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Steam engine at Waterloo Station for special trip

A steam engine has been in service at Waterloo Station during the weekend.

Steam engine at Waterloo Station for special trip
The steam engine Braunton leaving Waterloo Station
Steam engine at Waterloo Station for special trip
The train returning to Waterloo at dusk on Saturday
Steam engine at Waterloo Station for special trip
One of several dining cars
Steam engine at Waterloo Station for special trip
The steam engine at Waterloo's platform 19

A steam engine has been in service at Waterloo Station.

On Saturday express passenger engine Braunton hauled heritage rolling stock on a day trip to Salisbury.

Braunton, a West Country Class, was built in 1946 and from 1951 would have been seen on the Salisbury line. Between 1959 and 1965 Braunton served the Waterloo to Bournemouth and Weymouth line. She returned to service in 2013.

Last Saturday's day return cost 95 second class; 140 first class and 215 for dining car seats where breakfast and dinner was served.

The train left platform 19 on time at 9.55am. The return trip ran 20 minutes late but caused much interest with the engine being visible from the main concourse.

The steam service was operated by Icons of Steam railway company.

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