Full steam ahead with classic engines at Stevenage station

PUBLISHED: 13:36 11 December 2018 | UPDATED: 14:28 11 December 2018

The Cathedrals Express was hauled into Stevenage by LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 no 44871. Picture: Rich Goldthorpe.

The Cathedrals Express was hauled into Stevenage by LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 no 44871. Picture: Rich Goldthorpe.

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There was a steam engine spectacle at Stevenage railway station at the weekend, as enthusiasts gathered to catch a glimpse.

The Cathedrals Express was hauled into Stevenage by LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 no 44871. Picture: Rich Goldthorpe.The Cathedrals Express was hauled into Stevenage by LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 no 44871. Picture: Rich Goldthorpe.

On Saturday, the steam engine LMS Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 no 46233 Duchess of Sutherland called at 9.50am, pulling The Lindum Fayre on its way from London King’s Cross to Lincoln Central. It called at Stevenage again at 9.52pm on its return.

On Sunday, The Cathedrals Express was hauled into Stevenage by LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 no 44871 at 10.11am and called at Stevenage again at 8.27pm.

Keeping the fire burning to power LMS Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 no 46233 Duchess of Sutherland. Picture: Rich Goldthorpe.Keeping the fire burning to power LMS Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 no 46233 Duchess of Sutherland. Picture: Rich Goldthorpe.

Lifelong railway enthusiast Rich Goldthorpe, who is also a member of Stevenage Photographic Society, was on hand to captured both steam engines in action.

Stevenage’s Jim Brown was also at the station when The Lindum Fayre’s stopped off on its way back to London, which he said “suprised a few people, and brought some smiles”.

LMS Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 no 46233 Duchess of Sutherland pulled The Lindum Fayre. Picture: Rich Goldthorpe.LMS Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 no 46233 Duchess of Sutherland pulled The Lindum Fayre. Picture: Rich Goldthorpe.

LMS Cornation Class 7P 4-6-2 no 46233 Duchess of Sutherland will pull The Christmas White Rose on Saturday and is due to arrive at Stevenage from King’s Cross at 8.06am, stopping for two minutes before travelling to York, returning back through Stevenage at 9.24pm and stopping for six minutes.

Aboard LMS Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 no 46233 Duchess of Sutherland. Picture: Rich Goldthorpe.Aboard LMS Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 no 46233 Duchess of Sutherland. Picture: Rich Goldthorpe.

Stevenage's Jim Brown captured the Lindum Fayre's stop off at the station on its way back to London, which he said Stevenage's Jim Brown captured the Lindum Fayre's stop off at the station on its way back to London, which he said "suprised a few people, and brought some smiles". Picture: Jim Brown

LMS Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 no 46233 Duchess of Sutherland pulled The Lindum Fayre. Picture: Rich Goldthorpe.LMS Coronation Class 8P 4-6-2 no 46233 Duchess of Sutherland pulled The Lindum Fayre. Picture: Rich Goldthorpe.

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