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Ex-LMS ‘Black 5’ No. 44871 will be heading to York this Thursday, as it fills in for the unavailable A4 No. 60009 ‘Union of South Africa’.
Departing Norwich at 06:02, the locomotive will pass through Wymondham (06:20), Attleborough (06:31), Thetford (06:49), Brandon (06:59), March (08:10), Peterborough (08:38), Grantham (09:19), Newark North Gate (09:34), Retford (09:54), Doncaster (10:38) and York at 11:20.
The return journey will depart York at 16:36 and will pass through Doncaster (17:09), Retford (17:26), Newark North Gate (18:09), Grantham (19:39), and Peterborough Eastfield Junction – where 44871 is taken off the train.
Diesels will replace 44871 for the remainder of the journey, passing through Peterborough (21:00), March (21:23), Brandon (22:05), Thetford (22:15), Wymondham (22:42) and Norwich at 23:00.
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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