Charter Trains 2024

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A list of charter trains, railtours and associated stock moves and locomotive movements on the mainline in Scotland during 2024.

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

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 2024
Sat 13th The Ayr Extension Crewe - Glasgow C - Barassie Jn Ayr (and return) 86101 & 87002 (T&T) Intercity 1Z29 - 1Z32 Photo, Flickr
 
February 2024
Sat 24th The Whistling Highlander (Day.1) Crewe - Carlisle - Perth - Inverness Class 40 D213 (& 47 D1935 OR) Intercity 1Z13 Flickr
Sun 25th The Whistling Highlander (Day.2) Inverness - Aberdeen - Forth Bridge - Carlisle - Crewe Class 40 D213 (& 47 D1935 OR) Intercity 1Z14 Photo 40, Photo 47
 
March 2024
Thu 7th Thunderbirds Are Go! Derby - ECML - Edinburgh - Linlithgow 57303 Branch Line Society 1Z36 Photo
Fri 8th BWC Two (Day.1) Bo'ness - Edinburgh - Fort William 37403 Branch Line Society 1Z36, 1Z37 Photo
Sat 9th BWC Two (Day.2) Fort William - Crianlarich - Oban - Fort William 37403 Branch Line Society 1Z38, 1Z39 Photo, Flickr
Sun 10th BWC Two (Day.3) Fort William - Mallaig - Fort William - Wemyss Bay 37403 Branch Line Society 1Z40 Flickr
BWC Two (Day.3) Wemyss Bay - Glasgow Central - Shields Jn - Queen St HL 66776 & 37403 (T&T) Branch Line Society 1Z41, 1Z42 Flickr
BWC Two (Day.3) Glasgow Queen St HL - Bo'ness 37403 Branch Line Society 1Z43 Flickr
Mon 11th International Rescue Linlithgow - Edinburgh - Carlisle - Darlington - Derby 57303 Branch Line Society 1Z44 Photo
Sat 23rd The Edinburgh Flyer York - ECML - Edinburgh (and return) Steam 44871 (& diesel 47848 OR) Railway Touring Co. 1Z47, 1Z49 Photo
Mon 25th (ECS move) Carnforth - Craigendoran - Fort William TNF Steam + Diesel n/a 5Z44 Cancelled
Thu 28th The Jacobite (First Morning Train) Fort William - Mallaig (& return) Steam West Coast Railways 2Y61, 2Y62 Cancelled
Fri 29th West Of Scotland Push-Pull (Day.1) Crewe - Carlisle* - Edinburgh 47712 & DBSO Intercity 1Z60 Photo
The Easter Chieftain (Day.1) Eastleigh - Carlisle* - Aviemore 66110+66034 (DH) Pathfinder Tours 1Z68 Photo
Sat 30th West Of Scotland Push-Pull (Day.2) Edinburgh - Oban (& return) 47712 & DBSO Intercity 1Z62, 1Z63 Photo, Flickr
The Easter Chieftain (Day.2) Aviemore - Kyle of Lochalsh (& return) 66034 & 66110 (T&T) Pathfinder Tours 1Z70, 1Z71 Flickr
Sun 31st West Of Scotland Push-Pull (Day.3) Edinburgh - Gourock - Wemyss Bay - Ardrossan Harbour - Largs - Dumfries - Crewe 47712 & D1935 (T&T) Intercity 1Z64 - 1Z71 Flickr.1, Flickr.2
The Easter Chieftain (Day.3) Aviemore - Perth - Aberdeen - Inverness - Aviemore 66110 & 66034 (T&T) Pathfinder Tours 1Z72, 1Z73 Flickr
 
April 2024
Mon 1st The Easter Chieftain (Day.4) Aviemore - Newcastle* - Eastleigh 66034+66110 (DH) Pathfinder Tours 1Z74 Photo
Wed 3rd (LSL ECS move) Crewe HS - Fort William TNF 37 D6851 (& 37409 OR) n/a 5Z37 Flickr
Royal Scotsman, Highland (Day.1) Edinburgh - Boat of Garten 66746 Belmond 1H89 Photo
Thu 4th (WCR ECS move) Carnforth - Fort William Jn Yd 37685+37676 (DH) n/a 5Z40 Flickr
Mon 8th The West Highlander Fort William - Mallaig (& return) 37409 & D6851 (T&T) Intercity 1Z37, 1Z38 Photo
(WCR non-passenger) Fort William - Mallaig (and return) 37685+37676 (DH) n/a 2Y61, 2Y62 Flickr
Tue 9th The West Highlander Fort William - Mallaig (& return) 37409 & D6851 (T&T) Intercity 1Z37, 1Z38 Flickr.1, Flickr.2
(WCR non-passenger) Fort William - Mallaig (and return) 37685+37676 (DH) n/a 2Y61, 2Y62 =
Thu 11th (LSL ECS move) Crewe HS - Joppa Straight (via Beattock) HST 43055 & 43047 n/a 5Z60 Flickr
Fri 12th Cornish Riviera Pullman (Joppa) Berwick - Penzance HST 43047 & 43055 Midland Pullman 3Z61, 1Z62 =
Sat 13th (WCR ECS move) Carnforth - Craigendoran* (Crianlarich) Diesel 47245 + Steam 45212 n/a 5Z12 YouTube
(WCR ECS move) (Carnforth) Craigendoran* - Crianlarich Steam 45212 (& Diesel 47245 OR) n/a 5Z12 YouTube
Sun 14th (WCR ECS move) Crianlarich - Fort William TNF Steam 45212 (& Diesel 47245 OR) n/a 5Z12 =
Mon 15th The Jacobite (First Morning Train) Fort William - Mallaig Glenfinnan (& return) Steam 45212 (TF, return with diesel 47245) West Coast Railways 2Y61, 2Y62 Resuming
The Great Britain XVI (Day.3) Lancaster - Carlisle - Glasgow C (via Dumfries & Annbank) Steam 44871+45407 (DH & Diesel 47802 OR) Railway Touring Co. 1Z35 Flickr
(GB XVI ECS) Glasgow C - Joppa Straight (via Shotts) Diesel 47802 (& Steam 45407+44871 OR) n/a 5Z35 =
Tue 16th (GB XVI ECS) Joppa Straight - Glasgow C (via Shotts) Diesel 47802 (& Steam 45407+44871 OR) n/a 5Z36 =
The Great Britain XVI (Day.4) Glasgow C - Inverness (via Stirling & Aviemore) Steam 44871+45407 (DH & Diesel 47802 OR) Railway Touring Co. 1Z36 Flickr
Wed 17th The Great Britain XVI (Day.5) Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh (& Return) Steam 44871 (TF & Diesel 47802 OR) Railway Touring Co. 1Z37, 1Z38 Flickr
Thu 18th The Great Britain XVI (Day.6) Inverness - Aberdeen - Edinburgh (via Perth & Kirkcaldy) Steam 44871+45407 (DH & Diesel 47802 OR) Railway Touring Co. 1Z39, 1Z40 Flickr
Fri 19th The Great Britain XVI (Day.7) Edinburgh - Carlisle* - Liverpool Steam 44871+45407 (DH & Diesel 47802 OR) Railway Touring Co. 1Z42 Flickr
The West Highlander Fort William - Mallaig (& return) 37409 & D6851 (T&T) Intercity 1Z00, 1Z01 Flickr
Tue 23rd (LSL ECS move) Fort William TNF - Crewe HS 37409 & D6851 (T&T) n/a 5Z80 =
Highland Clansman Pullman Crewe - Chester - Lockerbie - Aviemore (& return) HST 43055 & 43047 Midland Pullman 1Z43, 1Z44 =
Thu 25th (WCR ECS move) Carnforth - Fort William TNF Steam 45407 n/a 5Z45 =
Fri 26th (ECS move) Crewe HS - Dundee HS (via Beattock & Stirling) HST 43055 & 43047 n/a 5Z43 =
Sat 27th Settle to Carlisle & Blackpool Pullman Dundee - Edinburgh - Beattock - Blackpool (& return) HST 43055 & 43047 Midland Pullman 1Z43, 1Z44 =
Sun 28th (ECS move) Dundee HS - Crewe HS (via Stirling & ECML) HST 43055 & 43047 n/a 5Z45 =
 
May 2024
Sat 4th Historic Edinburgh at Leisure Derby - ECML - Edinburgh (& return) 57313 & 47815 (T&T) Northern Belle 1Z71, 1Z72 =
Mon 6th The Jacobite (First Afternoon Train) Fort William - Mallaig (& return) Steam West Coast Railways 2Y68, 2Y69 Cancelled
Tue 7th (N. Belle ECS move) Carnforth - Joppa Straight 47812 & 57313 (T&T) n/a 5Z16 =
Wed 8th (Private Charter) Gleneagles - Perth - Carstairs - Edinburgh (ECS to York) 47812 & 57313 (T&T) (Northern Belle) 1Z18, 5Z18 =
Thu 9th Glamis Castle/Scone Palace Darlington - ECML - Dundee (and return) 47812 & 57313 (T&T) Northern Belle 1Z52, 1Z53 =
Thu 16th Historic Edinburgh at Leisure Crewe - Liverpool - WCML - Edinburgh (& return) 57313 & 57315 (T&T) Northern Belle 1Z63, 1Z64 Flickr
Sat 18th Historic Edinburgh at Leisure Manchester V - WCML - Edinburgh (& return) 57315 (& 47802 OR) Northern Belle 1Z72, 1Z73 Flickr
The Edinburgh Flyer York - ECML - Edinburgh (and return) Steam 44871 (& diesel 47815 OR) Railway Touring Co. 1Z46, 1Z49 Flickr
Royal Scotsman, Clans, Castles & Isles (Day.2) Fort William - Bridge of Orchy - Oban GBRf 66 (T&T) Belmond 1H86, 1Z87 =
Mon 20th Royal Scotsman, Clans, Castles & Isles (Day.4) Wemyss Bay - Larbert* - Boat Of Garten GBRf 66 (& 66 OR*) Belmond 1Z90 =
Fri 24th (ECS move) Crewe - Ayr Falkland DGL (via Kilmarnock) HST 43055 & 43047 n/a 5Z41 Flickr
Sat 25th Settle to Carlisle & Blackpool Pullman Newton-on-Ayr - Kilmarnock - Blackpool (and return) HST 43055 & 43047 Midland Pullman 1Z43, 1Z44 Flickr
Sun 26th Royal Scotsman, Private tour (Day.1) Edinburgh - Gleneagles - Boat of Garten 66743 Belmond 1Z41, 1Z42 =
Mon 27th (ECS move) Kilmarnock - Heaton HST 43055 & 43047 n/a 5Z40 =
Tue 28th Royal Scotsman, Private tour (Day.3) Dundee - Gleneagles (- Craigentinny) 66743 Belmond 1Z44, 5Z44 =
Ben Nevis and Lochaber Pullman Morpeth - Edinburgh - Fort William (& return) HST 43055 & 43047 Midland Pullman 1Z43, 1Z44 =
Wed 29th (ECS move) Bo'ness - ECML - Barrow Hill 37403 n/a 5Z37 Flickr
 
June 2024
Sun 2nd (British Pullman, ECS move) Stewarts Lane - WCML - Hamilton 67021 & 67024 (T&T) n/a 5Z60 Flickr
Mon 3rd British Pullman, Private tour (Hamilton) Edinburgh - Perth - Gleneagles 67024 & 67021 (T&T) Belmond 3Z60, 1Z60 Flickr
(British Pullman, ECS move) Gleneagles - ECML - Stewarts Lane 67021 & 67024 (T&T) n/a 5Z61 Flickr
Thu 6th Royal Scotsman, Heritage Homes and Gardens (Day.4) Kingussie - Dunblane (Mossend) Stirling - Dundee 66746 Belmond 1Z83, 1Z84 =
Fri 7th (WCR ECS move) Carnforth - Fort William Jn Yd 37518 n/a 5Z37 =
Sat 8th (WCR ECS move) Fort William Jn Yd - Carnforth 47245 (& 37518 DOR) n/a 5Z47 =
Sat 15th The Ancient Kingdom / Joppa Jaunt Kings Cross - Alnmouth - Joppa (and return) ??? UK Railtours tbc =
Tue 18th Oban & West Highland Pullman Preston - Motherwell - Oban (& return) LSL HST Midland Pullman 1Z80, 1Z82 =
Sun 23rd The Glasgow GM Glasgow C - Anniesland - Carlisle - Derby GBRf 57/3s (T&T) Branch Line Society TBC =
Fri 28th Three Peaks Challenge by Rail (Day.2) Ravenglass - Fort William (via WCML) LSL 47s? (DH) The Railway Children 1Z52 =
Sat 29th Three Peaks Challenge by Rail (Day.3) Fort William - Crewe (via WCML) LSL 47s? (DH) The Railway Children 1Z53 =
 
July 2024
Fri 12th The Spirit Of Travel Lunch Glasgow C - Edinburgh - Perth (& return) WCR 57/47 (T&T) Northern Belle tbc =
The Caledonian Express Birmingham - WCML - Edinburgh Steam 60163 'Tornado'? 21st Century Steam tbc =
The Caledonian Express Edinburgh - WCML - Birmingham WCR? diesel 21st Century Steam tbc =
Sun 14th West Highland Lunch Glasgow C - Upper Tyndrum? (& return) WCR 57/47 (T&T) Northern Belle tbc =
Thu 18th Edinburgh at Leisure Manchester - ECML - Edinburgh (& return) WCR 57/47 (T&T) Northern Belle tbc =
The Aberdonian Edinburgh - Aberdeen (and return) Steam 60163 'Tornado'? 21st Century Steam tbc =
Thu 25th The Aberdonian Edinburgh - Aberdeen (and return) Steam 60163 'Tornado'? 21st Century Steam tbc =
Fri 26th (ECS move) Crewe HS - Dundee HS (via Beattock & Stirling) LSL HST n/a tbc =
Sat 27th Settle to Carlisle & Blackpool Pullman Perth - Lockerbie - Blackpool (and return) LSL HST Midland Pullman tbc =
The Aberdonian Edinburgh - Aberdeen (and return) Steam 60163 'Tornado'? 21st Century Steam tbc =
Sun 28th (ECS move) Dundee HS - Crewe HS (via Stirling & WCML) LSL HST n/a tbc =
 
August 2024
Sat 24th The Grampian Highlander (Day.1) Taunton - Gloucester* - WCML - Stirling - Aberdeen Class 50s (DH) Pathfinder Railtours tbc Info
Sun 25th The Grampian Highlander (Day.2) Aberdeen - Inverness - Perth - Aberdeen Class 50s (T&T?) Pathfinder Railtours tbc =
Mon 26th The Grampian Highlander (Day.3) Aberdeen - Leven - Edinburgh - ECML - Taunton Class 50s (T&T/DH) Pathfinder Railtours tbc =
 
September 2024
Sat 14th Scottish Borders Unknown - Edinburgh - Tweedbank? (and return) ??? UK Railtours tbc =
 
October 2024
Sat 5th Central Scotland & Fife Push Pull (Day.1) Crewe - Carstairs - Glasgow Q St HL & LL - Lanark - North Berwick - Edinburgh 47712 + DBSO Intercity tbc Info
Sun 6th Central Scotland & Fife Push Pull (Day.2) Edinburgh - Tweedbank - Leven - Dunfermline - Alloa - Carstairs - Crewe 47712 + DBSO Intercity tbc =
 
November 2024
Sat 23rd The Edinburgh Festive Explorer Gloucester - Crewe* - WCML - Edinburgh (and return) Electric 86259 Pathfinder Railtours tbc Info
 
December 2024



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