Full steam ahead as Mayflower tears through Royston railway station

The Mayflower steam engine coming through Royston railway station on a trip between Norfolk and Lond

The Mayflower steam engine coming through Royston railway station on a trip between Norfolk and London. Credit: David H Hatton - Credit: Archant

A steam engine tore through Royston railway station on Sunday morning to the delight of those eagerly waiting for a glimpse on the platform.

The 'Mayflower' tearing through Royston railway station. Credit: Clive Porter

The 'Mayflower' tearing through Royston railway station. Credit: Clive Porter - Credit: Archant

As part of the Easterling rail tour the LNER B1 Mayflower 61306 made a round trip between London King’s Cross and Norfolk railway stations, including a voyage through Royston at about 10.40am.

Photographer David Hatton said: “It was a nice sight.

“There were several onlookers and children there to admire it coming through at full speed, perhaps at 50mph, and it was only a few minutes late!

“There were many carriages and I believe fare-paying passengers as well.

“I’m not a trainspotter, but it was very impressive indeed.”