Ilkeston station sees first steam train in 50 years on vintage tour

Ilkeston station sees first steam train in 50 years on vintage tour
 

There were whistle blasts from the past at Ilkeston station last weekend, as the town welcomed its first steam train arrival in more than 50 years.
The Christmas White Rose service from Birmingham to York collected 68 passengers from Ilkeston on Saturday, December 9, and drew a large crowd of rail enthusiasts too.
Those on board were enjoying a day trip experience run by tour operator Vintage Trains, complete with four-course dining and a chance to explore York’s historic sites and Christmas shopping.
Vintage Trains spokesman Ben Mason said: “We are excited to be the first steam train to... read more

 
11 December 2017 in Regional East, Views: 41
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