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

35018 British India Line
Credit: Anthony Roberts

One of the Carnforth pool of locomotives will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Lancaster and Carlisle on Sunday 2nd December 2018.

The locomotive is on a special rail tour from Lancaster to Carlisle. The locomotive is yet to be confirmed but is expected to be 35018 British India Line.

The steam locomotive will depart the Lancaster at approximately 11:00 am.

The railtour will then leave the Lancaster, bound for Carlisle, where it will steam through Hest Bank (11:05), Oxenholme Lake District (11:45), Tebay (12:01), Shap Summit (12:07) and Penrith (12:23).

The steam locomotive will arrive at Carlisle at 13:43.

Departing Carlisle at 14:11, the train will take the same route back to Lancaster. The train will steam through Penrith North Lakes (14:36, Shap Summit (14:50), Tebay (14:57) and Oxenholme Lake District (15:10) before arriving into Lancaster at 15:53.

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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