Thank you Brian for tipping me off that Clan Line was passing through Redhill. I finally got a look at this wonderful locomotive, and it brought back memories of the last days of UK steam on the Southern Region.
The usual EMU for starters….
Then the main event….
And a full train of Pullmans behind, and obviously Clan Line is trusted – no diesel in tow!
Brian must have been on the platform opposite – I was near the 25 mph sign in the car park next to the junction and behind the buddleia (that is now making it difficult to get a clear view of the tracks!)
Clan Line 35028 at Redhill Station 173S 1349 – on the Chertsey to London Victoria leg of The Golden Age of Travel by Steam. (Surrey Hills circular from London Victoria via Chertsey). Really lucky with the weather, as rain had been forecast. No stopping today – straight through on Platform 2, rather than a halt for the signal at Platform 0. It had almost made up the lost time after a 20 minute delay earlier in the schedule.