49th Commemoration of the End of Southern Steam
Today 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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