Steam locomotive 6233 Duchess of Sutherland heading for Minehead this Saturday

6233 Duchess of Sutherland
Credit: RailView

Steam locomotive No.6233 Duchess of Sutherland will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in London and Minehead on Saturday 17th August 2019.

The Duchess locomotive is on a special rail tour from London Paddington to Minehead.

The steam locomotive will depart London Paddington at approximately 08:00 am.

The railtour will then leave the London Paddington, bound for Minehead, where it will pass through Southall (08:14), Slough (08:32), Twyford (08:54), Reading (09:04), Newbury (10:13), Westbury (11:15), Frome (11:38), Castle Cary (12:06), Taunton (12:33), Bishops Lydeard (13:00) and Minehead at 14:50.

Between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead, a West Somerset Railway train will take passengers on the longest heritage railway in the UK.

After around 3 hours, the locomotive will depart Minehead for London Paddington, it will pass through Bishops Lydeard (18:33), Taunton (18:49), Castle Cary (19:24), Westbury (19:51), Woodborough (20:16), Newbury (21:10), Reading (21:39), Twyford (21:49), Slough (22:03), West Ealing (22:30) and London Paddington at 22:47.

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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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!

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  • Please note that all through special steam worked main line trains change locomotives at Bishops Lydeard (unless otherwise advised) ie WSR provide the locomotive/s to work between BL (or Norton Fitzwarren) to Minehead and return.