Steam Train Trips, Tours and Rides 2023/2024

Picture: Paul Nicholson

While we do not run or book any steam train trips or rides, we try and identify in the below list the majority of steam train day trips and tours operating on the rail network for 2023. Note that parts of the journey may be intentionally pulled by a diesel or electric locomotive.

Please check / confirm on the promoters website for cancellations and steam traction / other changes to these trips, particularly with the upcoming strikes.

The Pick Up Area section indicates the rough area of pick ups. See promoters website for exact details

During hot dry periods it is possible steam engines may be replaced by diesel or electric locomotives

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Flying Scotsman Settle to Carlisle Line
Pendle Dalesman
Tue 16th July 2024
WCR
Pick Ups Between :
Lancaster & Clitheroe

Engines Involved: Steam

The Golden Age of Travel by Steam
Thu 18th July 2024
Belmond
Pick Ups Between :
London Victoria

Engines Involved: Steam

The West Somerset Steam Express
Sat 20th July 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
London Paddington & Newbury

Engines Involved: Steam

English Riveria Express
Sat 20th July 2024
Saphos Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Bedford & Reading

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

The Shakesphere Express
Sun 21st July 2024
Vintage Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Birmingham Snow Hill & Stratford Upon Avon

Engines Involved: Steam

The Dalesman
Tue 23rd July 2024
WCR
Pick Ups Between :
Chester & Preston

Engines Involved: Steam / Other

The Dorset Coast Express
Wed 24th July 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
London Victoria & Basingstoke

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel

Settle & Carlisle Steam Special
Sat 27th July 2024
Northern Belle
Pick Ups Between :
Coventry & Crewe

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

The Royal Duchy
Sun 28th July 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
Bristol Temple Meads & Exeter St Davids

Engines Involved: Steam

The Shakesphere Express
Sun 28th July 2024
Vintage Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Birmingham Snow Hill & Stratford Upon Avon

Engines Involved: Steam

The Dorset Coast Express
Wed 31st July 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
London Victoria & Basingstoke

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel

The Scarborough Spa Express
Thu 1st August 2024
WCR
Pick Ups Between :
Carnforth & York

Engines Involved: Steam

The Cumbrian Mountain Express
Sat 3rd August 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
London Euston & Preston

Engines Involved: Steam / Electric

English Riveria Express
Sat 3rd August 2024
Saphos Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Wolverhampton & Bristol Temple Meads

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

The Waverley
Sun 4th August 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
York & Skipton

Engines Involved: Steam

The Shakesphere Express
Sun 4th August 2024
Vintage Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Birmingham Snow Hill & Stratford Upon Avon

Engines Involved: Steam

Pendle Dalesman
Tue 6th August 2024
WCR
Pick Ups Between :
Lancaster & Clitheroe

Engines Involved: Steam

The Kentish Belle
Wed 7th August 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
London Victoria & Bromley South

Engines Involved: Steam

The Dalesman
Thu 8th August 2024
WCR
Pick Ups Between :
York & Skipton

Engines Involved: Steam / Other

The Golden Age of Travel by Steam
Thu 8th August 2024
Belmond
Pick Ups Between :
London Victoria

Engines Involved: Steam

The West Somerset Steam Express
Sat 10th August 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
London Paddington & Newbury

Engines Involved: Steam

English Riveria Express
Sat 10th August 2024
Saphos Trains
Pick Ups Between :
High Wycombe & Bristol Temple Meads

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

Settle & Carlisle Steam Special
Sat 10th August 2024
Northern Belle
Pick Ups Between :
Leeds & Manchester Victoria

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

The Shakesphere Express
Sun 11th August 2024
Vintage Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Birmingham Snow Hill & Stratford Upon Avon

Engines Involved: Steam

The Scarborough Spa Express
Thu 15th August 2024
WCR
Pick Ups Between :
Carnforth & York

Engines Involved: Steam

The Dorset Coast Express
Thu 15th August 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
London Victoria & Basingstoke

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel

English Riveria Express
Sat 17th August 2024
Saphos Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Poole & Westbury

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

Settle & Carlisle Steam Special
Sat 17th August 2024
Northern Belle
Pick Ups Between :
Lincoln & Wakefield

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

The Waverley
Sun 18th August 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
York & Skipton

Engines Involved: Steam

The Royal Duchy
Sun 18th August 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
Bristol Temple Meads & Exeter St Davids

Engines Involved: Steam

The Shakesphere Express
Sun 18th August 2024
Vintage Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Birmingham Snow Hill & Stratford Upon Avon

Engines Involved: Steam

The Cumbrian Mountain Express
Sat 24th August 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
Crewe & Preston

Engines Involved: Steam

The Cotswold Venturer
Sat 24th August 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
London Victoria & Didcot

Engines Involved: Steam

English Riveria Express
Sat 24th August 2024
Saphos Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Slough & Westbury

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

The Shakesphere Express
Sun 25th August 2024
Vintage Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Birmingham Snow Hill & Stratford Upon Avon

Engines Involved: Steam

Settle & Carlisle Fellsman
Wed 28th August 2024
Saphos Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Blackpool North & Clitheroe

Engines Involved: Steam

The Scarborough Spa Express
Thu 29th August 2024
WCR
Pick Ups Between :
Carnforth & York

Engines Involved: Steam

The Lakelander
Sat 31st August 2024
Saphos Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Hereford & Preston

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

Settle & Carlisle Steam Special
Sat 31st August 2024
Northern Belle
Pick Ups Between :
Hull & Wakefield

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

The Royal Duchy
Sun 1st September 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
Bristol Temple Meads & Exeter St Davids

Engines Involved: Steam

The Shakesphere Express
Sun 1st September 2024
Vintage Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Birmingham Snow Hill & Stratford Upon Avon

Engines Involved: Steam

Pendle Dalesman
Tue 3rd September 2024
WCR
Pick Ups Between :
Lancaster & Clitheroe

Engines Involved: Steam

The Kentish Belle
Wed 4th September 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
London Victoria & Bromley South

Engines Involved: Steam

Welsh Marches Express
Wed 4th September 2024
Saphos Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Bournmouth & Bristol Temple Meads

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

The Dalesman
Thu 5th September 2024
WCR
Pick Ups Between :
York & Skipton

Engines Involved: Steam / Other

The Stratford Flyer
Sat 7th September 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
Norwich & Peterborough

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel

The Waverley
Sun 8th September 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
York & Skipton

Engines Involved: Steam

The Swanage Belle
Wed 11th September 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
London Victoria & Basingstoke

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel

Settle & Carlisle Fellsman
Wed 11th September 2024
Saphos Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Crewe & Clitheroe

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

The Golden Age of Travel by Steam
Thu 12th September 2024
Belmond
Pick Ups Between :
London Victoria

Engines Involved: Steam

The West Somerset Steam Express
Sat 14th September 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
London Paddington & Newbury

Engines Involved: Steam

Settle & Carlisle Steam Special
Sat 14th September 2024
Northern Belle
Pick Ups Between :
Liverpool Lime Street & Preston

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

The Dalesman
Tue 17th September 2024
WCR
Pick Ups Between :
Chester & Preston

Engines Involved: Steam / Other

The Dalesman
Thu 19th September 2024
WCR
Pick Ups Between :
York & Skipton

Engines Involved: Steam / Other

The Cumbrian Coast Express
Sat 21st September 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
London Euston & Preston

Engines Involved: Steam / Electric

The Coast To Coast Express
Sat 21st September 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
Liverpool Lime Street & Sheffield

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel

The Golden Arrow
Sat 21st September 2024
Saphos Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Birmingham International & Watford Junction

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

Settle & Carlisle Steam Special
Sat 21st September 2024
Northern Belle
Pick Ups Between :
Telford & Chester

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

The Golden Hind
Wed 25th September 2024
Saphos Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Shrewsbury & Bristol Temple Meads

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

The Golden Age of Travel by Steam
Thu 26th September 2024
Belmond
Pick Ups Between :
London Victoria

Engines Involved: Steam

The Atlantic Coast Express
Sat 28th September 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
London Waterloo & Basingstoke

Engines Involved: Steam

The Golden Arrow
Wed 2nd October 2024
Saphos Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Peterborough & Potters Bar

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

The Dalesman
Thu 3rd October 2024
WCR
Pick Ups Between :
York & Skipton

Engines Involved: Steam / Other

The Cumbrian Mountain Express
Sat 5th October 2024
Rail Touring Company
Pick Ups Between :
London Euston & Preston

Engines Involved: Steam / Electric

The Golden Arrow
Sat 5th October 2024
Saphos Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Norwich & Shenfield

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

The Golden Hind
Wed 9th October 2024
Saphos Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Worcester Shrub Hill & Bristol Temple Meads

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

Settle & Carlisle Steam Special
Sat 19th October 2024
Northern Belle
Pick Ups Between :
Coventry & Chester

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric

The Shakesphere Express
Sun 20th October 2024
Vintage Trains
Pick Ups Between :
Birmingham Snow Hill & Stratford Upon Avon

Engines Involved: Steam

Settle & Carlisle Steam Special
Sat 26th October 2024
Northern Belle
Pick Ups Between :
Nottingham & Sheffield

Engines Involved: Steam / Diesel or Electric