On Saturday 2 October, the 1.35 pm departure from Alresford was a recreation of the Pines Express with 10 carriages hauled by Nos. 80151 – on hire from the Bluebell Railway – and No. 34092 City of Wells, brought in from the East Lancs. Railway.

It was certainly atmospheric with all that steam!

Although we have no records of No. 80151 having itself run over the S&D, other closely-numbered locomotives did so; notably 80138, 80146 and 80147.

No. 34092 was named Wells in a ceremony at Wells Priory Road in 1949 with the name subsequently adjusted to City of Wells.