Nearly 100 train lovers gather at March train station to witness steam train passing through

12:09 04 December 2012

Steam train 60009 Union of South Africa stopped at March on Saturday. Picture : Barry Giddings.

Steam train 60009 Union of South Africa stopped at March on Saturday. Picture : Barry Giddings.

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NEARLY 100 train fanatics got a thrill early on Saturday morning when an 80-year-old steam locomotive passed through March train station.

The 60009 Union of South Africa steam train’s appearance at 7.45am was the highlight of an event organised by the Friends of March Railway Station to raise funds for the renovation of the train station.

Adrian Sutterby, who is a member of The Friends of March Train Station, said: “We are trying to improve the disused side of the station and we hope eventually to be able to use one of the rooms as a meeting room for all the community to enjoy.”

The train, which was on its way from Cambridge to York, stopped at the station so people of all ages could admire it.

While steam train citings usually take place four or five times a year, the 60009 model had not passed through March for several years.

Coffee and mince pies were also served in the morning and a model railway was on display.

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