Manchester to Stratford Steam train to run this Saturday

UPDATE: This tour is now diesel hauled

Steam locomotive 45690 Leander will be back in steam on the mainline and will visit Manchester and Stafford this Saturday, 9th April 2022.

The Jubilee class locomotive is hauling a railtour from Manchester to Stratford-upon-Avon.

The train will depart Manchester Victoria at 07:33 and will then pass through Denton (08:08), Stockport (08:42), Wilmslow (08:57), Sandbach (09:41), Crewe (09:53), Stafford (10:34), Penkridge (11:04), Wolverhampton (11:18), Birmingham New Street (11:43), Tyseley (11:59), Dorridge (12:25), and Stratford-upon-Avon at 13:05.

After a couple of hours in Stratford-upon-Avon, the train will depart at 16:52 and will pass thorugh Henley-in-Arden (17:10), Whitlocks End (17:23), Tyseley (17:33), Walsall (18:23), Penkridge (18:56), Stafford (19:05), Crewe (20:16), Sandbach (20:28), Alderley Edge (21:26), Wilmslow (21:30), Cheadle Hulme (21:40), Stockport (21:46) and Manchester Piccadilly.

These above timings in brackets are approximate; please click the links below, which track the train throughout the day to keep you up to date on when it will pass through your local station.


For timings on these movements, please click the links below:

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As always, please respect the dangers of the railway. Please do not trespass on the railway to see this iconic locomotive – stay to public access spots!

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