Beginning of The End

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Tom Kennedy

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Once again, during the bitter winds of February - not to mention the snow! - the Watercress Line held an "Pre-Spring" Steam Gala over the weekend of 9th to 11th February 2018. This year the theme is The End of BR steam which, as we all know by now, took place half a century ago. To launch commemorations of this event, the first up train of the day on each of the Gala days was to be double-headed Black 5s and here we see the first of these leaving Alresford and tackling the climb up from Ropley to Meadstead & Four Marks.

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