Where and when to see steam locomotive 61306 Mayflower on the Mainline tomorrow

Image : Tom Houseman

Steam locomotive 61306 ‘Mayflower’ will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Barking and South Croydon on Saturday 23rd March 2019.

The B1 locomotive is hauling an excursion from Southend East to East Grinstead.

The railtour departs Southend East at approximately 07:45 am.

The railtour will then pass through Rainham (08:30), Barking (08:40), Willesden Junction (09:31), Chertsey (10:33), Guildford (11:13), South Croydon (12:10), and finally East Grinstead at 13:02.

The return trip will see 61306 depart East Grinstead at 18:10 and will pass through East Croydon (19:04), Clapham High Street (19:38), Acton Main Line (20:24), Hanwell (20:33), and Hanwell Bridge Loop (20:37). A diesel locomotive will then take the train back to Southend East.

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:

*Diesel hauled West London to Kingscote (due to no turning facilities at the Bluebell Railway) and Hanwell Bridge Loop to Southend*

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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 volunteer at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and have a keen interest in photography. I have been a contributor on RailAdvent since 2018.