HERE is the steam train in Eastbourne today.

The LNER class B1 engine, 61306 Mayflower, was scheduled to haul the Southend East to Hastings trip, which is run by operating company Steam Dreams.

The locomotive was due to be at Eastbourne’s Platform 2 at 12.32pm and left for Hastings at 12.52pm. However, it was running up to one hour late due ‘to taking in water at Clapham.’

There was a scheduled stop at Norman’s Bay at 1.08pm, leaving at 1.18pm, and then the next stop was Platform 4 at Hastings at 1.35pm, leaving at 1.44pm.

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This picture was taken by Derek Briggs and posted on the Hampden Park Facebook page.