Steam train runs in rush hour

A steam train is travelling across the Meridian region today, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Dr Beeching's cuts to the country's railway services.

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First steam engine 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.

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