Saturday, 9 July 2016

"The End of Southern Steam", Millbrook, 9th July 2016

49 years on since the end of steam on the Southern, and an LMS "Jubilee" takes centre stage.

45699 Galatea + 33207 T+T 1Z67 08:13 Victoria - Weymouth

45699 was completed by the LMS at Crewe, new to traffic on 15th April 1936.

The locomotive was withdrawn from BR service in November 1964.

33207 Jim Martin (BRCW, March 1962) brings up the rear of the train.

After the train passed, the Network Rail helicopter G-NLSE was seen following the railway line and across the docks area, against the direction of the special train.