Timings confirmed for steam locomotive 70000 Britannia second loaded mainline test

70000 Britannia
Credit: Langton Photography

The timings for steam locomotive 70000 Britannia’s second mainline loaded run since overhaul work have been confirmed.

70000 Britannia has been running in after repair work at the Severn Valley Railway, but now it is time for its loaded mainline test runs after Fridays Light Engine run from Kidderminster to Crewe.

Britannia will be on a loaded test run from Crewe H.S. to Shrewsbury on Wednesday 24th October 2018.

Departing Crewe H.S. at 09:30, the Britannia locomotive will head via Crewe (10:01) and Beeston Castle (10:23) to get to Chester (10:35).

From Chester, the train will head via Wrexham General (10:57), Ruabon (11:02), Chirk (11:07) and Gobowen (11:11) before arriving into Shrewsbury at 11:41.

Britannia will then head to Coton Hill T.C. for servicing.

For the return to Crewe, 70000 will depart Coton Hill T.C. at 13:12 before heading via Shrewsbury (13:17), Wellington (13:36), Telford Central (13:43), Cosford (13:51), Bilbrook (13:58), Stafford (14:23) and Madeley (14:40) before arriving into Crewe H.S. at 14:53.

The above timings are approximate only. A link to RealTimeTrains timings are available below:

Please note: this is a 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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