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Steam Dreams, a Guildford based promoter of mainly steam hauled rail tours under the CathedralsExpress banner, has operated steam hauled trains on both rail routes from Southend for several years now. Many of these are routed over the Barking – Gospel Oak line including the Christmas specials.
This Saturday’s Christmas train from Southend East (09:09) to Winchester for the Christmas market, picking up at Upminster (09:39-09:41) and West Hampstead (10:40-10:42), is almost fully booked.
Ian Riley’s LMS Black 5 4-6-0, 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier, the loco was declared “fit to run” yesterday. 45407 is no stranger to the Barking – Gospel Oak Line, hauling the previous two Christmas Cathedrals
Express’s from Southend on 14th December 2013 and 6th December 2014. However, on those two occasions she was double heading the train, coupled ‘inside’ classmate 44871. This will be the first time she has hauled a train over the Barking – Gospel Oak line unassisted.
South Tottenham 10:15.
Thanks to BARKING – GOSPEL OAK RAIL USER GROUP
other rail info to follow.
Last time it actually stopped at SoTo to change drivers. Uninformed me was on the wrong platform to chat to them.