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STEAMED UP OVER VINTAGE LOCO.

TRAIN lovers were in their element when a historic steam engine chugged through Newcastle yesterday.

Vintage locomotive The Great Britain II is travelling from Penzance to Kyle of Lochalsh and back to London in an eight-day tour of Britain.

The train pulled in for a break in Newcastle Central station yesterday on its route to York from Berwick.

Passengers on board were treated to stunning views of Tyneside as the train steamed across the River Tyne in old fashioned carriages.

The UK tour, organised by The Railway Touring Company, based in Norfolk, lasts for eight days.

Setting off from London, the engine steamed to Bristol, then on to Penzance and Plymouth, before heading north through the Welsh Marches to Preston.

It then travelled to Scotland, via the Lake District, taking in Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Now on its return, the train passed through Tyneside from Berwick..
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
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Date:Apr 14, 2009
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