CANCELLED – Timings confirmed for steam locomotive 70000 Britannia mainline run

70000 Britannia
Credit: Langton Photography

UPDATE: This test run has now been cancelled. When we hear of another test run, we will bring you the timings.

The timings for steam locomotive 70000 Britannia’s first mainline run since overhaul work has been confirmed.

70000 Britannia has been running in after repair work at the Severn Valley Railway, but now it is time for its light engine mainline test run.

Britannia will be on a light engine run from Kidderminster to Crewe on Thursday 18th October 2018.

Departing Kidderminster at 10:26, the Britannia locomotive will head via Stourbridge Junction (10:43), Perry Bar North Junction (11:45) and Bescot Up and Down Goods Loop (11:54).

From Bescot U & D G, the locomotive will head via Bushbury Junction D G L (12:32), Stafford (12:58), Madeley (13:15) and finally arriving into Crewe H.S. at 13:32.

The above timings are approximate only. Please use the links for tracking timings whilst 70000 Britannia is on the move.

Please note: this is a light engine test run. This is subject to change or cancellation. Please use the links provided for up to date delays and timings.

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  1. The cancellation was literally at the last minute. Britannia, support coach and D1924 “Crewe Diesel Depot” were waiting at Kidderminster SVR to transfer to NR.


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