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« Reply #255 on: October 04, 2019, 02:46:33 PM »
61306 Mayflower will be hauling a special railtour from the Bluebell Railway Saturday 5 October.

Departing Sheffield Park at 07:00 and will then pass through East Grinstead (08:20), Oxted (08:44), Woldingham (08:50), East Croydon (09:15), Balham (09:36), Clapham Junction (09:42), Acton Main Line (10:41), Slough (11:07), Reading (11:33), Newbury Racecourse (12:05) and Bath Spa (13:42).


The return journey departs Bath Spa at 16:58 and will pass through Swindon (17:47), Didcot Parkway (18:53), Reading (19:14), Slough (19:33), West Ealing (19:50), Kensington Olympia (20:33), Clapham Junction (20:45), Selhurst (21:09), South Croydon (21:20), Woldingham (21:40), East Grinstead (22:12) and Sheffield Park at 23:30.


1Z85 0817 East Grinstead Sidings to Bath Spa

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U10886/2019/10/05/advanced

1Z86 1658 Bath Spa to East Grinstead Sidings

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U10890/2019/10/05/advanced

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« Reply #256 on: October 04, 2019, 02:55:22 PM »
also running tomorrow :

The Pennine Explorer (A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)


60163 Doncaster - Darlington - Durham - Hexham - Carlisle

1Z50 0702 Leicester to Carlisle

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U55382/2019/10/05/advanced



Yes Tornado. Diesel hauled Leicester - Doncaster dep 1034

1206 - 1221 Hellifield


60163 Carlisle - S&C - Hellfield, diesel takes over

1Z65 1603 Carlisle to Leicester, 1816 dep Hellifield

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U54694/2019/10/05/advanced



monday 7th :

5Z70 0832 Crewe H.S. to East Grinstead Sidings
Locomotive Services service departing on 7th October 2019


70000 Britannia   https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U10871/2019/10/07/advanced   

be a super sight if living between Crewe , London, South London
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« Reply #257 on: October 08, 2019, 06:45:20 PM »
Wednesday 4th December 2019


Flying Scotsman Christmas Dalesman (Ian Riley Railtours)

60103 Manchester Victoria (pu) - Bolton (pu) - Blackburn (pu) - Hellifield - S&C - Carlisle

60103 Carlisle - Shap - CarnforthWCRC Class 47Carnforth - Preston (sd) - Bolton (sd) - Manchester Victoria (sd)


THE FLYING SCOTSMAN CHRISTMAS DALESMAN


Manchester to Carlisle - Wednesday 04 December,Wednesday 18 December ,Saturday 21 December 2019.


 Join us for a great day out to remember aboard our heritage steam hauled train which will take you on a scenic journey along the Settle and Carlisle line and returning on the West Coast Main Line to Carnforth, where we change engines to one of our vintage Diesels for the final part of our journey.  Departing Manchester around 07:30 we make our way to Bolton, then Blackburn (we can pick passengers up in Blackburn, but the return journey would be dropped off in Preston). From Blackburn we make our way to Hellifield, where the journey really begins.

Enjoy the stunning Dales scenery as we make our way through Settle and over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Continuing north from Ribblehead we plunge into Blea Moor tunnel, the longest on the line. We then enjoy sweeping views along Dentdale as we pass through the highest station on the line, Dent. The stunning scenery continues as we head north to the more gentle landscape of the Eden Valley, the Eden Gorge and our destination - the border city of Carlisle. 



 After a break of around two hours in Carlisle, with its pedestrianised shopping centre, Castle and cathedral to enjoy, we return on the West Coast Main Line which takes us over Shap - the highest point on the line - and past The English Lake District, returning on the West Coast Main Line to Carnforth, where we change engines to one of our vintage Diesels for the final part of our journey to your home stations.
 


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source : ian riley railtours

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« Reply #258 on: October 11, 2019, 01:27:00 PM »
the Belmond British Pullman provides the fun of steam, with high-quality service.

This tour boards at London Victoria on its way to Shalford.

Tour Promoter – Belmond

Operator –  DB Cargo

Locomotive –
•SR ‘Merchant Navy’ No.35028 ‘Clan Line’

Timings –
1228 London Victoria to Shalford
•1441 Shalford to London Victoria
18 October




cumbrian mountain express - Saturday 12 / 10


https://www.railwaytouring.net/uk-day-trips/the-cumbrian-mountain-express-1



NOTE the tour ran early through bamber in august :


https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U55349/2019/08/10/advanced]


eg around 5.30pm




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« Reply #259 on: October 12, 2019, 02:49:04 AM »
better late than never



https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2019/10/princess-steam-locomotive-to-stop-in-carlisle-this-saturday.html


6201 Princess Elizabeth is hauling the Cumbrian Mountain Express on Saturday.London Euston, bound for Carlisle, where it will pass through Milton Keynes Central (07:45), Rugby (08:24), Nuneaton (08:45), Stafford (09:15), Crewe (09:36) and Preston (10:25) before arriving at Carnforth Down and Up Goods Loop at 10:50

The train will depart with the at 11:24, steaming through Oxenholme (11:42) and Penrith (12:20), it will go non stop to Carlisle, where it will arrive at 12:41.

After around an hour and a half in Carlisle, 6201 will depart Carlisle at 14:12 bound for London Euston. It will pass through Lazonby & Kirkoswald (14:37) and will stop for water at Appleby (14:58).

Continuing down the Settle and Carlisle line, the locomotive will pass over the Ribblehead Viaduct at approx 15:56, continuing to Settle, the train comes off the Settle and Carlisle line at Settle Junction (16:15) where it heads for Hellifield, for a water stop, at 16:22.

From here, 6201 will pass through Clitheroe (17:09) and Blackburn (17:34) before arriving into Preston at 17:56.

At Preston, 6201 is taken off the train, and an electric locomotive will take the same path back to London Euston, calling at Crewe (19:27), Lichfield Trent Valley (20:14), Rugby (20:50), Milton Keynes Central (21:20) and Watford Junction at 22:02.


timings


northbound

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U55348/2019/10/12/advanced

1Z86 0710 London Euston to Carlisle


southbound !!!!


1Z87 1412 Carlisle to London Euston

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U55349/2019/10/12/advanced

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« Reply #260 on: October 13, 2019, 06:32:26 PM »
The Illuminati


(Operating on 2nd November 2019 by A1 Steam Locomotive Trust)


60163 Birmingham New Street (pu) - Tame Bridge Parkway (pu) - Wolverhampton ( u) - Stafford (pu) - Stoke-on-Trent (pu) - Preston


Diesel TBAPreston - Blackpool North

Diesel TBA Blackpool North - Preston


60163 Preston - Stoke-on-Trent (sd) - Stafford (sd) - Wolverhampton (sd) - Tame Bridge Parkway (sd) - Birmingham New Street

https://www.a1steam.com/illuminati/



Times (provisional)
Station Outward / Return
Birmingham New Street11:45am 10:15pm
Tame Bridge Parkway12:05pm 9:55pm
Wolverhampton12:20pm 9:40pm
Stafford 12:45pm 9:15pm
Stoke On Trent 1:15pm 8:45pm

reckon after 2pm



its a saturday afternoon passing NOT calling at leyland mick !!!!



the phone number for timings :

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« Reply #261 on: Yesterday at 05:24:49 PM »
some of the latest mouthwatering tours thinking of sharing, diaries and camera lenses ready !!!!


https://www.statesmanrail.com


1.  PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR STATESMAN
SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2020
DEPARTING FROM:
Crewe (06.00/22.30) Stafford (06.30/22.00) Rugeley Town (07.00/21.30) Cannock (07.20/21.10) Walsall (07.30/21.00) Birmingham International (08.15/20.15) Coventry (08.30/20.00) Leamington Spa (08.50/19.40) Banbury (09.10/19.20)



2. FENLAND STATESMAN
SATURDAY 25 APRIL 2020
DEPARTING FROM:
Crewe (05.30/23.25) Hartford (05.45/23.10) Warrington Bank Quay (06.00/22.55) Wigan North Western (06.20/22.35) Leyland (06.45/22.10) Blackburn (07.05/21.50) Burnley (07.20/21.35) Hebden Bridge (07.45/21.10) Brighouse (07.55/21.00) Wakefield Kirkgate (08.35/20.20)



in the meantime .....



The North Wales Coast Express
Friday 8th November 2019
1000 Flying Scotsman will be hauling Crewe to Holyhead and back using Raf Valley triangle to turn

and those in sussex ......



The Christmas Sussex Belle
Tuesday 26th November 2019

train travels from London Victoria to the Sussex coast, crossing the North and South Downs and passing through the beautiful countryside of the Weald. It will be hauled by A4 class Pacific steam locomotive No.60009 Union of South Africa or a Black 5. This is a wonderful way to enjoy a leisurely lunch whilst appreciating the scenic views from your carriage window.

Our day out begins when our train leaves London Victoria station at around 10:30, hauled by steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa. We journey south along the main line towards Brighton passing through East Croydon, Redhill, Gatwick Airport, Three Bridges and Haywards Heath. The route crosses the Weald, an ancient area of woodland scattered with farms and villages. We leave the Brighton line at Keymer Junction, just after Wivesfield, and head south-eastwards through Cooksbridge to Lewes. Here we join the East Coastway Line that runs from Brighton to Eastbourne, Hastings, and Ashford. We pass through the South Downs, an area characterised by rolling chalk downland and recognised as one of the most important chalk landscapes in England.
We head to Eastbourne where our steam locomotive will be serviced and there will be time to visit this South Coast town. The seafront consists almost entirely of Victorian hotels, which along with its pier and bandstand, give it a timeless appeal. The town is situated immediately east of Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Great Britain and an area of outstanding natural beauty. This sheltered position contributes to Eastbourne’s title of the sunniest place in Great Britain.

We leave Eastbourne diesel-hauled and head along the Sussex Coast through Normans Bay, Cooden Beach, and Bexhill to Hastings. Hastings can claim fame through its connection with the Norman Conquest of England, and also because it became one of the medieval Cinque Ports. The town is sometimes referred to as the birthplace of television since the pioneer of television, John Logie Baird, lived there.

 train reverses direction of travel at Hastings and leaves with the steam locomotive in charge. We continue our journey heading north through Crowhurst and Battle, and then passing through Mountfield Tunnel. Robertsbridge station was formerly a junction station with the Colonel Stephens’ famous old Kent and East Sussex Light Railway. We pass through Royal Tunbridge Wells, a spa town situated on the northern edge of the High Weald. At Sevenoaks, we take the line through Bat and Ball station which was named after a local inn that no longer exists. We join the line from Ashford at Otford, and the Chatham Main Line at Swanley. Our tour ends when we arrive back at London Victoria at around 17:20.



Station   Outward   Return
London Victoria   10:50   17:39
Eastbourne   12:57   14:31
Hastings   15:06   15:12



this and the NW Coast are operated by Railway Touring Company



https://westcoastrailways.co.uk/spirit-of-the-lakes/trips/730-The-Citadel-Steam-Special-2019.cfm

Mick - one for you to think !!!!
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