Ex-LMS ‘Royal Scot’ No. 46100 ‘Royal Scot’ and Ex-BR ‘Britannia’ No 70000 ‘Britannia’ will be hauling a tour this Wednesday to Plymouth.
Departing Cardiff Central at 06:55, the train will be hauled by heritage diesels, and will pass through Newport (07:09), Severn Tunnel Junction (07:23), Patchway (07:39) and Bristol Temple Meads at 07:58.
Here, 46100 and 70000 will take over from the diesels, and will depart at 08:33. From Bristol, the pair will pass through Bath Spa (08:51), Bradford-upon-Avon (09:32), Westbury (09:55), Castle Cary (10:37), Taunton (11:10), Exeter St Davids (12:25), Dawlish (12:39), Newton Abbot (12:49), Totnes (13:36) and Plymouth at 14:11.
After 2 hours in Plymouth, the locomotives will go back the same path as the outbound journey. Departing Plymouth at 16:56, the train will pass through Totnes (17:27), Exeter St Davids (18:14), Taunton (19:31), Westbury (21:03), Bradford-on-Avon (21:29), Bath Spa (21:48), Bristol Temple Meads (22:10 – 46100 and 70000 are replaced by diesels here), Patchway (22:41), Severn Tunnel Junction (23:03), Newport (23:24), and Cardiff Central at 23:54.
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 & 46100 Royal Scot on its way from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth, 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:
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