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Steam locomotive 35018 British India Line will be back in steam on the mainline and will be in Leeds and Ribblehead on Sunday 8th August 2021.
35018 British India Line is hauling The Waverley tour on Sunday to Carlisle.
The railtour departs York with British India Line at 09:44 bound for Carlisle, where it will pass through Church Fenton (10:01), Micklefield (10:10) and Cross Gates (10:21) before a stop at Leeds (10:30). From here, the train will pass through Shipley (11:02), Keighley (11:16) before another stop at Skipton (11:34).
From here, the train will head for Hellifield Goods Loop, passing through Gargrave at 11:42. After a stop at Hellifield, the locomotive will steam up the Settle and Carlisle line and through Ribblehead (13:16), Garsdale (13:30) and Appleby at 13:52 before stopping at Langwathby at 14:10.
From Langwathby, departing at 14:20, the locomotive will steam through Lazonby & Kirkoswald (14:24) before arriving in Carlisle at 14:45.
After around 3 hours in Carlisle, British India Line will depart Carlisle at 17:34 bound for York. It will pass through Lazonby & Kirkoswald (17:59) and will stop for water at Appleby (18:21).
Continuing down the Settle and Carlisle line, British India Line will pass over the Ribblehead Viaduct at approx 19:14, continuing to Settle Junction (19:27) where it heads for Hellifield, where it will arrive at 19:33.
After departing Hellifield, the train will make stops at Skipton (20:01), Keighley (20:16) and Shipley (20:28) before arriving into Leeds at 20:50.
From Leeds, the train will make the short hop to York via Cross Gates (20:59), Micklefield (21:06) and Church Fenton (21:12)
The railtour will arrive back at its final destination of York at 21:26.
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:
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This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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