The Waterloo Sunset

Author/Source: 

James Foster

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Exactly half a century - almost to the hour - after the last up steam service train to Waterloo on the old South Western main line ran during the afternoon of Sunday 9th July 1967 a commemorative train was run by UK Railtours. Employing the most famous survivor (no.35028 "Clan Line") of the class of locomotive whose final member (no. 35030 "Elder Dempster Lines") ran that day the train took the slightly-odd run direct from Waterloo to Yeovil Junction and then returned via Romsey, Eastleigh and Havant before turning north on the Portsmouth Direct line at the latter station, just as the sun set, as, appropriately, we witness here.

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