Black 5 steam locomotive heading for Bath this Thursday

45212 approaches Damems on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
Credit: RailAdvent

Steam locomotive No.45212 will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Reading and Bath Spa on Thursday 12th March 2020.

The Black 5 locomotive is on a Steam Dreams Excursion from Clapham Junction to Bath Spa and return.

The steam locomotive will depart Clapham Junction at approximately 07:51.

The locomotive will then head for Bath Spa, passing through Selhurst (08:09), East Croydon (08:13), Redhill (08:30), Shalford (09:05), Guildford (09:26), Wokingham (10:00), Reading (10:26), Newbury Racecourse (11:01), Bedwyn (11:33) and Bath Spa at 13:01.

The return journey will depart Bath Spa at 16:56 and will then pass through Swindon (17:32), Didcot Parkway (18:45), Reading (19:08), Wokingham (19:48), Guildford (20:15), Shalford (20:24), Redhill (21:18), East Croydon (21:42), Selhurst (21:46) and Clapham Junction (22:04).

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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The picture of 45212 in this article was taken at the recent Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Gala and is available to purchase in our online shop here from just £3.49

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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