Chester to Carlisle


The outbound journey from Chester is diesel hauled through Frodsham to Warrington before turning north onto the West Coast Main Line through Wigan, Preston and Lancaster to Carnforth. At Carnforth we change to steam traction for the journey to Carlisle via Shap.

Station Departure Arrival
Chester 09:08  
Frodsham 09:27  
Warrington Bank Quay 09:44  
Wigan North Western 10:00  
Leyland 10:14  
Preston* 10:22  
Carlisle   12:55

The return journey is via the Settle & Carlisle line through Appleby, Dent and the Ribblehead Viaduct to Hellifield. Here we change to diesel traction for the return to Chester via Clitheroe, Blackburn to join the West Coast Main Line at Leyland to return as outwards.

Station Departure Arrival
Carlisle 16:36  
Blackburn   20:53
Leyland   21:15
Wigan North Western   21:39
Warrington Bank Quay   21:57


Chester   22:35

* (Pick up only - no return drop off - Blackburn is available as a drop off point on the return journey.)