Christmas Sussex Belle, hauled by Black 5 number 44871, at Eastbourne railway station. Here are the crew, standing in front of the steam engine. Picture by Sy Martin SUS-211126-113644001

Steam engine comes to Eastbourne: pictures

A blast from the past steamed into Eastbourne on Thursday November 25, attracting much interest from keen photographers.

By Julia Northcott
Friday, 26th November 2021, 12:37 pm

The Christmas Sussex Belle, hauled by former LMS Black 5 No 44871, visited the town as part of a special touring trip from London Victoria and back again, via Eastbourne and Hastings, run by The Railway Touring Company.

The train came in via Polegate and Hampden Park, and left via Hampden Park and Pevensey and Westham.

Here are the pictures Eastbourne Herald readers sent in - thanks to you all.

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