Ex-LMS ‘Black 5’ No. 44871 will be heading to Bristol this Saturday as it prepares to haul a tour from Bristol Temple Meads this Sunday.
Departing the East Lancashire Railway at 07:39, the Black 5 will head through Manchester Victoria (08:29), Salford Central (08:31), Newton-le-Willows (09:02), Warrington Bank Quay (09:13), Winsford (09:23) and Crewe at 10:25.
Meanwhile, a heritage diesel will depart Carnforth Steamtown at 06:50 and will head via Carnforth (07:15 – 09:15), Lancaster (09:24), Preston (09:44), Wigan North Western (10:04), Warrington Bank Quay (10:14) and Crewe at 10:37.
44871 now joins the ECS movement at Crewe. Departing at 11:11, the locomotive will pass through Wrenbury (11:26), Shrewsbury (11:53), Craven Arms (12:22), Leominster (12:41), Hereford (13:08), Abergavenny (14:30), Severn Tunnel Junction (15:16), Pilning (15:30), Filton Abbey Wood (15:50), and Bristol Kingsland Road Fhh at 18:09.
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 44871 on its way from Bury to Bristol, then please follow all Government guidance regarding social distancing and public 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:
- 5Z44 0739 Bury East Lancs Railway to Crewe
- 5Z45 0650 Carnforth Steamtown to Bristol Kingsland Road Fhh
- 44871 from Crewe
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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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