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“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.”
As spotted on the excellent Greenwich Industrial History blog:
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.