A heritage railway is marking the 50th anniversary of British Rail's last mainline, steam-hauled passenger service.
Great Central Railway in Loughborough, Leicestershire, is holding an End of Steam gala featuring one of the engines that hauled the final service on August 11 1968.
The 70013 Oliver Cromwell was used during the charter return trip from Liverpool to Carlisle via Manchester 50 years ago.
It was known as the Fifteen Guinea Special because that was the cost of a ticket.
A ban on all mainline steam traffic was implemented the following day as more efficient and cheaper diesel and electric locomotives were introduced across the country.
Following the end of steam, many locomotives were scrapped but a number were preserved by private individuals and public bodies such as the National Railway Museum (NRM) in York.
A total of four steam locomotives will appear at Grand Central Railway this weekend, taking passengers on 16-mile trips through the Leicestershire countryside.
NRM senior curator Anthony Coulls, who will attend the event, said:
Mark Smith, vice chairman of the Heritage Railway Association, was one of 450 passengers on board the Fifteen Guinea Special.
At the time he was a 20-year-old "penniless student" and his ticket was paid for by a farmer he was working for during the summer holidays.
The 50th anniversary is also being marked by a train named the Cumbrian Mountain Express being run by the Railway Touring Company to take passengers from London to Cumbria.