About West Coast Railways

The UK's Leading Special Train Operator

West Coast Railways (WCR) is an independent Train Operating Company and since 1998 has specialised in operating charter trains, both in its own right and on behalf of tour operators, along some of the UKs most famous and scenic routes and to many beautiful destinations

The Company's main base is at Carnforth, Lancashire and in 2014 it will be operating more services than ever, including our very popular, timetabled services and special one day and weekend rail tours across thousands of miles of the UK rail network, using classic and modern diesels and historic steam locomotives. Join us and enjoy the comfort of traditional, spacious coaches, welcoming staff and all the resources necessary to make your time with us very special.

The Award Winning 'Jacobite' - Breathtaking and Unmissable

West Coast Railways runs the famous, award winning Jacobite' steam train in Scotland (now in its 29th year) voted Top Rail Journey in The World 2009, 2010 & 2011 by Wanderlust Magazine, The Scarborough Spa Express' in Yorkshire through the summer months.

Whether it's aboard 'The Jacobite' in the Scottish Highlands, or 'The Scarborough Spa Express, wed love you to experience the romance of the steam train on one of our spectacular journeys. Book early and we promise your time with us will be memorable.

Further Information

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or need any further information about our trips.

Terms and Conditions

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West Coast Railways
Jesson Way,
Crag Bank,
LA5 9UR.


Telephone: 0844 850 4685

Winter Opening hours

Online Booking:
Monday - Friday 9 - 5:30

Booking Office:
Monday - Friday - 9:30 - 4pm

Email: bookings@westcoastrailways.net

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