First steam locomotive tour since Coronavirus Lockdown to run this Wednesday

70000 Britannia arrives into Burnley Manchester Road
Credit: RailAdvent

Steam locomotive 70000 Britannia will haul the first railtour after the coronavirus lockdown as it hauls ‘The Fellsman’ from Crewe to Carlisle, via Blackburn and Settle.

Departing Crewe at 07:50, the train will head through Hartford (08:05), Warrington Bank Quay (08:20), Wigan North Western (08:56), Leyland (09:21), Blackburn (09:50), Langho (10:05), Clitheroe (10:13), Hellifield (11:01), Ribblehead (11:24), Garsdale (11:39), Appleby (12:00), Lazonby & Kirkoswald (12:47) and Carlisle at 13:15.

After two and a half hours in Carlisle, the locomotive will go back the same path as the outbound journey. Departing Carlisle at 15:48, the train will pass through Appleby (16:34), Blea Moor (17:24), Hellifield (17:45), Clitheroe (18:55), Blackburn (19:22), Leyland (19:57), Wigan North Western (20:24), Warrington Bank Quay (20:42), Hartford (20:58) and finally Crewe at 21:26.

70000 near Gobowen
Credit: Andrew Lamport

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.

If you head out to see 70000 Britannia on its way from Crewe to Carlisle, then please follow all Government guidance regarding social distancing and pubic transport use. If you have any symptoms of coronavirus, give this tour a miss and follow isolation guidance.


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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