Steam past the box - Diary Dates
On Sunday 9th November The Railway Touring Company are running an excursion 'The Robin Hood' from St Pancras to Nottingham and Lincoln and back to Kings Cross. They are describing it as the first steam special from the new St Pancras station. The train is provisionally due to depart from St Pancras at 9.40am and will be calling to pick up at St Albans at 10.21am. The locomotive is planned to be 46115 'Scots Guardsman'. Full details are on their website www.railwaytouring.net
The same company are running their usually pre-Christmas trip from Victoria to York picking up at St Albans. The date is Saturday 20th December and the St Albans time is 8.00am. As before the train is steam hauled only in the north bound direction by 'Union of South Africa' with the return being diesel hauled.