Steam train to travel to Eastbourne today

The steam train will be travelling through Sussex
The steam train will be travelling through Sussex

A steam train will be travelling through Sussex and stopping at Eastbourne Railway Station later today (Tuesday).

The Black 5 steam locomotive No. 45407 will be leaving London Victoria Station at 10.30am and arriving in Eastbourne at 12.57pm, where the train will be serviced for around 90 minutes.

Constructed between 1934 and 1951, the Stanier Black Fives have a reputation for being do-anything and go-anywhere engines.

A total of 842 locomotives were built; making them one of the most numerous classes of British steam locomotives ever built.

The train leaves from London and journeys south into Brighton passing through East Croydon, Redhill, Gatwick Airport, Three Bridges and Haywards Heath.

From Brighton, the train will head south-east towards Lewes, then Eastbourne and finally into Hastings, where it will return back to London at 5.20pm through Tunbridge Wells.