If cycling isn’t your thing, then there are other ways to get to Palace matches. For the last game of the season at Southampton, the club organised a charter steam train to take fans to the match. Here’s a picture of the train passing through Cheam station.
The engine was Lord Dowding, a member of the Battle of Britain Class and named after Air Chief Marshall Dowding who is credited with having played a crucial role in Britain’s aerial defence early in WWII. It was the locomotive’s first public run after a 1½ year long overhaul and your first chance to see the engine on the main line, taking part in a unique and exciting event.