VIDEO: steam train sets off from Horsham on festive trip

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Several rail commuters at Horsham station had an unexpected bonus this morning (Wednesday December 2) - the chance to see a steam engine waiting at the platform.

Following a bumper turn-out earlier in the year, the Cathedrals Express steam train returned to the town for a festive trip to Oxford.

The Cathedral Express leaves Horsham

The Cathedral Express leaves Horsham

The train, once again hauled by 61306 Mayflower, headed to Oxford, where passengers had chance to do some Christmas shopping and also enjoy a private carol service in Christ Church Cathedral.

On a dull grey morning a small group of enthusiasts were waiting on the railway bridge by the station for the 8.20am departure.

And on time in a mass of steam the engine pulled away.

Visit www.CathedralsExpress.co.uk for details of other trips.

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