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Crowds welcome steam special at Walkden

November 1, 2015

Dozens of people turned out at Walkden to enjoy the rare sight of a steam train passing through the station this morning, in what we believe was the first visit of a “steamer” to Walkden since the final days of mainline steam on BR in 1967.

The misty morning only seemed to add to the atmosphere as “The Tin Bath” enthusiasts special, headed by two gleaming “Black 5’s”, was diverted via Walkden due to the over-running Farnworth tunnel engineering work.

Black 5's double-heading the "Tin Bath" special through Walkden station this morning

Black 5’s double-heading the “Tin Bath” special through Walkden station this morning

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