A steam locomotive will pass through Cumbria this Saturday

Steam locomotive 34046 Braunton will haul ‘The Lakelander’ between Preston and Carlisle this Saturday 9th April 2022.

Departing from Rugby behind an electric locomotive at 05.50am, the tour will pass through Coventry (06.06am), Hampden-in-Arden (06.16am), Birmingham International (06.18am), Aston (06.39am), Tame Bridge Parkway (06.50am), Bescot Stadium ( 06:56), Wolverhampton (07:08), Penkridge (07:28), Stafford (07:35), Crewe (08:18), Acton Bridge (08:35), Warrington Bank Quay (08:43), Wigan North Western (08:57), Leyland (09:14) and Preston at 09:19, where 34046 Braunton takes over.

From Preston the locomotive will pass through Lancaster (10.22am), Oxenholme Lake District (10.43am), Penrith North Lakes (12.09pm) and Carlisle at 12.31pm.

After a stop at Carlisle, 34046 Braunton will depart at 3:30 p.m. and will then pass through Dalston (3:41 p.m.), Maryport (4:14 p.m.), Workington (4:21 p.m.), Parton (4:34 p.m.), Whitehaven (4:00 p.m.). 38), St Bees (4.48pm), Sellafield (5.03pm), Ravenglass (5.13pm), Millom (5.30pm), Barrow-in-Furness (6.25pm), Ulverston (6.42pm), Grange-over-Sands (6.55pm), Arnside (7.00pm ) and Carnforth at 7:14 p.m., where the steam locomotive is replaced by an electric locomotive.

From there the electric locomotive will return passengers to Rugby via Lancaster (8.07pm), Preston (8.30pm), Wigan North Western (8.52pm), Warrington Bank Quay (9.07pm), Crewe (9.37pm), Stafford (10.05pm), Wolverhampton (10.30pm) , Tame Bridge Parkway (10:44 p.m.), Birmingham International (11:06 p.m.), Coventry (11:26 p.m.) and Rugby at 11:45 p.m.

The above times in parentheses are approximate times. Please click on 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 the schedules of these movements, please click on the links below:

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As always, please respect the dangers of the railway. Please do not trespass on the tracks to see this iconic locomotive – stick to public access points!

Jose P. Rogers