60163 Tornado will be back on the mainline this Saturday as it heads for Kingswear.
The A1 is hauling a Pathfinder Tours tour from Tame Bridge Parkway to Kingswear.
The tour will depart Tame Bridge Parkway at 05:57 behind a diesel locomotive, the train will then pass through Stourbridge Junction (06:33), Kidderminster (06:47), Droitwich Spa (07:03), Worcester Shrub Hill (07:16), Cheltenham Spa (07:55), Cam & Dursley (08:15), Bristol Parkway (08:38) and Bristol Temple Meads at 08:59.
Here, Tornado is added to the train and will depart at 09:33. From here, the train will pass through Taunton (10:32), Tiverton Parkway (11:07), Exeter St Davids (11:25), Dawlish Warren (11:37), Teignmouth (11:52), Paignton (12:24) and Kingswear at 13:00.
The return journey will see the locomotive depart at 16:44, and will then pass through Paignton (17:17), Dawlish (17:51), Exeter St Davids (18:07), Tiverton Parkway (18:25), Taunton (18:38), Bridgwater (19:13) and Bristol Temple Meads (19:50), where Tornado is taken off the train.
The diesel locomotive will take over, and will head via Cam & Dursley (21:05), Cheltenham Spa (21:31), Worcester Shrub Hill (21:57), Droitwich Spa (22:10), Kidderminster (22:29), Stourbridge Junction (22:43) before arriving into Tame Bridge Parkway at 23:24.
For timings on these movements, please click the links below:
- 0557 Tame Bridge Parkway to Kingswear (For Dartmouth)
- 1644 Kingswear (For Dartmouth) to Tame Bridge Parkway
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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!