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Video: Bahamas and Mayflower steam engines take a service stop at Newbury Racecourse station on their way from London to Penzance



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Rail enthusiasts of all ages turn out to see two steam locomotives up close as they make a stop in Newbury.

The skies were grey when 5596 Bahamas and 61306 Mayflower pulled up in Newbury, but it didn't deter the crowds from gathering on the train platform to see the locomotives stopping to take on water.

The engines were refilling with water, before making their way to Devon and Cornwall as part of a Steam Dreams tour.

Michael van der Swaluw
Michael van der Swaluw

Among the spectators was rail enthusiast Michael van der Zwaluw who was celebrating his 23rd birthday.

Mr van der Zwaluw said: "I've always loved trains and everything about them. It's been a great birthday treat."

Also on the platform were some very young future trainspotters from Rocking Horse Nursery. They had been brought along by the nursery to see the train and wave it on its way.

Freight Train
Freight Train

Keen trainspotters were rewarded with a diesel freight train coming through shortly after.

If you missed the locomotives, you will get another chance to see Bahams and Mayflower on their return journey on Friday, October 1 at 4.25pm.

NewburyToday captured the moment as the engines set off on the next part of their journey and photographer Phil Cannings took some pictures and a video as it made its way west towards Kintbury, running alongside the canal.

Letting off steam at Newbury Racecourse station
Letting off steam at Newbury Racecourse station
Stopping off at Newbury Racecourse station
Stopping off at Newbury Racecourse station
Inside the cabin
Inside the cabin
Letting off steam at Newbury Racecourse station
Letting off steam at Newbury Racecourse station
Steam Train going Kintbury..Ref: 39-2021. (51688405)
Steam Train going Kintbury..Ref: 39-2021. (51688405)
Steam Train going Kintbury..Ref: 39-2021. (51688408)
Steam Train going Kintbury..Ref: 39-2021. (51688408)
Steam locomotive going towards Kintbury
Steam locomotive going towards Kintbury


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