A steam locomotive will transport the tour from York to Carlisle through Ribblehead this Thursday



A West Coast Railroad steam locomotive will head to Carlisle this Thursday (September 23, 2021) as it runs a section of The Dalesman.

The locomotive will travel from Hellifield to Carlisle and return.

The tour will depart York at 8:25 a.m. behind a diesel locomotive, before heading to Church Fenton (8:37 a.m.), Normanton (9:24 a.m.), Wakefield Kirkgate (9:31 a.m.), Wakefield Westgate (9:39 a.m.), Leeds (9:58 a.m.), Keighley (10:40 a.m.), Skipton (10:54 am) and Hellifield Goods Loop at 11:11 am.

Here the steam locomotive is added to the train, departing at 12:29 p.m., the locomotive will head via Ribblehead (12:55 p.m.), Kirkby Stephen (1:19 p.m.), Appleby (1:31 p.m.) and Carlisle at 2:24 p.m.

The return trip will see the locomotive leave Carlisle at 4:27 pm before passing through Appleby (5:14 pm) and Settle Jn (6:28 pm), towards Hellifield at 6:34 pm, where the steam locomotive leaves the train.

The diesel locomotive will take over from the train, passing through Skipton (7:49 p.m.), Shipley (8:26 p.m.), Leeds (8:44 p.m.), Wakefield Westgate (9:12 p.m.), Wakefield Kirkgate (9:18 p.m.), Normanton (9:26 p.m.), Church Fenton (9:56 p.m.) and finally York at 10:20 p.m.

46115 Scots Guardsman at Hellifield
Credit: RailAdvent


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