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Steam engine from the 1940s set to barrel down the Cumbrian coast this weekend

On Saturday June 1, the Tangmere will barrel the tracks southwards between Carlisle and Carnforth.

The 34067 Tangmere was built in 1947 by the Southern Region and is recognised as a 4-6-2 Battle of Britain Class Pacific.

Though it was previously numbered 21C167, the engine was renumbered 34067 after nationalisation was introduced by British Railways.

The Tangmere was withdrawn from service in 1963 and left to the mercy of the weather at Woodhams Brothers scrapyard in Barry.

It was later rescued and taken to the Mid-Hants Railway for restoration in 1981. However, due to financial considerations, restoration did not begin until 1995.

After spending 40 years out of service, the Tangmere was reinstated and finally emerged, complete with a coat of BR Brunswick Green paint in 2003.

Today, the steam engine is based at Carnforth and owned by West Coast Railways.

This weekend, the Tangmere is scheduled to leave Carlisle around 1:20pm and shortly pass through Dalston, providing the subsequent passing times:

Wigton at 1:49pm then Aspatria, Maryport at 2:11pm and Flimby before arriving in Workington at 2:20pm.

The train will continue through Harrington and Parton to pass through Whitehaven at 2:46pm, before heading to Corkickle.

Tangmere will appear at St Bees at 2:56pm, before speeding off towards Nethertown, Braystones, Sellafield, Seascale, Drigg, Ravenglass, Bootle and Silecroft.

It will pass through Millom at 3:58pm and continue to Green Road, Foxfield, Kirkby and Askam-in-Furness.

The steam engine will be in Barrow at 4:29pm, then pass through Roose to arrive in Ulverston at 4:46pm.

From there, it will travel on to Cark, Kents Bank, Grange-over-Sands, Arnside, Silverdale and end its journey in Carnforth at 5:16pm