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Ride a new “steam train” in South London

South London's newest steam train will start to carry its first passengers from next week.


Tickets Alert: A light, smoke and sound display at Crossness

The Victorian sewage pumping station at Crossness is to get a very modern art installation next month -- for just three days.


Crossness – a Victorian “Cathedral of Sewage” reopens this weekend

One of Victorian engineering's great marvels - the steam powered sewage pumping station at Crossness reopens to the public on Sunday.


Steam train for South-East London secures funding

A steam train service is coming to South-East London after they organisers secured the necessary funding to complete a new railway line.


Crossness Pumping Station saved — reopens in 2019

The magnificent Victorian pumping station at Crossness that had to close suddenly earlier this year has secured its future after raising nearly £500,000.


Support a new steam railway for South-East London

A new narrow gauge steam railway is being built in South-East London to bring visitors on a scenic trip to the Victorian pumping station at Crossness.


New light railway approved for South-East London

A new heritage railway has been granted planning permission, and could make visits to the Crossness steam pumping museum a lot more convenient.


A new heritage railway for South-East London

There could be a new heritage railway built in South-East London, if plans by the Crossness steam pumping station are realised.


Open House – Bazalgette’s Western Pumping Station

Regular users of Victoria mainline train station may have noticed the presence of a tall brick chimney on the western side of the train tracks next to the river and maybe pondered its function. It is indeed a chimney –


Visiting the Markfield Beam Engine

After a few years of restoration work, a Victorian steam pumping station was brought back into life late last year, and today was one of the periodic steaming days where the engine is powered up and surrounded by wreaths of


Crossness on The Victorians

Over the past few weeks, my Sunday evenings have been delighted by the presence of Jeremy Paxman presenting a TV series on The Victorians, looking at the history of that era through the art it inspired. Wonderful stuff and more