VIDEO: Steam train passes through Sussex

A steam train passed through railway stations across West Sussex over the weekend.

The Royal Wessex, hauled by West Country steam locomotive No. 34046 Braunton, left Hove at 8.10am on Saturday (November 12), passing through Southwick, Shoreham and Lancing before stopping at Worthing at 8.32am.

The Royal Wessex steam train passed through railway stations across Sussex on Saturday. Picture: Glen McGill

The Royal Wessex steam train passed through railway stations across Sussex on Saturday. Picture: Glen McGill

It carried along the coast and past Chichester, arriving in Weymouth for the afternoon at 12.40pm.

The train arrived back in Worthing at 8.18pm and Hove at 8.37pm.

The Railway Touring Company, which organises the steam trips, has had to cancel the annual Bath Christmas Market steam tour, which is usually held in December with pick-ups in Worthing and Hove.

The company said the trip could not take place this December “due to operational reasons outside The Railway Touring Company’s control”.

The Royal Wessex steam train passed through railway stations across Sussex on Saturday. Picture: Chris Mantell

The Royal Wessex steam train passed through railway stations across Sussex on Saturday. Picture: Chris Mantell

A spokesman said it was not possible to bring the stock to Three Bridges from where the train was to start.

An alternative Bath and Bristol steam trip has been organised for Saturday, March 18, 2017. For more information and to book a place, visit www.railwaytouring.co.uk.

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The Royal Wessex steam train passed through railway stations across Sussex on Saturday. Picture: Chris Mantell

The Royal Wessex steam train passed through railway stations across Sussex on Saturday. Picture: Chris Mantell

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The Royal Wessex steam train passed through railways stations across Sussex on Saturday. Picture Mick Symes

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