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

Cancelled

JUNE

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 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

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

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

JULY

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

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

Saturday 3rd July

The Man Of Kent (Pathfinder Tours)

DBC Diesel (tba)Newport (pu) - Chepstow (pu) - Lydney (pu) - Gloucester (pu) - Stonehouse (pu) - Stroud (pu) - Kemble (pu) - Swindon (pu) - Didcot Parkway (pu) - Reading (pu) - Kensington Olympia (pu) - West London tba

35028West London (tba) - Faversham - Margate (break) - Sandwich - Dover Priory - Folkestone - Ashford - Tonbridge - West London

DBC Diesel (tba)West London (tba) - Kensington Olympia (sd) - Reading (sd) - Didcot parkway (sd) - swindon (sd) - Kemble (sd) - Stroud (sd) - Stonehouse (sd) - Gloucester (sd) - Lydney (sd) - Chepstow (sd) - Newport

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

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

AUGUST

   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

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 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 18th August

The John Farrow Salute (UK Railtours)

35028London Victoria (pu) - Clapham Junction (pu) - Staines (pu) - Woking (pu) - Basingstoke - Salisbury - Sherborne (break/rev) & return

 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

   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

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

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

SEPTEMBER

  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

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 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

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

Saturday 25th Sept

SLS Special (Vintage Trains)

5043 Tyseley Locomotive Works (pu) - Birmingham Snow Hill (pu) - Kidderminster - Worcester Shrub Hill - Cheltenham Spa - Stroud - Kemble - Swindon

5043 Swindon (pu) - Oxford - Banbury (photo stop) - Leamington Spa - Tyseley (tbc) - Birmingham Snow Hill (tbc)

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

OCTOBER

Saturday 2nd October

Return To Steam (Vintage Trains)

7029 and Diesel tntTyseley Locomotive Works (pu) - Birmingham New Street (pu) - Wolverhampton - Abbey Foregate Curve - Hereford

7029 and Diesel tntHereford (pu) - Severn Tunnel - Swindon - Oxford - Banbury (Photo Stop) - Leamington Spa - Tyseley (tbc) - Birmingham New Street

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