UK Railtours unveils Christmas charter line up

Although summer is currently in full swing, charter operators have already turned their thoughts to the end of the year.

UK Railtours is no exception and has announced a trio of days out by train visiting Christmas markets in Manchester, Lincoln and Beverley during December. 

On December 7, UKR will run a train from London King’s Cross to Manchester for the city’s famous Christmas market – one of the largest outside Germany

The empty stock of UK Railtours’ charter from London to Buxton backs out of the Derbyshire town’s station and into the recently extended Hogshaw Lane sidings on July 13. DB Cargo supplied Class 66s Nos. 66100 and 66107 to power the train. The sidings are built on the site of the former LNWR loco shed, and are more usually used by stone trains running to and from the Hindlow branch. LES NIXON 

Passengers will also have the opportunity to visit Manchester model railway exhibition, which is being held over the same weekend. 

The train will run from London via Oakham and the Hope Valley route with a break of around four hours in Manchester. 

Read more in the August 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!

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