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The last steam-hauled passenger train to run in Britain

dates back to exactly 50 years to August 1968.

It was called the Fifteen Guinea Special,

a special tour running from Liverpool Lime Street

to Manchester Victoria, Carlisle and back to Liverpool.

Tickets cost the princely sum of 15 guineas

– worth around £250 today –

but it was an historic journey.

The following day, British Rail banned steam.

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