South West mainline steam charters

2021

Info courtesy of Railway Herald

Wednesday 19th May

Belmond British Pullman - Bath Spa & Bristol (Belmond (British Pullman)

  35028 London Victoria (pu) - Bath Spa (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads (break/rev) & return

Saturday 29th May

The South Devon Explorer (Railway Touring Company)

·       60163 Woking (pu) - Guildford (pu) - Reading (pu) - Newbury (pu) - Westbury (pu) - Taunton - Exeter St. Davids - Plymouth

·       60163 Plymouth (pu) - Exeter St. Davids - Taunton

Sunday 6th June

English Riviera Express (Saphos Trains)

·       LSL Steam Pool Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Yatton (pu) - Weston-super-Mare (pu) - Taunton (pu) - Exeter St. Davids - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Kingswear (break/rev) & return

Wednesday 9th June

Devonian Express (Saphos Trains)

·       LSL Diesel Solihull (pu) - Dorridge (pu) - War Parkway (pu) - Leam Spa (pu) - Banbury (pu) - Oxford (pu) - Swindon (pu) - Chipp (pu) - Bath Spa (pu) - B T M

·       LSL Steam Pool x 2 Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Taunton - Exeter St. Davids - Plymouth

·       LSL Steam Pool Plymouth - Exeter St. Davids - Taunton - Bristol Temple Meads (sd) -

·       LSL Diesel Bristol Temple Meads - Bath  (sd) - Chipp (sd) - Swindon (sd) - Oxford (sd) - Banbury (sd) - Leam Spa (sd) - Warwick parkway (sd) - Dorridge (sd) - Solihull

Saturday 12th June

The Cotswold Venturer (Railway Touring Company)

·       60103 London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Didcot Parkway (pu) - Swindon - Kemble - Cheltenham Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill (break/rev) & return

Sunday 13th June

English Riviera Express (Saphos Trains)

·       LSL Steam Pool Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Yatton (pu) - Weston-super-Mare (pu) - Taunton (pu) - Exeter St. Davids - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Kingswear (break/rev) & return

Wednesday 16th June

Portsmouth Harbour Express (Saphos Trains)

·       LSL Diesel Whampton (pu) - Tame Bridge Parkway (pu) - R. Regis (pu) - Stourbridge Jction (pu) - Kidderminster (pu) - Droitwich Spa (pu) - Worcester Shrub Hill (pu) - Cheltenham Spa (pu) - B T M

·       LSL Steam Pool Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Portsmouth Harbour

·       LSL Steam Pool Portsmouth Harbour (pu) - Bristol Temple Meads (sd) -

·       LSL Diesel Bristol Temple Meads - Cheltenham Spa (sd) - Worcester Shrub Hill (sd) - Droitwich Spa (sd) - Kidderminster (sd) - Stourbridge Junction (sd) - Rowley Regis (sd) - Tame Bridge Parkway (sd) - Wolverhampton

Sunday 20th June

English Riviera Express (Saphos Trains)

·       LSL Steam Pool Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Bath Spa (pu) - Bradford on Avon (pu) - Westbury (pu) - Frome (pu) - Taunton (pu) - Exeter St. Davids - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Kingswear (break/rev) & return

Wednesday 23rd June

The Torbay Riviera Explorer (Saphos Trains)

·       LSL Diesel Shrewsbury (pu) - Church Stretton (pu) - Ludlow (pu) - Leominster (pu) - Hereford (pu) - Abergavenny (pu) - Cwmbran (pu) - Severn Tunnel Junction (pu) - Bristoil Temple Meads (pu) -

·       LSL Steam Pool Bristol Temple Meads - Paignton - Kingswear

·       LSL Steam Pool Kingswear - Paignton - Bristol Temple Meads (sd) -

·       LSL Diesel Bristol temple Meads - Severn Tunnel Junction (sd) - Cwmbran (sd) - Abergavenny (sd) - Hereford (sd) - Leominster (sd) - Ludlow (sd) - Church Stretton (sd) - Shrewsbury

Sunday 27th June

English Riviera Express (Saphos Trains)

·       LSL Steam Pool Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Bath Spa (pu) - Bradford on Avon (pu) - Westbury (pu) - Frome (pu) - Taunton (pu) - Exeter St. Davids - Newton Abbot - Paignton - Kingswear (break/rev) & return

Thursday 1st July

The Bangor Forty (Saphos Trains)

·       Class 40 Bangor (pu) - Llandudno Junction (pu) - Colwyn Bay (pu) - Rhyl (pu) - Prestatyn (pu) - Chester (pu) - Crewe (pu) - Stafford (pu) - Bromsgrove - Cheltenham - Bristol Temple Meads

·       LSL Steam x 2 Bristol Temple Meads (pu) - Cheltenham - Bromsgrove - Walsall - Stafford (sd) - Crewe (sd) -

·       Class 40 Crewe - Chester (sd) - Prestatyn (sd) - Rhyl (sd) - Colwyn Bay (sd) - Llandudno Junction (sd) - Bangor

Saturday 3rd July

Welsh Marches Express (Vintage Trains)

·       6233 Tyseley Warwick Road (pu) - Birmingham Snow Hill (pu) - Worcester - Gloucester - Chepstow - Abergavenny - Hereford

·       6233 Hereford - Craven Arms - Abbey Foregate Curve - Cosford - Wolverhampton - Birmingham New Street (sd) - Tyseley Warwick Road

Saturday 24th July

The West Somerset Steam Express (Railway Touring Company)

·       Steam tba London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Newbury (pu) - Westbury - Taunton - Bishops Lydeard

·       WSR Steam TBA Bishops Lydeard - Minehead

·       WSR Steam TBA Minehead - Bishops Lydeard

·       Steam tba Bishops Lydeard - Taunton - Westbury - Newbury (sd) - Reading (sd) - Slough (sd) - London Paddington

Friday 9th July

The End Of Southern Steam (Railway Touring Company)

·       Steam tbc London Waterloo (pu) - Weybridge - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke - Salisbury (sd) - Sherborne (sd) - Yeovil Railway Centre

·       WCRC Class 47/57 Yeovil Junction (pu) - Maiden Newton - Dorchester - Weymouth

·       Steam tbc Weymouth (pu) - Poole - Bournemouth - Southampton Central - Basingstoke (sd) - Woking (sd) - Weybridge - London Waterloo

Sunday 11th July

The Royal Duchy (Railway Touring Company)

·       WCRC Class 47/57 Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Newbury (pu) - Westbury (pu) - Taunton

·       Steam tba Taunton (pu) - Exeter St. Davids (pu) - Plymouth (sd) - Par

·       Steam tba Par (pu) - Plymouth (pu) -Exter St. Davids (sd) - Taunton (sd)

·       WCRC Class 47/57 Taunton - Westbury (sd) - Newbury (sd) - Reading (sd) - Slough

   Sunday 1st August

The Royal Duchy (Railway Touring Company)

·       WCRC Class 47/57 Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Newbury (pu) - Westbury (pu) - Taunton

·       Steam tba Taunton (pu) - Exeter St. Davids (pu) - Plymouth (sd) - Par

·       Steam tba Par (pu) - Plymouth (pu) -Exter St. Davids (sd) - Taunton (sd)

·       WCRC Class 47/57 Taunton - Westbury (sd) - Newbury (sd) - Reading (sd) - Slough

Thursday 5th August

The Dorset Coast Express (Railway Touring Company)

·       Steam tba London Victoria (pu) - Staines (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Bournemouth (sd) - Weymouth

·       31806 and Steam tba tnt Weymouth (pu) - Bournemouth (pu) - Southampton Central

·       Steam tba Southampton Central - Romsey - Andover -Basingstoke (sd) - Woking (sd) - Staines (sd) - London Victoria

Wednesday 11th August

Welsh Marches Express (Saphos Trains)

·       LSL Diesel/Electrc Wigan North Western (pu) - St. Helens Central (pu) - Huyton (pu) - Broad Green (pu) - Liverpool South Parkway (pu) - Runcorn (pu) - Hartford (pu) - Crewe (pu) -

·       LSL Steam Pool Crewe - Shrewsbury (pu) - Hereford - Cardiff Central

·       LSL Steam Pool Cardiff Central (pu) - Hereford - Shrewsbury (sd) - Crewe (sd) -

·       LSL Diesel/Electric Crewe - Hartford (sd) -Runcorn (sd) - Liverpool South Parkway (sd) - Broad Green (sd) - Huyton (sd) - St. Helens Central (sd) - Wigan North Western

Saturday 14th August

The West Somerset Steam Express (Railway Touring Company)

·       Steam tba London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Newbury (pu) - Westbury - Taunton - Bishops Lydeard

·       WSR Steam TBA Bishops Lydeard - Minehead

·       WSR Steam TBA Minehead - Bishops Lydeard

Steam tba Bishops Lydeard - Taunton - Westbury - Newbury (sd) - Reading (sd) - Slough (sd) - London Paddington

Thursday 19th August

The Dorset Coast Express (Railway Touring Company)

·       Steam tba London Victoria (pu) - Staines (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Bournemouth (sd) - Weymouth

·       31806 and Steam tba tnt Weymouth (pu) - Bournemouth (pu) - Southampton Central

·       Steam tba Southampton Central - Romsey - Andover -Basingstoke (sd) - Woking (sd) - Staines (sd) - London Victoria

 Saturday 21st August

The Cotswold Venturer (Railway Touring Company)

·       Steam tba London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Didcot Parkway (pu) - Swindon - Kemble - Cheltenham Spa - Worcester Shrub Hill (break/rev) & return

Thursday 9th September

The Swanage Belle (Railway Touring Company)

·       Steam tba London Victoria (pu) - Staines (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Swanage

·       Diesel tba Swanage (pu) - Southampton Central

·       Steam tba Southampton Central - Redbridge - Romsey - Andover - Basingstoke (sd) - Woking (sd) - Staines (sd) - London Victoria

   Sunday 29th August

The Royal Duchy (Railway Touring Company)

·       WCRC Class 47/57 Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Newbury (pu) - Westbury (pu) - Taunton

·       Steam tba Taunton (pu) - Exeter St. Davids (pu) - Plymouth (sd) - Par

·       Steam tba Par (pu) - Plymouth (pu) -Exter St. Davids (sd) - Taunton (sd)

·       WCRC Class 47/57 Taunton - Westbury (sd) - Newbury (sd) - Reading (sd) - Slough

  Thursday 2nd Sept

The Dorset Coast Express (Railway Touring Company)

·       Steam tba London Victoria (pu) - Staines (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke (pu) - Bournemouth (sd) - Weymouth

·       31806 and Steam tba tnt Weymouth (pu) - Bournemouth (pu) - Southampton Central

·       Steam tba Southampton Central - Romsey - Andover -Basingstoke (sd) - Woking (sd) - Staines (sd) - London Victoria

Sunday 12th September

The Royal Duchy (Railway Touring Company)

·       WCRC Class 47/57 Slough (pu) - Reading (pu) - Newbury (pu) - Westbury (pu) - Taunton

·       Steam tba Taunton (pu) - Exeter St. Davids (pu) - Plymouth (sd) - Par

·       Steam tba Par (pu) - Plymouth (pu) -Exter St. Davids (sd) - Taunton (sd)

·       WCRC Class 47/57 Taunton - Westbury (sd) - Newbury (sd) - Reading (sd) - Slough

Monday 13th September

Devon Belle: Day 1 (Saphos Trains)

·       LSL Steam PoolL London Paddington (pu) - Slough (pu) - Maidenhead (pu) - Reading (pu) - Kingswear

Tuesday 14th September

The Welshman (Saphos Trains)

LSL Steam Pool Kingswear (pu) - Churston (pu) - Paignton (pu) - Torquay (pu) - Newton Abbot (pu) - Exeter St. David's (pu) - Tiverton Parkway (pu) - Bristol Temple Meads - Severn Tunnel - Cardiff Central

LSL Steam Pool Cardiff Central (pu) - Chepstow - Gloucester - Yate - Bristol Parkway - Bristol Temple Meads - Tiverton Parkway (sd) - Exeter St. David's (sd) - Newton Abbot (sd) - Torquay (sd) - Paignton (sd) - Churston (sd) - Kingswear

Tuesday 28 September - Friday 1 October 

London Pdgn - Penzance

over 3 days

61306 & 45596 DH

Tues 28 Padd to Penzance

Wed 29 Leisure Day

Thurs top'n'tailed steam

to Plymouth

Friday Penzance to London

NEW!

Wednesday 15th September

Devon Belle: Day 3 (Saphos Trains)

·       LSL Steam PoolL Kingswear (pu) - Reading (sd) - Maidenhead (sd) - Slough (sd) - London Paddington

Tuesday 21st September

Steam Dreams Excursion: Highgrove, Lydney & Cardiff (Steam Dreams)

·       61306 and 61264 London Paddington (pu) - Maidenhead (pu) - Reading (pu) - Gloucester (sd) - Lydney (sd) - Cardiff Central (break/rev) & return

Wednesday 6th October

Great Western Envoy (Saphos Trains)

·       LSL Steam Pool Bridgnorth (pu) - Highly (pu) - Arley (pu) - Bewdley (pu) - Kidderminster (pu) - Stourbridge Junction (pu) - Birmingham Snow Hill (pu) - Solihull (pu) - Dorridge (pu) - Warwick Parkway (pu) - Oxford - Swindon - Bath Spa (sd) - Bristol Temple Meads (break/rev) & return

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