Steam locomotive 60163 Tornado in Carlisle this Saturday

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

60163 Tornado will be back in steam on the mainline and will be passing through Blackburn and Settle on Saturday 13th April 2019.

The A1 locomotive is on a railtour from Birmingham to Carlisle.

The train departs Birmingham New Street behind a diesel locomotive at 07:48 and will then pass through Tame Bridge Parkway (08:06), Wolverhampton (08:25), Stafford (08:47), and Crewe, where Tornado is attached to the train. From here, the train heads via Hartford (10:23), Wigan North Western (10:55), Cherry Tree (11:32), Blackburn (11:38), Long Preston (12:44), Garsdale (13:39) and Carlisle at 14:56.

The return trip will see the train depart Carlisle at 17:15, before heading via Penrith (17:37), Tebay (17:58), Oxenholme (18:09), Lancaster (18:49), Preston (18:09), Wigan North Western (19:46), Warrington Bank Quay (20:00), and Crewe (20:33). From here, the diesel locomotive will take the train back via Wolverhampton (21:55), and Tame Bridge Parkway (22:09) to Birmingham New Street, arriving at 22:38.


For timings on these movements, please click the links below:

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.