Retro Railtours

Retro Oldham Looper 29 August 2009

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Our next tour will be the Retro Oldham Looper & Cumbrian Coaster on Saturday 29th August 2009.

This train will originate from Huddersfield and travel round the Oldham Loop before heading toward the scenic Cumbrian Coast.

The following timings have been provided by Network Rail. We did request later times but unfortunately this is the best that could be achieved.

Note that Network Rail have revised the timings again on Thursday, these newly revised timings are shown below and are final.

Tickets have been posted First Class and you should have received your tickets by now. If not please contact us.

Outward (dep) Return (arr)
Huddersfield 05:15 21:59
Stalybridge 05:41 21:30
Manchester Victoria (reverse) 06:10 20:45
Oldham Werneth 06:28 19:51
Oldham Mumps 06:33 19:56
Shaw 06:41 20:05
Rochdale 06:51 20:18
Mills Hill  07:01 20:30
Manchester Victoria  07:18 19:16
Bolton 07:52 18:54
Leyland 08:19 18:27
Preston 08:46 18:15
Ravenglass 11:09 arr 16:28 dep
Whitehaven 11:41 arr 15:50 dep
Carlisle 12:55 arr 14:39 dep

A full timing sheet is available here.

Train Information.

We have made a request for a pair of English Electric Type 1 locomotives (Class 20s) to haul this tour. A Brush/Sulzer Type 4 (Class 47) locomotive will haul the train between Huddersfield and Manchester, and also between Manchester and Huddersfield.

The train will consist of Standard, First and Premier Dining accommodation. 

Standard Class

These traditional, comfy British Rail coaches are ideal for a day out. Seating in standard class are arranged in bays of four, the majority with tables. 

First Class

If you want a little extra luxury, First class is perfect. The coaches feature spacious, well padded seats, and will make your trip that bit more special! For a supplement of £15 per person, a "table for two" can be reserved, giving you a table to yourself - ideal for couples!

Premier Dining

This includes a First Class seat, breakfast and a 3-course evening meal. Also there will be an at-seat service providing complementary tea and coffee throughout the journey. We can be flexible with requirements for children, please call us to enquire. You are advised not to leave the train before Bolton on the return journey, to ensure you have enough time to enjoy your evening meal.


We are now fully booked.


There will be a bar on the train, serving real ales provided by theGreenfield Real Ale Brewery, along with sandwiches and snacks. There will also be a trolley service in both First and Standard classes.

Also, if you would like a continental breakfast when you board, this is available at £6 per person. Please ensure to check the box on the booking form if you would like a breakfast. This option is available in both standard and first classes.


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