Steam locomotive 70000 Britannia will be back in steam on the mainline and will be passing through Crewe and Stratford on Saturday 13th April 2019.
The Britannia locomotive is hauling a section of the ‘William Shakespeare’ railtour, from Crewe to Stratford-upon-Avon.
The railtour departs Preston behind a diesel locomotive at 08:01, from here, the train passes through Leyland (08:06), Wigan North Western (08:17), Warrington Bank Quay (08:30), Hartford (08:58), and Winsford (09:05), before arriving into Crewe. Here, 70000 is added to the train, after this, the train will pass through Norton Bridge (10:06), Stafford (10:13), Walsall (11:06), Tyseley (12:17), Solihull (12:22), Lapworth (12:28), and Wilmcote (12:45) before arriving into Stratford-upon-Avon at 12:50.
The return trip will see the locomotive depart Stratford-upon-Avon at 1610, and will return to Crewe via Olton (16:46), Walsall (18:36), Stafford (19:19), and Madeley (19:39) before arriving into Crewe at 19:51, from here, the train, now behind a diesel locomotive, passes through Hartford (20:34), Warrington Bank Quay (20:47), Wigan North Western (21:10), and Balshaw Lane (21:23) before arriving into Preston at 21:30.
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!