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Steam engine 45596 Bahamas heading to west country via Newbury this Saturday, July 24



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Train enthusiasts will get a second chance to see the 45596 Bahamas this weekend.

Crowds gathered at Newbury Station last Sunday to see the steam train 'Bahamas’ pass through the district.

The train arrived at Newbury’s platform 1 just before 10.30am on its way from London Paddington to Salisbury.

45596 Bahamas
45596 Bahamas

It passed back through Bedwyn and Newbury on the return leg later that day.

But if you missed it last weekend, you will get another chance to catch a glimpse of the steam engine as it passes through Newbury once again tomorrow, Saturday July 24.

The Bahamas will pass through Newbury at approximately 10.14am to pick up passengers on its way from Paddington to Bishops Lydeard, where another steam engine will take over to carry on to Minehead.

45596 Bahamas
45596 Bahamas

You could also catch a glimpse of it at Theale, Newbury Racecourse (we can't confirm, but it looks like it might be stopping there for a bit), Hungerford and Bedwyn.

It will pass through again on the return journey at approximately 8.44pm.

The locomotive 45596 Bahamas was built in 1934 by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow for the London Midland & Scottish Railway.

It was designed by Sir William Stanier and entered service in 1935.

Crowds gather at Newbury Station where the 45596 Bahamas made a pit stop
Crowds gather at Newbury Station where the 45596 Bahamas made a pit stop
45596 Bahamas letting off steam at Newbury
45596 Bahamas letting off steam at Newbury
Getting up close to the 45596 Bahamas
Getting up close to the 45596 Bahamas
Watching the steam train from the A339 bridge in Newbury
Watching the steam train from the A339 bridge in Newbury
The 45596 Bahamas made a pit stop at Newbury Station
The 45596 Bahamas made a pit stop at Newbury Station
Crowds gather at Newbury Station where the 45596 Bahamas made a pit stop
Crowds gather at Newbury Station where the 45596 Bahamas made a pit stop


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