The Pennine Blackpool Express
Blackpool Pennine Express
Blackpool North Railway Station
Saturday 13th April 2019 .14.04 Departure
The train was steam hauled as it left Blackpool North Station for a journey along the scenic Ribble Valley Line. Jubilee Class No. 45690 Leander (pictured) headed this Saturday’s train
The train will be steam hauled from Blackpool to Preston, and then from Preston, through Penwortham, Lostock Hall, Bamber Bridge, Houghton, Blackburn, Blackburn, Clitheroe, Hellifield, and Carnforth.
Along the way the train will join the Hellifield line at Daisyfield Junction, tackle the steep climb up to Whilpshire Tunnel, and then take in the long descent towards the 48-arch viaduct over the river Calder at Whalley.
“This will be the first time we have organised special trains stopping at Blackpool,” said The Railway Touring Company’s MD Kelly Osborne. “Blackpool is an iconic British seaside destination, with so much to see and do, that we are confident these trips will prove popular and hope to make them regular events in our steam calendar.”
Todays Blackpool Pennine Express will be repeated on the 21st September
Locomotive that could be available in September are listed below
- No 45699 Galatea
- No 45690 Leander
- No 48151 Class 8F
- No 35018 British India Line
- No 6201 Princess Elizabeth (Currently being Overhauled)
The Railway Touring Company, which marked 21 years in business last year, organises steam days out around the country with more than 50 steam dates scheduled for 2019 along with heritage rail-based holidays in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
For details visit www.railwaytouring.net or call The Railway Touring Company on 01553 661500.