A Carnforth Pool steam locomotive will return to the mainline and will be in and around Carlisle on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

The locomotive pulls the Dalesman. The tour sees the steam locomotive pass through Ribblehead en route to Carlisle.

The train, pulled by a diesel locomotive, will leave Chester at around 7:35 a.m.

The tour will stop at Frodsham at around 7.49am for a 4 minute break, departing at 07.53am. The diesel locomotive will then stop at Warrington Bank Quay (8:05 am), Wigan North Western (8:28 am) and Leyland (8:48 am) and Preston (9:05 am) to pick up passengers.

The tour then reverses and heads to Blackburn (9:41 am), Clitheroe (10:10 am) and Hellifield at 10:31 am, where the steam locomotive joins the train.

From Hellifield, the steam train passes through Horton at Ribblesdale (11:17 am), Ribblehead (11:24 am), Garsdale (11:38 am), Appleby (12:00 pm) and Carlisle at 12:52 pm.

On the way back, the steam locomotive will leave Carlisle at 3:20 p.m. before passing through Penrith North Lakes (4:10 p.m.), Tebay (4:50 p.m.), Oxenholme Lake District (5:03 p.m.) and Carnforth South Junction at 5:47 p.m. , where the steam locomotive got off the train.

The diesels take over from the steam and will pass through Preston (6:56 p.m.), Leyland (7:10 p.m.), Wigan North Western (7:36 p.m.), Warrington Bank Quay (7:49 p.m.), Frodsham (8:05 p.m.) and Chester at 8:30 p.m.

The 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.

Schedule

To know the times of these movements, please click on the links below:

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