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.
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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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