The Christmas Special train had travelled down from London Victoria to Eastbourne via the South Downs.
Steam enthusiasts gathered at Cavendish Bridge in the town to grab photos as the train made it way to the station.
However, a bumper crowd gathered on the platform, grabbing photos.
The trip was organised as a special shopping trip to Eastbourne, entitled The Christmas Sussex Belle to enjoy the Festive season in style.
The train left the town diesel-hauled to Hastings at which point the steam locomotive took over again.
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