Steam locomotive 61306 Mayflower will be on the mainline again this Saturday, as it hauls a special railtour to Shrewsbury.
Departing London Paddington at 08:59, the train will pass through Southall (09:14), Slough (09:28), Maidenhead (09:35), Reading (09:49), Goring and Streatley (10:15), Didcot Parkway (10:24), Swindon (11:47), Kemble (12:03) and Gloucester at 12:34.
After time in Gloucester for passengers, Mayflower will depart at 15:26 and will then head to Shrewsbury via Lydney (15:51), Chepstow (16:00), Severn Tunnel Junction (16:08), Cwmbran (16:32), Abergavenny (17:13), Hereford (17:44), Leominster (18:21), Craven Arms (19:08) and Shrewsbury (19:35).
This is a one way tour, with passengers heading to Wales the day after. Therefore, Mayflower will head to Crewe Heritage Centre for servicing. Departing Coton Hill TC at 20:10, the locomotive with its support coach will pass through Shrewsbury (20:13), Wem (20:31), Prees (20:37), Nantwich (20:53) and Crewe at 21:05 before heading to Crewe Heritage Centre at 21:21.
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:
- 1Z80 0859 London Paddington to Gloucester
- 1Z82 1526 Gloucester to Shrewsbury
- 5Z61 2010 Coton Hill T.C. to Crewe Heritage Centre
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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 to public access spots!
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