UPDATE: We have been informed that Britannia is now back in original guise, not 70022 Tornado.
Steam locomotive 70000 Britannia, in the guise of 70022 ‘Tornado’, will be hauling a tour this Wednesday to Shrewsbury.
Departing Exeter St Davids at 05:52, the train will be hauled by heritage diesels, and will pass through Tiverton Parkway (06:09), Taunton (06:25), Bridgwater (06:40) and Bristol Temple Meads at 07:39.
Here, 70022 ‘Tornado’ will take over from the diesels, and will depart at 08:10. From Bristol, 70022 will pass through Patchway (08:29), Severn Tunnel Junction (08:44), Cwmbran (09:27), Hereford (10:11), Leominster (11:05), Craven Arms (11:23), and Shrewsbury at 12:07.
After four hours in Shrewsbury, the locomotive will go back the same path as the outbound journey. Departing Shrewsbury at 16:08, the train will pass through Craven Arms (16:38), Hereford (17:19), Cwmbran (18:55), Severn Tunnel Junction (19:57), Patchway (20:15), Bristol Temple Meads (20:35 – 70022 is taken off the train here), Bridgwater (21:38), Taunton (21:54), Tiverton Parkway (22:15) and Exeter St Davids at 22:34.
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 Bristol Temple Meads to Shrewsbury, 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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