Running Dates 2019

Below is a list of the known DMU running days in the UK as provided by railways and groups which operate DMUs. All information is published in good faith and should be taken as a guide only.

Typing out hundreds of days chronologically was slowly robbing me of my sanity, so running days are now listed alphabetically by railway:

Avon Valley Railway

Services operated by Class 107 52006/52025

February 16th, 17th, 19th-21st, 23rd & 24th (6 round trips)
June 29th & 30th (4 round trips)
July 20th & 21st (4 round trips)
September 14th & 15th (4 round trips)
October 26th, 27th & 29th-31st (6 round trips)
November 2nd & 3rd (6 round trips)


East Lancashire Railway

Services selected from the Class 104, 105, 110, 117 & 122 sets, sometimes in multipel if demand requires

January 26th & 27th (3 round trips)
February 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th (3 round trips)
July Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (3 round trips)
August Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (3 round trips) Wed-Fri in July, Aug; 3 round trips alongside steam (Orange days)
November 9th (Railcar Gala)


Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway

Services operated by Class 117's 51360, 51363, 59510 & 51405, normally in a 3-car formation

March 9/10/16/17/23/24/30/31 (2 round trips)
April 2-4 then every Thu, also 6/7/13/14/19-22 (2 round trips)
May Thursdays except 30th, also 4-6/11/18 (2 round trips)
June Thursdays, also 1/2/8/9/15/16 (2 round trips)
July Thursdays till 18th (2 round trips)
August 6/13/20/26/27 (2 round trips)
September Thursdays, also 7/8/14/15/21/22/28/29 (2 round trips)
October Tue-Thu, also 26/27 (2 round trips)


Great Central Railway

Services operated by Class 101's 50266, 50321, 51427 & 59575 in various formations

March 2/3/9/10/16/17/23/24/30 (1 round trip)
October 12/13/19/20/26 (1 round trip)

Blue (Low season) timetable may also have a DMU on three round trips


Gwili Railway

Services operated by Class 117 51347/59508/51401

February 23/24 (3 round trips)
March 2 Feb, 2 Mar, 13/14/27 (3 round trips)
April 13/14/27 (3 round trips)
May 11/12/25/26 (3 round trips)
June 1/8/29 (3 round trips)
July 6/13/20/27 (3 round trips)
August 3/10/17/24/31 (3 round trips)
September 7/8 (3 round trips)
October 12/13/19/20/26/27 (3 round trips)
November 2/3 (3 round trips)


Llangollen Railway

Services selected from the Class 104, 108, 109 & 127 sets, sometimes in multipel if demand requires

February 18/19/25/26 (3 round trips)
April 1-4/8-11/15-18/22 (3 round trips)
May 4/12/19/27 (3 round trips)
June 1/9/15/23/30 (3 round trips)
July 14/20 (3 round trips)
August 26 (3 round trips)
September 30 (3 round trips)
October 1-4/7/9/14-18/21-23/28-31 (3 round trips)
November 1 (3 round trips)


North Norfolk Railway

Services operated by Class 101's either 51228/56062 or 51188/56352

February 16th-24th (4 round trips)
March weekends (4 round trips)
April 1st-4th, 23rd-25th & 28th-30th (4 round trips)
May 1st, 2nd, 7th-9th, 12th-16th &19th-23rd (4 round trips)
June 3rd-6th, 9th-20th, 23rd-27th & 30th (5 round trips except 14th-16th Mixed Traffic Gala)
July 1st-4th, 7th-10th, 15th-18th, 21st-25th & 29th-31st (5 round trips except 29th-31st 2 round trips)
August weekdays except 30th (2 round trips)
September 2nd-5th, 8th-12th, 16th-19th, 22nd-26th, 29th & 30th (5 round trips)
October 1st-3rd, 7th-10th, 13th-17th, 20th-24th & 27th (4 round trips)
November weekends except 2nd, 3rd & 30th (6 round trips)


North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Services operated by Class 101 50164/59539/50160

January 1st
February 16th-24th
March 30th/31st
April 2/3/4/6/7 & 8-13


Strathspey Railway

Services operated by Class 117 51367/51402

February 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 23rd & 24th (departing at 10:30, 12:30 & 14:45)
June 7th, 14th,21st, & 28th (departing at 10:30, 12:30 & 14:45)
September 6th,13th,20th, & 27th (departing at 10:30, 12:30 & 14:45)


Swanage Railway

Services operated by Class 117 51356/59486/51388 or Class 121 55028

April 9-11 (4 round trips)
June Tue/Wed/Thu/Sat (4 round trips)
July Tue/Wed/Thu/Sat until the 20th, also 14/21 (4 round trips)
September 3-5 (4 round trips)


Your railway or DMU missing? Feel free to submit your running dates.