Readers capture Sir Nigel Gresley coming through March during station’s anniversary celebrations

TRAIN enthusiasts and keen photographers gathered along the railway line through March on Saturday to capture a ‘giant of steam’ travel through the town.

Among those to take a photograph of 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley hauling the Christmas White Rose was H Spall, of Chatteris, who visited March station at the break of dawn to photograph the engine’s approach.

He said: “It was excellent weather for showing off the steam... though I think the enthusiasts waiting on the open-sided footbridge might have got more of that than they wanted.”

Rob Morris, also of Chatteris, took a photograph as the engine pulled up in the station. Members of March Vintage and Veteran Cycle Club were lined up along the platform as it pulled to a halt, creating a scene more suited to Victorian times.

Graham Knight, of Peterborough, visited Fox’s Marina in March for the weekend and took a photograph of the Christmas White Rose on the outskirts of the town, moments after it left the station.

The engine travelled through March on its way from Cambridge to York as part of heritage rail tour operator The Railway Touring Company’s Christmas steam special.

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