Where and when to see steam locomotive 45690 Leander in Carlisle this Saturday

45690 "Leander" // Credit Patrick Cheshire

Update 16th March 2019 at 8am: this tour is now being hauled by 8F 48151

Steam locomotive 45690 Leander will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Carlisle and Blackburn on Saturday 16th March 2019.

The Jubilee locomotives are on a special railtour tomorrow. 45690 Leander is hauling the Cumbrian Coast Express on Saturday.

The railtour departs London Euston behind an electric locomotive at approximately 07:10 am.

The railtour will then leave London Euston, bound for Carlisle, where it will make stops at Milton Keynes Central (07:45), Rugby (08:23), Nuneaton (08:45), Crewe (09:36) and Preston (10:24) before arriving at Carnforth Down and Up Goods Loop at 10:52.

The train will depart with at 11:24, passing through Oxenholme (11:35) and Penrith (11:58), it will go non stop to Carlisle, where it will arrive at 12:14.

After around an hour in Carlisle, and 45690 being added to the train, the locomotive will depart Carlisle at 13:32 bound for London Euston. It will pass through Maryport (14:13), Whitehaven (14:43), St Bees (14:56), Ravenglass (15:38) and Barrow in Furness (16:27) before arriving into Carnforth D&U.G.L at 17:15.

Here, 45690 is taken off the train, and an electric locomotive will take the same path back to London Euston, calling at Preston (18:29), Crewe (19:27), Nuneaton (20:27), Rugby (20:53), Milton Keynes Central (21:21) and Watford Junction at 22:03.

The railtour will arrive back at its final destination of London Euston at 22:27.

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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  • Please note that is no WCME on Saturday 16.3.19. there is a Cumbrian Coast Express by RTC and a Cumbrian Mountaineer by Pathfinder.

    • Hi Ian,

      Sorry for any confusion.

      This article is for the Cumbrian Coast Express, by Railway Touring Company, from London Euston to Carlisle, and then there is another article about to be published for Tornado’s railtour tomorrow too

      I hope this helps