The railtour will depart Chester with a diesel locomotive at 07:32 and will pass through Frodsham (07:46), Warrington Bank Quay (08:03), Wigan North Western (08:28), Leyland (08:48), Preston (09:05), Blackburn (09:39), and Hellifield at 10:28.
After time in Carlisle, the train will return to Chester via the WCML. It will pass through Penrith North Lakes (15:32), Oxenholme Lake District (16:32), Carnforth South Junction (16:49 – diesel hauled from here), Preston (18:14), Leyland (18:37), Wigan North Western (18:51), Warrington Bank Quay (19:09), Frodsham (19:23) and Chester at 19:47.
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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.