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« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2019, 10:08:24 AM »
Whoops sorry mick. Its tomorrow. Cumbrian mountain express 3rd august and october -12th . Apologies folks. Will check and re post updates when i have 5 mins

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« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2019, 10:20:07 AM »
more mouthwatering tours to look out for .....

Sunday August 4
The Forth Bridge & Scottish Borders (SRPS Railtours)

Thursday 8th
The Dorset Coast Express (Railway Touring Company)

15 august
The Cathedrals Express (Steam Dreams)

Something wrong with us in West Cumbria?

Wed 14-Aug - THE LAKELANDER
Crewe-Carlisle(LSL) [lsl]
34046/46100/70000: Crewe-Shap-Carlisle-Whitehaven-Crewe
Coming down the Cumbrian Coast line on the way back, supposedly going past me at around tea time - I might be late for the modelling club meeting that night ;)

Hopefully it'll be the first or third of the possible locos proposed, when they do come this way it's usually  a Black 5 or the Scot. A Bulleid or Brit would be nice.

https://saphostrains.com/lakelander-wednesday-14-august-2019/



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« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2019, 10:30:50 AM »
apologies all

friday morning mayhem here

cumbrian mountain express dates :

https://www.railwaytouring.net/uk-day-trips/the-cumbrian-mountain-express-10]https://www.railwaytouring.net/uk-day-trips/the-cumbrian-mountain-express-10


3rd, 10th august,14, 21, 28 september ****

steam loco carnforth - carlisle - faringdon unction !!!! in september

12 october


NOTE :  5690 Leander or No.45699 Galatea.  will ONLY be hauling outward carnforth to carlisle, return via settle & carlisle to blackburn via hellifield and as far as preston



5690 Leander or No.45699 Galatea.

The waverley  ....Sunday 11th August 2019


Our steam hauled train leaves York hauled by steam locomotive No.45596 Bahamas or No.45690 Leander at 09:30 and heads for Church Fenton where we take the direct route to Leeds. We stop to pick up more passengers at Leeds, Shipley, Keighley, and Skipton. There will be a stop for our steam locomotive to take on water before we join the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway at Settle Junction

Our train leaves Carlisle for the return journey at around 16:15 and climbs almost continuously for just under 50 miles back up to Ais Gill summit. We stop, en route, at Appleby for our steam locomotive to take on water and to pick up those passengers who spent the afternoon there. We continue to stops at Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Leeds and York, to set down passengers.



The West Somerset Steam Express
Saturday 17th August 2019

https://www.railwaytouring.net/uk-day-trips/the-west-somerset-steam-express


We leave London Paddington at around 08:05, steam hauled by locomotive No.46233 Duchess of Sutherland, and stop at Slough and Reading to pick up more passengers. At Reading we join the Berks and Hants line which runs through picturesque rural countryside. We pass the celebrated Newbury Racecourse before making our final stop for passengers at Newbury station.   ontinue westwards, travelling beside the tranquil Kennet & Avon Canal, and climbing steadily to Savernake Summit. We pass through the Vale of Pewsey, with views of one of the famous Wiltshire White Horses as we approach Westbury, and continue through undulating agricultural countryside to Taunton.

Soon after leaving Taunton, we arrive at Norton Fitzwarren, where we transfer to the West Somerset Railway (WSR), the longest Heritage Railway in the country. We continue to Bishops Lydeard, where a WSR steam locomotive will take over our train for the remainder of the journey to Minehead. The WSR runs along the edge of the Quantock Hills between Bishops Lydeard and Watchet where it meets the coast. The line then turns inland to Washford and returns to the coast at Blue Anchor, passing near to Dunster with its magnificent castle, and terminating at Minehead.

On arrival at Minehead, there will be more than two hours to explore this delightful Bristol Channel seaside resort, where the railway station is close to the beach. A WSR steam locomotive will haul our train from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard, where our main line steam locomotive will take over for the return journey to London Paddington. The train will stop at Newbury, Reading and Slough to set down our passengers.




for timings :  https://www.railwaytouring.net/uk-day-trips/the-dorset-coast-express


The Dorset Coast Express
Thursday 22nd August 2019


The Cotswold Venturer
Saturday 24th August 2019   https://www.railwaytouring.net/uk-day-trips/the-cotswold-venturer



enough for the time being :

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« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2019, 10:42:08 AM »
Thanks chris you beat me to it. I was just posting this being interrupted again here. Look forward to your photos etc

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« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2019, 10:48:23 AM »
sorry as chrism rightly points out ....

THE LAKELANDER – WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST 2019


DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (08.00/20.50) Hartford (08.15/20.35) Warrington Bank Quay (08.45/20.10) Wigan North Western (09.00/19.50) Preston (09.30/19.10)Enjoy a fabulous day tour hauled entirely by steam all the way from Crewe and offering spectacular views of the Cumbrian mountains and high Pennines as we climb over the Lakeland fells to the historic border city of Carlisle for a lunchtime sightseeing break and return around the longest coastal line in Britain with splendid views across the Irish Sea and Morecambe Bay.

Travelling through the county town of Lancaster our steam locomotive works hard when we climb up the first severe gradient to Grayrigg with splendid views over Kendal and then travel through the beautiful Lune Gorge to Tebay, gaining speed for the ascent to Shap. This well-known section of the west coast main line has a gradient of 1 in 75 and, in former steam days the banking engines from Tebay were often used to assist trains. After crossing the Cumbrian Fells, we descend to Penrith, and then head for Carlisle. There will be around two hours providing time to explore this ancient border city with its castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum, and shopping centre.

Our return journey takes the scenic coastal route around the Cumbrian Coast. After Maryport, we run along the shoreline through Workington, once a centre to produce iron and steel. There are spectacular cliff edge views as we journey south through to Whitehaven, with the Isle of Man visible on a clear day across the Irish Sea. We run very close to the shoreline for several miles prior to St Bees, famous for its priory and school. Passing Sellafield, where the British Nuclear Fuels works dominates the landscape and at Ravenglass, we meet up with the narrow gauge Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

At Millom, we head inland and follow the sweeping estuary through Foxfield and Kirkby in Furness. We avoid Barrow in Furness by taking the diversionary line to Dalton in Furness. After Ulverston, we cross Leven Viaduct and curve along the edge of the bay through to Grange-over-Sands. There are more views across Morecambe Bay as we cross the lengthy Kent Viaduct at Arnside and approach Carnforth made famous as the location of the wartime movie ‘Brief Encounter’ and a fast run homeward down the west coast main line.

The train is steam hauled throughout by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 ‘Royal Scot’ – West Country Class, No. 34046 ‘Braunton’ – Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 ‘Britannia’


THE GOLDEN ARROW – SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2019 

70014 iRON DUKE - DETAILS to follow

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« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2019, 05:20:40 PM »
https://saphostrains.com/lakelander-wednesday-14-august-2019/

DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (08.00/20.50) Hartford (08.15/20.35) Warrington Bank Quay (08.45/20.10) Wigan North Western (09.00/19.50) Preston (09.30/19.10)
All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change – Tickets and confirmed timings will be forwarded by post 7 days prior to departure

Enjoy a fabulous day tour hauled entirely by steam all the way from Crewe and offering spectacular views of the Cumbrian mountains and high Pennines as we climb over the Lakeland fells to the historic border city of Carlisle for a lunchtime sightseeing break and return around the longest coastal line in Britain with splendid views across the Irish Sea and Morecambe Bay.

Travelling through the county town of Lancaster our steam locomotive works hard when we climb up the first severe gradient to Grayrigg with splendid views over Kendal and then travel through the beautiful Lune Gorge to Tebay, gaining speed for the ascent to Shap. This well-known section of the west coast main line has a gradient of 1 in 75 and, in former steam days the banking engines from Tebay were often used to assist trains. After crossing the Cumbrian Fells, we descend to Penrith, and then head for Carlisle. There will be around two hours providing time to explore this ancient border city with its castle, cathedral, Tullie House Museum, and shopping centre.

Our return journey takes the scenic coastal route around the Cumbrian Coast. After Maryport, we run along the shoreline through Workington, once a centre to produce iron and steel. There are spectacular cliff edge views as we journey south through to Whitehaven, with the Isle of Man visible on a clear day across the Irish Sea. We run very close to the shoreline for several miles prior to St Bees, famous for its priory and school. Passing Sellafield, where the British Nuclear Fuels works dominates the landscape and at Ravenglass, we meet up with the narrow gauge Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

At Millom, we head inland and follow the sweeping estuary through Foxfield and Kirkby in Furness. We avoid Barrow in Furness by taking the diversionary line to Dalton in Furness. After Ulverston, we cross Leven Viaduct and curve along the edge of the bay through to Grange-over-Sands. There are more views across Morecambe Bay as we cross the lengthy Kent Viaduct at Arnside and approach Carnforth made famous as the location of the wartime movie ‘Brief Encounter’ and a fast run homeward down the west coast main line.

The train is steam hauled throughout by one of our immaculately restored pool of engines including: the world famous LMS Royal Scot Class, No.46100 ‘Royal Scot’ – West Country Class, No. 34046 ‘Braunton’ – Britannia Pacific Class, No 70000 ‘Britannia’




28 September  THE CUMBRIAN COAST EXPRESS 
London Euston-Carlisle (WCRC)
steam loco  Carlisle-Workington-Carnforth  TBA
https://www.railwaytouring.net/uk-day-trips/the-cumbrian-coast-express-02



The Pennine Blackpool Express

Saturday 21st September 2019


We leave London Euston at around 07:10 with electric traction, and speed north along the West Coast Main Line (WCML). We stop to pick up passengers at Milton Keynes (where passengers from Watford Junction join by service train), Rugby (where passengers from Northampton join by service train), Nuneaton and Crewe. We continue north along the WCML to Preston, our final stop to pick up passengers.

We continue through Lancaster to Carnforth, where we change motive power to a steam locomotive chosen from one of the Carnforth-based locomotives.Leaving Carnforth, our steam locomotive will be working hard as we head eastwards on the climb to Wennington.Beyond is a lengthy climb through Bentham and Clapham to a summit near Giggleswick, where we descend to Settle Junction and join up with the Midland Railway’s route from Carlisle to Leeds.We will pause for water at Hellifield before taking the very scenic Ribble Valley line through Clitheroe, which includes the spectacular 48-arch viaduct over the River Calder at Whalley. Another lengthy climb follows after the viaduct to a summit at Ramsgreave and Wilpshire station.We descend into Blackburn and follow the line via Bamber Bridge to Preston.

From Preston, we will join the line to Blackpool North, newly electrified to serve local trains and also to allow through trains to and from London.We will head westwards across The Fylde and pass through Kirkham, the junction for the Blackpool South branch.We will take the Blackpool North line and pass through Poulton-le-Fylde station where there should be by now views of the famous 518ft tall tower at Blackpool.


expect steam locxo TBA 0945 bamber bridge

https://www.railwaytouring.net/uk-day-trips/the-pennine-blackpool-express-1



The Swanage Belle

Thursday 12th September 2019     https://www.railwaytouring.net/uk-day-trips/the-swanage-belle

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« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2019, 07:50:00 PM »
saturday update ****************


35018 British India Line is added to the train. Departing here at 11:24, the tour will continue via Oxenholme Lake District (11:41) and Tebay (11:57) before arriving into Carlisle at 12:41.

The return journey will see the locomotive depart Carlisle at 15:20, and will then pass through Langwathby (15:53), Appleby (16:27), Blea Moor (17:04), and Hellifield Goods Loop at 17:28.

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« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2019, 08:06:55 PM »
this Sunday

6233 Duchess of Sutherland will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Plymouth on Sunday 4th August 2019.
hauling ‘The Royal Duchy’ railtour departing Bristol Temple Meads at approximately 08:47


where it will make stops at Yatton (09:06), Taunton (09:43), and Exeter St Davids (10:40).

From Exeter St Davids, the 6233 will steam through Dawlish (11:54), Teignmouth (11:57) and Totnes (12:15) before arriving into Plymouth at 12:48.Could be interesting along the Sea Wall and through the beautiful station at Totnes

After a 30 minute break in Plymouth, 6233 Duchess of Sutherland will depart Plymouth at 13:38, heading over Brunel 's Bridge at  Saltash at 13:13:47, Liskeard at 14:05 before arriving at Par at 14:33.

The train will depart for Bristol at 17:40. The train returns via Liskeard (18:09), Plymouth (18:34), Exeter St Davids (20:12), Taunton (21:19) and Yatton (22:24) Bristol Temple Meads22:44.

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« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2019, 09:49:35 PM »
There's summat weird about that Blackpool Pennine Express. I can't see anything coming through Bamber Bridge at 09.45 as the train doesn't even reach Preston until 10.27 from London.
Guess I'll wait for more detailed timings from RailAdvent :hmmm:

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« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2019, 09:59:36 PM »
mick

i may have got my timing wrong - sorry - was having phone calls and dealing with something - https://www.railwaytouring.net/uk-day-trips/the-pennine-blackpool-express-1 there is mention of bamber bridge, here is the link

the steam locomotive leaves  Carnforth, our steam locomotive will be working hard as we head eastwards on the climb to Wennington.Beyond is a lengthy climb through Bentham and Clapham to a summit near Giggleswick, where we descend to Settle Junction and join up with the Midland Railway’s route from Carlisle to Leeds.We will pause for water at Hellifield before taking the very scenic Ribble Valley line through Clitheroe, which includes the spectacular 48-arch viaduct over the River Calder at Whalley. Another lengthy climb follows after the viaduct to a summit at Ramsgreave and Wilpshire station.We descend into Blackburn and follow the line via Bamber Bridge to Preston.

From Preston, we will join the line to Blackpool North

maybe thinking 2pmish - sorry - also had other matters and interruptions - fridays are bad mornings

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« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2019, 10:57:08 PM »
That makes more sense and would be a good change for me as I've never caught anything on film travelling East to West through Bamber Gasgoy Bridge.
I'll keep an eye open for timings nearer the date

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« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2019, 04:07:30 AM »
I calculated 2 ish. If twelve to fifteen minutes bamber bridge to preston, 5 minutes there, half hour blackpool based on timings roughly given in the link. Ah well one to look out for and plenty of action and interest on other trains. Cumbrian lines included thanks chrism.

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« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2019, 04:18:56 AM »
black 5 light loco in scotland

Friday, 44871 made her way from Southall to Carnforth on Part 1 of her 2 part trip to Northern Scotland.

Leaving Carnforth Steamtown at 11:44, 44871 will head North along with WCML,

oxenholme 1243

tebay 1258


shap summit 1304

 having a brief stop in Carlisle at 13:43. Leaving Carlisle at 13:52, the locomotive will continue Northbound, stopping in Lockerbie loop for water at 3pm til 1544

Carstairs at 17:29,

Mossend 1817

Coatbridge central at 18:26

Falkirk 1900

Polmont loop at 19:08. From here, 44871 will finish her journey at Bo’ness at 20:35.



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« Reply #43 on: August 03, 2019, 08:21:15 AM »
Steam locomotive 45596 Bahamas will be back on the mainline this Sunday as it hauls the Shakespeare Express to Stratford-upon-Avon.

The locomotive will be hauling a rake of vintage carriages from Birmingham Snow Hill to Stratford-upon-Avon twice on Sunday 4th August 2019.

The first departure will depart Birmingham Snow Hill at 10:00, and will pass through Birmingham Moor Street (10:03), Tyseley (10:13) Whitlocks End (10:25), Henley-in-Arden (10:48) and Stratford-upon-Avon at 11:09.


he return journey will depart Stratford-upon-Avon at 12:41, and will pass through Dorridge (13:09), Tyseley (13:22), Birmingham Moor Street (13:36) and Birmingham Snow Hill (13:41).

The second departure will depart Birmingham Snow Hill at 14:01. It will pass through Birmingham Moor Street (14:04), Tyseley (13:14), Whitlocks End (14:26), Henley-in-Arden (14:48), and Stratford-upon-Avon at 15:08.

The last departure from Stratford-upon-Avon at 16:18, and it will pass through Dorridge (16:49), Tyseley (17:01), Birmingham Moor Street (17:08) and Birmingham Moor Street (17:13).




Bahamas at Birmingham



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« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2019, 03:35:18 PM »
sunday in scotland


Ian Riley’s Ex LMS Black Five 44871 will be in action this Sunday hauling the Fife Borders railtour from Linlithgow to Tweedbank via Edinburgh Waverley.

The ECS move leaves Bo’ness at 08:22, arriving into Linlithgow at 08:44.

Departing at 08:52, 44871 hauls the train towards Edinburgh, calling at Dunfermline (09:56), Kirkaldy (10:37), Dalgety Bay (10:58) and Edinburgh Waverley at 11:29. Upon departure from Waverley, 44871 progresses further, calling at Galashiels at 12:41 and Tweedbank at 12:50.


At Tweedbank, 44871 will be serviced and watered ready for the return trip.

The charter leaves Tweedbank hauled by the WCR Diesel at 15:11, which tailed the train from Linlithgow, with 44871 trailing on the rear. The train then calls at Galashiels at 15:17.

The tour stops at Niddrie West Jn where the service will reverse and 44871 will take control once again. The final calling points for the charter is Edinburgh Waverley (16:38), Dalgety Bay (17:08), Kirkaldy (17:31), Dunfermline (18:07) and terminating at Linlithgow at 19:02.

At 19:07, 44871 hauls to ECS back to Bo’ness via Greenhill Jn where the service will reverse so the Diesel leads back in to Bo’ness.


For timings on this charter, please click the links below:

5Z44 0822 Bo’ness Jn Exchange Sdg to Linlithgow
1Z44 0852 Linlithgow to Tweedbank
1Z46 1511 Tweedbank to Linlithgow
5Z46 1907 Linlithgow to Bo’ness Jn Exchange Sdg

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