TRAIN enthusiasts turned out as two steam locomotives travelled through Newton-le-Willows yesterday afternoon.

The black 5 (45231) and the 60009 passed through Newton and nearby areas on Monday, with the latter going through Earlestown and Newton-le-Willows stations.

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Pete Astles took this snap of the black 5 travelling through Newton-le-Willows

While the black 5 was not built at the Vulcan Works, the former Newton-based manufacturers did create many of the same type.

Both of the steam trains could be viewed both from the Vulcan Village lay-by and Winwick Bridge.

Pictures courtesy of Barry Holland