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A Carnforth-based steam locomotive will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Carlisle and Blackburn on Saturday 21st May 2022.
The locomotive is hauling the Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express on Saturday.
The railtour departs London Euston behind an electric locomotive at approximately 07:08 am.
The railtour will then head for Carlisle, where it will make stops at Milton Keynes Central (07:43), Rugby (08:25), Nuneaton (08:42), Crewe (09:31) and Preston (10:14) before arriving at Carnforth North Junction at 10:42.
Here, the steam locomotive will be added to the front of the train which will depart with the locomotive at 11:26, steaming through Oxenholme (11:41) and Penrith (12:20), it will go non-stop to Carlisle, where it will arrive at 12:42.
After around an hour in Carlisle, the steam locomotive will depart Carlisle at 14:22 bound for London Euston. It will pass through Lazonby & Kirkoswald (14:45) and will stop for water at Appleby (15:05).
Continuing down the Settle and Carlisle line, the locomotive will pass over the Ribblehead Viaduct at approx 15:55, continuing to Settle, passing through Settle Junction (16:06) where it heads for Hellifield, for a water stop, at 16:14.
From here, the steam train will pass through Clitheroe (17:01) and Blackburn (17:26) before arriving at Preston at 17:54.
At Preston, the steam locomotive is taken off the train, and an electric locomotive will take the same path back to London Euston, calling at Crewe (19:29), Nuneaton (20:27), Rugby (20:49), Milton Keynes Central (21:20) and Watford Junction at 22:03.
The railtour will arrive back at its final destination of London Euston at 22:29.
The 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.
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This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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