Steam locomotive No. 35018 British India Line will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in York and Malton on Thursday 9th September.
The Merchant Navy locomotive is hauling the York to Scarborough leg of the Scarborough Spa Express, which originates in Carnforth.
The heritage diesels will depart Carnforth at 06:00 and will pass through Lancaster (06:07), Preston (06:33), Blackburn (07:36), Accrington (07:48), Burnley Manchester Road (07:55), Hebden Bridge (08:20), Brighouse (08:44), Wakefield Kirkgate (09:17), Church Fenton (09:52) and York Holgate Loop at 09:57, where 35018 British India Line takes over the tour.
The steam locomotive will be at York between 11:18 and 11:26
The railtour will then leave York, bound for the Scarborough, where it will steam through Malton (12:03) and Seamer (12:23) before arriving at Scarborough at 12:31.
After around 4 hours at the seaside town, 35018 British India Line will depart Scarborough at 16:41, steaming through Seamer (16:49) and Malton (17:13) before arriving at York at 17:49, where the steam locomotive is taken off the train and is replaced by diesel locomotives.
From York, the diesel locomotives will head back to Carnforth via Wakefield Kirkgate (19:25), Brighouse (20:03), Hebden Bridge (20:45), Blackburn (21:31), Preston (22:03), Lancaster 22:53 and Carnforth at 23:08
These above timings in brackets are approximate timings. 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:
If you do go out and see 35018 or the diesel locomotives, why not share your pictures on LocoStop, our railway community, Click here for details.
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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