Steam locomotive heads for Todmorden this Saturday

70000 Britannia at Stafford
Credit: Jake Bonner

70000 Britannia will be on the mainline once again as it hauls a railtour from Crewe to Todmorden.

The locomotive is hauling ‘The Palatine’ via Blackburn and Burnley Manchester Road.

Departing London Euston at 07:20 behind diesel locomotives, the tour will pass through Watford Junction (07:53), Milton Keynes Central (08:40), Northampton (09:01), Rugby (09:29), Nuneaton (09:49), Colwich (10:22), Stafford (10:33) and Crewe at 11:18.

Here, 70000 Britannia is added to the train. Departing Crewe at 11:47, the train will pass through Acton Bridge (12:11), Warrington Bank Quay (12:33), Wigan North Western (12:47), Blackburn (13:40), Accrington (14:49), Burnley Manchester Road (15:10), Todmorden (15:18), Rochdale (15:30), Miles Platting (15:54), Manchester Victoria (15:57), Salford Central (15:59), Newton-le-Willows (16:22), Warrington Bank Quay (16:32), Winsford (16:59), and Crewe at 17:12.

The diesel locomotives will be added back to the train and will depart Crewe at 17:44. It will then pass through Stafford (18:13), Nuneaton (18:53), Rugby (19:07), Northampton (19:47), Milton Keynes Central (20:15), Watford Junction (20:51), London Euston (21:14).

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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