
DLRT
Wed 06-Jan VSOE SURREY HILLS LUNCHEON SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Guildford (VSOE)
34027/(35028): Victoria-Guildford-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 09-Jan THE MERCHANT CAPITALIST [Times]
Crewe-Victoria (BN91)
35005: Nuneaton-Kettering-Victoria
D9000: Victoria-Guildford-Victoria
35005: Victoria-High Wycombe-Coventry
[Ran as scheduled to Leamington Spa only]
PATH
Sat 09-Jan THE WEST LONDON EXPLORER [Times]
Alton-Kensington Olympia (RP01)
31625: Alton-Woking-Richmond- N Pole Jct-Clapham Jct-
East Croydon-Redhill-Guildford-Alton
[Ran as scheduled]
DLRT
Sat 16-Jan THE CHESHIRE ENVOY [CANCELLED]
?-Crewe
45407: Frome-Gloucester-Lickey-Birmingham-Crewe
45110: Gloucester-Lickey-Birmingham

DAYO
Sat 16-Jan THE BARROW HILL COLLIER [Times]
Kings Cross-Chesterfield (for Barrow Hill) (BN91)
48773: Nottingham-Chesterfield-Nottingham
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sun 17-Jan VSOE SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Southampton E Docks(VSOE)
34027/(35028): Victoria-Southampton-Victoria
[Revised itinerary]
VSOE
Sat 23-Jan WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Paddington-Stratford upon Avon (BN91)
35028: Paddington-High Wycombe-Stratford -Oxford-Paddington
HERT
Sat 23-Jan THE LEIN AMLWCH VENTURER [Times]
Euston-Holyhead (BN96)
6024: Crewe-Holyhead-Crewe
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sat 23-Jan THE CITADEL MERCHANT [CANCELLED]
Bedford-Carlisle
35005: York-Leeds-Hellifield-Carlisle
DAYO
Fri 29-Jan VSOE SURREY HILLS LUNCHEON SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Guildford (VSOE)
35028(/34027): Victoria-Guildford-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 30-Jan THE MERSEYMAN [Times]
Salisbury-Liverpool (BN91)
45110: Bescot-Crewe-Liverpool-Crewe-Walsall-Bescot
PATH
Sat 30-Jan THE CAPITAL EXPLORER [Times]
Guildford-London Bridge
31625: Guildford-London Bridge and Waterloo-Guuldford
DLRT
Wed 03-Feb VSOE SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Portsmouth (VSOE)
34027(/35028): Victoria-Portsmouth-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 06-Feb THE MERCHANTS CHALLENGE [CANCELLED]
Oxford-Carlisle (BN91)
35005: Carlisle-AisGill-Crewe
DAYO
Sat 06-Feb THE CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS [Times]
Euston-Carlisle
60800: Crewe-Ais Gill-Carlisle
PSTR
Sat 13-Feb THE SCOTTISH VALENTINE EXPRESS [CANCELLED]
Middlesborough-Carlisle (BN91)
65032: Middlesborough-Newcastle-Edinburgh-Carlisle
DAYO
Sat 13-Feb THE SALISBURY SPIRE EXPRESS [Times]
Victoria-Salisbury (BN91)
34027: Victoria-Andover-Salisbury -Southampton-Victoria
[Ran as scheduled after very late start]
HERT
Sun 14-Feb THE VALENTINE EXPRESS [Times]
Paddington-Salisbury (BN91)
6024: Paddington-Westbury-Salisbury -Basingstoke-Paddington
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Fri 19-Feb VSOE SURREY HILLS LUNCHEON SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Guildford (VSOE)
34027(/35028): Victoria-Guildford-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 20-Feb THE CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS [Times]
Swansea-Carlisle (BN91)
60800: Carlisle-Ais Gill-York
[Revised itinerary]
PATH
Sun 21-Feb To be confirmed [CANCELLED]
Guildford-Bognor
73096: Guildford-Bognor-Guildford
DLRT
Sat 27-Feb THE ROYAL SOVEREIGN [CANCELLED]
Cambridge-Chester (BN91)
6024: Nottingham-Crewe-Chester-Crewe
STAF
Sat 27-Feb THE MASTER CUTLER [CANCELLED]
St. Pancras-Sheffield-Marylebone
60800: Sheffield-Derby-Marylebone
DAYO
Sat 06-Mar The NORTH WALES VENTURER [Times]
Cleethorpes-Holyhead (BN94)
6024: Crewe-Llandudno Jct and Holyhead-Crewe
[Ran as scheduled
STAF
Sat 06-Mar THE MASTER CUTLER [Times]
Leeds-Marylebone (WT01)
60800: Sheffield-Derby-Marylebone
[Ranas scheduled]
WSXT
Sun 07-Mar YNYS MON EXPRESS [Times]
Harrow & Wealdstone-Holyhead (BN91)
45110: Crewe-Holyhead-Crewe [Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sun 07-Mar VSOE SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Portsmouth (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Portsmouth-Victoria
VSOE
Wed 10-Mar VSOE SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Bath (VSOE)
35028(/34027): Victoria-Swindon-Bath-Newbury-Victoria
[ran as scheduled]
VSOE
Sat 13-Mar THE MERCHANT SAILOR [Times]
Crewe-Southampton (BN91)
35005: Didcot-Westbury-Salisbury-Southampton Docks-Basingstoke-Didcot
PATH
Sat 13-Mar Marylebone shuttles [POSTPONED]
Marylebone-Calvert
60800: Marylebone-High Wycombe-Quainton-Calvert and return (2 trips).
9466 pilot at Marylebone
BKRC
Sun 14-Mar Marylebone shuttles [POSTPONED]
Marylebone-Calvert
60800: Marylebone-High Wycombe-Quainton-Calvert and return (2 trips).
9466 pilot at Marylebone

BKRC
Sun 14-Mar Marylebone shuttles (Revised) [Times]
Marylebone-High Wycombe
60800: Marylebone-High Wycombe and return (2 trips)
CHTN
Mon 15-Mar THE NIGHT OWL
Nottingham-Sheffield
80098: Nottingham-Sheffield-Nottingham
[Loaded test run and spark arrestor trial]

PSTR
Sat 20-Mar THE QUANTOCK FLYER [Times]
Alton-Minehead (Fully booked)
73096: Alton-Reading-Newbury-Bishops Lydeard and Westbury-Newbury-Alton
41312+7820: Bishops Lydeard-Minehead (WSR)
 5541+7820: Minehead-Bishops Lydeard (WSR)
[Ran as scheduled]
DLRT
Sat 20-Mar Tytherington/Westerleigh Shuttles [Times]
Bristol-Tytherington Quarry
80079:Bristol TM-Avonmouth-Yate,
Yate-Tytherington-Westerleigh-Yate (3 times),
then Yate-Filton-Bristol.

[Ran as scheduled]
PATH
Sun 21-Mar Avonmouth Shuttles [Times]
Bristol-Avonmouth
80079:Bristol-Severn Beach-Bristol,
and Bristol-Avonmouth-Bristol (3 times)
[Ran as scheduled]
PATH
Fri 26-Mar THE MOUNTAIN KING [Times]
Bristol-Carlisle (BN94) (Fully booked)
6024: Crewe-Shap-Carlisle-Shap-Crewe
D400: Bristol-Crewe-Bristol

[Ran as scheduled]
PATH
Sat 27-Mar THE WELSH MARCHES EXPRESS [Times]
Watford Jn-Newport (BN91)
6024 Chester-Wrexham-Hereford-Newport
D9000: Watford-Chester and Newport-Watford
[Ran as scheduled]
STAF
Sat 27-Mar WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Paddington-Stratford upon Avon (BN96)
35028: Paddington-High Wycombe-Stratford -Oxford-Paddington
[Ran as scheduled]
HERT
Sat 27-Mar THE LANCS-LINCS
Crewe-Cleethorpes (RIV)
45407: Castleton-Wakefield-Scunthorpe-Barton
and Cleethorpe-Gainsborough-Wakefield
[Spark arrestor trials]
PATH
Thu 01-Apr Spark arrestor trial [Times]
Crewe-Chester (BN91)
60007: Crewe-Chester-Crewe
[Spark arrestor trial]
[Cancelled due to loco defect - Rescheduled to 8 April]
SNGL
Sat 03-Apr THE DAWLISH DONKEY [Times]
Exeter-Newton Abbot (BN91)
80079: Exeter-Newton Abbot-Exeter (3 trips)
PSTR
Sat 03-Apr THE DARTMOOR PONY [Times]
Exeter-Meldon Quarry (BN91)
80079: Exeter-Meldon Quarry and return
PSTR
Sat 03-Apr VSOE SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Margate (VSOE)
34027(/35028): Victoria-Margate-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 03-Apr WESSEX VENTURER [CANCELLED]
Ealing Broadway-Weymouth (WT01)
60800: Ealing Broadway-Newbury-Yeovil and Weymouth-Westbury-Newbury
WSXT
Sun 04-Apr THE DAWLISH DONKEY [Times]
Exeter-Newton Abbot (BN91)
80079: Exeter-Newton Abbot-Exeter (3 trips)
PSTR
Sun 04-Apr THE GLOBE & LAUREL [Times]
Exeter-Exmouth (BN91)
80079: Exeter-Exmouth and return
PSTR
Sun 04-Apr VSOE SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Margate (VSOE)
35028(/34027): Victoria-Margate-Victoria
VSOE
Mon 05-Apr Charter [CANCELLED]
Coventry-Didcot (RIV)
60007: Crewe-Kenilworth-Didcot
[Insufficient bookings]
PSTR
Mon 05-Apr THE DAWLISH DONKEY [Times]
Exeter-Newton Abbot (BN91)
80079: Exeter-Newton Abbot-Exeter (3 trips)
PSTR
Mon 05-Apr THE HEATHFIELD MULE [Times]
Exeter-Heathfield (BN91)
80079: Exeter-Heathfield and return
PSTR
Wed 07-Apr VSOE SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Bath (VSOE)
35028(/34027): Victoria-Bath-Victoria
VSOE
Thu 08-Apr Spark arrestor trial [POSTPONED]
Crewe-Chester
60007: Crewe-Chester-Crewe
[Spark arrestor trial - Rescheduled from 01-Apr]
[Postponed - engine under repair]
SNGL
Sat 10-Apr THE CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS [POSTPONED]
Didcot-Carlisle (BN91 ?)
35005: Crewe-Ais Gill-Carlisle
[Postponed to 31-May]
PATH
Sat 10-Apr THE COPY PITFINDER [Times]
Coventry-York (RIV)
48773: Crewe-Copy Pit-Pontefract-York
PATH
Sat 10-Apr YNYS MON EXPRESS [Times] [CANCELLED]
Watford Jct-Holyhead (BN91)
80079: Crewe-Holyhead and return
[Cancelled 80079 unavailable]
PSTR
Sun 11-Apr THE CONWY CLIMBER [Times]
Milton Keynes-Blaenau Ffestiniog (BN91)
45407: Chester-Blaenau (twice)-Chester
[45407 replaces 80079]
PSTR
Mon 12-Apr Spark arrestor trial [POSTPONED]
Ealing Broadway-Didcot (BN91)
60800: Ealing Broadway-Didcot-Ealing Broadway
[Postponed to 19-Apr]
PSTR
Sat 17-Apr THE COTTON WEAVER [Times]
Euston-York (BN91)
48773+45407: York-Copy Pit-Crewe
[Ran as scheduled
PSTR
Sat 17-Apr THE BATH AND BRISTOL EXPLORER [CANCELLED]
East Croydon-Bristol (WT01)
60800: Didcot-Bristol-Didcot
WSXT
Sun 18-Apr THE SLS SPECIAL [Times]
Birmingham-Didcot (BN91)
4965: Birmingham Snow Hill (t/first)-Stratford(rev) -Banbury-Didcot
-Oxford-Worcester-Birmingham Snow Hill

[Revised itinerary yet again!]
[Ran as scheduled
VNTL
Mon 19-Apr Spark arrestor trial [Times]
Ealing Broadway-Didcot (BN91)
60800: Ealing Broadway-Didcot-Ealing Broadway
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sat 24-Apr THE SALISBURY SPIRE EXPRESS [Times]
Victoria-Salisbury (BN96)
35028: Victoria-Andover-Salisbury -Westbury-Reading-Victoria
[Ran as scheduled]
HERT
Sat 24-Apr THE WORCESTER STANDARD [Times]
Alton-Worcester (DAYL)
73096: Alton-Birmingham SH-Worcester-Alton
[Revised itinerary - Ran as scheduled]
DLRT
Sat 24-Apr THE CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS [Times]
Euston-Carlisle (BN91)
45407+48773: Crewe-Ais Gill-Carlisle
PSTR
Sat 24-Apr Spark arrestor trial [Times]
Hellifield-Carlisle (WCRC)
60532: Hellifield-Carlisle and return
NLPG
Sun 25-Apr The MAYFLOWER [Times]
Paddington-Plymouth (BN91)
60800: Didcot-Newbury-Plymouth
[60800 replaces 60007]
PSTR
Thu 29-Apr Loaded test & Spark Arrestor Trial [Times]
Shirley-Stratford (WCRC)
9600: Shirley-Stratford-Shirley
VNTL
Sat 01-May THE WEYMOUTH EXPLORER [CANCELLED]
Faversham-Weymouth (WT01)
60800: Didcot-Yeovil and Weymouth-Westbury
WSXT
Sat 01-May Charter [Times]
Marden (Kent)-Worcester (BN96)
6024: Didcot-Kemble-Worcester-Evesham-Didcot
[Ran as scheduled]
OAKL
Sat 01-May THE LONDON STANDARD [Times]
Finsbury Park-Leicester (BN91)
80079+80098: Leicester-Corby -Bletchley-Stratford
PSTR
Sun 02-May The LTSR Steam Shuttles [Times]
Fenchurch St-Shoeburyness (BN91)
80079/80098: Fenchurch St-Shoeburyness and return
PSTR
Sun 02-May VSOE SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Portsmouth (VSOE)
34027(/35028): Victoria-Portsmouth-Victoria
VSOE
Mon 03-May The LTSR Shuttles [Times]
Fenchurch St-Shoeburyness (BN91)
80079/80098: Fenchurch St-Shoeburyness and return
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Mon 03-May THE CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS [Times]
Watford Jn-Carlisle (BN96)
48773+45407: Carlisle-Ais Gill-Crewe
STAF
Mon 03-May THE CUMBRIAN FELLSMAN [CANCELLED]
Birmingham-Carlisle (WCRC)
5972: Hellifield-Ais Gill -Carlisle-Shap-Carnforth
[Cancelled due to gauging problems]
PATH
Sat 08-May VSOE SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Canterbury (VSOE)
34027(/35028): Victoria-Canterbury-Victoria
[Ran as scheduled]
VSOE
Sat 08-May THE MAYFLOWER [Times]
Paddington-Plymouth (BN91)
35005: Bristol-Plymouth-Bristol
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sat 08-May Charter [CANCELLED]
Hellifield-Carlisle
48151: Helifield-Carlisle-Hellifield
TFCY
Sat 15-May BATH AND BRISTOL EXPLORER [CANCELLED]
Northampton-Bristol (WT01)
60800: Didcot-Bristol-Didcot
WSXT
Sat 15-May WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [CANCELLED]
Paddington-Stratford upon Avon (BN96)
35028: Paddington-High Wycombe-Stratford -Oxford-Paddington
HERT
Sat 15-May THE EASTERN ENVOY [Times]
Reading-Par(BN91)
D9000: Reading-Par
60800: Par-Reading
[60800 replaces 60007]
[Ran as scheduled, steam to Didcot instead of Reading]
PATH
Sat 15-May THE DORSET FLYER [Times]
Alton-Weymouth (DAYL)
73096: Alton-Weymouth and Yeovil-Frome-Alton
D6700: Weymouth-Frome
[Ran as scheduled]
DLRT
Wed 19-May VSOE SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Bath (VSOE)
35028(/34027): Victoria-Bath and Westbury-Victoria
[Ran as scheduled]
VSOE
Fri 21-May Private Charter [Times]
Harrow-Amersham (2 trips) (LUL 4TC)
45110: Harrow-Amersham-Harrow
LULD
Sat 22-May THE INTER-CITY TANKS [Times]
Finsbury Park-Birmingham (BN91)
80079+80098: Finsbury Park-Kemble -Stourbridge Jct-Tyseley
[Revised itinerary]
PSTR
Sat 22-May Steam on the Met - [Web site] [Times]
Amersham-Watford (LUL 4TC)
9466/31625/45110/62005: Amersham-Watford-Amersham
LULD
Sat 22-May Charter [Times]
Scarborough-Carlisle (WCRC)
5972(/48151): Hellifield-Carlisle-Hellifield
{Ran a sscheduled behind 5972]
WCRC
Sun 23-May Steam on the Met - [Web site] [Times]
Amersham-Watford (LUL 4TC)
9466/31625/45110/62005: Amersham-Watford-Amersham
LULD
Sun 23-May The 40th Anniversary Special [Times]
Kings Cross-York (BN91)
60007: Kings Cross-Doncaster
PPRL
Sun 23-May Charter
Whitby-Pickering
80135/65894: Whitby-Pickering-Whitby
NYMR
Wed 26-May THE WELSH MARCHES
Liverpool-Hereford (RGCY)
45407(/34027): Manchester-Shrewsbury-Hereford
[Ran with steam to Shrewsbury only]

RGCY
Sat 29-May Steam on the Met - [Web site] [Times]
Amersham-Watford (LUL 4TC)
9466/31625/45110/62005: Amersham-Watford-Amersham
LULD
Sat 29-May VSOE SPECIAL
Victoria-Canterbury (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Canterbury-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 29-May THE AMBERLEY RAMBLER
Alton-Littlehampton (DAYL)
73096: Alton-Redhill-Littlehampton and return
[Revised intinerary]
DLRT
Sat 29-May CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS
Euston-Carlisle (BN91)
35005: Crewe-Settle-Carlisle
PSTR
Sat 29-May Charter
Hellifield-Carlisle (WCRC)
48151: Hellifield-Carlisle-Hellifield
TFCY
Sat 29-May THE SHAKESPEAREAN [CANCELLED]
Horsham-Stratford upon Avon (WT01)
60800: Didcot-Stratford and return
WSXT
Sun 30-May Steam on the Met - [Web site] [Times]
Amersham-Watford (LUL 4TC)
9466/31625/45110/62005: Amersham-Watford-Amersham
LULD
Sun 30-May Dorking shuttles - [Times]
Dorking-Horsham shuttles (DAYL)
73096: Dorking-Horsham and return (3 trips) and Dorking-Fareham-Fratton.
CXSC
Mon 31-May Steam on the Met - [Web site] [Times]
Amersham-Watford (LUL 4TC)
9466/31625/45110/62005: Amersham-Watford-Amersham
LULD
Mon 31-May THE WEYMOUTH EXPLORER [CANCELLED]
Clapham Jct-Weymouth (WT01)
60800: Didcot-Yeovil and Weymouth-Westbury
WSXT
Mon 31-May CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS [Times]
Didcot-Carlisle (BN91)
35005: Carlisle-Settle-Crewe
PATH
  Note: Mainline steam operations in June, July and August are subject to approved spark-arrestor systems on locos concerned.
 
Sat 05-Jun THE BRISTOLIAN [Times]
Colchester-Bristol (BN91)
6024: Willesden-Swindon-Bristol-Didcot
[Ran as scheduled]
STAF
Sat 05-Jun Charter [CANCELLED]
St Pancras-York (BN91)
60007: St Pancras-Barrow Hill-York
PSTR
Sun 06-Jun Charter [Times]
Kings Cross-Scarborough (BN91)
60007: Kings Cross-Scarborough-York
PSTR
Tue 08-Jun VSOE SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Bath (VSOE)
35028(/34027): Victoria-Swindon and Westbury-Victoria
[Revised steam initinerary]
VSOE
Tue 08-Jun Charter [Times]
Hellifield-Carlisle (WCRC)
1264+48151: Hellifield-Carlisle-Hellifield
WCRC
Fri 11-Jun THE DALESMAN [Times]
Crewe-Carnforth (RGCY)
45407(/34027): Manchester-Hellifield -Carnforth-Lancaster-Manchester
[Ran behind 34027]
RGCY
Fri 11-Jun Private Charter [Times]
Edinburgh-Dunfermline(SRPS)
60532: Edinburgh-Dunfermline-Edinburgh
 
Sat 12-Jun BATH AND BRISTOL EXPLORER [CANCELLED]
Tunbridge-Bristol (WT01)
60800: Didcot-Bristol-Didcot
WSXT
Sat 12-Jun Charter [POSTPONED]
Paddington-Birmingham
4472: TBA
Sat 12-Jun Charter [Times]
Edinburgh Circular (2 trips) (SRPS)
60532: Edinburgh-Fife Circle-Edinburgh
SRPS
Tue 15-Jun To be confirmed [CANCELLED ?]
Scarborugh-Carlisle (WCRC)
48151: Helifield-Carlisle-Hellifield
WCRC
Sat 19-Jun THE NORMAN CONQUEROR [CANCELLED]
Alton-Hastings (DAYL)
73096: Alton-Woking-Hounslow-Hastings and return
[Cancelled - gauging problems]
DLRT
Sun 20-Jun THE YNYS MON EXPRESS [Times]
Euston-Holyhead (BN91)
35005: Crewe-Holyhead-Crewe
PSTR
Sun 20-Jun THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Birmingham SH-Stratford-upon-Avon (VNTL)
4983(4965): Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham (Twice)
VNTL
21-25 Jun THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
1264(/48151): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Wed 23-Jun THE CAPTAIN COOK PULLMAN [CANCELLED]
Whitby-Pickering (BN91)
80135: Whitby-Pickering-Whitby
NYMR
Wed 23-Jun THE WELSH MARCHES [Times]
York-Hereford (RGCY)
45407(/34027): Manchester-Shrewsbury
[Cancelled ?]

RGCY
Fri 25-Jun THE DALESMAN [Times]
Liverpool-Carnforth (RGCY)
45407(/34027): Manchester-Hellifield -Carnforth-Preston
[Ran diesel hauled]
RGCY
Sat 26-Jun THE WEYMOUTH EXPLORER [CANCELLED]
East Croydon-Weymouth (WT01)
60800: Didcot-Yeovil and Weymouth-Westbury
WSXT
Sat 26-Jun THE SALISBURY SPIRE EXPRESS [Times]
Victoria-Salisbury (BN96)
34027: Victoria-Andover-Salisbury -Southampton-Victoria
HERT
Sat 26-Jun Charter [Times] [CANCELLED - WILL RUN ECS]
Paddington-Birmingham (BN91)
4472: Southall-Oxford-Birmingham -Worcester-Oxford-Southall
[Will run as ECS test train]
FSRL
28-30 Jun THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151(/1264): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
01-02 Jul THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151(/1264): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sat 03-Jul THE PEMBROKE COAST EXPRESS [Times]
Crewe-Fishguard Harbour (RIV)
6024: Newport-Port Talbot-Felin Fran-Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour -Landore-Newport
[Ran behind 6024 from Port Talbot] ]
PATH
Sat 03-Jul THE WELSH DRAGON [POSTPONED 2-Oct]
Milton Keynes-Llandrindod Wells (BN91)
45110: Birmingham Int-Bescot- Llandrindod- Port Talbot-Newport-Gloucester
[Postponed - Insufficient bookings]
PSTR
Sun 04-Jul THE INAUGURAL SCOTSMAN
Kings Cross-York (BN93)
4472: Kings Cross-York
[Ran as scheduled
FSRL
05-09 Jul THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
1264(/48151): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Wed 07-Jul THE WELSH MARCHES [Times]
Liverpool-Hereford (RGCY)
34027(/45407): Manchester-Shrewsbury
[May run diesel hauled throughout]
RGCY
Fri 09-Jul THE DALESMAN [Times]
Crewe-Carnforth (RGCY)
34027(/45407): Manchester-Hellifield-Carnforth -Preston
[Ran as scheduled behind 34027]
RGCY
Sat 10-Jul BATH AND BRISTOL EXPLORER [CANCELLED]
Faversham-Bristol (WT01)
60800: Didcot-Bristol-Didcot
WSXT
Sat 10-Jul Charter [Times]
Linlithgow-Preston (SRPS)
60532: Edinburgh-Beattock-Shap-Preston
[Ran as scheduled]
SRPS
Sun 11-Jul Marylebone shuttles [POSTPONED]
Marylebone-Calvert (RP01)
73096: Marylebone-High Wycombe-Quainton -Calvert and return (2 trips).
BKRC
Sun 11-Jul THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Birmingham SH-Stratford-upon-Avon (VNTL)
4983(4965): Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham
VNTL
Sun 11-Jul THE EBORACUM SCOTSMAN
Kings Cross-York (BN93)
4472: York-Kings Cross
[Ran as scheduled]
FSRL
12-16 Jul THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151(/1264): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sat 17-Jul THE CANTERBURY BELLE [Times]
Alton-Canterbury (DAYL)
73096: Alton-Woking-Hounslow-Canterbury and return
[Ran as scheduled]
DLRT
Sun 18-Jul THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Birmingham SH-Stratford-upon-Avon (VNTL)
4983(4965): Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham
VNTL
19-23 Jul THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
1264(/48151): Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sat 24-Jul CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS [CANCELLED]
Harrow-Carlisle(BN91)
60532: Crewe-Ais Gill-Carlisle
PSTR
Sat 24-Jul THE BLACK COUNTRYMAN [Times]
Harrow-Bridgnorth(BN91)
45407: Preston-Rugeley-Bescot-Bridgnorth
PSTR
Sun 25-Jul THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sun 25-Jul THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Birmingham SH-Stratford-upon-Avon (VNTL)
4983(4965): Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham
VNTL
Sun 25-Jul THE SARUM SCOTSMAN [-]
Paddington-Salisbury (BN93)
4472: Paddington-Reading-Salisbury and return
FSRL
26-30 Jul THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Wed 28-Jul THE WELSH MARCHES [Times]
York-Hereford (RGCY)
34027(/45407): Manchester-Shrewsbury-Hereford
[May run diesel hauled throughout]
RGCY
Fri 30-Jul THE DALESMAN [Times]
York-Carnforth (RGCY)
34027(/45407): Manchester-Hellifield -Carnforth-Lancaster-Manchestr
[May run diesel hauled throughout]
RGCY
Sun 01-Aug THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sun 01-Aug THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Birmingham SH-Stratford-upon-Avon (VNTL)
4983(4965): Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham
VNTL
Sun 01-Aug THE DEVON BELLE [Times]
Paddington-Kingswear (BN91)
6024: Didcot-Bristol-Kingswear
[Ran as shceduled]
PSTR
02-06 Aug THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Wed 04-Aug THE WELSH MARCHES [Times]
Liverpool-Hereford (RGCY)
34027(/45407): Manchester-Shrewsbury-Hereford
[May run diesel hauled throughout]
RGCY
Fri 06-Aug THE DALESMAN [Times]
Crewe-Carnforth (RGCY)
34027(/45407): Manchester-Hellifield -Carnforth-Lancaster-Manchester
[May run diesel hauled throughout]
RGCY
Sat 07-Aug Charter [POSTPONED 15-Aug]
Bristol-Plymouth (BN91)
45110+45407:Bristol-Plymouth-Bristol
PSTR
Sat 07-Aug THE DORSET ARROW [Times]
Paddingon-Weymouth (BN91)
60800: Didcot-Newbury-Yeovil and Weymouth-Southampton-Paddington
[Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sun 08-Aug THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sun 08-Aug THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Birmingham SH-Stratford-upon-Avon (VNTL)
4983(4965): Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham
VNTL
Sun 08-Aug THE SARUM SCOTSMAN [-]
Paddington-Salisbury (BN93)
4472: Paddington-Reading-Salisbury and return
[Ran as scheduled]
FSRL
09-13 Aug THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sat 14-Aug Charter [CANCELLED]
London-Exeter (BN91)
60800:Waterloo-Salisbury-Exeter-Newbury-Paddington
PSTR
Sun 15-Aug THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sun 15-Aug THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Birmingham SH-Stratford-upon-Avon (VNTL)
4983(4965): Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham
VNTL
Sun 15-Aug THE MAYFLOWER [Times]
Paddington-Plymouth (BN91)
45110+45407:Bristol-Plymouth-Bristol
[Ran as scheduled
PSTR
16-20 Aug THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Fri 20-Aug THE DALESMAN [Times]
Liverpool-Carnforth (RGCY)
34027(/45407): Manchester-Hellifield -Carnforth-Lancaster-Manchester
[May run diesel hauled throughout]

RGCY
Sat 21-Aug THE BRISTOLIAN [CANCELLED]
Alton-Avonmouth (DAYL)
73096: Alton-Reading-Bristol-Avonmouth and return
DLRT
Sun 22-Aug THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sun 22-Aug THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Birmingham SH-Stratford-upon-Avon (VNTL)
4983(4965): Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham
[Ran as scheduled
VNTL
Sun 22-Aug THE SARUM SCOTSMAN [Times]
Paddington-Salisbury (BN93)
4472: Paddington-Reading-Salisbury and return
[Ran as scheduled]
FSRL
23-27 Aug THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Tue 24-Aug Millenium Steam Cavalcade Charter [Times]
Kings Cross-Darlington
45407: York-Darlington-York
[D9009 Kings Cross-York]
 
Thu 26-Aug THE EVENING JOLLY [Times]
Tyseley-Wolverhampton (VNTL)
9600: Tyseley(BRM)-Walsall-Wolverhampton and return
[Ran as scheduled]
VNTL
Fri 27-Aug THE DALESMAN [Times]
York-Carnforth (RGCY)
34027(/45407): Manchester-Hellifield -Carnforth -Lancaster-Manchester
[May run diesel hauled throughout]
RGCY
Sat 28-Aug MAIDSTONE SHUTTLES [Times]
Maidstone W - Tonbridge (several trips)
80098: Maidstone West-Tonbridge
[Diesel 33021 on alternate workings]
CXSE
Sun 29-Aug MAIDSTONE SHUTTLES [Times]
Maidstone W - Tonbridge (several trips)
80098: Maidstone West-Tonbridge
[Diesel 33021 on alternate workings]
CXSE
Sun 29-Aug THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sun 29-Aug THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Birmingham SH-Stratford-upon-Avon (VNTL)
4965(/35005): Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham
[Ran behind 4965]

VNTL
Mon 30 Aug MAIDSTONE SHUTTLES [Times]
Maidstone W - Tonbridge (several trips)
80098: Maidstone West-Tonbridge
[Diesel 33021 on alternate workings]
CXSE
30-31 Aug THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
  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 01-Sep-99.
 
Wed 01-Sep THE WANDERING V2 [Times]
Paddington-Peterborough (BN91)
60800: Paddington-Greenford-Ealing Broadway -Bedford-Leicester-Oakham-Peterborough
[Revised itinerary]
PSTR
01-03 Sep THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sat 04-Sep THE GRADUATE
Alton-Cambridge (DAYL)
73096: Alton-Hounslow-Hitchin-Cambridge -Cheshunt-Hounslow-Alton
DLRT
Sat 04-Sep WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Paddington-Stratford upon Avon (BN96)
35028: Paddington-High Wycombe-Stratford -Oxford-Paddington
HERT
Sun 05-Sep THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sun 05-Sep THE MIDLAND DEVONIAN [Times]
Paddington-Paignton (BN91)
6024: Paignton-Bristol-Gloucester
6024+48773(/45110): Gloucester-Stourbridge Jct-Bescot
[Revised date, itinerary and motive power]
PSTR
Sun 05-Sep THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Birmingham SH-Stratford-upon-Avon
4983(4965): Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham
VNTL
Sun 05-Sep THE SARUM SCOTSMAN [fmslo]
Paddington-Salisbury
4472: Paddington-Reading-Salisbury and return
FSRL
07-10 Sep THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Wed 08-Sep THE WELSH MARCHES
York-Hereford
34027(/45407): Manchester-Shrewsbury-Hereford and return
[Ran behind heritage diesel traction throughout]
RGCY
Fri 10-Sep THE DALESMAN
Liverpool-Carnforth
34027(/45407): Manchester-Hellifield -Carnforth-Lancaster-Manchester
[May run diesel hauled throughout]
RGCY
Sat 11-Sep THE WEST SOMERSET LIMITED [CANCELLED]
Alton-Minehead (DAYL)
73096: Alton-Reading-Bishops Lydeard
[Cancelled - Pathing problems]
DLRT
Sat 11-Sep Private Charter [Times]
Grantham-Doncaster
60800: Grantham-Doncaster
 
Sun 12-Sep THE NORVIC SCOTSMAN [fmslo]
Kings Cross-Norwich
4472: Kings Cross-Stevenage-Norwich and return
FSRL
Sun 12-Sep THE SCARBOROUGH FLYER [Times]
Kings Cross-Scarborough(BN91)
60800: Doncaster-Hull-York-Scarborough-York
[Revised itinerary]
PSTR
13-17 Sep THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Wed 15-Sep VSOE SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Bath (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Swindon and Westbury-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 18-Sep Charter [CANCELLED]
Euston-Carlisle
60532: Crewe-Ais Gill-Carlisle
PSTR
Sat 18-Sep THE PENNINE EXPLORER [CANCELLED]
York-Crewe(BN91)
60532: York-Copy Pit-Crewe
PSTR
Sat 18-Sep THE GREAT WESTERN DALESMAN [Times]
Hellifield-Carlisle (WCRC)
5972: Hellifield-Carlisle and return
WCRC
Sat 18-Sep THE BRISTOLIAN [Times]
Birmingham SH-Bristol (VNTL)
4965: Birmingham-Worcester-Bristol and return
VNTL
Sun 19-Sep Charter [CANCELLED]
Alton-Bristol(DAYL)
73096: Alton-Bristol-Alton
DLRT
20-24 Sep THE JACOBITE [Details]
Fort William-Mallaig (WCRC)
48151/1264: Fort-William-Mallaig-Fort William
WCRC
Sat 25-Sep THE GOLDEN ARROW
Victoria-Canterbury (VSOE)
35028(/34027): Victoria-Rochester-Canterbury -Sevenoaks-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 25-Sep CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS
Bristol-Carlisle (RIV)
60532:Crewe-Ais Gill-Carlisle
PATH
Sat 25-Sep Highland Railway Festival
Fort William-Oban
48151: Fort William-Oban
HRHG
Sun 26-Sep Highland Railway Festival
Oban-Fort William
48151: Oban-Tynault-Oban-Fort William
HRHG
Sun 26-Sep THE ATLANTIC COAST EXPRESS [POSTPONED 02-Oct]
Alton-Okehampton (DAYL)
73096: Alton-Reading-Newbury-Okehampton -Salisbury-Alton and return
DLRT
Sun 26-Sep THE SEVERN VALLEY LIMITED [POSTPONED 30-Oct]
Alton-Kidderminster (DAYL)
73096: Alton-Evesham-Kidderminster-Alton
DLRT
Sun 26-Sep THE NORVIC SCOTSMAN [CANCELLED]
Kings Cross-Norwich
4472: Kings Cross-Stevenage-Norwich and return
[Cancelled due to engineering works]

FSRL
Sun 26-Sep Charter [POSTPONED 10-Oct]
Birmingham-Worcester-Stratford-Birmingham
6024: Birmingham SH-Worcester -Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham SH
[Postponed 6024 unavailable]
VNTL
Mon 27-Sep Private Charter
Fort William-Maillaig
1264: Fort William-Mallaig
 
Wed 29-Sep Highland Railway Festival
Fort William-Maillaig
1264: Fort William-Mallaig-Arisaig-Mallaig-Fort William
HRHG
Wed 29-Sep THE WELSH MARCHES
Liverpool-Hereford
34027(/45407): Manchester-Shrewsbury-Hereford
[May run diesel hauled throughout]
RGCY
Thu 30-Sep Highland Railway Festival
Fort William-Springburn
1264+48151: Fort William-Springburn
HRHG
Thu 30-Sep THE EVENING JOLLY
Tyseley-Nuneaton (VNTL)
9600: Tyseley(BRM)-Coleshill-Nuneaton and return
VNTL
Fri 01-Oct VSOE SURREY HILLS LUNCHEON SPECIAL [Times] [CANCELLED]
Victoria-Guildford (VSOE)
35028(/34027): Victoria-Guildford-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 02-Oct THE WELSH DRAGON [Times]
Harrow-Llandrindod Wells (BN91)
45110: Birmingham Int-Bescot- Llandrindod- Port Talbot-Newport
[Revised date amd itinerary - Ran as scheduled]
PSTR
Sat 02-Oct THE TREACLE EATER [Times]
London Victoria-Yeovil Jct
35028: Victoria-Andover-Yeovil -Southampton-Woking-Victoria
HERT
Sat 02-Oct THE SEVERN LIMITED [POSTPONED 30-Oct]
Alton-Bridgnorth
73096: Alton-Reading-Kidderminster-Bridgnorth and return
DLRT
Sat 02-Oct THE SOUTH WESTERN STANDARD [Times]
Alton-Exeter
73096: Alton-Reading-Newbury-Exeter -Salisbury-Alton
[Revised date and itinerary]
DLRT
Sat 02-Oct Highland Railway Festival
Springburn-Oban
1264: Springburn-Oban
HRHG
Sun 03-Oct Highland Railway Festival
Oban-Spingburn
1264: Oban-Taynuilt-Oban-Springburn
HRHG
Sun 03-Oct Charter [CANCELLED]
Crewe-Towyn
80079+80098: Shrewsbury-Towyn-Shrewsbury
[Cancelled- Engineering works]
PSTR
Sun 03-Oct THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Birmingham SH-Stratford-upon-Avon
4965: Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham
VNTL
Mon 04-Oct VSOE SURREY HILLS LUNCHEON SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Guildford (VSOE)
34027(/35028): Victoria-Guildford-Victoria
[Ran behind class 66 diesel]
VSOE
Thu 07-Oct Charter [Times]
Milton Keynes-Shrewsbury
4472: Milton Keynes-Shrewsbury and return
FSRL
Sat 09-Oct VSOE THANET CIRCULAR [Times]
Victoria-Canterbury (VSOE)
35028: Victoria-Canterbury-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 09-Oct Charter [Times]
Stratford-Blackpool (VNTL)
35005: Stratford-Walsall-Stafford-Blackpool and return
[Revised itinerary]
VNTL
Sat 09-Oct CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS [Times]
Cleethorpes-Carlisle
60532: Carlisle-Ais Gill-Crewe
STAF
Sat 09-Oct THE ATLANTIC COAST EXPRESS [CAMCELLED]
Alton-Okehampton
73096: Alton-Reading-Newbury-Okehampton -Salisbury-Alton and return
[Rescheduled to 02-Oct]
DLRT
Sun 10-Oct THE NORVIC SCOTSMAN [CANCELLED]
Kings Cross-Norwich
4472: Kings Cross-Stevenage-Norwich and return
[Cancelled due to engineering works]
FSRL
Sun 10-Oct THE CAPTAIN COOK PULLMAN
Middlesbrough-Whitby
80135: Middlesbrough-Whitby-Middlesbrough
NYMR
Sun 10-Oct Charter [Times]
Birmingham-Worcester-Stratford-Birmingham
6024: Birmingham SH-Worcester -Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham SH
VNTL
Fri 15-Oct THE DALESMAN
Liverpool-Carnforth
45407: Manchester-Hellifield -Carnforth -Lancaster-Manchester
[May run diesel hauled throughout]
RGCY
Sat 16-Oct Charter [Times]
Nuneaton-Blackpool (VNTL)
35005: Nuneaton-Tamworth-Blackpool and return
VNTL
Sat 16-Oct THE THREE SPIRES LOCAL
Euston-Crewe(BN91)
80079+80098: Birmingham Int-Aston-Lichfield-Derby -Leicester-Crewe
PSTR
Sun 17-Oct THE SLATE MINER [Times]
Crewe-Bleanau
80079+80098: Crewe-Blaenau-Crewe
PSTR
Sun 17-Oct VSOE SPECIAL [Times]
Waterloo-Southampton E Dock (VSOE)
35028: Waterloo-Southampton ED-Waterloo
[Revised itinerary]
VSOE
Sun 17-Oct THE NORVIC SCOTSMAN [Times]
Kings Cross-Norwich
4472: Kings Cross-Stevenage-Norwich and return
FSRL
Sun 17-Oct THE NORMAN CONQUEROR [CANCELLED]
Alton-Hastings
73096: Alton-Hastings-Alton
DLRT
Sat 23-Oct THE FISHBURN FLYER
Crewe-Sellafield
45110: Crewe-Carnforth-Crewe
45407: Carnforth-Sellafield-Carnforth
PSTR
Sat 23-Oct Charter
Hellifield-Carlisle
5972+48151: Helifield-Carlisle-Hellifield
TFCY
Wed 27-Oct THE WELSH MARCHES
Liverpool-Hereford
45407: Manchester-Shrewsbury-Hereford
[May run diesel hauled throughout]
RGCY
Sat 30-Oct THE WINTONIAN [CANCELLED]
Alton-Salisbury (DAYL)
73096: Alton-Reading-Salisbury and return
DLRT
Sat 30-Oct THE BATH & BRISTOL EXPLORER [CAMCELLED]
Birmingham-Bristol and return (BN94/96)
6024: Birmingham SH-Oxford-Bath-Bristol TM and return (282 miles)
STAF
Sat 30-Oct THE TYNE TEES VENTURER [Times]
Wolverhampton-Newcastle (BN91)
60800: York-Stockton-Newcastle-Darlington-York
[Deltic haulage on diesel legs]
PATH
Sat 30-Oct THE SEVERN STANDARD [CAMCELLED]
Alton-Bridgnorth
73096: Alton-Reading-Kidderminster-Bridgnorth and return
[Revised date]
DLRT
Sun 31-Oct THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Birmingham SH-Stratford-upon-Avon
4965: Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham
VNTL
Sun 31-Oct THE SHAKESPEARE SCOTSMAN [Times]
Marylebone-Stratford-upon-Avon
4472: Marylebone-High Wycombe-Stratford and return
[Revised itinerary]
FSRL
Mon 01-Nov THE NIGHT OWL [POSTPONED]
Nottingham-Sheffield
80098: Nottingham-Sheffield-Nottingham
PSTR
Wed 03-Nov VSOE SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Bath (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Bath-Victoria
VSOE
Fri 05-Nov THE DALESMAN
Crewe-Carnforth
45407: Manchester-Hellifield -Carnforth -Lancaster-Manchester
[May run diesel hauled throughout]
RGCY
Sat 06-Nov Charter [POSTPONED to 20-Nov]
Dorridge-York (VNTL)
35005: Dorridge-Tamworth-Derby-York -Doncaster-Dorridge
[Postponed engineering works]
VNTL
Fri 12-Nov THE DALESMAN
York-Carnforth
45407: Manchester-Hellifield -Carnforth -Lancaster-Manchester
[May run diesel hauled throughout]
RGCY
Sat 13-Nov THE WESSEX ROYALE [Times]
Crewe-Weymouth and return (RIV)
6024: Stratford-Didcot-Basingstoke -Andover -Southampton-Weymouth
[Revised itinerary - Class 33 at rear for heating]
PATH
Sat 13-Nov THE NORTH WALES VENTURER
Euston-Holyhead
45110: Crewe-Holyhead-Crewe
STAF
Sat 13-Nov VSOE SPECIAL
Victoria-Shoreham (VSOE)
35028/34027: Victoria-Shoreham-Victoria
VSOE
Sun 14-Nov THE SHAKESPEARE SCOTSMAN [Times]
Paddington-Stratford-upon-Avon
4472: Marylebone-High Wycombe-Stratford and return
[Revised itinerary]
FSRL
Sat 20-Nov THE RED DRAGON [Times]
Alton-Cardiff
73096: Alton-Cardiff and return
[Revised itinerary]
DLRT
Sat 20-Nov THE FLYING SCOTSMAN [Times]
Victoria-Yeovil
4472: Victoria-Andover-Yeovil and return
[Revised itinerary]
PSTR
Sat 20-Nov Charter [Times]
Stratford-York (VNTL)
35005: Stratford-Tamworth-Derby-York -Doncaster-Stratford
VNTL
Sat 27-Nov THE CAPITAL KING [Times]
Yeovil-London Victoria and return (BM94)
4472: Yeovil Jct-Salisbury-Woking-Victoria and return
[Plus class 73 hauled Victoria-Victoria circular]
[4472 replaces 6024]
PATH
Sat 27-Nov THE GLOUCESTER OLD SPOT [Times]
Victoria-Gloucester(BN91)
35028: Victoria-Kemble-Gloucester and return
[35028 failed - replaced by Cl 47]
HERT
Fri 03-Dec THE CATHEDRALS EXPRESS [CANCELLED]
Birminghan Snow Hill-Worcester
4965: Birmingham-Worcester-Birmingham
[Cancelled due to pathing problems]
VNTL
Fri 03-Dec VSOE CHRISTMAS SURREY HILLS LUNCHEON SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Guildford (VSOE)
34027: Victoria-Guildford-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 04-Dec THE CATHEDRALS EXPRESS [CANCELLED]
Birminghan Snow Hill-Worcester
4965: Birmingham-Worcester-Birmingham
VNTL
Sat 04-Dec THE STRATFORD MAIDEN [CANCELLED]
Preston-Stratford-on-Avon(RIV)
5029: Crewe-Bescot-Coventry-Leamington and Stratford-Tyseley-Bescot-Crewe
[Class 33 at rear]
[Cancelled - 5029 unavailable]
PATH
Sat 04-Dec Christmas Special [Times]
Hellifield-Carlisle
5972(/48151): Helifield-Carlisle-Hellifield
TFCY
Sun 05-Dec THE SHAKESPEARE SCOTSMAN [Times]
Euston-Stratford-upon-Avon
4472: Euston-Oxford-Stratford and return
[Revised itinerary]
FSRL
Sun 05-Dec THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Birmingham SH-Stratford-upon-Avon
4965: Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham
VNTL
Tue 07-Dec VSOE CHRISTMAS SURREY HILLS LUNCHEON SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Guildford (VSOE)
34027(/35028): Victoria-Guildford-Victoria
VSOE
Sat 11-Dec UNION CASTLE CHARTER [Times]
Waterloo-Southampton Docks (VSOE)
34027: Waterloo-Southampton-Waterloo [34027 replaces 35028]
VSOE
Sat 11-Dec Christmas Special [Times]
Hellifield-Carlisle
5972: Helifield-Carlisle-Hellifield
TFCY
Sat 11-Dec THE MIDLANDER [Times]
Nuneaton-Gloucester
45110: Nuneaton-Lickey-Gloucester-Lickey-Nuneaton
45110+80079(banker): Bromsgrove-Blackwell
[45110 replaces 48773]
PSTR
Sat 11-Dec Charter [CANCELLED]
Birmingham-London Victoria (VNTL)
35005: Birmingham-High Wycombe-Victoria
VNTL
Sun 12-Dec THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Birmingham SH-Stratford-upon-Avon
4965: Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham
VNTL
Mon 13-Dec Christmas Lunch Excursion
Crewe-Hellifield
45407: Manchester-Hellifield -Carnforth-Preston-Manchester
RGCY
Thu 16-Dec THE ATLANTIC COAST EXPRESS [Times]
Waterloo-Salisbury (DAYL)
73096: Waterloo-Salisbury-Waterloo
CGTY
Sat 18-Dec CHRISTMAS CHESTER CHUFFER [Times]
Birmingham Int-Chester
45110: Birmingham Int-Rugeley-Chester -Wrexhma-Birmingham Int
PSTR
Sat 18-Dec Christmas Special [Times]
Hellifield-Carlisle
5972(/48151): Helifield-Carlisle-Hellifield
TFCY
Sun 19-Dec Christmas Special [Times]
Hellifield-Carlisle
5972(/48151): Hellifield-Carlisle-Hellifield
[Ran behind 5972 - Return from Carlisle rerouted via Shap, Preston and Blackburn]
TFCY
Sun 19-Dec THE SHAKESPEARE EXPRESS [Times]
Birmingham SH-Stratford-upon-Avon
4965: Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham
VNTL
Sun 19-Dec THE SHAKESPEARE SCOTSMAN [Times]
Euston-Stratford-upon-Avon
4472: Euston-Oxford-Stratford and return
[Revised itinerary]
FSRL
Thu 23-Dec VSOE CHRISTMAS SURREY HILLS LUNCHEON SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Guildford (VSOE)
34027(/35028): Victoria-Guildford-Victoria
VSOE
Wed 29-Dec THE CENTENARIAN [Times]
Reading-Exeter and return (BM94)
4472: Yeovil Jct-Honiton-Exeter-Taunton -Trowbridge-Didcot
[4472 replaces 6024]
PATH
Wed 29-Dec THE CUMBRIAN MOUNTAIN EXPRESS [Times]
Stafford-Carlisle (BM91)
60800: Preston-Hellifield-Ais Gill-Carlisle-Shap-Preston
STAF
Thu 30-Dec MILLENNIUM SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Canterbury (VSOE)
35028(/34027): Victoria-Canterbury-Victoria
VSOE
Fri 31-Dec MILLENNIUM SPECIAL [CANCELLED]
Birmingham SH-Stratford-upon-Avon
4965: Birmingham-Stratford-Birmingham
VNTL
Fri 31-Dec MILLENNIUM SPECIAL [Times]
Victoria-Canterbury (VSOE)
35028(/34027): Victoria-Canterbury-Victoria
VSOE
Fri 31-Dec THE MILLENNIUM SCOTSMAN [CANCELLED]
Kings Cross-Edinburgh
4472: Kings Cross-Edinburgh (return 01-Jan)
FSRL

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


[2000 Programme]


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Tour operators


Agent Address
BKRC Buckingham Railway Centre
Quainton Road Station, Quainton, Aylesbury, Bucks HP22 4BY Tel: 01296-655450
CHTN Chiltern Railways
Marylebone Station, Tel: 0171 333 3039 Fax: 0171 333 3131
CGTY Craigie Taylor
Guildford Tel: 01483-209801
CXSC Connex South Central
Dorking Station, Surrey
CXSE Connex South Eastern
MAidstone West Station, Tonbridge Road, Maidstome ME16 8RJ
DLRT Daylight Limited Rail Tours
The Watercress Line, The Railway Station, Alresford, Hants SO24 9JG. 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
FSRL Flying Scotsman Railways Ltd
PO Box 4472, Lichfield, Staffs WS13 6GR Tel: 01543-250865 (Mon-Fri 0900-1700) Fax: 01543-417531
HERT Hertfordshire 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
Flat 1/L, 3 Belleisle St, Glasgow G42 8HL Tel: 01470-592223
LULD London Underground Ltd
Harrow-on-the-Hill Station, Lowlands Road. Harrow, Middx, HA1 1BB
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
OAKL Dr John Oakley
Winchet Lodge, Winchet Hill, Goudhurst, Kent TB17 Tel: 01580-211773 or 01622-832622
PATH Pathfinder Tours
Stag House, Gydynap Lane, Inchbrook, Woodchester, Glos GL5 5EZ Tel: 01453-835414 Fax: 01453-836538: 24hr Info line: 01453-836538
email: office@toursatpathfinder.freeserve.co.uk
PPRL Mr D.R.Pepperell
15 Vine Close, Stapleford, Cambridge Tel: 01223-843547
PSTR Past Time Rail Ltd
116 Trent Valley Road, Lichfield, Staffs WS13 6EU Tel: 01543-411971 Fax: 01543-417531
email: andy@railcharter.co.uk
RGCY Regency Rail Crusies Ltd
Pullman House, St Thomas Close, Helmshore, Lancs Tel: 01706-240000 Fax: 01706-240003
email: rrc-reservations@zen.co.uk
RTNW Rail Tours North West
Tel: 01704-893583/893271
RVRC Rother Valley Railway Co
Tel: 01622-200036
SNGL Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Preservation Trust Ltd
23 Pontefract Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 4RA
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
email: stmyaffair@aol.com
TFCY 21st Century Trains
Whiteshaw, Denholme, Bradford BD13 4NE Tel: 01274-831298 email:
trains@btinternet.com
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
Birmingham Railway Museum, 670 Warwick Road, Tyseley, Birmingham B11 2HL
Tel: 0121-707-4696 Fax: 0121-764-4645 Sakespeare Express Tel: 0121-605-7000 or 01789-299866. Talking timetable: 0121-708-2002
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)
WSXT Wessex Trains Ltd
25 Caker Stream Road, Alton, Hants GU34 2QF Tel: 080 800 937739 (080800-WESSEX)


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Coaching stock


Set Details
(BN91) Rail Charter Services
BR Mk 1 set "The Overlander"
BR Crimson and cream livery
(Dual air/vacuum brakes)
(BN93) Rail Charter Services
BR Mk 1 set "The Pride of the Nation"
LNWR Black/Light blue livery
(Air brake only)
(BN94) Rail Charter Services
BR Mk 1 set "The London Standard"
BR Blue/grey livery
(Air brake only)
(BN96) Rail Charter Services
BR Mk 1 set "The Golden Jubilee"
BR Southern Green Livery
(Air brake only)
(WT01) Wessex Trains
BR Mk 1 set (formerly BN97 set)
BR Maroon livery
to be repainted into Pullman umber/cream livery
(Dual air/vacuum brakes, dual steam/electric heating)
(WCRC) West Coast Railway Company
BR Mk 1 set
BR Maroon livery
(Dual air/vacuum brakes)
(VNTL) Vintage Trains Ltd
BR Mk 1/2 set
BR Chocolate & Cream livery
(Dual air/vacuum brakes)
(DAYL) Daylight RailTours
BR Mk 1/2 set "The Green Train"
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)
(RGCY) Regency Rail Tours
BR Mk 1 set
Blue livery
(Dual air/vacuum brake)
(VSOE) Venice Simplon Orient Express
Pullman cars
Pullman Umber and cream livery


Some further details of charter train coaching stock may be found here


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