More than a fly­ing visit for fa­mous loco

Fly­ing Scots­man be­ing re­paired at Nene Val­ley Rail­way

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

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

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