Scots­man’s fly­ing visit...

The na­tion’s favourite train will be in the Chilterns

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - LEISURE - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: TRHer­bert

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

Book­ing tick­ets:

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

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