UPDATE: This movement will now be Black 5s No. 44871 and 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier – not 60009 as first thought. More information here!
Steam locomotive 60009 Union of South Africa will be back in steam on the mainline and will be passing through Manchester and Chirk on Thursday 14th November 2019.
The A4 locomotive is on a light engine movement. 60009 is moving from the East Lancashire Railway, in Bury, to the St Philips Marsh Depot, in Bristol.
The movement on the national network is to allow the steam locomotive to be in Bristol ready for its role as the locomotive for an upcoming railtour from Bristol to Chester.
The steam locomotive will depart the ELR at 10:00, before passing through Manchester Victoria (11:00), Eccles (11:09), Warrington Bank Quay (11:32), Helsby (12:27), Chester (12:40), Wrexham General (12:58), Chirk (13:09), Shrewsbury (14:06), Craven Arms (14:47), Leominster (15:06), Hereford (15:23), Abergavenny (17:13), Severn Tunnel Junction (18:00), Patchway (18:15) and St Philips Marsh HSTD at 19:01
For timings on these movements, please click the links below:
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!