A TRAIN of hope and song was set to roll out of Elgin in the early hours of Friday morning.
The Cantare ladies choir, with partners and supporters will on a 12-hour journey ahead of an unforgettable weekend which will bring hope to thousands of people in the fight against cancer.
The ladies will be among 1500 singers and musicians on stage at the iconic London venue on Saturday evening.
They are part of the "Festival of Brass and Voices" which hopes to raise in excess of £150,000 for Cancer Research UK.
A special charter train was due to leave Elgin Station at 1.45am packed with 108 members of the choir and another 135 partners, friends and supporters.
From there the train will pick up more Scottish performers at Aberdeen and Dundee before another 200 jump on board in Edinburgh.
The 12-carriage train will then thunder its way south, with its 460 passengers - destination London.
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