Steam locomotive No.35018 British India Line will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in York and Seamer on Thursday 23rd August 2018.
The Merchant Navy locomotive is hauling the York to Scarborough leg of the Scarborough Spa Express, which originates in Carnforth.
The heritage diesels will depart Carnforth at 07:41 am and will stop at Hellifield (08:32), Skipton (08:50), Keighley (09:08), Shipley (09:21), and Woodlesford (10:18) on their way to York Holgate Loop, where the diesels are swapped for 35018 British India Line.
The steam locomotives will depart York at approximately 11:51 am.
The railtour will then leave York, bound for the Scarborough, where it will steam through Malton (12:27) and Seamer (12:56) before arriving at Scarborough at 13:04
After around 4 hours at the seaside town, 35018 British India Line will depart for Carnforth, steaming through Seamer (17:22) and Malton (17:44) before arriving at York at 18:15, where the steam locomotive is taken off the train and is replaced by diesel locomotives.
From York, the diesel locomotives will head back to Carnforth via Woodlesford (19:44), Shipley (21:03), Keighley (21:16), Skipton (21:34), and Hellifield (21:52) where it will then arrive back at its destination of Carnforth at 22:41.
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:
- Outbound: 1Z21 0741 Carnforth to Scarborough via Hellifield, Skipton, Keighley and York
- Return: 1Z23 1715 Scarborough to Carnforth via Seamer, York, Keighley and Hellifield
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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!