More than a flying visit for famous loco
Flying Scotsman being repaired at Nene Valley Railway
A world famous locomotive has spent more than a flying visit to Peterborough after suffering mechanical problems.
The Flying Scotsman was travelling through the city to Ely when it had to stop at Peterborough station after developing a fault.
The legendary train was taken to Nene Valley Railway for inspections and repairs.
The Scotsman remains at Nene Valley Railway, and a future journey has been cancelled.
A spokesman for The National Railway Museum, which runs the Flying Scotsman, thanked Nene Valley Railway for their assistance.
The spokesman said: “Last week during a trip from York to Peterborough, one of Flying Scotsman’s driving axle boxes was found to be running warm. As a precautionary measure, the engine was diverted to Nene Valley Railway, where it underwent a full engineering inspection over the weekend. Following this inspection, both of Flying Scotsman’s driving axle boxes are now being remetalled. Unfortunately, it is not possible to complete these repairs in time for the next trip scheduled to run on Saturday 28 October from London to Worcester.”
Cranes were brought in to lift the engine off the tracks over the weekend.
The museum spokesman said the train was due to be back up and running by No- vember 4.
He said: “Once the axle boxes are repaired, Flying Scotsman will be back in fully operational condition and we expect the London to York service scheduled for November 4 to go ahead as planned.”
No one from Nene Valley Railway was available for comment.
For updates, visit www.flyingscotsman.org.uk/events/ scotsman-on-the-tracks/
The Flying Scotsman is repaired at Nene Valley