Steam locomotive 6201 Princess Elizabeth will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Tebay, Carlisle and Blackburn on Saturday 29th May 2021.
The Princess locomotive is on a section of a special railtour with 6201 Princess Elizabeth hauling The Northern Belle.
The tour starts from York behind diesel locomotives. Departing York at 07:21, the train will pass through Church Fenton (07:34), Leeds (07:54), Dewsbury (07:11), Huddersfield (08:43), Stalybridge (09:10), Manchester Victoria (09:25), Wigan North Western (10:01), Preston (10:16), Lancaster (10:35) and Carnforth North Junction at 10:44.
Here, 6201 Princess Elizabeth is added to the train. Departing here at 11:27, the steam train will make its way through Oxenholme Lake District (11:43), Tebay (12:00), Penrith North Lakes (12:23) and Carlisle at 12:43.
After around 90 minutes in Carlisle, 6201 will depart at 14:15 and will pass through Lazonby & Kirkoswald (14:43), Appleby (15:03), Garsdale (15:42), Ribblehead (15:54), Settle (16:08), Hellifield (16:16), Clitheroe (17:08), Langho (17:20), Blackburn (17:34), and Preston (17:55).
Here 6201 Princess Elizabeth is taken off the train and is replaced by diesel locomotives. The tour returns to York via Wigan North Western (18:42), Manchester Victoria (19:24), Huddersfield (20:00), Wakefield Kirkgate (20:25), Leeds (20:44) and York (21:28).
Meanwhile, 6201 Princess Elizabeth will form 5Z18 1832 Preston to Carnforth Steamtown. Departing Preston at 18:32, it will pass through Lancaster (19:29) and Carnforth (19:37) before arriving back at Carnforth Steamtown at 19:57.
These above timings in brackets are approximate. 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:
- 1Z14 0721 York to Carlisle
- 1Z16 1415 Carlisle to York
- 5Z18 1832 Preston to Carnforth Steamtown (6201 + POB)
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