West Coast Railways operate a series of special railtours throughout the season, details of this years exciting schedule is shown below.

These trips are very popular so please book early.

Edinburgh 4-Star 3-Day Break (2014)

Travel direct to Scotland’s beautiful capital city.

Departing – Saturday 22nd March 2014

Travel direct to Scotland’s beautiful capital city.

Channel Coast Express (2014)

Join our special train to the south coast for a great day out with some lovely scenery and a choice of destinations

Departing – Saturday 5th April 2014

Departing Doncaster around 0600 – 0630 we pick up as detailed to St Neots from where we head south down the main line to London.

Channel Coast Express
Edinburgh via Settle Carlisle

Edinburgh via Settle Carlisle (2014)

Enjoy magnificent scenery and all the attractions of the Scottish capital.

Departing – Wednesday 12th April 2014

North Wales Coast Express (2014)

4-Day break at the ideally located Terminus Nord Hotel.

Departing – Saturday 19th April 2014

Travel direct from coast to coast across the breadth of the country. Choice of destinations available.

North Wales Coast Express

Springtime in Paris (2014)

4-Day break at the ideally located Terminus Nord Hotel.

Departing – Friday 9th May 2014

Scarborough Steam Special (2014)

Relive the glorious days of steam travel aboard our special to Scarborough with steam traction all the way from Skegness.

Departing – Saturday 17th May 2014

Scarborough Steam Special
The Mercure Bloomsbury

The Mercure Bloomsbury (2014)

Enjoy a 4-day summer break at this completely refurbished, modern and conveniently located 4-star hotel.

Departing – Friday 1st August 2014

West Highland & Jacobite Statesman (2014)

Travel will be on board the celebrated ‘Statesman’ over the West Highland line, featuring amazing scenery.

Departing – Friday 3 to Sunday 5 October & Friday 17 to Sunday 19 October 2014

West Highland & Jacobite Statesman
Charter Trains


From our Carnforth base we maintain our fleet of heritage coaching stock and main line diesel locomotives.

All our days out are operated utilising premier, first class and standard coaches drawn from this fleet.

Where premier dining is advertised this will include a full English breakfast and elevenses on the outward leg and four course dinner on the return journey all served to your reserved premier class seat.

First ClassFirst and standard class seats are all at tables adjacent to windows in roomy first and standard class ex inter-city main line carriages.

Our programme includes a series of day tours plus charter train weekends. On the weekend trips hotel accommodation with full en suite facilities, meals in hotels as detailed and transfers from the station to the hotel where required are included in the fare.

The carriages used on charter trains are roomy, clean and tidy but not modern. As such they bring back the feel of rail travel from days gone by and the trips are as much about enjoying a leisurely train ride as they are about visiting the destination. It should be remembered that charter trains are not considered time critical by Network Rail and can be delayed to allow the passage of high speed trains.


Our charter trains all convey a buffet or trolley service for the purchase of light refreshments.

All times shown are very approximate. Trains are timed by Network Rail one week before departure at which time an itinerary will be forwarded to all passengers.