The first steam train of 2012 is scheduled* to visit Whitchurch this Sunday. Obviously this will be the first steam locomotive to travel below the new bridge on Newbury Road.
34067, Tangmere, Black Five, number 44932, is booked to speed through our station at around 12:15 on its way to Bristol via Salisbury. It takes on water at Overton between 11:57am and 12:11pm. The train makes the return journey at around 18:55 without stopping nearby.
The new bridge across the railway line along Newbury Road is still under construction, so it cannot be used for observing the steam train. There are pedestrian only bridges at the station itself and a little to the east, off of Bere Hill near the water tower.
UPDATE: Video of the whoosh-past is now on YouTube HERE.
*Times may change due to unforeseen circumstances. A photo, article and video about the visit last summer by the Tangmere steam train is HERE.
Details of the day’s steam train journey is HERE.
Schedules for various stream trains running throughout the country in 2012 is HERE.
The locally run Off The Rails / Back On Track website has lots of historic train information.
|Date:||March 6, 2012 at 12:00 am|