Steam locomotive 45231 The Sherwood Forester in Preston this Friday

45231 The Sherwood Forester
Credit: Richard Harnetty

45231 The Sherwood Forester is on the mainline this Friday, as it heads to Carlisle.

This light engine movement is in preparation for its role in hauling a stage of a railtour in Carlisle.

Departing Crewe H.S. at 09:02, the locomotive will head via Crewe at 09:39, Winsford (09:51), Warrington Bank Quay (10:08), Wigan North Western (10:34) and Preston (11:11).

From Preston, the locomotive will head via Lancaster (11:37), Oxenholme Lake District (12:46), Penrith North Lakes (13:28), Carlisle and Carlisle High Wapping Sidings at 14:35.

Timings
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