Retro Railtours

Welcome to Retro Railtours

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We hope you have been keeping safe during these unprecedented times. As with nearly every other aspect of life, Covid 19 has impacted the travel and tourism sector dramatically, and we have now been unable to run any trains for over a year.

We are very pleased to announce our first tour since 2019. The Retro Cumbrian Coaster II will be running on Saturday 28th August 2021 from our usual pick up stations to the delightful Cumbrian coastal town of Whitehaven.

We are keeping a close eye on the latest government advice as the situation in two months time is currently difficult to predict.

We will be able to run the train even with the current restrictions, but we are hoping that from next month we will have to have the normal on board service, including our famous real ale buffet car. If restrictions continue, the catering service will be at-seat only.

We shall look forward to welcoming you back on board soon!

Update: We are also going to be selling Ravenglass & Eskdale tickets at the discounted rate of £10 for a round trip shortly

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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