Charter Trains 2017

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A list of charter trains, railtours and associated stock moves and locomotive movements on the mainline in Scotland during 2017.

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This page does not include the regular running of Jacobite steam trains or The Royal Scotsman (2017).

Please note that all trains (especially steam loco moves) can be subject to late notice re-timings, please check the Gen list for any late info.

Abbreviations:
ECS = Empty Coaching Stock
T&T = Top and Tail (locos on both ends)
DH = Double Headed locomotives
DOR = Loco dead on rear
TF = Steam loco running Tender First
DIT = Loco dead in train (between leading loco and any rolling stock)
* = Locomotive change at this location
tbc = to be confirmed
Rtn = Return journey

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Date       Tour Name Route Traction    Promoter Timings Links
 
January 2017
(no tours advertised)
 
February 2017
Fri 24th Six Nations Welsh Rugby Supporters Train Carmarthen - Edinburgh (via Beattock & Cumbernauld) 68004 Pathfinder Tours 1Z68 =
Mon 27th Six Nations Welsh Rugby Supporters Train Motherwell - Carmarthen (via Carstairs, Edinburgh & Beattock) 68004 Pathfinder Tours 1Z69 =
 
March 2017
Sat 11th Mid-day Scot Manchester Vic - Carlisle* - Abington* Edinburgh Steam 46115 Railway Touring Co. 1Z32 =
Mid-day Scot (Manchester Vic) Abington* - Edinburgh 47580+Steam 46115 Railway Touring Co. 1Z32 =
Mid-day Scot Edinburgh - (Carlisle*) Manchester Victoria 47580 (& 37685 O.R) Railway Touring Co. 1Z34 =
(Steam loco move) Craigentinny - Carlisle HWS Steam 46115 Railway Touring Co. 5Z37 =
Wed 15th The Edinburgh Express Llandudno Junction - Edinburgh (Via Beattock & Rtn to Holyhead) 57316 & 57313 (T&T) West Coast Railways 1Z41, 1Z43 =
Sat 18th (Royal Scotsman ECS) Eastleigh - Bo'ness (via ECML) 66717 n/a 5Z66 =
Bound for Craigy London KX - Edinburgh (Via Millerhill & Craigentinny, and Return) 43300 (& 43082 O.R) Branch Line Society 1Z40, 1Z43 =
Bound for Craigy Craigentinny - Portobello 08472 (+43082 & 43300) Branch Line Society 1Z40 =
Wed 22nd The Salopian Express Dumfries - (Preston*) - Shrewsbury (& Rtn) 47580 (& 37706 OR) West Coast Railways 1Z54, 1Z56 =
 
April 2017
Wed 5th The North East Explorer Bedford - Berwick upon Tweed (& Rtn) 47746 & 47237 (T&T) West Coast Railways 1Z47, 1Z48 =
Mon 10th (Jacobite ECS move) Carnforth - Craigendoran Jn* (- Fort William Jn) Diesel 37518 +Steam 45212+45407 n/a 5Z46 =
(Jacobite ECS move) (Carnforth) Craigendoran Jn* - Fort William Jn Steam 45212+45407 (& Diesel 37518 O.R) n/a 5Z46 =
Wed 12th (Steam ECS move) Fort William Jn - Glenfinnan (& return) Steam 45407 n/a 5Z45, 5Z46 =
Fri 14th The Easter Jacobite Fort William - Mallaig (& return) Steam (Black 5) West Coast Railways 2Y61, 2Y62 =
The Spring Highlander: Day 1 Eastleigh - Inverness (via ECML, Stirling) 37609+37218 (DH) Pathfinder Tours 1Z37 Photo
Sat 15th The Spring Highlander: Day 2 Inverness - Aberdeen 37259+37609 (DH & 37605 DOR) Pathfinder Tours 1Z38 =
The Spring Highlander: Day 2 Aberdeen - Inverness 37259+37605 (DH & 37609 DOR) Pathfinder Tours 1Z40 =
Sun 16th The Spring Highlander: Day 3 Inverness - Kyle (& Rtn) DRS 37s? Pathfinder Tours 1Z40, 1Z42 =
Mon 17th The Spring Highlander: Day 4 Inverness - Eastleigh (via Stirling) DRS 37s? Pathfinder Tours 1Z43 =
The Royal Scotsman: Classic Edinburgh - Keith (via Aberdeen) 66746 Belmond 1H79 =
Wed 19th The Edinburgh Dalesman Southport - Edinburgh (via Beattock & Rtn) 57316 & 47854 (T&T) West Coast Railways 1Z51, 1Z54 =
Sat 29th (Steam loco move) Carnforth - Thornton 37685 + Steam 62005 n/a 5Z62 =
(Steam loco move) Fort William - Bo'ness Steam 45212 n/a 5Z45 =
The Great Britain X (London KX) York - Edinburgh 47746 Steam 60009 Railway Touring Co. 1Z69 =
Sun 30th The Great Britain X Edinburgh - Dundee* - Perth* (Inverness) Steam 45212 & 47746 (T&T) Railway Touring Co. 1Z60 =
The Great Britain X (Edinburgh) Perth* - Inverness Steam 45212+62005 (DH) Railway Touring Co. 1Z60 =
(Loco+POB) Perth - Inverness 37685 n/a 5Z60 =
 
May 2017
Mon 1st The Heart Of Midlothian Peterborough - (Tyne Yard*) - Edinburgh (& Rtn) Steam 60163 'Tornado' UK Railtours 1Z63, 1Z65 =
The Great Britain X Inverness - Kyle (and return) Steam 62005? Railway Touring Co. 1Z60, 1Z64 =
North East Railtours Newcastle - Fort William (and return) Colas 47 North East Railtours 1Z71, 1Z72 =
Tue 2nd (ECS move) Newcastle - Bo'ness (via Shotts) Colas Class 47 n/a 5Z73 =
The Great Britain X Inverness - Perth Steam 45212+62005 ? Railway Touring Co. 1Z60 =
The Great Britain X Perth - Glasgow Steam 45212? Railway Touring Co. 1Z60 =
Inspection Saloon Derby - Inverness Caroline + 37409 n/a. 5Z02 =
Wed 3rd The Great Britain X Glasgow Q.St - Fort William Steam 62005 Railway Touring Co. 1Z65 =
The Great Britain X Fort William - Glasgow Q.St WCR diesels T&T Railway Touring Co. 1Z67 =
Inspection Saloon Inverness - Aberdeen - Edinburgh 37409 + Caroline n/a. 2Z02 =
Thu 4th (ECS move) Bo'ness - Glasgow Central (via Edinburgh, Shotts) Diesel & Steam (T&T) n/a. 5Z33 =
The Great Britain X Glasgow C - Oxenholme Steam 46233 Railway Touring Co. 1Z33 =
Inspection Saloon Edinburgh - Shotts - Glasgow C 37409 + Caroline n/a. 2Z02 =
Inspection Saloon Edinburgh -Carlisle (via Beattock) 37409 + Caroline n/a. 2Z02 =
Fri 5th Northern Belle Manchester Victoria - Edinburgh (& Rtn) DRS 57s/68s? Belmond 1Z42, 1Z45 =
Sat 6th Northern Belle Darlington - Dundee (& Rtn) DRS 57s/68s? Belmond 1Z87, 1Z89 =
Sun 7th 'The Forth Circle (am)' Linlithgow - Kirkcaldy - Dunfermline - Alloa - Stirling - Linlithgow Steam 60009 SRPS Railtours Cancelled =
'The Forth Circle (pm)' Dalmeny - Inverkeithing (pu) - Kirkcaldy - Dunfermline - Alloa - Stirling - Linlithgow - Dalmeny (sd) - Inverkeithing Steam 60009 SRPS Railtours Cancelled =
Sat 13th 'The West Highlander' Glenrothes with Thornton - Fort William* (and return) 37518 SRPS Railtours 1Z86, 1Z89 =
'The West Highlander' Fort William* - Arisaig Mallaig (and return) Steam SRPS Railtours 1Z87 =
Flying Scotsman to Edinburgh (London KX) York* - Edinburgh Steam 60103 (& Diesel 47746 O.R.) Steam Dreams 1Z72 =
Sun 14th (ECS move) Thornton Yard - Bo'ness (via Cadder) WCR 37 n/a 5Z90 =
(Jacobite ECS move) Carlisle - Fort William Jn 47826 n/a 5Z14 =
Fife Lunchtime Circular Edinburgh - Kirkcaldy - Dunfermline - Edinburgh Steam 60103 'Flying Scotsman' Steam Dreams 1Z61 =
Forth Evening Circular Edinburgh - Kirkcaldy - Alloa - Edinburgh Steam 60103 'Flying Scotsman' Steam Dreams 1Z63 =
Mon 15th The Jacobite (afternoon train) Fort William - Mallaig (& return) Steam (Black 5) West Coast Railways 2Y68, 2Y69 =
Tue 16th Flying Scotsman to Edinburgh Edinburgh - Appleby (-Crewe* -London) Steam 60103 'Flying Scotsman' Steam Dreams 1Z44 =
Wed 17th The Jorvik & Scarborough Spa I Dumfries - Carlisle - Scarborough (& Rtn) 57313 & 57316 (T&T) West Coast Railways 1Z11, 1Z12 =
Thu 18th (ECS move) Bo'ness - Darlington (-Derby) 37884 n/a 5M57 =
Mon 22nd (ECS move) Carlisle - Bo'ness 47812 n/a 5S05 =
Fri 26th (Northern Belle) Birmingham Int - Alnmouth (ECS - Berwick) and return. DRS 57s (T&T) Belmond 1Z38, 1Z40 =
(Royal Scotsman ECS) Craigentinny - London Victoria (via ECML) 66743 & 66746 (T&T) n/a 5Z60 =
Sat 27th SRPS Railtours North Berwick - Kyle of Lochalsh (and return) 47237 & 47826 (T&T) SRPS Railtours 1Z34, 1Z35 =
Royal Scotsman London Victoria - Garelochhead (via Dumfries) 66743 n/a 1Z60 =
Sun 28th Royal Scotsman Garelochhead - Fort William 66743 n/a 1Z61 =
Tue 30th Royal Scotsman Fort William - Orton Mere (via ECML) Class 66 n/a 1Z62 =
Thu 1st Royal Scotsman Newcastle - Edinburgh Class 66 (T&T) n/a 1Z65 =
 
June 2017
Fri 2nd The Far North Explorer Edinburgh - Stirling - Perth - (overnight to Wick) 37025 + Colas 37 SRPS Railtours 1Z37 =
Sat 3rd The Far North Explorer Wick - Thurso - Edinburgh 37025 + Colas 37 SRPS Railtours 1Z38, 1Z39 =
Sat 10th SRPS Railtours Glenrothes with Thornton - York* - Scarborough DBC 67 SRPS Railtours 1Z50, 1Z51 =
SRPS Railtours Scarborough - York* - Glenrothes with Thornton DBC 67 SRPS Railtours 1Z51 =
Fri 16th Three Peaks Challenge Barrow-in-Furness - Fort William DRS 37s? The Railway Children 1Z55 =
Sat 17th Three Peaks Challenge Fort William - Crewe DRS 37s? The Railway Children 1Z57 =
Sat 24th Northern Belle Glasgow C - Chester (& return) DRS 57s? (T&T) Belmond 1Z66, 1Z68 =
Sun 25th (Northern Belle ECS) Polmadie - Kidderminster DRS 57s? (T&T) n/a 5Z70 =
Mon 26th Scottish Golf (Day 1) Edinburgh - Tain (via Gleneagles) Class 66 (T&T) Belmond Royal Scotsman 1Z35 =
 
July 2017
Sat 1st SRPS Railtours Edinburgh Waverley - Blackpool North (and return) 37025+37219 (DH) SRPS Railtours 1Z37, 1Z39 =
Northern Belle Manchester Vic - ECML - Edinburgh (& Rtn). 57303 & 57306 (T&T) Belmond 1Z57, 1Z58 =
Sat 8th The Jacobite (Afternoon) Fort William - Mallaig (& return) Steam Diesel 37685 West Coast Railways 2Y68, 2Y69 =
Sun 9th Royal Scotsman: Grand Tour (day 3) Dundee - Edinburgh* (- N Llanrwst) 66746 Belmond 1Z75 =
Royal Scotsman: Grand Tour (day 3) Edinburgh* - Chester - North Llanrwst 66744 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond 1Z75 =
Fri 14th Royal Scotsman: Grand Tour (day 8) Newcastle - Edinburgh 66744 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond 1Z89 =
(Royal Scotsman ECS) Craigentinny - Carnforth 66746 n/a 5Z88 =
Mon 17th (Royal Scotsman ECS) Carnforth - Craigentinny 66746 n/a 5S78 =
Thu 20th (Loco+coach) Carnforth - Bo'ness 37516 n/a 5Z49 =
Fri 21th (ECS move) Bo'ness - Fort William 37516 n/a 5Z50 Photo
Sat 22nd (ECS move) Fort William - Carnforth 37516 n/a 5Z51 Photo
Fri 28th (ECS move) Leeds Balm Rd - Fort William (via Beattock) 37516 n/a 5Z53 =
Sun 30th (ECS move) Fort William - Bo'ness 37685 n/a 5Z54 =
Mon 31st (Loco+coach) Bo'ness - Carnforth 37685 n/a 5Z55 =
 
August 2017
Sat 5th (Steam loco move) Fort William - Bo'ness Steam 45407 n/a 5Z54 =
Sun 6th 'Fife Circle & Borders' Linlithgow - Dunfermline - Kirkcaldy - Dalgety Bay - Edinburgh - Galashiels - Tweedbank (and return) Steam 45407 & diesel 37685 (T&T) SRPS Railtours 1Z44, 1Z46 =
Mon 7th (Steam loco move) Dumbarton C - Fort William Steam 45407 n/a 5Z48 =
Royal Scotsman: Majestic England (day 1) Edinburgh - Alnmouth 66743 (& 66746 OR) Belmond 1Z60 =
Thu 10th (Locos+Van) Carlisle Kingmoor - Bo'ness 37602+37609 (DH) n/a 5Z37 =
Fri 11th Royal Scotsman: London (day 2) Newcastle - Edinburgh 66743 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond Royal Scotsman 1Z69 =
Northern Belle London KX - (Carlisle*) Edinburgh 68003 & 68027 (T&T) Belmond 1Z68 =
Sat 12th Northern Belle Edinburgh - Oban (& return) 37602+37609 (DH) Belmond 1Z37, 1Z47 =
(Steam loco move) Carnforth - Bo'ness Steam 44871 n/a 5Z20 Cancelled
(Steam loco move) Fort William - Bo'ness Steam 45407 n/a 5Z54 =
Sun 13th 'Fife Circle & Borders' Linlithgow - Dunfermline - Kirkcaldy - Dalgety Bay - Edinburgh - Galashiels - Tweedbank (and return) Steam 45407 & diesel 37685 (T&T) SRPS Railtours 1Z44, 1Z46 =
Northern Belle Edinburgh - Inverness (N via Kirkcaldy, return Stirling) 68003 & 68027 (T&T) Belmond 1Z68, 1Z69 =
Mon 14th Northern Belle Edinburgh - London KX (via ECML) 68003 (& 68027 OR) Belmond 1Z68 =
(Steam loco move) Dumbarton C - Fort William Steam 45407 n/a 5Z48 =
Tue 15th (Locos+Van) Bo'ness - Carlisle Kingmoor 37609 & 37602 (T&T) n/a 5Z37 =
Thu 17th (Steam loco move) Carnforth - Bo'ness Steam 44871 n/a 5Z78 =
Sat 19th Northern Belle Manchester V - ECML - Edinburgh (& Rtn) 57303 & 57301 (T&T) Belmond 1Z72, 1Z74 =
Sun 20th 'Fife Circle & Borders' Linlithgow - Dunfermline - Kirkcaldy - Dalgety Bay - Edinburgh - Galashiels - Tweedbank (and return) Steam 44871 & diesel 37685 (T&T) SRPS Railtours 1Z44, 1Z46 =
Mon 21st Northern Belle (London KX) York - Edinburgh 68030 (& 68016 O.R) Belmond 1Z68 =
(Northern Belle ECS) Edinburgh - Carlisle - Kidderminster 68016 (& 68030 O.R) n/a 5Z68 =
Sun 27th 'Fife Circle & Borders' Linlithgow - Dunfermline - Kirkcaldy - Dalgety Bay - Edinburgh - Galashiels - Tweedbank (and return) Steam 44871 & diesel 37685 (T&T) SRPS Railtours 1Z44, 1Z46 =
Mon 28th The Retro Edinburgh Festival Express Chesterfield - Edinburgh (via ECML) 68016 & 68029 (T&T) Retro Railtours 1Z16, 1Z17 =
(ECS move) Bo'ness - Carnforth 37685 n/a 5Z55 =
(Steam loco move) Dumbarton C - Fort William Steam 44871 n/a 5Z48 =
Wed 30th (Steam loco move) Fort William - Carlisle Steam 45212 n/a 5Z54 =
 
September 2017
Wed 6th Royal Scotsman Edinburgh - Orton Mere (via Beattock) 66739 (& 66743 OR) n/a 1Z60 =
Fri 8th Royal Scotsman Newcastle - Edinburgh 66739 & 66743 (T&T) n/a 1Z63 =
Sat 9th The Humber Grid Linlithgow - Hull (& return) Colas 56 (& DB 67) 52A Tours Cancelled =
Thu 17th (ECS move) Carnforth - Bo'ness 37685+37669 (DH) n/a 5Z26 =
Fri 15th (ECS move) Bo'ness - Aberdeen 37685+37669 (DH) n/a 5Z10 =
Sat 16th SRPS Railtour Inverurie - Oban (& return to Aberdeen) 37685+37669 (DH) SRPS Railtours 1Z11, 1Z12 =
Sun 17th (ECS move) Aberdeen - Bo'ness 37669 & 37685 (T&T) n/a 5Z13 =
Mon 18th (ECS move) Bo'ness - Carnforth 37669 & 37685 (T&T) n/a 5Z13 =
Wed 20th The Scenic Conwy Valley Explorer I Dumfries - Blaenau Ffestiniog (& return) 57315 & 57313 (T&T) WCR Railtours 1Z85, 1Z86 =
Sat 30th SRPS Railtour Ayr - Inverness (& return) 66764+73970 SRPS Railtours 1Z48, 1Z50 Photo
SRPS Railtour Inverness platform shunt 08523 SRPS Railtours 1Z49 =
 
October 2017
Sun 1st (ECS move) Mossend - Bo'ness 73970+66764 n/a 5Z64 =
Mon 2nd (Jacobite ECS move) Fort William - Carnforth Glen Douglas 37516+ Steam 44871 n/a 5Z87 =
Tue 3rd (Jacobite ECS move) Craigendoran - Carnforth 37669+ 37516 + Steam 44871 n/a 5Z87 Photo
Fri 6th West Highland & Jacobite Statesman 1 Kettering - Carnforth* - Fort William 37518+37669 (DH & 47804 O.R) Statesman Rail 1Z38 =
Sat 7th The Caledonian London Euston- Crewe* - Glasgow C. (& return) 50007+50049 (DH) Pathfinder 1Z50, 1Z52 =
Sun 8th West Highland & Jacobite Statesman 1 Fort William - Kettering (via Beattock) 47804 (& 37669 DOR) Statesman Rail 1Z40 =
Sat 14th Skipton & Saltaire Linlithgow - Bradford Foster Sq. (and return) 47804 & 57315 SRPS Railtours 1Z33, 1Z34 =
Fri 20th (Steam loco move) Fort William - Carnforth Steam 62005 n/a 5Z36 =
Fri 27th West Highland & Jacobite Statesman 2 High Wycombe - Carnforth* - Fort William 47826 (& 47804 OR) Statesman Rail 1Z60 =
Sat 28th The Jacobite (Statesman) Fort William - Mallaig (& return) Steam 45407 Statesman Rail 2Y61, 2Y62 =
Sun 29th West Highland & Jacobite Statesman 2 Fort William - Crianlarich - Fort William High Wycombe 47804 & 47826 (T&T) Statesman Rail 1Z63 =
Mon 30th (Statesman ECS) Fort William - Carnforth 47804 (& 47826 DOR) n/a 5Z63 =
Tue 31st (Jacobite ECS) Fort William - Carnforth 37518 n/a 5Z63 =
 
November 2017
Mon 6th (Royal Scotsman ECS) Craigentinny - Eastleigh (via WCML) 66744 n/a 5Z66 =
Sat 11th Northern Belle Warrington B.Q. - Edinburgh (& return to Liverpool) 57305 & 57312 (T&T) Belmond 1Z20, 1Z21 =
Sat 18th Festive Capital Express Bishop Auckland - Edinburgh (& return) WCR 47/57 (T&T) Bishop Trains 1Z20, 1Z21 =
Sun 19th (ECS move) Darlington - Bo'ness WCR 47/57 (T&T) n/a 5Z24 =
Sat 25th Northern Belle Manchester Vic - ECML - Edinburgh (& return) DRS 57s/68s? Belmond tbc =
 
December 2017
Fri 1st (Jacobite ECS) Carnforth - Fort William WCR 37? West Coast Railways 5Z46 =
Sat 2nd Edinburgh Christmas Pullman I Bridlington - Edinburgh (& return) WCR 57s (T&T) West Coast Railways tbc =
Edinburgh Christmas Statesman Holyhead - Edinburgh (& return) WCR 57s (T&T) Statesman Rail tbc =
Mon 4th The Festive Jacobite (first day) Fort William - Mallaig (& return) Steam (Black 5) West Coast Railways tbc =
Fri 8th The Christmas Cracker Linlithgow - Lincoln (& return) tbc SRPS Railtours tbc =
Sun 10th Northern Belle Edinburgh & Glasgow (lunch trip) DRS 57s/68s? Belmond tbc =
Sat 16th Edinburgh Christmas Pullman II Stevenage - Edinburgh (& return) WCR 57s (T&T) West Coast Railways tbc =
Fri 29th The Festive Jacobite (last day) Fort William - Mallaig (& return) Steam (Black 5) West Coast Railways tbc =





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