A steam locomotive will pass through Skipton this Sunday



The 35018 British India Line steam locomotive will return to the main line and will be in Skipton and Ribblehead on Sunday 8 August 2021.

35018 British India Line carries the Waverley on Sunday.

The tour departs from York with the British India Line at 9.44am to Carlisle, where it will pass through Church Fenton (10.01am), Micklefield (10.10am) and Cross Gates (10:21 am) before stopping in Leeds (10.00am). :30). From there the train will pass through Shipley (11:02 am), Keighley (11:16 am) before another stop at Skipton (11:34 am).

From there the train will head to Hellifield Goods Loop, passing through Gargrave at 11:42 am. After a stop at Hellifield, the locomotive will travel on the Settle and Carlisle line and pass through Ribblehead (13:16), Garsdale (13:30) and Appleby at 13:52 before stopping at Langwathby at 14:10.

From Langwathby, departure at 2:20 p.m., the locomotive will pass through Lazonby Kirkoswald (2:03 p.m.) before arriving in Carlisle at 2:24 p.m.

After approximately 3 hours in Carlisle, the British India Line will leave Carlisle at 5:34 pm for York. It will pass through Lazonby and Kirkoswald (5:59 pm) and stop to take water at Appleby (6:21 pm).

Continuing on the Settle and Carlisle line the British India Line will cross the Ribblehead Viaduct at around 7.14pm, continuing towards Settle the train leaves the Settle and Carlisle line at Settle Junction (7.27pm) where it heads towards Hellifield, where it will arrive at 7:33 p.m.

After leaving Hellifield the train will stop at Skipton (10:01 am), Keighley (8:16 pm) and Shipley (8:28 pm) before arriving in Leeds at 8:50 pm.

From Leeds, the train will make the short trip to York via Cross Gates (8:59 p.m.), Micklefield (9:06 p.m.) and Church Fenton (9:12 p.m.)

The railtour will arrive at its final destination in York at 9:26 pm.

These times above in brackets are approximate times. Please click on the links below, which follow the train throughout the day to keep up to date with its passage through your local station.


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