Steam locomotive 34052 Lord Dowding heading for Chester this Thursday

34052 Lord Dowding
Credit: Dan Sutcliffe

Steam locomotive 34052 Lord Dowding will be out on the mainline and be completing test runs in preparation for its first tour after repair work.

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 34052 Lord Dowding.

Thursday 7th February 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 34052.

Running twice on Thursday, 34052 will operate via Beeston Castle between Crewe and Chester. Timings can be found below for timings for each day:

Thursday 7th February 2019

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