Britannia 7000 steam train passes through Hockley

Echo: Train: A steam train on a previous journey through Southend Central station Train: A steam train on a previous journey through Southend Central station

TRAINSPOTTERS were treated to a visit by a steam train at the weekend as it passed through Southend. 

The Britannia 70000 steam train ran through Hockley station in Essex on Saturday.

The train ran from Southend Airport to Salisbury.

70000 Britannia was built in Crewe by British Railways and was used between London and Norwich. 

Watch the video here: 

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4:34pm Mon 17 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

How did it turn round, for the return journey ?
How did it turn round, for the return journey ? carnmountyouknowitmakessense
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4:51pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Devils Advocate says...

What a beautiful sound that engine made!
What a beautiful sound that engine made! Devils Advocate
  • Score: 7

5:52pm Mon 17 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Devils Advocate wrote:
What a beautiful sound that engine made!
Whoosh Dar Whoosh Dar Whoosh Dar sssssssssss
[quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: What a beautiful sound that engine made![/p][/quote]Whoosh Dar Whoosh Dar Whoosh Dar sssssssssss carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 2

9:51pm Mon 17 Mar 14

white_van_ man says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
How did it turn round, for the return journey ?
It didn't, the diesel lead towards southend and the steam train on the way back
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: How did it turn round, for the return journey ?[/p][/quote]It didn't, the diesel lead towards southend and the steam train on the way back white_van_ man
  • Score: 4

10:45pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Mikkel1 says...

Years ago, I had Tremendous pleasure of standing on the footplate of this Wonderful loco, then working behind it as a Guard on a Steam Special Weekend.
Years ago, I had Tremendous pleasure of standing on the footplate of this Wonderful loco, then working behind it as a Guard on a Steam Special Weekend. Mikkel1
  • Score: 3

12:29am Tue 18 Mar 14

kensbowling says...

nice photo on Flickr of it approaching Rayleigh Station, shame the airport did not publicise the historic visit in advance.

Flickr photo at http://www.flickr.co
m/photos/deptford_dr
aylons/13164176923/
nice photo on Flickr of it approaching Rayleigh Station, shame the airport did not publicise the historic visit in advance. Flickr photo at http://www.flickr.co m/photos/deptford_dr aylons/13164176923/ kensbowling
  • Score: 3

6:02am Tue 18 Mar 14

SARFENDMAN says...

Was doing a "fair old lick" as it passed through Rayleigh. Nothing like the emotionless announcement that preceeded it's arrival on this historic occasion. "The next train to arrive on Platform 1 does not stop here. Please stand back from the platform edge"
Was doing a "fair old lick" as it passed through Rayleigh. Nothing like the emotionless announcement that preceeded it's arrival on this historic occasion. "The next train to arrive on Platform 1 does not stop here. Please stand back from the platform edge" SARFENDMAN
  • Score: 1

7:48am Tue 18 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

white_van_ man wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma

kessense
wrote:
How did it turn round, for the return journey ?
It didn't, the diesel lead towards southend and the steam train on the way back
Wrong, look at the video, and see it going through Hockley, with the steam engine up front.....
[quote][p][bold]white_van_ man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: How did it turn round, for the return journey ?[/p][/quote]It didn't, the diesel lead towards southend and the steam train on the way back[/p][/quote]Wrong, look at the video, and see it going through Hockley, with the steam engine up front..... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 1

12:06pm Tue 18 Mar 14

kensbowling says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
white_van_ man wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma kessense wrote: How did it turn round, for the return journey ?
It didn't, the diesel lead towards southend and the steam train on the way back
Wrong, look at the video, and see it going through Hockley, with the steam engine up front.....
the diesel towed it to Southend Victoria station where it switched tracks so Britannia could pull it on the London bound track.

They had to use this line which was the first time a steam train has travelled on the line for a good 50 years because of engineering work on the usual line they use Southend-Fecnchurch Street.

A rare treat which lacked advanced publicity in the local papers for whatever reason. Shame.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white_van_ man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: How did it turn round, for the return journey ?[/p][/quote]It didn't, the diesel lead towards southend and the steam train on the way back[/p][/quote]Wrong, look at the video, and see it going through Hockley, with the steam engine up front.....[/p][/quote]the diesel towed it to Southend Victoria station where it switched tracks so Britannia could pull it on the London bound track. They had to use this line which was the first time a steam train has travelled on the line for a good 50 years because of engineering work on the usual line they use Southend-Fecnchurch Street. A rare treat which lacked advanced publicity in the local papers for whatever reason. Shame. kensbowling
  • Score: 1

12:14pm Wed 19 Mar 14

aarontrophy says...

would have like to have known maybe a few days before would have been nice to see this
would have like to have known maybe a few days before would have been nice to see this aarontrophy
  • Score: 0

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