Where and when to see steam locomotive 70000 Britannia in Chester this Tuesday

70000 Britannia arrives into Burnley Manchester Road
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Steam locomotive No.70000 Britannia will be out on the mainline and be completing test runs in preparation for upcoming 2019 tours.

Please note: these are test runs which may be subject to change or cancellation at the last minute. Please check before heading out to see 70000 Britannia.

Tuesday 22nd January 2019 will see the locomotive operating on the mainline between Crewe and Chester.

The test runs will be operated by Locomotive Services TOC Ltd, who are connected to Icons of Steam – who own 70000 Britannia.

Running twice on Tuesday, 70000 Britannia will operate via Beeston Castle between Crewe and Chester. Timings can be found below for timings for each day:

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

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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.