Steam locomotive 45690 Leander will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in and around Carlisle on Tuesday 3rd August 2021.
45690 is hauling The Dalesman. The tour sees the steam locomotive steam through Ribblehead on its way to Carlisle.
The train, hauled by a diesel locomotive, will depart Chester at approximately 07:35 am.
The tour will stop at Frodsham around 07:49 for a 4-minute break, departing at 07:53. The diesel locomotive will then make stops at Warrington Bank Quay (08:05), Wigan North Western (08:28) and Leyland (08:48) and Preston (09:05) to pick up passengers.
The tour then reverses and heads for Blackburn (09:41), Clitheroe (10:10) and Hellifield at 10:31, where 45690 Leander joins the train.
From Hellifield, 45690 Leander passes through Horton in Ribblesdale (11:17), Ribblehead (11:24), Garsdale (11:38), Appleby (12:00) and Carlisle at 12:52.
On the return trip, the steam locomotive will depart Carlisle at 15:20 before heading via Penrith North Lakes (16:10), Tebay (16:50), Oxenholme Lake District (17:03) and Carnforth South Junction at 17:47, where 45690 is taken off the train.
The diesels take over from steam and will pass through Preston (18:56), Leyland (19:10), Wigan North Western (19:36), Warrington Bank Quay (19:49), Frodsham (20:05) and Chester at 20:30.
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:
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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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