Steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman in Preston this Saturday

Flying Scotsman passes 34092 'City of Wells' at Ramsbottom
Flying Scotsman passes 34092 'City of Wells' at Ramsbottom // Credit: RailAdvent

60103 Flying Scotsman will be on the mainline this Saturday, hauling Northern Belle dining trains in the North West.

Flying Scotsman will be hauling two dining trains on Saturday 20th July 2019.

The first tour will depart Crewe behind diesel locomotives at 08:51, they will pass through Wilmslow (09:21), Miles Platting (09:54), Manchester Victoria (09:58), Bolton (10:16) and Preston at 10:47.

Here, Flying Scotsman takes over the train. Departing Preston at 11:14, it will pass through Blackburn (11:45), Clitheroe (12:09), Hellifield (12:46), Carnforth (13:23), Lancaster (14:05), and Preston (14:31).

Here, the diesels replace Flying Scotsman. They will pass through Bolton (15:34), Manchester Victoria (15:56), Stockport (16:22), Wilmslow (16:35), and Crewe at 17:02.

The second tour will depart Manchester Victoria at 18:44, it will pass through Salford Crescent (18:52), Bolton (19:04) and Preston at 19:34.

Once again, Flying Scotsman replaces the diesels here. Departing at 19:58, it will pass through Blackburn (20:26), Clitheroe (20:48), Hellifield (21:17), Carnforth (22:25), Lancaster (22:34) and Preston at 23:01.

The diesels will change place with Flying Scotsman for the final time. They will depart Preston at 23:26 and will pass through Bolton (23:52), Salford Central (00:06) and Manchester Victoria at 00:09.

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:

1st tour:

2nd tour:

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  • What a Mrsvery disappointing day, particularly for children, who are excited beyond belief. Only to be so disappointed when the Flying Scotsman doesn’t arrive on the given route!!!!!!!!!!! There are many ways to advise enthusiasts of a change of plan. As they don’t want to be left standing around for hours, cameras and phones at the ready to record their memories, only to be left upset and disheartened!!!!!!!!!!! Suppose The Fat Controller should organise the next timetable for the Flying Scotsman!!!!!!!!