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STEAM SUCCESS.

TRAIN fans were left chuffed after they enjoyed a three-day festival of steam.

Over a long weekend, the 1913 railway station at Beamish Museum played host to classic steam engines and proved a hit with enthusiasts and families alike.

One of the stars of the show was the Furness Railway No. 20, the world's oldest working standard gauge locomotive. Another highlight was Bellerophon, which was built in 1874 and worked in the Manchester area until the 1960s.

Making only its second ever public appearance since restoration, an 1889 Marshall traction engine was on public view in the Goods Yard.

And an array of related vehicles, such as the 1919 Simplex Ubique, was also on display as well as railway-related horse-drawn transport.

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 29, 2008
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