Steam locomotive 76017 will travel from Hampshire to the Bluebell Railway by rail this Thursday

BR Standard 4 No 76017, due to appear at this weekend’s Giants of Steam gala at the Bluebell Railway, is due to travel to Sussex by rail.

The locomotive is not mainline certified, so this rather rare mainline move will see 76017 moved using a West Coast Railways diesel locomotive.

The movement will depart from Alton on the Mid Hants Railway on Thursday 13 October at 2.20pm and will pass through Bentley (Hampshire) (2.29pm), Brookwood (3.05pm), Woking (3.11pm), Brentford (4.04pm), South Acton 4.12pm, Shepherds Bush (4.31pm), Clapham Junction (4.46pm), Selhurst (5.17pm), Oxted (5.49pm) and East Grinstead at 6.10pm, where it will head to the Bluebell Railway.

For up-to-date schedules, please find the tracking links by clicking here.

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

Jose P. Rogers