THE Railway Touring Company’s regular summer operations are over for another year, but there is a tempting selection of railtours for the autumn and winter months.
October 12 sees one of its regular ‘Cumbrian Mountain Express’ trips from Euston to Carlisle, utilising electric No. 86259 Les Ross as far as Carnforth, where one of the West Coast Railways steam pool takes over.
A week later, ‘The Yorkshireman’ will take either No. 6233 Duchess of Sutherland or No. 60009 Union of South Africa from Ealing Broadway to York via the Midland Main Line and the Corby loop.
November 8 gives a rare opportunity to travel behind No. 60103 Flying Scotsman over the North Wales Coast route from Crewe to Holyhead. No. 86259 once again does the honours from London.
‘Union’ is in action again eight days later, hauling the ‘Christmas Cheshireman’ from Bristol to Chester via Newport, the Welsh Marches and Shrewsbury.
Read more in the October 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!
Railway ReadsFrom the history of steam through to 21st century rail transport news, we have titles that cater for all rail enthusiasts. Covering diesels, modelling, steam and modern railways, check out our range of magazines and fantastic subscription offers.
Get The Railway Hub Weekly Round-upEnter your e-mail address below and you will receive weekly rail news straight into your inbox...
You can unsubscribe at any time.
About the Author
- Manchester services will ‘significantly improve’ from May 2022 - 15th January 2021
- Anger over funding cuts for northern transport schemes - 15th January 2021
- Network Rail slams ‘staggeringly stupid’ TikTok of live railway photoshoot - 15th January 2021