VIDEO: Hundreds hot-foot it to annual steam bash

Hundreds of train enthusiasts went full steam ahead to a north-east museum yesterday to get a first-hand look at the country’s railway heritage.

The Grampian Transport Museum in Alford and the Bon Accord Steam Club teamed up to host its annual Steam event.

There were about 20 locomotives from the area on display, including the 1908 Prosper Gem and the 1924 Foden, also known as the “Heilan Laddie”.

Visitors were offered the chance to speak to the enthusiastic steamer owners, climb aboard the engines, ride on the footplates and take a tripe on the world’s oldest operational Sentinel steam wagon.

There was also a talk on the workings of a traction engine, followed by a question and answer session.

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