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70000 Britannia and 45231 will be taking part in a Locomotive Services-operated railtour this Saturday.
The two locomotives will be in Carlisle this coming Saturday, 18th May 2019.
Departing Crewe at 08:07, the first stage will be hauled by 70000 Britannia. The locomotive will pass through Hartford (08:24), Acton Bridge (08:31), Warrington Bank Quay (08:49), Wigan North Western (09:10), Leyland (09:35) and Preston (09:44).
From Preston, the train heads up the West Coast Mainline, passing through Lancaster (10:39), Oxenholme Lake District (11:00), Tebay (11:45), Penrith North Lakes (12:07) and finally Carlisle at 12:29.
Here, 70000 Britannia swaps with 45231 The Sherwood Forester.
Departing Carlisle at 15:32, the train heads for the Cumbrian Coast, passing through Maryport (16:14), Workington (16:22), Whitehaven (16:40), St Bees (16:50), Sellafield (17:05), Ravenglass (17:37), Foxfield (18:05), Dalton (18:26), Grange-over-Sands (18:51), Arnside (18:56) and Carnforth D&U.G.L at 19:09.
Here, 45231 is swapped for a Class 47 locomotive.
The Class 47 will then pass through Lancaster (19:52), Preston (20:13), Leyland (20:25), Wigan North Western (20:37), Warrington Bank Quay (20:51), Hartford (21:09) and finally Crewe at 21:26.
These above timings in brackets are approximate timings. Please click the links below, which tracks the train throughout the day to keep you up to date on when it will pass through your local station.
For timings on these movements, please click the links below:
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As always, please respect the dangers of the railway. Please do not trespass on the railway to see this iconic locomotive – stay to public access spots!
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This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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