Ex-LMS ‘Black 5’ No. 44871 will replace broken Ex-LNER ‘A4’ No. 60009 ‘Union of South Africa’ tomorrow on its tour to Shrewsbury.
60009 cant haul this tour because of a bearing problem – more on this here.
Departing Slough at 06:33, the locomotive will pass through Burnham (06:37), Maidenhead (06:42), Twyford (06:50), Reading (06:50), Swindon (08:17), Bristol Parkway (09:00), Magor (09:35), Abergavenny (10:43), Hereford (11:13), Leominster (11:30), Ludlow (11:58), Church Stretton (12:22) and Shrewsbury at 12:40.
The return journey will depart at 16:55 and will pass through Church Stretton (17:16), Craven Arms (17:26), Ludlow (17:52), Leominster (18:09), Hereford (18:25), Abergavenny (18:54), Pontypool & New Inn (19:06), Cwmbran (19:21), Pilning (20:18), Bristol Parkway (20:27), Swindon (21:11), Didcot Parkway (22:20), Reading (22:41), and Slough at 23:08.
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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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!