Steam Loco Movements 2018
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This is an unofficial list of booked steam locomotive light engine and ecs movements over Network Rail lines during 2016. The information is provided in good faith, but is NOT comprehensive and is not guaranteed accurate! Such movements quite often run at different times from those booked. Note that light engine and support coach moves on the same day as a related railtour will normally appear on railtour times page. No responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions.

Comments, updates, corrections (or criticism) are very welcome. Please send by email to: webmaster at A very special thanks to all those who have contributed information - especially details of planned tours, train times, and updates on main line locomotives. Please keep sending it !

Note: Please do NOT contact train operators for further details on these loco movements. It causes unneccessary additional work for staff and is not welcome.

Note Some movements may not be shown until after the event, at the request of the operator.

|2017|Jan|Feb|Mar |Apr|May|Jun|Jul |Aug|Sep|Oct|Nov |Dec|2019|
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     Date      Route   Notes
Week 01
Wed 03-Jan 45407: Fort William-Carnforth [Times] D+E+ECS
Thu 04-Jan 45407: Carnforth-Castleton [Times] E+C
Week 02
Mon 08-Jan 60103: York-Blackburn-Castleton [Times] E+C
Week 03
Sat 20-Jan   [No movements this week]    
Week 04
Sat 27-Jan   [No movements this week]    
Week 05
Wed 31-Jan 60009: Bury-York [Times] [CANCELLED] E+C
Thu 01-Feb 60009: York-Stewarts Lane [Times] [CANCELLED] E+C
Week 06
Sat 10-Feb   [No movements this week]    
Week 07
Tue 13-Feb 60163: East Leake (GCRN)-Didcot [Times] [CANCELLED]
[Cancelled - TPWS issue]
Thu 15-Feb 46100: Southall-Crewe [Times] D+E+C
Fri 16-Feb 60163: Didcot (GWS)-Battersea Loop [Times] [CANCELLED] E+C
Sat 17-Feb 60163: Stewarts Lane-Doncaster [Times] [CANCELLED] E+C
Week 08
Mon 19-Feb 60163: East Leake-Doncaster [Times] E+C
Thu 22-Feb 46201: Butterley-Carnforth [Times] D+E+C
Fri 23-Feb 35018: Carnforth-Hellifield-Preston-Carnforth [Times]
[35018 failed at Hellifield. Returmed tender first to Carnforth]
Week 09
Wed 28-Feb 70013: Norwich-Southall [Times] E+C
Thu 01-Mar 45690: Carnforth-Castleton [Times] E+C
Week 10
Tue 06-Mar 45212: Castleton-Southall [wcrc] [Times] E+C
Tue 06-Mar 46100: Crewe-Chester-Crewe (twice) [lsl] [Times]
[Crew training]
Wed 07-Mar 35018: Carnforth-Hellifield-Preston-Carnforth [wcrc] [Times]
[35018 test run]
Wed 07-Mar 46100: Crewe-Chester-Crewe (twice) [lsl] [Times]
[Crew training]
Thu 08-Mar 46100: Crewe-Chester-Crewe (twice) [lsl] [Times]
[Crew training]
Week 11
Mon 12-Mar 45407+45690: Castleton-Carnforth [Times] 2E+C
Tue 13-Mar 60163+61264>: Grosmont-Crewe-Kidderminster [CANCELLED]
[Cancelled (bridge bash). Move now by road]
Wed 14-Mar 45231: Alton-Southall [Times] E+C
Week 12
Sat 24-Mar      
Week 13
Mon 26-Mar 60163: Bescot-Catleton [Times] E+C
Tue 27-Mar 44871: Keighley-Carnforth [Times] E+C
Wed 28-Mar 44871+45407: Carnforth-Fort William [Times]
[45407 running as 45157]
Wed 28-Mar 34046: Southall-Crewe [Times] E+C
Week 14
Tue 03-Apr 48151: Carnforth-York [Times] E+C
Thu 05-Apr 60163: Castleton-Stewarts Lane [Times] E+C
Fri 06-Apr 48151: Carnforth-York [Times] [CANCELLED]   E+C
Fri 06-Apr 61264: Grosmont-York [Times] E+C
Week 15
Fri 13-Apr 31806: Swanage-Yeovil Jn [Times]
[Test run]
Sun 15-Apr 48151: Hellifield-Carnforth [Times] D+E+ECS
Week 16
Mon 16-Apr 60163: Ferme Park-Butterley [CANCELLED]   E+C
Tue 17-Apr 60103: Castleton-Southall [Times] E+C
Tue 17-Apr 34046: Crewe-Chester-Crewe (twice) [Times] E+C
Thu 19-Apr 60009: Castleton-Bo'ness [Times] [CANCELLED]
[60009 unfit to run - cylinder issues]
Thu 19-Apr 35018: Carnforth-York [Times] E+C
Sun 22-Apr 45690: Bo'ness-Carnforth [Times]
[Heavily delayed at Beattock by over-running engineering works]
Week 17
Tue 24-Apr 45212: Southall-Crewe [Revised Times] E+C
Tue 24-Apr 60009: Castleton-Cardiff [Times] [CANCELLED]
[60009 unfit -firebox issues]
Tue 24-Apr 34046: Crewe-Telford-Crewe [Times] E+C
Thu 26-Apr 60103: York-Bury ELR [Times] E+C
Week 18
Sat 05-May      
Week 19
Sat 12-May      
Week 20
Thu 17-May 60103: Castleton-Carnforth-York - E+C
Week 21
Wed 23-May 62005: Carnforth-Hellifield-Carnforth - E+C
Fri 25-May 62005: Carnforth-Fort William [Times]
Fri 25-May 35028: Stewarts Lane-Southall [Times] E+C
Week 22
Tue 29-May 35028: Bishops Lydeard-Bristol [Times] E+C
Tue 29-May 60103: Carnforth-Southall [Times] E+C
Wed 30-May 35018: Carnforth-York [Times] E+C
Week 23
Tue 05-Jun 46100: Crewe-Chester-Telford-Crewe [Times]
[Test run]
Wed 06-Jun 46100: Crewe-Chester-Telford-Crewe [Times]
[Test run]
Thu 07-Jun tbc: Crewe-Chester-Telford-Crewe [Times]
[Test run]
Week 24
Wed 13-Jun 60009: Castleton-Southall [Times] E+C
Week 25
Tue 19-Jun 45212: Carnforth-Keighley - E+C
Fri 22-Jun 34046: Crewe-Oxford-Bristol [Times] D+E+ECS
Fri 22-Jun 46100: Crewe-Carnforth-Keighley [Times] E+C
Week 26
Sat 30-Jun      
Week 27
Wed 04-Jul 46100: Keighley-Crewe [Times] [CANCELLED]   D+E+C
Wed 04-Jul 45212: Keighley-Fort William [POSTPONED]   D+E+C
Thu 05-Jul 45212: Keighley-Fort William - D+E+C
Week 28
Mon 09-Jul 44871: Fort William-Carnforth - D+E+C
Mon 09-Jul 60103: York-Shildon - D+E+C
Mon 09-Jul 60009: Southall-Doncaster - D+E+ECS
Sat 14-Jul 60009: Southall-Bristol - D+E+C
Week 29
Mon 16-Jul 60009: Bristol-Southall - D+E+C
Fri 20-Jul 35018: York-Northallerton WR - D+E+C
Sat 21-Jul 44871+45690: Carnforth-Crewe
44871: Crewe-Bristol [Times]
Week 30
Mon 23-Jul 35018: Northallerton WR-York - D+E+C
Tue 24-Jul 44871: Bristol-Carnforth - D+E+C
Wed 25-Jul 46100: Keighley-Carnforth-Crewe - D+E+C
Week 31
Thu 03-Aug 44871: Carnforth-Bo'ness - D+E+C
Fri 03-Aug 60103: Shildon-Carmforth - D+E+C
Sat 04-Aug 45407: Fort William-Bo'ness - [CANCELLED]   D+E+C
Week 32
Mon 06-Aug 44871: Dumbarton-Fort William - D+E+C
Fri 10-Aug 60009: Southall-Crewe - D+E+C
Sat 11-Aug 44871: Fort William-Bo'ness - D+E+C
Sun 12-Aug 60009: Crewe-Southall - D+E+C
Week 33
Mon 13-Aug 44871: Dumbarton-Fort William [Times] D+E+C
Wed 15-Aug 34046: Southall-Bishops Lydeard WSR [Times] D+E+C
Fri 17-Aug 60103: Carnforth-York D+E+C
Sat 18-Aug 35028: Stewarts Lane-Bristol D+E+C
Sat 18-Aug 44871: Fort William-Bo'ness - D+E+C
Week 34
Mon 20-Aug 35028: Bristol-Stewarts Lane D+E+C
Mon 20-Aug 44871: Dumbarton-Fort William [Times] D+E+C
Tue 21-Aug 60103: York-Castleton E+C
Sat 25-Aug 45407: Fort William-Bo'ness - D+E+C
Week 35
Mon 27-Aug 45407: Dumbarton-Fort William [Times] E+C
Tue 28-Aug 60009: Southall-Orton Mere E+C
Week 36
Mon 03-Sep 34046: Plymouth-Bishops Lydeard WSR [Times] E+C
Tue 04-Sep 60009: Orton Mere-Southall E+C
Fri 07-Sep 60009: Southall-Norwich D+E+ECS
Sat 08-Sep 35028: Stewarts Lane-Bristol E+C
Week 37
Mon 10-Sep 45690+35018: York-Carnforth 2E+2C
Week 38
Mon 17-Sep 44871+62005: Fort William-Carnforth [Times] 2E+ECS
Mon 17-Sep 46100: Crewe-Kidderminster SVR [Times] E+C
Mon 17-Sep 60009: Tyne Yard-Southall [Times] D+E+C
Tue 18-Sep 73082: E Grinstead BBR-Bishops Lydeard WSR [Times] D+E
Wed 19-Sep 46233: Butterley MRC-Kidderminster SVR [Times] E+C
Sat 22-Sep 45231: Crewe-Shrewsbury [Times] [CANCELLED]
[Cancelled 45231 unfit to run]
Week 39
Mon 24-Sep 46233: Kidderminster SVR-Butterley MRC [Times] E+C
Mon 24-Sep 60103: Crewe-Orton Mere NVR [Times] E+C
Tue 25-Sep 46100: Kidderminster SVR-Crewe (Provisional) [Times] E+C
Week 40
Mon 01-Oct 73082: Bishops Lydeard WSR-East Grinstead BBR [Times]
[73082 diesel hauled in light steam]
Tue 02-Oct 60103: Orton Mere NVR-Southall [Times] E+C
Wed 03-Oct 44871: Carnforth-Southall (provisional) - E+C
Week 41
Tue 09-Oct 7029 4965: Tyseley-Stratford and return (twice) [Times] E+ECS
Wed 10-Oct 60009: Southall-E Grinstead [Times] E+C
Wed 10-Oct 34046: Bishops Lydeard-Crewe [Times] E+C
Wed 10-Oct 44871: Southall-Swanage [Times] E+C
Thu 11-Oct 46233: Butterley-Swanage [Times] E+C
Week 42
Mon 15-Oct 60009: E Grinstead-Southall [Times] E+C
Mon 15-Oct 46233: Swanage-Bury [Times] E+C
Wed 17-Oct 35028: Stewarts Lane-Willesden-Stewarts Lane -
[Overnight test run]
Thu 18-Oct 70000: Kidderminster SVR-Crewe - [CANCELLED]
[Light test run]
[Cancelled - 70000 not fit]
Fri 19-Oct 70000: Kidderminster SVR-Crewe -
[Light test run]
Week 43
Mon 22-Oct 46233: Bury-Southall [Times] E+C
Tue 23-Oct 70000: Crewe-Shrewsbury-Telford-Crewe [Times]
[Loaded test run]
Wed 24-Oct 70000: Crewe-Shrewsbury-Telford-Crewe [Times]
[Loaded test run]
Sat 27-Oct 45212+45407: Fort William-Carnforth [Times] D+2E+ECS
Week 44
Mon 29-Oct 60163: Orton Mere-Doncaster-Tyne Yd [Times] [CANCELLED]
[Test run]
[Cancelled - Tornado not fit to run]
Fri 02-Nov 60163: Tyne Yd-Millerhill-Boness [Times] [CANCELLED]   E+C
Week 45
Sat 10-Nov      
Week 46
Sat 17-Nov      
Week 47
Sat 24-Nov 44871: Swanage-Southall [Times] E+C
Week 48
Thu 29-Nov 70000: Crewe-Chester-Crewe [Times] E+C
Thu 29-Nov 61306: Carnforth-Barrow-Carnforth [Times]
[Test run]
Week 49
Wed 05-Dec 60009: Southall-Norwich [Times] D+E+ECS
Thu 06-Dec 61306: Carnforh-Hellifield-Blackburn-Carnforth [Times]
[Loaded test run]
Thu 06-Dec 35028: Stewarts Lane-Newport East Usk Yd (tbc) E+C
Sat 08-Dec 61306 44871: Southall-Kings Cross D+E+ECS
Week 50
Sat 15-Dec      
Week 51
Tue 18-Dec 35028: Stewarts Lane-Selhurst-Stewarts Lane - D+E+C
Thu 20-Dec 60103: York NRM-Castleton ELR [Times] E+C
Fri 21-Dec 46233: Orton Mere-Butterley [Times] E+C
Fri 21-Dec 60009: York NRM-Carnforth-Castleton ELR [Times] E+ECS
Sat 22-Dec 44871: Southall-Crewe-Bury ELR [Times] D+E+C
Week 52
Fri 28-Dec 60103: Carnforth-Crewe-Toton [Times] D+E+C
Week 53
Sat 05-Jan      

[Movements in 2019]

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Locations of currently operational main line locos as at 02:00 Sun 23-Dec

Site          Locos
Southall (LS) --
Southall (WCRC) --
Stewarts Lane 35028
Didcot GWS srm93
Bristol --
West Somerset Rly -- 6024
Swanage 31806
North Norfolk Rly 76084 -
Nene Valley Rly 60163
Tyseley 4965, 7752, 9466, 9600,
4936, 5043, 7029, 71000
Crewe LSL 34046, 45231, 46100, 70000 5029, 60019, 60532
Bury 44871, 60009
Butterley 46233
Carnforth 35018, 45212, 45407, 45690, 45699, 48151, 60103, 62005,
34016, 34067, 44932, 46115, 46201, 61306
Keighley & Worth Valley Rly 70013
York NRM 60007
Shildon NRM --
NYMR 61264, 61994 Boness -- -->
Fort William --
Elsewhere 45305,

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