Charter Trains 2020

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A list of charter trains, railtours and associated stock moves and locomotive movements on the mainline in Scotland during 2020

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This page does not include the regular running of Jacobite steam trains but does feature the limited Royal Scotsman tours for 2020.

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 2020
no tours advertised
 
February 2020
no tours advertised
 
March 2020
Fri 20th (ECS move) Newcastle - Joppa 57313 & 57601 (T&T) n/a 5Z14 =
Sat 21st Northern Belle Glasgow C, Edinburgh - Perth (and return) 57313 & 57601 (T&T) Northern Belle 1Z15, 1Z16 Flickr
The Edinburgh Flyer York - Edinburgh (& return) Steam 60163 'Tornado' Railway Touring Co. Cancelled =
Sun 22nd (ECS move) Joppa - Carnforth 57601 (& 57313 OR) n/a 5Z17 Flickr
Fri 27th West Highland Statesman: Day 1 Milton Keynes - WCML- Fort William LSL 47s (T&T) Statesman Rail Cancelled =
Sat 28th West Highland Statesman: Day 2 Fort William - Mallaig (& return) LSL 47s (T&T) Statesman Rail Cancelled =
Sun 29th West Highland Statesman: Day 3 Fort William - WCML - Milton Keynes LSL 47s (T&T) Statesman Rail Cancelled =
 
April 2020
Fri 3rd (Royal Scotsman ECS move) Hamilton - Craigentinny GBRf 66s (T&T) n/a 5B78 Cancelled
Royal Scotsman - Highland (day 1) Edinburgh - Boat of Garten GBRf 66s (T&T) Belmond 1H89 Cancelled
(Jacobite ECS move) Carnforth - Fort William (via Beattock) WCR 37 + Steam n/a Cancelled =
West Highland & Royal Deeside (day 1) London KX - Dumbarton (via Beattock) DBS 67s (T&T)? UK Railtours Cancelled =
Mon 6th The Jacobite (1st morning train) Fort William - Mallaig (and return) Steam West Coast Railways Cancelled =
All excursions planned to operate in April, May and June were cancelled or postponed due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
See http://www.railtourinfo.co.uk/ for more details
 
July 2020
Sun 12th (Jacobite ECS) Carlisle - Craigendoran* (Fort William Jn) Steam 62005 + 45407 (DH) n/a 5Z57 =
(Jacobite ECS) (Carlisle) Craigendoran* - Fort William Jn Steam 45407 & 62005 (T&T) n/a 5Z57 Flickr
Mon 13th (Jacobite ECS) Carnforth - Fort William Jn 37518 +Steam 45212 (DH) n/a 5Z59 Flickr
Wed 15th The Jacobite (1st morning train) Fort William - Mallaig (and return) Steam 45407 West Coast Railways 2Y61, 2Y62 =
The Jacobite (1st afternoon train) Fort William - Mallaig (& return) Steam 45212 West Coast Railways 2Y68, 2Y69 =
 
August 2020
Tue 4th (Royal Scotsman ECS move) Hamilton - Carstairs Carlisle (and return) GBRf 66 n/a 5Z49 =
Fri 7th Northern Belle Manchester V - ECML - Edinburgh (and return*) 57601 & 57313* (T&T) Northern Belle 1Z30, 1Z32 =
Sat 8th Northern Belle Liverpool - WCML - Edinburgh (and return*) 57601+47804* (DH) Northern Belle 1Z60, 1Z62 =
Fri 21st (Royal Scotsman ECS move) Hamilton - Craigentinny 66746 & 66743 (T&T) n/a 5B78 =
Royal Scotsman - Highland (day 1) Edinburgh - Boat of Garten 66746 & 66743 (T&T) Belmond 1H89 =
(N.Belle ECS move) Carnforth - Stirling 57601 & 57316 N/A 5Z12
Northern Belle Stirling - Perth - Edinburgh - Carstairs - Stirling - Perth - Edinburgh 57601 & 57316 (T&T) Northern Belle 1Z12, 1Z13, 1Z14 =
Sat 22nd Northern Belle Dumbarton C - Upper Tyndrum Bridge of Orchy (and return) 57316 & 57601 (T&T) Northern Belle 1Z15, 1Z16 Flickr
(N.Belle ECS move) Dumbarton C - Bathgate - Joppa 57601 & 57316 (T&T) n/a 5Z16 =
Royal Scotsman - Highland (day 2) Aviemore - Inverness - Dundee 66743 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond 1H90 =
Sun 23rd Royal Scotsman - Highland (day 3) Dundee - Edinburgh (& ECS to Hamilton 66743 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond 1H91, 5D91 =
(N.Belle ECS move) Joppa - Darlington 57601 & 57316 (T&T) n/a 5Z17 =
Fri 28th (Royal Scotsman ECS move) Hamilton - Craigentinny 66743 & 66746 (T&T) n/a 5B78 =
Royal Scotsman - Western (day 1) Edinburgh - Spean Bridge 66743 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond 1H85 =
Sat 29th Royal Scotsman - Western (day 2) Spean Bridge - Mallaig - Fort William - Bridge of Orchy 66743 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond 1H86 =
Sun 30th Royal Scotsman - Western (day 3) Bridge of Orchy - Wemyss Bay - Kilmarnock 66746 & 66743 (T&T) Belmond 1H87 =
Mon 31st Royal Scotsman - Western (day 4) Kilmarnock - Edinburgh 66743 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond 1H88 =
(Royal Scotsman ECS move) Edinburgh - Hamilton 66743 & 66746 (T&T) n/a 5D91 =
 
September 2020
Thu 3rd The Aberdonian Edinburgh - Perth - Aberdeen (& return) Steam 60163 'Tornado' A1 Steam Loco Trust Cancelled =
Wed 9th (Officers Saloon) Carlisle - Fort William Caroline + 37421 n/a 5Z60 =
Thu 10th The Aberdonian Edinburgh - Perth - Aberdeen (& return) Steam 60163 'Tornado' A1 Steam Loco Trust Cancelled =
Fri 11th (Officers Saloon) Fort William - Mossend Caroline + 37421 n/a 5Z22 =
Sat 12th The Queen of Scots (York) Carlisle* - Edinburgh Steam 60163 'Tornado' A1 Steam Loco Trust 1Z62 =
The Queen of Scots Edinburgh - York (via Berwick) Steam 60163 'Tornado' A1 Steam Loco Trust 1Z63 =
Sun 13th (Officers Saloon) Mossend - Inverness Caroline + 37421 n/a 5Z52 =
Mon 14th (Royal Scotsman ECS move) Hamilton - Craigentinny 66746 & 66743 (T&T) n/a 5B78 =
Royal Scotsman - Classic (day 1) Edinburgh - Aviemore 66746 & 66743 (T&T) Belmond 1H79 =
Tue 15th Royal Scotsman - Classic (day 2) Aviemore - Kyle of Lochalsh 66746 & 66743 (T&T) Belmond 1H80 =
(Officers Saloon) Inverness - Kyle - Inverness Caroline + 37421 n/a 5Z53 =
Wed 16th (Officers Saloon) Inverness - Strathcarron - Inverness Caroline + 37421 n/a 5Z53 =
Royal Scotsman - Classic (day 3) Kyle of Lochalsh - Boat of Garten 66743 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond 1H81 =
Thu 17th Royal Scotsman - Classic (day 4) Boat of Garten - Perth - Dundee 66743 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond 1H82 =
Fri 18th Royal Scotsman - Classic (day 5) Edinburgh - Dundee (& ECS to Hamilton) 66743 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond 1H84, 5D91 =
Mon 21st (Steam loco move) Carnforth - Fort William Jn Steam 44871 n/a 5Z46 =
(Royal Scotsman ECS move) Hamilton - Craigentinny GBRf 66s (T&T) n/a 5B78 =
Royal Scotsman - Classic (day 1) Edinburgh - Aviemore 66746 & 66743 (T&T) Belmond 1H79 =
Tue 22nd Royal Scotsman - Classic (day 2) Aviemore - Kyle of Lochalsh 66746 & 66743 (T&T) Belmond 1H80 =
Wed 23th Royal Scotsman - Classic (day 3) Kyle of Lochalsh - Boat of Garten 66743 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond 1H81 =
Thu 24th Royal Scotsman - Classic (day 4) Boat of Garten - Perth - Dundee 66743 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond 1H82 =
Fri 25th Royal Scotsman - Classic (day 5) Edinburgh - Dundee (& ECS to Hamilton) 66743 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond 1H84, 5D91 =
Royal Scotsman - Highland (day 1) Edinburgh - Boat of Garten GBRf 66s (T&T) Belmond 1H89 =
Private Charter London Euston - Mossend 90001 (LSL) 1Z40 Photo
Private Charter Mossend - Aviemore 37s D6817+D6851 (DH) (LSL) 1Z41 =
(Loco move) Mossend - Edinburgh - York 90001 n/a 0Z42 =
Sat 26th Private Charter Aviemore - Kyle - Inverness 37s D6817+D6851 (DH) (LSL) 1Z42, 1Z43 =
Sun 27th Private Charter (Inverness) Perth - Darlington North Rd (via Beattock) 37s D6851+D6817 (DH) (LSL) (5Z44) 1Z44 Photo
The Jacobite (last afternoon train) Fort William - Mallaig (& return) Steam 45212 West Coast Railways 2Y68, 2Y69 =
Mon 28th (Steam loco move) Fort William Jn - Carnforth Steam 62005 n/a 5Z05 =
 
October 2020
Fri 2nd Northern Belle Manchester V - ECML - Edinburgh (and return) 57316 & 57314 (T&T) Northern Belle 1Z30, 1Z32 Photo
Sat 3rd Lochs & Glens Statesman (Day 1) Milton Keynes - Gleneagles (via Beattock) LSL 47s Statesman Rail Cancelled =
Mon 5th Lochs & Glens Statesman (Day 3) Perth - Edinburgh - Milton Keynes (via Beattock) LSL 47s Statesman Rail Cancelled =
(Royal Scotsman ECS move) Hamilton - Craigentinny GBRf 66s n/a 5B78 =
Royal Scotsman - Classic (day 1) Edinburgh - Aviemore 66746 & 66743 (T&T) Belmond 1H79 =
Tue 6th Royal Scotsman - Classic (day 2) Aviemore - Kyle of Lochalsh 66746 & 66743 (T&T) Belmond 1H80 =
Wed 7th Royal Scotsman - Classic (day 3) Kyle of Lochalsh - Boat of Garten 66743 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond 1H81 =
Thu 8th Royal Scotsman - Classic (day 4) Boat of Garten - Perth - Dundee 66743 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond 1H82 =
Fri 9th Royal Scotsman - Classic (day 5) Edinburgh - Dundee (& ECS to Hamilton) 66743 & 66746 (T&T) Belmond 1H84, 5D91 =
Mon 12th (Private Charter) Hamilton - Bridge of Orchy (and return) 66746 & 66743 (T&T) Royal Scotsman 1Z66, 1Z67 =
Thu 15th (Officers Saloon) Inverness - Carlisle Caroline + 37421 n/a 5Z53 =
Royal Scotsman - Classic (day 1) Edinburgh - Aviemore GBRf 66s Belmond 1H79 Cancelled
Fri 16th The Autumn West Highlander (Day 1) Eastleigh - Fort William (via Beattock) TBC Pathfinder Tours Cancelled =
Sun 25th (Steam loco move) Fort William Jn - Carnforth Steam 45212 n/a 5Z27 =
The Jacobite (last weekend train) Fort William - Mallaig (& return) Steam West Coast Railways 2Y61, 2Y62 =
 
November 2020
Fri 13th The Jacobite (last morning train) Fort William - Mallaig (& return) Steam West Coast Railways 2Z61, 2Z62 =
Sat 21st Royal Scot London Euston - Glasgow Central (and return) LSL Class 90 Intercity 1Z90, 1Z91 =
Sat 28th Christmas in Edinburgh Hull - Edinburgh (and return) WCR 57s (T&T) Northern Belle tbc =
 
December 2020
Fri 4th Christmas Luncheon Glasgow C - Edinburgh - Dundee? WCR 57s (T&T) Northern Belle tbc =
Sat 5th Christmas Luncheon Glasgow C - Edinburgh - Dundee? WCR 57s (T&T) Northern Belle tbc =
Midland Scot Birmingham International - Glasgow Central (and return) LSL Class 90 Intercity 1Z90, 1Z91 =
Edinburgh Christmas Special Cleethorpes - Edinburgh (and return) WCR 57s (T&T) Spirit of the Lakes tbc =
Wed 9th Edinburgh Christmas Special Hull - Edinburgh (and return) WCR 57s (T&T) Spirit of the Lakes tbc =
Sat 12th Edinburgh Christmas Special Peterborough - Edinburgh (and return) WCR 57s (T&T) Spirit of the Lakes tbc =
Edinburgh Christmas Marketl York - Edinburgh (and return) Steam 60163 'Tornado' Railway Touring Company tbc =



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