Steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa returns to Lancashire this Tuesday

60009 Union of South Africa
Credit: Andrew Lamport
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Steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa will be back on the mainline once again, heading back to the East Lancashire Railway.

Please bear in mind this is a light engine movement and can be changed and cancelled at any time.

Departing Southall at 10:15, the locomotive will pass through West Drayton (10:52), Langley (10:57), Maidenhead (11:09), Twyford (11:17), Reading (11:26), Cholsey (11:46), Didcot Parkway (11:54), Swindon (12:54), Chippenham (13:28), Bath Spa (13:46), Filton Abbey Wood (15:07), Patchway (15:14), Severn Tunnel Junction (15:29), Cwmbran (16:01), Pontypool & New Inn (16:06), Hereford (16:46), Leominster (17:24), Craven Arms (18:11), Shrewsbury (19:34), Chirk (20:08), Wrexham (20:42), Chester (21:04), Frodsham (21:20), Warrington Bank Quay (21:32), Newton-le-Willows (21:44), Eccles (22:09), Manchester Victoria (22:17), Mills Hill (22:34), Castleton (22:42), and Castleton Hopwood Gf at 23:15.

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 link 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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