Steam locomotive 60163 Tornado will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Tebay and Carlisle Friday 30th July 2021.
The LNER A1 locomotive is on a section of a special railtour with 60163 Tornado hauling The Northern Belle.
The tour starts from Coventry behind diesel locomotives. Departing Coventry at 07:18, the train will pass through Birmingham International (07:28), Wolverhampton (08:25), Stafford (08:42), Stoke-on-Trent (09:17), Crewe (09:41) and Preston (10:27) before arriving into Carnforth North Junction at 10:52.
Here, 60163 Tornado is added to the train. Departing here at 11:26, the steam train will make its way through Oxenholme Lake District (11:41), Tebay (11:57), Penrith North Lakes (12:20) and Carlisle at 12:41.
After around 90 minutes in Carlisle, 60163 will depart at 14:19 and will pass through Lazonby & Kirkoswald (14:46), Appleby (15:06), Garsdale (15:43), Ribblehead (15:55), Hellifield (16:20), Clitheroe (17:11), Whalley (17:16), Blackburn (17:33), and Preston (17:54).
Here 60163 Tornado is taken off the train and is replaced by diesel locomotives. The tour returns to Coventry via Crewe (19:31), Stoke-on-Trent (19:56), Stafford (20:18), Wolverhampton (20:58), Birmingham International (21:49) and Coventry at 22:08.
Meanwhile, 60163 Tornado will form 5Z55 1812 Preston to Carnforth Steamtown. Departing Preston at 18:12, it will pass through Lancaster (18:42) and Carnforth (18:55) before arriving back at Carnforth Steamtown at 19:17.***
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:
- 1Z56 0718 Coventry to Carlisle
- 5Z57 1255 Carlisle to Carlisle
- 1Z57 1419 Carlisle to Coventry
- 5Z55 1812 Preston to Carnforth Steamtown (60163 + POB)
*** Whilst no paths are currently in the system, 60163 Tornado may be detached from the train at Hellifield like what has previously happened
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