Santa special steam train running to Carlisle this Sunday

46115 Scots Guardsman
Credit: RailView

One of the Carnforth pool of locomotives will be back in steam on the mainline as it hauls a Santa steam train between Lancaster and Carlisle on Sunday 1st December 2019.

The locomotive is on a special rail tour from Lancaster to Carlisle. The engine is yet to be confirmed but is expected to be 46115 Scots Guardsman.

The steam locomotive will depart the Lancaster at approximately 10:57 am.

The railtour will then leave the Lancaster, bound for Carlisle, where it will steam through Hest Bank (11:02), Oxenholme Lake District (11:45), Tebay (12:01), Shap Summit (12:07) and Penrith (12:23).

The steam locomotive will arrive at Carlisle at 13:43.

Departing Carlisle at 14:11, the train will take the same route back to Lancaster. The train will steam through Penrith North Lakes (14:36), Shap Summit (14:50), Tebay (14:57) and Oxenholme Lake District (15:10) before arriving into Lancaster at 15:53.

These above timings in brackets are approximate. 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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