Tornado steams into West St Leonards

The Cathedrals Express
The Cathedrals Express

TORNADO class steam engine, The Cathedrals Express, powered into town on Monday, December 13, on its first trip to this area.

The train, on a day trip operated by Steam Dreams, was snapped by Mike Foster at West St Leonard’s Station.

Starting out from Hedge End, passengers travelled through Hampshire and Surrey up to London, continuing down through Kent and Sussex before returning to the starting point.

Cathedrals Express hit the national headlines earlier this year when TV personality Jeremy Clarkson drove it on BBC’s Top Gear programme.