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14 February 2017
Steam is back in the news

Timetabled services on a world-famous railway line have been powered by steam for the first time in decades.

Tornado, the newest steam locomotive in Britain, will pull 12 Northern services on the Settle-Carlisle line over three consecutive days. 

It is part of celebrations to mark the upcoming reopening of the line after landslides closed a long stretch. 

The line takes in the Yorkshire Dales and passes over Ribblehead viaduct before entering Cumbria's Eden Valley.

BBC report.

Tremendous interest has been shown in Yorkshire over this great British steam event.   Here in Wales, in Neath, we have a railway line begging to link the valley towns with Neath shopping centre.    The line passes within a dozen yards of two food stores: Tesco and Lidl.

This line could make the future for Neath - a town becoming gridlocked by cars.

Channel 5 TV is presenting a series on trains every Monday night at 9:00pm

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