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Mainline Steam at Hitchin
LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 no 60163 Tornado
On Saturday 23th May 2009 around 9am LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 no 60163 Tornado came though Hitchin station on the down slow with a Cathedral Express from Kings Cross to York.
Oliver Cromwell at Hitchin in 2009
British Railways Standard Class 4-6-2 'Oliver Cromwell' at Hitchin in 2009
Also at Hitchin only about 1 hour later on the same Saturday morning BR Britannia class 4-6-2 no.70013 Oliver Cromwell was on the up slow at Hitchin, having just come off the Cambridge line.
This train is the 'Dorset Coast Express' (not as the Headboard states) which was also on Saturday 23 May 2009 and ran from Norwich to Eastleigh and Poole and return.
How many times do you get Two steam trains in one hour on the East Coast main line?
As well as two mainline steam tours there was even a Heritage diesel tour with top and tailed with two class 47s.
Class 47798 Prince William  was also at Hitchin on Saturday 23th May 2009
Class 47798 Prince William was also at Hitchin on Saturday 23th May 2009 on the Historic Canterbury From Doncaster to Canterbury West. The Tour Promoter of this train was Rail Tourer
West Coast Railways class 47786 Roy Castle OBE at Hitchin
West Coast Railways class 47786 Roy Castle OBE was on the rear of this train above on Saturday 23th May 2009.
Hitchin railway station is on the East Coast Main Line. There is a junction to Cambridge and Kings Lynn just to the north of the station
The local Great Northern EMUs of Class 365 or 317 or 321 stop at all stations with the local of peck trains between Peterborough and Hitchin. Then these  trains will stop at just some of the stations south of Hitchin to Kings Cross. The local FCC Kings Lynn and Cambridge trains also stop here. Some of the First Capital Connect trains speed though on the fast lines.
Virgin East Coast now run the main line trains on the East Coast in 2016. In 2009 it was National Express East Coast (NXEC) and be for that it was GNER. These trains with class 91s or HSTs use the fast lines though Hitchin station.
A fly over for junction at the south of Hitichin station for the Cambridge line trains has now been built and is in use saving some of hold ups on the ECML.
The First Capital Connect all stations trains between Peterborough and Hitchin to Kings Cross trains most of which use class 365s EMUs stop here. Also some of The First Capital Connect Kings Lynn and Cambridge line trains also stop here.
Since 2014 'Great Northern' has now taken over these First Capital Connect services.
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