Steam locomotive 48151 heading for Carlisle this Tuesday

No. 48151 on the Settle and Carlisle
Credit: RailAdvent

Steam locomotive 48151 will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in and around Carlisle on Tuesday 28th May 2019.

The locomotive is on a railtour on Tuesday, 28th May 2019. 48151 is hauling The Dalesman. The tour sees the steam locomotive steam through Settle on its way to Carlisle.

The train, hauled by a diesel locomotive, will depart Chester at approximately 07:48 am.

The tour will stop at Frodsham around 08:05 for a 5-minute break, departing at 08:10. The diesel locomotive will then make stops at Warrington Bank Quay (08:30), Wigan North Western (09:11) and Leyland (09:27) and Blackburn (09:51) to pick up passengers.

Upon arrival at Hellifield Goods Loop (10:50), 48151 will be added train for the run up the Settle and Carlisle. Departing Hellifield at 11:54, the locomotive will steam through Ribblehead (12:21) and Garsdale (12:37) before stopping at Appleby at 13:06.

Departing Appleby at 13:35, the locomotive will head through Lazonby and Kirkoswald at 13:53 before arriving into Carlisle at 14:20.

On the return trip, the steam locomotive will depart Carlisle at 17:07 before heading via Ribblehead (19:00) and Hellifield, where the train will arrive at 19:24. Here, the steam locomotive is detached from the train and is replaced by a diesel for the remainder of the journey.

Departing at 20:29, the diesel locomotive will make the same stops as the outbound train. This is Blackburn (21:14), Leyland (21:40), Wigan North Western (21:56), Warrington Bank Quay (22:16) and Frodsham (22:46).

The train will arrive back into Chester (23:08).

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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