Steam locomotive 45596 Bahamas will be back in steam on the mainline and will be passing through Reading this Saturday, 14th August 2021.
The Jubilee is hauling a railtour to the West Somerset Railway from London Paddington.
45596 will depart London Paddington at 07:59 and will then pass through Southall (08:13), Slough (08:28), Twyford (08:43), Reading (08:50), Theale (09:19), Newbury Racecourse (09:36), Newbury (10:09), Bedwyn (10:30), Westbury (11:04), Frome (11:34), Castle Cary (12:01), Taunton (12:30) and Bishops Lydeard (12:53), where a steam locomotive from the West Somerset Railway fleet will takeover to Watchet (where passengers can board a bus service to Minehead – arriving at 14:30).
The return trip will depart Bishops Lydeard at 18:23 after the WSR residents bring the passengers back down WSR metals.
Bahamas will then pass through Norton Fitzwarren (18:33), Taunton (18:43), Castle Cary (19:17), Westbury (19:44), Pewsey (20:13), Newbury (20:44), Reading (21:11), Maidenhead (21:40), Slough (21:49), West Drayton (22:00) and London Paddington at 22:40.
These above timings in brackets are approximate; please click the links below, which track 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:
- 1Z52 0759 London Paddington to Minehead West Som Rwy
- 1Z54 1726 Minehead West Som Rwy to London Paddington
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