STEAM-heated mainline trains are now almost extinct across Europe but for a few days in late-January a charter train in Spain re-created the old atmosphere.
UK rail holiday operator PTG Tours celebrated the 20th anniversary of its first rail tour by running the train in Spain.
It was operated by open access operator ALSA Rail, which is owned by National Express, using 1965 vintage ex-RENFE Alco engine diesel No. 321 059.
The train included a steam generator van to provide heat and with early morning temperatures dropping down below freezing plenty of steam was visible.
Read more in the March 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!
Railway ReadsFrom the history of steam through to 21st century rail transport news, we have titles that cater for all rail enthusiasts. Covering diesels, modelling, steam and modern railways, check out our range of magazines and fantastic subscription offers.
Get The Railway Hub Weekly Round-upEnter your e-mail address below and you will receive weekly rail news straight into your inbox...
You can unsubscribe at any time.
About the Author
- Competition seeking best young rail photographers open - 25th September 2021
- Upgraded Island Line set to reopen on November 1 - 24th September 2021
- UK railway roundup - 24th September 2021