The Dalesman is running this week! – steam locomotive heading for Carlisle

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A steam locomotive is heading for Carlisle as it heads a section of The Dalesman from York.

The locomotive will be heading from Hellifield to Carlisle and return.

The tour for this section of the tour is believed to be SR Merchant Navy No.35018 British India Line.

The tour will depart York at 08:32 behind a diesel locomotive, before heading via Church Fenton (08:42), Normanton (09:24), Wakefield Kirkgate (09:31), Wakefield Westgate (09:39), Leeds (09:55), Keighley (10:56), Skipton (11:13) and Hellifield Goods Loop at 11:50.

Here, the steam locomotive is added to the train, departing at 12:29, the locomotive will head via Ribblehead (12:53), Kirkby Stephen (13:18), Appleby (13:33) and Carlisle at 14:30.

The return trip will see the locomotive depart Carlisle at 16:43 before heading via Appleby (17:31) and Settle Jn (18:41) before heading into Hellifield at 18:47, where the locomotive leaves the train.

The diesel locomotive will take over the train, and will head via Skipton (19:26), Shipley (19:50), Leeds (20:18), Wakefield Westgate (20:47), Wakefield Kirkgate (20:54), Normanton (21:05), and finally York at 21:55.

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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