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Opportunity to see the Flying Scotsman this September


By Spalding Reporter


Fans of the Flying Scotsman are in for a treat as there’s a chance to spot the famous locomotive not far away this year.

The national treasure comes to the Nene Valley Railway in Peterborough on September 28, 29 and 30, writes Patrick Walsh.

It will be in public service for the three days with special ‘static days’ when the public will be able to get up close to the train itself.

The Flying Scotsman on the Nene Valley Railway. Photo supplied. (7026958)
The Flying Scotsman on the Nene Valley Railway. Photo supplied. (7026958)

In February 1923, the train left the production line to be the first locomotive of the London and North Eastern Railway line which had, at that time, only recently been completed.

The next year, the name ‘Flying Scotsman’ was given to the train after its daily 10am London to Edinburgh rail services.

It attracted a huge crowd when it visited Spalding last year with one resident saying: “It’s the sound of the steam and the shape of the trains that are just unlike the trains of today.”

The Flying Scotsman when it came to Spalding in 2018. (7069496)
The Flying Scotsman when it came to Spalding in 2018. (7069496)

A sale date for tickets to see the Flying Scotsman at Nene Valley is yet to be announced but fans can keep an eye on the Nene Valley Railway website to be in with a chance of getting to see the locomotive.

Visit the link at: https://nvr.org.uk/product.php/58/flying-scotsman



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