Vintage steam locomotive stops off in Southampton on heritage trip across the South

Daily Echo: Video: Vintage steam train visits Southampton Video: Vintage steam train visits Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON Central railway station was transported back to the era of the steam locomotive as a historic engine arrived in the city.

The arrival of the 44932 London Midland and Scottish Railways (LMS) Black Five delighted trainspotters and rail passengers alike as it stopped off in the city yesterday.

Daily Echo:

It visited the city as part of a heritage trip across the south run by Cathedrals Express.

Dozens of people enjoyed the 1950s and 1960s-eras restored carriages on the route which carried on to Sherbourne in Dorset and Yeovil in Somerset.

The 44932 is one of just 18 Black Fives saved for preservation after being withdrawn from service in 1968.

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7:28pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Bowmore says...

Could you not find a picture of 44932 LMS Black five, there are plenty available if you look. The locomotive shown is clearly No 70000 LNER Balck 5 and the location is shown is not Southampton nor even anywhere in the south of England.
Could you not find a picture of 44932 LMS Black five, there are plenty available if you look. The locomotive shown is clearly No 70000 LNER Balck 5 and the location is shown is not Southampton nor even anywhere in the south of England. Bowmore
  • Score: -2

7:59pm Sun 1 Jun 14

solomum says...

More poor reporting. The reporter could at the very least have got a clip of the train at Southampton station, rather than a random clip of a vintage train that is not connected to today's visit.
More poor reporting. The reporter could at the very least have got a clip of the train at Southampton station, rather than a random clip of a vintage train that is not connected to today's visit. solomum
  • Score: 5

8:38pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

The caption picture is of BR Pacific,70000 "Britannia" passing through a station with overhead electrification.
Wrong loco,wrong location.
(Right video clip though)
The caption picture is of BR Pacific,70000 "Britannia" passing through a station with overhead electrification. Wrong loco,wrong location. (Right video clip though) Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

8:42pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Donald2000 says...

I agree with all of the above comments. This is lazy reporting by the Southampton Evening Telegraph. There you are editors, now you know how it is to be wrongly described.
I agree with all of the above comments. This is lazy reporting by the Southampton Evening Telegraph. There you are editors, now you know how it is to be wrongly described. Donald2000
  • Score: 3

8:31am Mon 2 Jun 14

skeptik says...

Long gone - the days as a young lad standing on the platform of Winchester station - a porter saying stand back son. An express thundering through - ground shaking and the rush of wind sweeping fags ends and rubbish as the air rushed back in. Or standing with your nose against the level crossing gate at St Cross - always drew back as the metal monster roared by. Seeing the work team with an engine taking up the lines alongside Winchester by pass and the closure of the rail yard at Bar End.
Long gone - the days as a young lad standing on the platform of Winchester station - a porter saying stand back son. An express thundering through - ground shaking and the rush of wind sweeping fags ends and rubbish as the air rushed back in. Or standing with your nose against the level crossing gate at St Cross - always drew back as the metal monster roared by. Seeing the work team with an engine taking up the lines alongside Winchester by pass and the closure of the rail yard at Bar End. skeptik
  • Score: 1

9:12am Mon 2 Jun 14

Positively4thStreet says...

skeptik wrote:
Long gone - the days as a young lad standing on the platform of Winchester station - a porter saying stand back son. An express thundering through - ground shaking and the rush of wind sweeping fags ends and rubbish as the air rushed back in. Or standing with your nose against the level crossing gate at St Cross - always drew back as the metal monster roared by. Seeing the work team with an engine taking up the lines alongside Winchester by pass and the closure of the rail yard at Bar End.
Ah,happy days indeed.A nice day can still be had by visiting the Watercress line though,it brings back a few old memories,but you are right,those golden days of watching trains like "Ocean Liner Express" or "Bournemouth Belle", are now sadly for all of us,long gone.
[quote][p][bold]skeptik[/bold] wrote: Long gone - the days as a young lad standing on the platform of Winchester station - a porter saying stand back son. An express thundering through - ground shaking and the rush of wind sweeping fags ends and rubbish as the air rushed back in. Or standing with your nose against the level crossing gate at St Cross - always drew back as the metal monster roared by. Seeing the work team with an engine taking up the lines alongside Winchester by pass and the closure of the rail yard at Bar End.[/p][/quote]Ah,happy days indeed.A nice day can still be had by visiting the Watercress line though,it brings back a few old memories,but you are right,those golden days of watching trains like "Ocean Liner Express" or "Bournemouth Belle", are now sadly for all of us,long gone. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 1

10:42am Mon 2 Jun 14

peasbewithu says...

Pity DE didn't report the event beforehand so that many more people could have seen the Black Five
Pity DE didn't report the event beforehand so that many more people could have seen the Black Five peasbewithu
  • Score: 5

6:59pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

peasbewithu wrote:
Pity DE didn't report the event beforehand so that many more people could have seen the Black Five
Very much agreed, I've only seen videos and photos of them which I'm sure, don't do the majestic metal beasts justice.
[quote][p][bold]peasbewithu[/bold] wrote: Pity DE didn't report the event beforehand so that many more people could have seen the Black Five[/p][/quote]Very much agreed, I've only seen videos and photos of them which I'm sure, don't do the majestic metal beasts justice. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 0

7:17pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Bowmore says...

At least we now have some relevant photos in the article.
At least we now have some relevant photos in the article. Bowmore
  • Score: 1

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