Steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa in Dawlish this Saturday

60009 union of south africa at Townsend Fold on the east lancashire railway
60009 at Townsend Fold // Credit: RailAdvent

60009 Union of South Africa will be on the mainline this Saturday, as it hauls a special railtour to Kingswear.

The locomotive is hauling the tour from Bristol to Kingswear (for Dartmouth).

Departing Guildford at 0659, the train will be passing through, diesel hauled, Wokingham (07:21), Reading (07:34), Newbury (08:07), Westbury (08:55), Bath Spa (09:40) and Bristol Temple Meads (09:53).

Once 60009 is attached to the train, the locomotive will then pass through Taunton (11:11), Tiverton Parkway (11:42), Dawlish Warren (12:20), Teignmouth (12:42), Newton Abbot (12:47), Paignton (13:29) and Kingswear at 13:55.

The return journey will see the train depart Kingswear at 17:30, then the train will pass through Paignton (18:20), Dawlish (18:49), Exeter St Davids (19:06), Taunton (19:56 – where 60009 comes off the train), Castle Cary (20:26), Westbury (20:46), Newbury (21:26), Reading (21:48) and Guildford at 22:37.

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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