Steam locomotive 45690 Leander will be back in steam on the mainline and will visit Plymouth this Sunday, 29th August 2021.
The Jubilee class locomotive is hauling a railtour from Slough to Par between Taunton and Plymouth.
The train will depart Slough diesel hauled at 08:46 and will then pass through Twyford (08:59), Reading (09:06), Theale (09:15), Newbury (09:27), Bedwyn (09:48), Westbury (10:13), Castle Cary (10:35) and Taunton, where 45690 is added to the train, at 11:01. Once Leander is attached, the train will then pass through Tiverton Parkway (11:45), Exeter St Davids (12:20), Dawlish (12:33), Newton Abbot (12:41), Totnes (12:53), Ivybridge (13:08) and Plymouth at 13:22.
Here, a diesel locomotive takes over.
Departing Plymouth at 14:06, the train will pass through Saltash (14:15), Liskeard (14:32), Lostwithiel (14:46) and Par at 14:53.
The return trip will depart diesel hauled from Par at 17:38 and will pass through St Germans (18:08) to get to Plymouth at 18:23, where Leander is re-attached to the train.
Departing Plymouth at 18:54, the steam train will pass through Ivybridge (19:09), Totnes (19:21), Newton Abbot (19:33), Dawlish Warren (19:43), Exeter St Davids (19:55), Tiverton Parkway (20:28), Taunton (Leander is set to detach here at 21:20), Castle Cary (21:46), Westbury (22:06), Newbury (22:59), Reading (23:23), Maidenhead (23:37) and Slough at 23:43.
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.
Please follow all UK wide and local restrictions regarding Coronavirus.
For timings on these movements, please click the links below:
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