Steam locomotive 60163 Tornado to visit Manchester this Saturday

Tornado passes No. 8572 at Bridgnorth on the Severn Valley Railway
Credit: RailAdvent

Steam locomotive 60163 ‘Tornado’ will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Manchester and Shrewsbury on Saturday 23rd March 2019.

The A1 locomotive is hauling ‘The Bard of Avon’ from Manchester Piccadilly to Stratford-upon-Avon.

The railtour departs Manchester Piccadilly at approximately 07:55 am.

The railtour will then pass through Stockport (08:07), Cheadle Hulme (08:14), Wilmslow (08:20), Holmes Chapel (08:34), Crewe (08:52), Whitchurch (09:12), Shrewsbury (09:32), Telford Central (10:19), Wolverhampton (11:06), Birmingham New Street (11:41), Henley in Arden (12:38) and finally Stratford-upon-Avon at 12:56.

The return trip will see 60163 depart Stratford-upon-Avon at 16:35 and will pass through Tyseley (17:16), Walsall (18:05), Wolverhampton (18:28), Telford Central (19:10), Shrewsbury (19:56), Wrenbury (20:27), Crewe (20:43), Sandbach (21:00), Wilmslow (21:41), Cheadle Hulme (21:51), Stockport (21:56) and Heaton Chapel (22:06).

The railtour will arrive back at its final destination of Manchester Piccadilly at 22:20.

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.

Timings

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.