Steam locomotive No. 34046 Braunton will be back in steam on the mainline and will be passing through Sheffield on Saturday 19th December 2020.
The West Country Class locomotive is on a railtour this Saturday.
34046 is hauling the tour from Crewe to York.
The special train will depart Telford Central behind a diesel locomotive at 06:32 and will pass through Wellington (06:40), Shrewsbury (07:02), Whitchurch (07:35) and Crewe at 08:00.
From Crewe, Braunton will be added to the train and will depart at 08:27. From here, the locomotive will pass through Acton Bridge (08:48), Warrington Bank Quay (09:00), Newton le Willows (09:16), Salford Central (09:43), Manchester Victoria (09:49), Guide Bridge (10:20), New Mills Central (11:08), Bamford (11:32), Grindleford (11:37), Sheffield (11:52), Swinton (12:15), Moorthorpe (12:24), Church Fenton (13:22) and York (13:42).
The return journey will depart York at 16:55 and will pass through Church Fenton (17:11), Castleford (17:25), Wakefield Kirkgate (17:37), Hebden Bridge (18:37), Todmorden (18:48), Littleborough (18:55), Rochdale (18:59), Manchester Victoria (19:51), Eccles (20:08), Newton-le-Willows (20:22), Warrington Bank Quay (20:34), Winsford (21:06), and Crewe (21:23).
Once the diesel replaces Braunton, the train will return to Telford Central via Whitchurch (22:24), Shrewsbury (22:49), Wellington (23:08), and Telford Central at 23:18.
For timings on these movements, please click the links below:
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!
Please consider England’s tier restrictions before travelling to see this steam train.
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