"She arrived wreathed in steam and gleaming in the sunshine.
And this Grand Old Lady of the railways was given an enthusiastic welcome to Huddersfield by a clutch of steam buffs.
They gathered on the platform at Huddersfield railway station to welcome Bittern, an A4 Pacific class locomotive and sister to the record-breaking steam engine Mallard.
Bittern called into town for a 20-minute stop on her journey from the Crewe Heritage Centre to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, where she will spend much of the summer.
Martin Wood, of Huddersfield, was one of the steam enthusiasts there to greet her.”
“Bittern passed through Huddersfield about a month ago on her way to Crewe from The Great Gathering of steam engines at the National Railway Museum in York, but did not stop.”