Scotsman’s flying visit...
The nation’s favourite train will be in the Chilterns
THE world’s most famous steam locomotive is coming to the Chilterns.
The FlA3 Class 60103 Flying Scotsman will be returning to the tracks from this spring and will be in action until the middle of September.
Excitement over the Scotsman, which returned to the tracks last year after a major restoration programme, has never been greater, with the BBC currently broadcasting a documentary series about life on the footplate of the famous engine.
Last year a planned trip through the Chilterns was cancelled after the company behind the trip, Steam Dreams, said the line was not ready.
An online schedule has been published informing train fans of the places that the 94-year-old locomotive will be visiting in 2017.
A range of tours, with various dining options , will be run by three different tour operators – Steam Dreams, Railway Touring Company and Keighley and Worth Valley Railway – all of which can be booked directly with them.
2017 TOUR PROGRAMME:
June 6: Chiltern Hills Lunchtime Tour from London Paddington June 6: Chiltern Hills Evening Tour from London Paddington
June 9: Chiltern Hills Lunchtime Tour from London Paddington
June 9: Chiltern Hills Evening Tour from London Paddington
Steam Dreams – call 01483 209 888 (MondayFriday 9am-5.30pm) or visit steamdreams. com
Railway Touring Company – call 01553 661500 (Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm) or visit railwaytouring.net
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway – call 01535 645214 (daily 9.30am-4.30pm) or visit kwvr.co.uk