Retro Railtours

Welcome to Retro Railtours

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To all our customers old and new, we hope you are keeping safe during these unprecedented times. As with nearly every other aspect of life, Coronavirus has forced us to put our 2020 plans on hold until further notice.

We had originally intended to run a train during May, but this will not be going ahead. Looking further into the year, we are keeping a close eye on the situation.

If we can run a train later in the year, we will. We've been inundated with messages of support and calls from our loyal customers who miss our charter trains.

Don't worry, we will be back, and once this horrible virus has been defeated, we'll be back and running our charter trains around the country again.I think we could all do with a pint of Retro Rail Ale and some Black Peas when this is over!

So, keep safe, and do keep an eye on our website. We shall look forward to welcoming you on board (hopefully) later this year! And to all our customers who are key workers - thank you - and keep up the great work you're doing!

Retro Railtours have been operating day trip charter trains to a wide variety of Great British destinations since 2008. In the past decade, we have travelled to all parts of the Great British rail network, visiting seaside resorts, cities and special events. Past destinations include The Lake District, Edinburgh (for the Edinburgh Festival), Southend (for Southend Airshow), Canterbury and Bath Spa.

We use classic British Rail carriages, with padded seats and full buffet facilities - which are all too often missing from modern service trains. Most of our trains also feature our luxury silver service Premier Dining service. Our aim is to take you back to the Golden Age of rail travel, where you enjoy the journey as much as the destination!

We look forward to welcoming you on board!

For general enquiries, you can contact us as follows:-

  • Tel: 0161 3309055 (answer phone out of hours)
  • Email:
  • Postal address: 
    2 Brookfield Grove
    OL6 6TL


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