Fly­ing Scots­man steams into Bucks

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by TOM HER­BERT tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

CHECK out these fan­tas­tic pho­tos of the Fly­ing Scots­man taken as it thun­dered through Ger­rards Cross rail­way sta­tion on Tues­day.

The world-fa­mous steam train was on its way around a cir­cu­lar four-hour trip through the Chiltern Hills and train fans were ready and wait­ing to take pho­tos.

Af­ter set­ting off from Lon­don Padding­ton, the 94-year-old lo­co­mo­tive made it way through the Chilterns be­fore con­nect­ing to a new line at Bices­ter.

It then joined the Chiltern mainline head­ing to­wards Ox­ford, be­fore it re­turned to the cap­i­tal via the Thames Val­ley.

De­spite the gloomy weather, en­thu­si­asts were out in force to catch a glimpse of the train on its whis­tle-stop lunchtime tour through Bucks.

The train is set to head out on two more tours from Lon­don Padding­ton on Fri­day June 9, an­other lunchtime route and an evening one, but no ex­act tim­ings have been pub­lished for when the steam en­gine would travel through each sta­tion in a bid to avoid over­crowd­ing and tres­pass­ing.

It fol­lows ad­vice from Net­work Rail and Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice (BTP), who warned any­one plan­ning to see the train to be aware of the dan­gers of train tracks.

The Fly­ing Scots­man passes through Ger­rards Cross rail­way sta­tion

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