49th Commemoration of the End of Southern Steam

Posted: September 1, 2016 in Trains

I wonder what they will have planned for next year’s 50th anniversary?

Loco Yard

49th Commemoration of The End of Southern Steam 9th July 2016 Railway Touring Company West Coast Eastleigh (01) No. 45699 Ex-LMS BR Crimson Stanier Jubilee 6P class 45699 GalateaToday the 49th anniversary of the end of steam in the south was marked by a special rail tour hauled by Stanier Jubilee class 45699 Galatea.  It was great to see steam on the mainline for this commemoration, especially considering mainline operations not too long ago looked in doubt.  Although this wasn’t a Southern steam engine, I was not bothered, indeed quite the opposite, It was great to see the spectacle of steam on the mainline, especially as it was a locomotive and class that I hadn’t seen before.

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