44871 will be back on the mainline this Thursday as it heads for Bristol Temple Meads.
The Black 5 is hauling a Steam Dreams Excursion to Bristol from the capital.
Departing London Paddington at 09:45, the train will pass through Acton Main Line (09:50), Ealing Broadway (09:54), Southall (10:00), West Drayton (10:09), Slough (10:19), Taplow (10:24), Maidenhead (10:27), Twyford (10:37), Reading (10:44), Didcot Parkway (11:15), Swindon (12:09), Chippenham (12:28), Bath Spa (12:45), Keynsham (12:59) and Bristol Temple Meads (13:07).
The return journey will see the locomotive depart at 17:34, and will then pass through Bath Spa (17:51), Trowbridge (18:35), Westbury (18:41), Salisbury (19:27), Overton (20:30), Basingstoke (20:53), Reading (21:17), Maidenhead (21:36), Slough (21:49), Acton Main Line (22:05) and London Paddington at 22:15.
For timings on these movements, please click the links below:
- 1Z22 0945 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
- 1Z24 1734 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
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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!