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Tributes to steam train engineer

The funeral of Bernard Holden MBE who was instrumental in the preservation of the Bluebell Railway will take place in Sussex later.

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Crowds pay their final respects

Bernard Holden MBE said 'steam was in his blood'. Credit: Jim Holden

The family and friends of Bernard Holden MBE are paying their final respects at his funeral on the Bluebell Railway in East Sussex. The 104-year-old passed away peacefully on the 4th October.

The steam train prepares to carry Bernard Holden on his final journey Credit: ITV Meridian
Rail engineers carry the coffin onto the train Credit: ITV Meridian
Volunteers stand in solemn salute Credit: ITV Meridian

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