Swanage Railway ‘U’ class steam locomotive No. 31806 was at the head of the eleven-carriage excursion train on Thursday, 26 April, 2018, as part of the Railway Touring Company’s nine-day ‘Great Britain XI’ steam train around England, Scotland and Wales.
It was also the first time since 1964 that a Southern Railway 1920s ‘mogul’ steam locomotive – like No. 31806 – had been turned on the preserved turntable next to Yeovil Junction station in Somerset.
Thursday’s special train was... read the full story