2nd February 2019 (Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express)

Date Saturday, 2nd February 2019

Ran as 61306 35018

Direction South

Load 11

Diesel None

Tour promoter Railway Touring Company

Operating company West Coast Railways


  • London Euston
  • Carnforth (S&C steam on)
  • Carlisle
  • Hellifield
  • Blackburn
  • Preston (S&C steam off)
  • London Euston


A right time departure from Carlisle, but time was lost as the train was required to check for icicles in the tunnels and then report to signal boxes. Signal box stops were made at Low House, Appleby, Kirkby Stephen, Garsdale & Blea Moor. At Hellifield, the water supply was partially frozen resulting in an additional stop at Cherry Tree to top the locomotives up.
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Performance data (Appleby to Ais Gill)
Timing begins at mp275, the Blue Riband start point.

Recorder: Oswald T Wistle