En-route to Canterbury: the first steam train to run on mainline tracks for 50 years calls at Reading on the way to the cathedral city in Kent.
Our transport correspondent Mike Pearse was at Newbury station this morning to see the first steam train to run on mainline tracks in 50 years.
A steam train has run in rush hour on the mainline railway for the first time in almost 50 years. The service started at Newbury station and will journey on to Reading and Canterbury. It comes on the eve of the anniversary of Beeching's 1960's rail cuts.