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We pride ourselves upon the standard of the days out we organise. We put a lot of thought and effort into every detail of your time with us and like to think that we achieve a high standard for our passengers.

Some customers just love to travel in our comfortable carriages; others have a real passion for the locomotives, steam or diesel. Many travel with us time and time again – we’d love to welcome you on board too!

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23junAll DayThe Summer Cornishman - Steam HauledA Sunday excursion to Cornwall hauled by No. 60163 'Tornado' including several stops to admire the steam loco whilst it takes on water. A choice of off train options.

A1 Peppercorn No. 60163 Tornado is captured at speed at 1/20th second on the Severn Valley Railway

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SUNDAY

An exciting steam hauled trip, featuring a run across the Somerset Levels, a climb over the Blackdown Hills into Devon and a water stop at Exeter. We head down the Exe Estuary and along the famed sea-wall through Dawlish, up the Teign Estuary and then an all out attack on the formidable South Devon Banks.  After a brief photo stop at Plymouth our train crosses Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge to reach Cornwall for the afternoon’s options:-

Option A – Liskeard (1225/1735) for the scenic Looe branchline (pay the fare locally on the day)

Option BBodmin Parkway for the Bodmin & Wenford Railway (pay the fare locally on the day)

Option C  – Par (1315/1700) for buses (included in the excursion fare) to


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#  Premier Dining is not available from these stations

Table for Two seats are available at a supplement of £35 per person in First Class, First Class Plus and Premier Dining

Motive power is expected to be a steam locomotive throughout with No. 60163 ‘Tornado’ planned, subject to last minute availability.

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29junAll DayThe 2019 Mazey Day CornishmanJoin our merry train for the Pathfinder Railtours' annual visit to the Mazey Day celebrations in Penzance, but with other off-train options as well

Mazey Day Festival 2016 john Stedman

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SATURDAY

The Cornish celebration of Midsummer, known locally as Golowan, dates back to 1754, but was only re-established in 1991. We head off for the festivities on an absorbing journey close to the longest day of the year; with the whole trip in daylight almost from start to finish.  Fast running west of Bristol, through the counties of Somerset and Devon, takes us to Plymouth and the crossing of the Tamar into Cornwall. Your destination choices are:-

Option A: Truro (1225/1645)

Option B: St Erth (1250/1620) for the branchline to St Ives (you can pay the fare locally on the day)

Option C: Penzance (1300/1610) for the Mazey Day celebrations and festivities, or perhaps take a local bus to visit nearby Marazion for St Michael’s Mount, Mousehole, Newlyn or Land’s End

‘Table for Two’ seats are available at a supplement of £35 per person in First Class, First Class Plus and Premier Dining.


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Motive power expected to be Class37s

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Pathfinder Tours prides itself as one of the nation’s leading names in UK rail travel by special train.

WHY CHOOSE PATHFINDER TOURS TO TRAVEL WITH?

Pathfinder Tours prides itself as one of the nation’s leading names in UK rail travel by special train. We organise up to 40 day excursions every year, as well as a number of weekend trips, travelling to many interesting destinations and events.

Some customers just love to travel in our comfortable carriages; others have a real passion for the locomotives, steam or diesel. Many travel with us time and time again – we’d love to welcome you on board too!

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TRAVELLING WITH MOBILITY EQUIPMENT 

We are happy to welcome aboard customers who have mobility equipment that requires storing on the train. As storage space is limited, the equipment must be foldable or demountable. We recommend lightweight equipment be brought to facilitate this. Please note that we do not carry any equipment for loan purposes on the trains – please bring along that which will make your day out manageable.

Often, we only have very limited stopping time at the stations – usually 2 to 3 minutes. Stewards are there to welcome all passengers onto the train and may not have the time to assist every individual who has equipment to manoeuvre. Travelling with a companion who can help you on and off the train would be beneficial.

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BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

To operate our main line excursions Pathfinder Tours uses these professional train operating companies (TOC’s)…

DB Cargo (DB)

Direct Rail Services (DRS)

GB Railfreight (GBRf)

each of which is owned by a respected national or international parent company.

Bookings can be made with us in the knowledge that each excursion is run with your safety and welfare as the absolute priority.

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Pathfinder Tours prides itself as one of the nation’s leading names in UK rail travel by special train. We organise up to 40 day excursions every year, as well as a number of weekend trips, travelling to many interesting destinations and events.

Some customers just love to travel in our comfortable carriages; others have a real passion for the locomotives, steam or diesel. Many travel with us time and time again – we’d love to welcome you on board too!

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