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** NEW FIXTURES OPEN FOR BOOKING **

#416 Posted on: 05 December 2019 at 23:16 by Mark HaggasType: Public

The Merseyrail Underground & Overground Explorer - Sunday 26th January 2020

The Branch Line Society is delighted to act as booking agent for a low cost, easy day out railtour operated by Merseyrail, featuring a 6-car EMU.

The Fenny Crompton - Saturday 7th March 2020

An easy day out positioning move railtour operated by West Coast Railways (WCR), hauled by a WCR Class 33.

The Devonian Crompton - Sunday 8th March 2020

Operated by West Coast Railways (WCR), this charter will feature a pair of Class 33s at the sharp end, hauled by 71A Locomotive Group’s 33012 and a WCR Class 33.

The Park Royal Parkinson - Monday 9th March 2020

A re-positioning move railtour operated by West Coast Railways (WCR), hauled by a WCR Class 33.

There is also a combined fixture for the above 3 railtours at a discounted price.

Tom's Comprehensive Kent Connector - Wednesday 3rd June 2020 to Friday 5th June 2020

Our latest service train tracker has been carefully planned (subject to checking the May 2020 timetable) and will be led by Tom Gilby to cover all available lines in Kent.

Please view the Fixtures page for more information and to book.



Merseyrail Experience Tours

#412 Posted on: 21 November 2019 at 16:53 by Paul StewartType: Public

Not sure if any rare track is involved, but may be of interest to some and likely to fill quickly - certainly before the next BLN comes out:

http://bit.ly/2rdqntL

If anyone goes on one of these a report/photos for BLN would be appreciated - thanks - Paul.



** UPDATED ROUTING **

#410 Posted on: 13 November 2019 at 01:20 by Mark HaggasType: Public

The Roundhouse Rotator - Sunday 17th November 2019

Our route is subject to amendment upon reaching Manton Jn. After months of hard work by many individuals and supporters, a late notice possession by Network Rail is blocking access to both the Corby Automotive and the BSC Corby branch. Significant consultation has followed including final discussions this afternoon, but unfortunately the possession cannot be amended or deferred. Therefore, our charter will proceed to Peterborough, where a short leg stretch and photo stop break has been arranged. However, we have been able to secure a highly unusual alternative element to the programme to offset this unfortunate deletion. After our pick up at Derby, we will now proceed over the link line to Litchurch Lane Works. At Chaddesden Yard, we now expect to use No. 6 Road. A few places remain.

Pick up times are unchanged, but some of the set down stops are now slightly earlier. Timing sheets have been emailed to all who booked.



TRACKmaps Book 5 Southern & Transport for London

#404 Posted on: 05 November 2019 at 09:48 by Paul StewartType: Public

The new fully revised Fourth Edition (August 2019) is now out and will be available at a very advantageous price on our 8th December 'Bootle Brush' railtour (or by post including P&P as advertised in a future BLN). For commercial reasons we are not allowed to discount it before then.

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Kernow Funicular Fixture Wednesday 23rd October

#391 Posted on: 17 October 2019 at 08:19 by Paul StewartType: Public

Due to a cancellation a place has become available on this previously fully-booked fixture. Details and booking are available via the Fixtures Section of our website.



** NEW FIXTURE OPEN FOR BOOKING **

#384 Posted on: 05 October 2019 at 18:03 by Mark HaggasType: Public

The Roundhouse Rotator - Sunday 17th November 2019

A Track & Traction tour operated by West Coast Railways (WCR) with an ETH Class 47/4 (47828 requested) operating 'top & tail' with BR Blue liveried Class 31 31128, with huge thanks to the locomotive owner. Due to operational constraints it is limited to only four vehicles and will book very rapidly.



Great Northern Class 313 final diagram

#378 Posted on: 29 September 2019 at 11:03 by Paul StewartType: Public

Although these things can change, of course, the final Great Northern Class 313 timetabled diagram is currently expected to be on Tue 1 Oct. 06.24 Welwyn Garden City - Moorgate (07.14/07.20) - Watton-at-Stone (08.13/08.37) - Moorgate (09.39) then ECS at 09.45 to Hornsey Depot (10.25).



** FIXTURE UPDATE **

#372 Posted on: 23 September 2019 at 22:50 by Mark HaggasType: Public

The Kernow Funicular - Wednesday 23rd October 2019

This fixture is now also open to non-members to book.



Birmingham Balti Bash - Sunday 22nd September 2019

#366 Posted on: 16 September 2019 at 21:36 by Mark HaggasType: Public

Please note that E-tickets for this fixture are planned to go out on Tuesday night. We are awaiting confirmation of the final timings which are expected tomorrow.

This tour will have a different coach lettering scheme to our usual tours. Coach A is the outermost First Class coach, and Coach H is the outermost Standard Class coach behind a loco.



British Steel Redcar

#364 Posted on: 15 September 2019 at 14:39 by Paul StewartType: Public

For those that do stations and have not, the last trains call on Saturday 14th December 2019 - there is no service in the new timetable. It is to be officially 'temporarily closed'.

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