Steam Loco Movements 2008
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This is an unofficial list of booked steam locomotive light engine and ecs movements over Network Rail lines during 2008. 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 or by Fax to 08701-640942. 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.
At the request of the operators, certain movements may only be shown retrospectivey.

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     Date      Route Notes
Week 01
Sat 05-Jan 6024: Bescot-Oxley-Didcot (GWS) - E+WW
Week 02
Week 03
Week 04
Week 05
Week 06
Week 07
Fri 15-Feb 62005: Carnforth-Keighley   E+C
Week 08
Mon 18-Feb 62005: Keighley-Grosmont   E+C
Fri 22-Feb 46201: Bury-Carnforth   [CANCELLED] E+C
Sun 24-Feb 46201: Carnforth-Bury   [CANCELLED] E+C
Week 09
Fri 29-Feb 60019: Old Oak Common Alton-Fletton   E+C
Fri 29-Feb 71000: Bury-Toton   E+C
Week 10
Mon 03-Mar 60019: York-Alton   E+C
Fri 07-Mar 71000: Toton-Crewe HC   E+C
Week 11
Fri 14-Mar 60009: Thornton NTC-Millerhill Yd   E+C
Week 12
Mon 17-Mar 60009: York NRM-Grosmont NYMR  
[Terminated at Tees Yard]
Fri 21-Mar 60009: Tees Yard-Grosmont NYMR   E+C
Week 13
Tue 25-Mar 60019: Alton MHR-Grosmont NYMR   E+C
Fri 28-Mar 46201: Bury-Stafford-Oxford-Bristol   E+C
Week 14
Mon 31-Mar 46201: Bristol-Worcester-Crewe HRC   E+C
Fri 04-Apr 45407+76079: Bury ELR-Holyhead   [CANCELLED] 2E+C
Week 15
Mon 07-Apr 60019: Grosmont NYMR-Old Oak Common   E+C
Tue 08-Apr 60009: Grosmont-Thornton TC   E+C
Fri 11-Apr 71000: Bury ELR-York NRM   E+C
Fri 11-Apr 45407: Bury ELR-Thornton TC   E+C
Sat 12-Apr 60009+45407: Thornton TC-Perth
60009: Perth-Millerhill Yd  
Week 16
Tue 15-Apr 60007: Grosmont NYMR-Carnforth  
[Light test run]
Tue 15-Apr 71000: Millerhill Yd-Motherwell TMD   E+C
Tue 15-Apr 5029: Tyseley-Henley-Stratford-Dorridge-Tyseley
[Light and Loaded test runs]
Wed 16-Apr 60007: Carnforth-Hellifield-Carnforth  
[Loaded test run]
Wed 16-Apr 45407: Thornton TC-Bury ELR   E+ECS
Thu 17-Apr 60007: Carnforth-Grosmont NYMR   E+C
Thu 17-Apr 71000: York NRM-Bury ELR   E+C
Thu 17-Apr 60019: Wembley Yard-Old Oak Common-Alton MHR [CANCELLED] E+C
Thu 17-Apr 60019: Peterborough-Old Oak Common   E+C
Thu 17-Apr 48151: Carnforth-Shrewsbury   E+C
Sat 19-Apr 48151: Hereford-Carnforth   E+C
Week 17
Tue 22-Apr 5029: Tyseley-Burton-Leicester-Nuneaton-Tyseley (Provisional) [POSTPONED to 24-Apr]  
[Loaded test run]
Thu 24-Apr 5029: Tyseley-Burton-Leicester-Nuneaton-Tyseley  
[Loaded test run]
Fri 25-Apr 46233: Butterley MRC-Crewe HC   E+C
Week 18
Tue 29-Apr 76079: Bury ELR-Grosmont NYMR [POSTPONED to 06-May] E+C
Fri 02-May 71000: Bury ELR-Newport   E+C
Fri 02-May 60019: Alton-Southall   E+C
Sat 03-May 45407: Bury-Crewe   E+C
Week 19
Mon 05-May 45407: Crewe-Bury o E+C
Mon 05-May 48151: Carnforth-Mossend o E+ECS
Mon 05-May 61994: Thornton-Mossend o E+C
Tue 06-May 76079: Bury ELR-Grosmont NYMR o E+C
Tue 06-May 48151+61994: Mossend-Crianlarich o 2E+ECS
Tue 06-May 48151+61994: Crianlarich-Craigendoran o 2E+ECS
Tue 06-May 61994: Craigendoran-Thornton o E+C
Tue 06-May 48151: Craigendoran-Carnforth o E+ECS
Week 20
Mon 12-May 62005: York-Carnforth D+E+C
Tue 13-May 62005: Carnforth-Fort William o D+E+ECS
Thu 15-May 34067: Southall-Carnforth o D+E+C
Thu 15-May 60019: Stewarts Lane-Alton o E+C
Week 21
Mon 19-May 60009+61994: (tbc) Thornton TC-York NRM o
[Movement now 61994 alone]
Tue 20-May 45407: Carnforth-Fort William o E+C
Thu 22-May 34067: Carnforth-York o
[Rescheduled to Fri 23-May]
Thu 22-May 60009: Thornton-York LE
Fri 23-May 34067: Carnforth-York o
[Rescheduled to Fri 23-May]
Week 22
Tue 27-May 45690: Bury-Carnforth D+E ?
Tue 27-May 48151: Sellafield-Carnforth D+E+C
Fri 30-May 46233: Crewe HC-Southall o E+C
Fri 30-May 46201: Crewe HC-Carlisle E+C
Sat 31-May 46233: Southall-Stewarts Lane o E+C
Sat 31-May 60019: Alton-Yeovil Jc o E+C
Sun 01-Jun 60009: Berwick-York o D+E+C ?
Week 23
Mon 02-Jun 46233: Bishops Lydeard-Crewe HC o E+C
Mon 02-Jun 34067: York-Southall o [CANCELLED] E+C
Mon 02-Jun 34067: Carnforth-Southall o E+C
Mon 02-Jun 60019: Stewarts Lane-Alton o E+C
Mon 02-Jun 60007: Southall-Grosmont o E+C
Mon 02-Jun 61994: York-Grosmont o E+C
Sat 07-Jun 6024: Didcot GWS-Dorridge-Kidderminster SVR o
[revised date]
Week 24
Mon 09-Jun 46201: Crewe-Kidderminster SVR o E+C
Wed 11-Jun 45231: Bury ELR - Carnforth o E+C
Thu 12-Jun 45231: Carnforth-Fort William E+C
Thu 12-Jun 45407: Fort William-Carnforth E+C
Week 25
Thu 19-Jun 6024: Kidderminster SVR-Bristol Barton Hill [CANCELLED] E+C
Fri 20-Jun 4936: Tyseley-Merehead o
[Revised date from 19-Jun]
Fri 20-Jun 60019: Alton-Southall o E+C
Fri 20-Jun 60007: Grosmont-York o E+C
Fri 20-Jun 46115: Carnforth-Hellifield-Carnforth o E+C
Sun 22-Jun 71000: Paignton-Bristol E+C
Week 26
Mon 23-Jun 4936: Merehead-Tyseley o E+C
Tue 24-Jun 46115: Carnforth-Carlisle-Carnforth o [CANCELLED] E+ECS
Wed 25-Jun 61994: Grosmont-Keighley o [POSTPONED to 28-Jun] E+C
Sat 28-Jun 61994: Grosmont-Keighley E+C
Sun 29-Jun 46115: Carnforth-Hellifield-Carnforth E+ECS
Week 27
Mon 30-Jun 61994: Keighley-Grosmont o E+C
Tue 01-Jul 45407: Bury-Grosmont o [REINSTATED] E+C
Tue 01-Jul 60009: York-Scarborough-York o E+C
Fri 04-Jul 46201: Kidderminster-Carnforth o E+C
Fri 04-Jul 34067: Southall-Bristol o E+C
Sat 05-Jul 71000: Bristol-Bury E+C
Week 28
Mon 07-Jul 34067: Bristol-Southall o E+C
Mon 07-Jul 60007: York-Grosmont o E+C
Fri 11-Jul 60009: Tyne Yard-York-Norwich o E+C
Fri 11-Jul 34067: Southall-Bristol o E+C
Fri 11-Jul 46115: Carnforth-Hellifield-Preston-Carnforth o
[Loaded tests run]
Week 29
Tue 15-Jul 60019: Alton-Southall o E+C
Thu 17-Jul 34067: Bristol-Southall E+C
Thu 17-Jul 45690: Carnforth-Hellifield-Carnforth E+C
Fri 18-Jul 60009: York-Scarborough o E+ECS
Fri 18-Jul 46233: Butterley-Crewe o E+C
Sat 19-Jul 6024: Kidderminster-Bristol o E+WW+C
Week 30
Mon 21-Jul 45690: Carnforth-York o E+C
Tue 22-Jul 30777: Keighley-Carnforth o E+C
Wed 23-Jul 45407+76079: Grosmont-Bury o 2E+2C
Thu 24-Jul 45690: York-Carnforth E+C
Fri 25-Jul 76079: Bury-Crewe-Machynlleth o
Week 31
Mon 28-Jul 45690: Carnforth-York E+C
Fri 01-Aug 45690: York-Carnforth E+C
Sun 03-Aug 46201: Edge Hill-Crewe E+C
Week 32
Mon 04-Aug 48151: Carnforth-York E+C
Tue 05-Aug 70013: Carnforth-Hellifield-Preston-Carnforth o
[Loaded test run]
Fri 08-Aug 5029: Tyseley-Bristol o [CANCELLED] E+C
Fri 08-Aug 34067: Southall-Bristol o E+C
Fri 08-Aug 45231: Fort William-Carnforth o E+C
Sat 09-Aug 45407: Bury-Carnforth o E+C
Sat 09-Aug 48151+70013: Carnforth-Eccles-Manchester o 2E+2C
Week 33
Mon 11-Aug 70013: Carnforth-York o E+C
Mon 11-Aug 34067: Bristol-Southall o E+C
Tue 12-Aug 45407: Carnforth-Fort William o
[Now engine plus ECS vice engine+POB]
Tue 12-Aug 45231: Carnforth-Grosmont o E+C
Fri 15-Aug 45407: Fort William-Carnforth-Bury E+C
Week 34
Mon 18-Aug 5029: Bristol-Tyseley [CANCELLED] E+C
Fri 22-Aug 70013: Scarborough(?)-Carnforth E+ECS
Sun 24-Aug 45231: Grosmont-York o E+C
Week 35
Fri 29-Aug 45231: York-Grosmont o E+C
Sat 30-Aug 76079: Machynlleth-Crewe-Bury o E+ECS
Week 36
Fri 05-Sep 34067: Southall-Bristol o E+C
Fri 05-Sep 76079: Bury-Carnforth-Fort William o
[Now direct to Fort William]
Sat 06-Sep 76079: Carnforth-Fort William o [CANCELLED]
[Now rescheduled to 05-Sep]
Sun 07-Sep 70013: York-Southall E+C
Week 37
Wed 10-Sep 5029: Tyseley-Alton [CANCELLED]
[Transfer now by road]
Thu 11-Sep 60009: York-Heaton TMD (provisional) D+E+C
Fri 12-Sep 60007+61994: Grosmont-Heaton TMD D+2E+C
Week 38
Mon 15-Sep 6024: Bristol-Kidderminster o [CANCELLED] E+C
Mon 15-Sep 60007: Heaton TMD-Grosmont E+C
Tue 16-Sep 60009+61994: Heaton TMD-Thornton Jc 2E+C
Thu 18-Sep 71000: Bury-Shildon o E+C
Thu 18-Sep 62005: Fort William-Carnforth o E+C
Thu 18-Sep 76079: Fort William-Bury [CANCELLED] E+C
Thu 18-Sep 45407: Bury-Fort William o E+C
Fri 19-Sep 46233: Butterley-York NRM o E+C
Week 39
Tue 23-Sep 71000: Shildon-Grosmont o E+C
Fri 26-Sep 60019: Alton-Hornsey o E+C
Week 40
Mon 29-Sep 34067: Bristol-Southall (Provisional) E+C
Mon 29-Sep 60019: Hornsey-Alton o E+C
Tue 30-Sep 71000: Grosmont-Bury o E+C
Week 41
Thu 09-Oct 30777: Carnforth-Southall o E+C
Week 42
Mon 13-Oct 45407+76079: Fort William-Carnforth o 2E+ECS
Tue 14-Oct 45407+76079: Carnforth-Bury o 2E+C
Tue 14-Oct 61994: Thornton-Bury E+C
Thu 16-Oct 5043: Tyseley-Bordesley-Shirley-Tyseley, Tyseley-Stratford-Tyseley o
[Light test run]
Week 43
Week 44
Thu 30-Oct 5043: Tyseley-Stratford-Tyseley (Twice)
[Loaded test runs]
Fri 31-Oct 60007: Grosmont-Carnforth o E+C
Week 45
Tue 04-Nov 60163: York-Scarborough-York o
[Light test run]
Wed 05-Nov 45231: Grosmont-Crewe o E+C
Thu 06-Nov 60163: York-Sheffield-Barrow Hill-Doncaster-York o
[Loaded test run - 60mph]
Fri 07-Nov 45231: Crewe-Castleton E+C
Fri 07-Nov 60007: Carnforth-Scarborough D+E+ECS
Week 46
Tue 11-Nov 34067: Bristol Barton Hill-Toton TMD (Provisional) o E+C ?
Week 47
Tue 18-Nov 60163: York-Newcastle-York o
[Loaded test run - 75mph]
Tue 20-Nov 34067: Toton EWS-Crewe HC o E+C
Week 48
Wed 26-Nov 60007: Crewe HC-Scarborough o
Fri 28-Nov 60019: Alton-Hornsey o E+C
Fri 28-Nov 5029: Tyseley-Bristol Barton Hill o E+C
Week 49
Mon 01-Dec 60019: Hornsey-Alton o [CANCELLED] E+C
Mon 01-Dec 6024: Bishops Lydeard-Westbury-Bristol o E+C
Mon 01-Dec 5029: Bristol Barton Hill-Tyseley o [CANCELLED] E+C
Thu 04-Dec 5029: Shrewsbury-Tyseley LW o D+E+C
Fri 05-Dec 60019: Old Oak Common-Three Bridges o E+ECS
Week 50
Mon 08-Dec 60019: Three Bridges-Old Oak Common E+ECS
Tue 09-Dec 60019: Southall-Alton E+ECS
Week 51
Tue 16-Dec 61994: Bury-Thornton o E+C
Fri 19-Dec 30777: Southall-York o E+C
Fri 19-Dec 30850: Carnforth-York (Provisional) [CANCELLED] E+C
Sun 21-Dec 30777: York-Keighley (KWVR) E+C
Week 52
Mon 22-Dec 6024: Bristol BH-Bishops Lydeard(WSR) o E+C
Mon 22-Dec 60007: Southall-Grosmont E+C
Mon 22-Dec 30850: Thornton-York (Provisional) [CANCELLED] E+C
Week 53

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