This train arrived at Dungeness station behind schedule on Friday May 30th 1997 and while I was finishing off a plate of delicious fish and chips. On realising what was occuring before my eyes, I dumped the baby with his mother and quickly made my way outside the cafe to admire this occasion.
Hercules was being tested as part of her running-in period following overhaul. She looked magnificent, even though the name plates and works plates were missing. Samson had been rostered for most days during this high-season week.