Steam locomotive No. 45562 Alberta will be heading to Scarborough with the final Scarborough Spa Express steam train of the 2020 season on Thursday 24th September 2020.
The locomotive is hauling the York to Scarborough leg of the Scarborough Spa Express, which originates in Carnforth.
The heritage diesels will depart Carnforth at 06:10 am and will pass through Lancaster (06:18), Preston (06:42), Blackburn (07:38), Accrington (07:54), Burnley Manchester Road (08:01), Hebden Bridge (08:27), Brighouse (08:47), Wakefield Kirkgate (09:18), and York Holgate Loop (10:10), where 45562 will be added.
The steam locomotive will depart York at approximately 11:26 am.
The railtour will then leave York, bound for the Scarborough, where it will steam through Malton (12:03) and Seamer (12:25) before arriving at Scarborough at 12:34.
After around 4 hours at the seaside town, 45562 Alberta will depart for Carnforth at 16:41, steaming through Seamer (16:49) and Malton (17:13) before arriving at York at 17:44, where the steam locomotive is taken off the train and is replaced by diesel locomotives.
From York, the diesel locomotives will head back to Carnforth via Wakefield Kirkgate (19:25), Brighouse (20:03) Hebden Bridge (20:46), Accrington (21:21), Blackburn (21:31), Preston (22:03), Lancaster (22:52) and Carnforth (23:08).
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.
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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