A steam locomotive will transport York to Carlisle this Sunday


Steam locomotive 45690 Leander will be back in steam on the main line and will be at Skipton and Ribblehead on Sunday July 10, 2022.

Leander pulls the Waverley on Sunday.

The rail tour departs York with a diesel locomotive at 09.39am bound for Carlisle, where it will pass through Church Fenton (09.50am), Garforth (09.57am), Leeds (10.06am), Shipley (10.50am), Keighley (11.00am), Skipton (11.15am) and Hellifield at 11:30 a.m.

Here, 45690 Leander takes the train back. Departing at 12.56pm, the train will pass through Ribblehead (1.16pm), Kirkby Stephen (1.40pm), Langwathby (2.10pm) and Carlisle at 2.46pm.

After approximately 3 hours in Carlisle, Leander will depart Carlisle at 5.34pm bound for Hellifield. It will pass through Lazonby & Kirkoswald (5.59pm) and stop for water at Appleby (6.21pm).

Continuing on the Settle and Carlisle line, Leander will pass over the Ribblehead Viaduct at approximately 7:14 p.m., continuing to Settle, the train leaves the Settle and Carlisle line at Settle Junction (7:27 p.m.) where it proceeds to Hellifield, where it will arrive at 7:32 p.m.

The diesel takes over at Hellifield for the run to York, passing through Skipton (8.02pm), Keighley (8.15pm), Shipley (8.26pm), Leeds (8.48pm) and York at 9.20pm.

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.


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