Steam locomotive in Hellifield this Sunday – where and when to see it!

Credit: Matt Lowcock

Steam locomotive No.48151 will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Hellifield on Sunday 16th December 2018.

The locomotive is hauling a Santa Special from Lancaster to Blackburn.

The locomotive will depart Lancaster at 11:12 am and will head via Carnforth (11:22), Wennington (11:48), Clapham (12:04), Long Preston (12:26), Hellifield (12:40), Clitheroe (13:40), Whalley (13:47) and Langho (13:52) before arriving into Blackburn at 14:10.

The return railtour will leave Blackburn, bound for the Lancaster, where it will steam through Cherry Tree (14:48), Preston (15:11), Lancaster (15:40) before arriving into Carnforth at 15:54.

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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I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.