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  • Alan Cox
    150th Anniversary of the London Underground
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 9, 2013
      150th Anniversary of the London Underground
    • Alan Cox
      1968 The Fifteen Guinea Special , the last steam hauled service on the British Rail main network runs. Steam operation was then banned on the main network.
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 11, 2013
        1968 The 'Fifteen Guinea Special', the "last" steam hauled
        service on the British Rail main network runs. Steam operation was then
        banned on the main network.


        or that was the plan...

        By 1971 the first steam hauled enthusiast managed specials were running,
        Today there are not only specials on the network but due to deregulation
        there are multiple timetabled regular steam hauled services including the
        Jacobite, services between Pickering and Whitby (which run half on a
        preserved heritage railway and half on the main network) and several
        others.

        Such is the power of steam.

        Alan
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