14th March 2020 (Cumbrian Coast Express)

Date Saturday, 14th March 2020

Locomotive 45699 (Galatea)

Ran as 45562

Direction South

Load 11

Diesel None

Tour promoter Railway Touring Company

Operating company West Coast Railways


  • London Euston
  • Carnforth (45562 on)
  • Carlisle
  • Hellifield
  • Blackburn
  • Preston (45562 off)
  • London Euston


Due to a landslide at Parton a few days earlier, the Cumbrian Coast Line was closed, unable to re-open in time for this tour. It was instead re-routed to return via the Settle Carlisle, effectively becoming a Cumbrian Mountain Express. Final mainline steam charter before Covid-19 lockdown.