Anyone for shopping in Chester
It was a grey morning as the ex Great Western Hall Class locomotive 4965, Rood Aston Hall, hauled a steam special from Tysely, Birmingham, to Chester for a day of Christmas shopping in the historic town. Seen here approaching the station in Chester.
I used to go to Chester trainspotting in the early 1960s. Then the platforms were packed with boys, this was before teenagers were really invented, eagerly awaiting the next GWR engine to come from the south, there were Counties, Halls and the odd Castle. Today there a fair fewer number of enthusiasts, all strangely about the same age as me and, for the most part carrying cameras, waiting for the rare sight of a steam engine on the main line.
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