WATCH: Steam locomotives at Speed!


During these difficult times of quarantine and lockdown in the UK due to the Coronavirus outbreak around the world, ourselves and every other railway enthusiast cannot get out to film any steam locomotive action on the mainline and on the heritage railway scene.

So to help cheer people up, here’s a compilation of steam locomotives at speed on the mainline, showcasing steam at its best! Made by RailView. 

This video sees a variety of 16 steam locomotives from all the big four regions and British Railways from the past four years from 2016 to 2020.

From the west country, the East Midlands, West Midlands, the Hope Valley, the East Coast Mainline, the West Coast Mainline, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and the Lake District with key locations such as Doncaster, Grindleford & Slitting Mill (just outside Staveley, Derbyshire). 

Highlights in this video include:

  • 45596 Bahamas on a loaded test run at Tamworth in January 2019
  • 60163 Tornado at Warrington Bank Quay on the return leg of The Border Raider 
  • 7029 Clun Castle on a loaded test run at Widney Manor in February 2019
  • 45690 Leander on The Coast to Coast Express at Grindleford in May 2018
  • 60009 Union of South Africa on The Christmas White Rose at Doncaster in December 2017 to name but a few. 

This compilation features 16 steam locomotives from all the big four regions and British Railways such as:

  • GWR
    • 7029 Clun Castle
  • SR
    • 34046 Braunton
    • 35028 Clan Line
  • LMS
    • 44871
    • 45212
    • 45596 Bahamas
    • 45690 Leander
    • 45699 Galatea
    • 6201 Princess Elizabeth
    • 6233 Duchess of Sutherland
  • LNER
    • 61306 Mayflower
    • 60163 Tornado
    • 60103 Flying Scotsman
    • 60009 Union of South Africa
  • BR
    • 70000 Britannia
    • 70013 Oliver Cromwell

All the locations that feature in this video:

  • Doncaster 
  • Grindleford
  • Tiverton Parkway
  • Besford
  • Nethertown
  • Swinton (South Yorkshire) 
  • Hathersage 
  • Keynsham 
  • Widney Manor
  • Slitting Mill 
  • Gate House Lane Level Crossing
  • St Neots
  • Warrington Bank Quay
  • Oxenholme Lake District 
  • Chesterfield
  • Hartlebury
  • Lancaster
  • Goldthorpe
  • Newark Northgate
  • Bolton-upon-Dearne
  • Colton Junction
  • Tamworth
  • Leyland

To everyone reading this article and watching the video, stay safe, healthy and look after yourselves!

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