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Pony near Hampton Ridge
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Steam trains across the Forest

Steam train at Beaulieu Road station
A very special train approaches
Beaulieu Road station

Revel in the glories of steam, a must for nostalgia buffs, those old enough to remember the days of steam, and others curious to experience just what the fuss is all about.

Here we see a 1930s Gresley A4 Pacific locomotive - engine number 4492, Dominion of New Zealand - approaching Beaulieu Road station on a nice, warm summer's day.

The Railway Touring Company run regular steam train trips from London to Weymouth, and back, which provide opportunities to watch classic engines powering across the Forest.

Check their web site for timetable details.

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** New Forest ponies **
New Forest ponies in the road
Ponies, cattle, pigs, sheep and donkeys are a popular part of the New Forest scene, but during the first six months of 2018, 36 animals were killed or injured on Forest roads, compared with 26 in the same period in 2017, a shocking rise of 38%. And in the full year, 63 animals were killed on the roads compared to 56 in 2017.
** Always take care when driving **
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Content produced by Andrew Walmsley