Following on from various snippets glimpsed in this forum and elsewhere, we are now beginning to see a fuller picture of the efforts that MNLPS are making to ensure that Clan Line's main line appearances next year are not solely confined to an unleavened Belmond programme. The announcement of the programme, which follows similar (and best) practise to the way that A1SLT have released Tornado's more-or-less full 2018 main line programme, gives a fairly well defined plan right through next year. The current status of the programme is available to view at https://clan-line.org.uk/diary/ UK Railtours are once again the partner-promoter for the newly announced outings. Good. Book with Confidence! Apart from the already announced King Alfred luncheon circular on 10th February, we now see a one-way trip to Minehead on 26th May with diesel return (preceding scheduled TBEX outings 3rd and 17th June), Waterloo Sunset in July (date and itinerary tbc), Wessex lunch 24th November and Sherborne Carols 20th December. Maybe there's more to come, but this is a good start anyway. And for those of us who need to plan commitments and expenditures fairly tightly to ensure that we get "the very best bang for our rail-tour buck", this is all massively helpful. I've never been that big on all things Southern, but maybe things can now change with the benefit of this kind of foreknowledge.