Just spent a wet and breezy few minutes down at St.Leonards Warrior Square station to watch the steam loco ‘Union Of South Africa’ be hauled through on its excursion out from London Victoria to Hastings. Ten minutes later it returned except that this time, it was pulling and was under load, as it built-up speed after departing from Hastings. The sound as it came up through the long tunnel from Hastings was truly exhilarating!
The second image shows the big diesel now at the rear, this time being hauled – it only on tick-over. There was a whole class of primary school children brought down to the station, plus those in the know and fortunate passers-by.