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 Hellifield we change to steam traction for the journey via Settle & Carlisle Line to Carlisle.

Departing From: Departs Returns
Chester 07.48 23.08
Frodsham 08.10 22.46
Warrington Bank Quay 08.54 22.16
Wigan North Western 09.13 21.56
Leyland 09.29 21.40
Destination: Arrives Departs
Carlisle 14.20 17.07

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.