British India Line steam locomotive will travel to Scarborough this Thursday



Steam Locomotive No.35018 British India Line will return to the mainline and will be in York and Malton on Thursday 5 August 2021.

The merchant navy locomotive carries the York-Scarborough section of the Scarborough Spa Express, which originates at Carnforth.

The heritage diesels will depart Carnforth at 7:40 am and pass through Hellifield (8:32 am), Skipton (8:53 am), Keighley (9:09 am), Shipley (9:20 am), Woodlesford (9:49 am), Church Fenton (10:20 am) and York Holgate Loop at 10:43 am, where 35018 British India Line supports the tour.

The steam locomotive will be in York between 11:18 am and 11:26 am

The train will then leave York, bound for Scarborough, where it will pass through Malton (12:03) and Seamer (12:23) before arriving in Scarborough at 12:31.

After approximately 4 hours in the seaside town, the 35018 British India Line will leave Scarborough at 4:41 p.m., passing through Seamer (4:49 p.m.) and Malton (5:13 p.m.) before arriving in York at 5:49 p.m., where the steam locomotive is removed from the train and replaced by diesel locomotives.

From York, the diesel locomotives will return to Carnforth via Woodlesford (7:18 p.m.), Shipley (8:06 p.m.), Keighley (8:17 p.m.), Skipton (8:33 p.m.), Hellifield (8:54 p.m.) and Carnforth at 9:46 p.m.

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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As always, please respect the dangers of the railroad. Please do not enter the railroad to see this iconic locomotive – stay at public access areas!

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