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The age of Steam returns to Blackheath (fleetingly)


A steam train is set to chug through Blackheath on Sunday morning. More info on 853blog, and IanVisits. (Video shows the 2009 appearance by YouTube user Vickyanand)

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Steaming through Blackheath Station


Chris writes:

“Just happened to be waiting for a train the other day at Blackheath station when a steam train came rushing through. It was the Cathedrals Express (apparently travels to Cathedral cities) – managed to get a pic – came out OK for a rushed mobile pic I think, quite evocative of a bygone age”

A trainspotting friend of Chris’ then added:

“It is fantastic – this is Tornado, the newly built steam locomotive – between trips on the main line, it is sometimes kept at Hither Green – probably it was on its way back from central London and was taking a long way round via Dartford so that it could be turned and would end up facing in the right direction.”

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Greenwich Industrial Society in The Old Bakehouse tomorrow

As spotted on the excellent Greenwich Industrial History blog:

http://greenwichindustrialhistory.blogspot.com/2009/01/next-gihs-meeting-penns.html

Their next meeting is in The Old Bakehouse (behind the Age Exchange Reminiscence Centre) on Tuesday 20th Jan at 7.30pm, all about the steam-powered technologies developed in Greenwich for the Navy.

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