I just wondered if it is possible/allowed to ride 'short distances' on railtours - for example, I spotted this tour here, which goes from London Paddington to Shrewsbury and returns. Living near Shrewsbury, would it be possible just to go on the tour, say, between Shrewsbury and Hereford and return using an ordinary train (or vice versa) or even go on it both ways between Shrewsbuty and Hereford? I'm asking out of curiosity. Has anyone tried to do something similar? (Say they live at the 'end' of the tour like I do?) With the London Midland Farewell 150 tour, I think you were allowed to board and leave at any station stops it made, not just the 'pickup/dropoff' points at the start and end of the tour.