Enjoy a trip behind Flying Scotsman through beautiful scenery, which allows you to sit back, relax and experience the leisurely pace of steam travel.
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This unique journey from Canterbury takes us out through the suburbs towards the coast, where we'll pass oast houses and the castles at Deal and Walmer. All passengers will receive a souvenir booklet with a map and details of the route to add interest to your journey. Our engine will tackle challenging gradients as we approach Dover which pays dividends as we reach the summit and are rewarded with views over the town and castle. When we reach the coast, with France just 17 miles away across the Dover Straits it is possible to spot Cap Gris Nez on a clear day. We continue along the coast to Folkestone and head inland. We will then pass through Ashford where our train reverses and we head back to Canterbury diesel-hauled.
This trip will be diesel hauled between Ashford and Canterbury West.
Dining passengers will be served a Champagne Cream Tea of scones with cream and jam.
60103 Flying Scotsman has been described as the most famous steam locomotive in the world.
Built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster Works to a design of H.N. Gresley, it was employed on long-distance express trains on the LNER and its successors, British Railways Eastern and North-Eastern Regions, notably on the London to Edinburgh Flying Scotsman train service after which it was named.
The locomotive set two world records for steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour on 30 November 1934, and then setting a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles on 8 August 1989 while in Australia.
Retired from regular service in 1963 after covering 2,076,000 miles, Flying Scotsman gained considerable fame in preservation under the ownership of Alan Pegler, William McAlpine, Tony Marchington and finally the National Railway Museum (NRM). As well as hauling enthusiast specials in the United Kingdom, the locomotive toured extensively in the United States and Canada (from 1969 to 1973) and Australia (from 1988 to 1989).
Whilst this locomotive is rostered for the steam hauled sections of the trip listed, it cannot be guaranteed and may be substituted for a different engine.
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