Update: Tour confirmed to be running with
45231 The Sherwood Forester from Bristol Temple Meads
45231 The Sherwood Forester will be taking a railtour to Kingswear this Wednesday, 23rd June 2021.
The tour originates at Shrewsbury with a diesel locomotive hauling the first stage. Departing Shrewsbury at 05:42, the tour will pass through Church Stretton (06:01), Ludlow (06:17), Leominster (06:33), Hereford (06:53), Abergavenny (07:22), Cwmbran (07:39), Severn Tunnel Junction (08:15), Patchway (08:30) and Bristol Temple Meads at 08:42.
Here, 45231 The Sherwood Forester takes over the train. Departing Bristol Temple Meads at 09:49, the steam locomotive will pass through Yatton (10:02), Taunton (11:00), Tiverton Parkway (11:37), Dawlish Warren (12:35), Teignmouth (12:42), Newton Abbot (12:48), Paignton (13:04) and Kingswear at 13:30, where the tour continues on to Dartmouth.
Once the tour returns from Dartmouth, the tour departs Kingswear at 16:30 and will then pass through Paignton (16:56), Dawlish (17:24), Exeter St Davids (17:41), Tiverton Parkway (18:11), Taunton (18:27), Bridgwater (19:05) and Bristol Temple Meads at 19:50.
At Bristol, the diesels take over from steam once again. Departing Bristol at 20:24, the tour retraces its steps to Shrewsbury, passing through Filton Abbey Wood (20:33), Severn Tunnel Junction (20:58), Cwmbran (21:50), Abergavenny (22:08), Hereford (22:39), Leominster (22:57), Ludlow (23:12), Church Stretton (23:35) and Shrewsbury at 23:54.
The 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:
- 1Z25 0542 Shrewsbury to Bristol Temple Meads
- 1Z26 0949 Bristol Temple Meads to Kingswear (For Dartmouth)
- 1Z27 1630 Kingswear (For Dartmouth) to Bristol Temple Meads
- 1Z28 2024 Bristol Temple Meads to Shrewsbury
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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 at public access spots!
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