60163 Tornado will be back on the mainline this Saturday, this time heading a tour to Carlisle.
The tour departs London Kings Cross behind Class 86 86259, and will pass through Potters Bar (08:29), Welwyn Garden City (08:40), Stevenage (08:47), Sandy (09:11), Peterborough (09:32), Grantham (10:15), Newark North Gate (10:24), Retford (10:37) and Doncaster (10:55).
Here Tornado is added to the train, and will depart at 11:34. From here, it will pass through Cross Gates (12:06), Leeds (12:15), Shipley (12:46), Keighley (12:57), Skipton (13:15), Hellifield (13:27), Ribblehead (14:06), Appleby (14:42) and Carlisle at 15:23.
After a couple of hours, Tornado will depart for Newcastle, departing at 17:06, it will pass through Hexham (18:09), Blaydon (18:34), and Newcastle at 18:52.
Here, 86259 will take over from Tornado. Departing at 1922, the train will pass through York (20:18), Retford (21:06), Peterborough (21:55), Stevenage (22:34), Potters Bar (22:52) and London Kings Cross (23:24).
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:
- 1Z50 0816 London Kings Cross to Carlisle
- 1Z52 1706 Carlisle to Newcastle
- 1Z54 1922 Newcastle to London Kings Cross
Now, this is a provisional path and isn’t yet confirmed, but we believe that Tornado will then head to Bo’ness. Here is the path:
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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!