Full steam ahead with classic engines at Stevenage station

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

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

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 Gold

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

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. Pict

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

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

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


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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. - Credit: Archant

Stevenage's Jim Brown captured the Lindum Fayre's stop off at the station on its way back to London,

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 - Credit: Archant

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

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

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