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Farewell Alan Pegler - London to York

Farewell Alan Pegler - London to York

Destination   York


Explore the quaint cobbled streets of York which offer something for everyone. The stunning Minster with its renowned Rose window is a must-see for any new visitor to York. The National Railway Museum is home to a large collection of notable locomotives.

Trip Specific Information

This very special trip has been organised as a final journey to honour Alan Pegler, the man who bought Flying Scotsman from British Railways and saved her from the scrapyard. The loco with which he will forever be associated, is taking the trip from London to York and as Alan requested, his ashes will be scattered in the firebox as his beloved loco climbs hard up Stoke Bank.

All passengers will receive a commemorative Farewell Alan Pegler brochure showing pictures and words of his life and times with Flying Scotsman not just in the UK, but her journeys overseas as well.

This trip will be steam hauled on the outward journey and diesel hauled on the return.

Dining passengers will be served a breakfast on the outward journey and a three course meal on the return journey.

PLEASE NOTE: online booking for this trip is only available during office hours (9am - 530pm) to give all passengers the chance to book on this special tour.


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).

In 2019, the locomotive will be returning to the Highlands of Scotland for the first time since its refurbishment and you could be on board! Find out more here.

You can also travel one-way with the engine from London to Edinburgh, along the route synonymous with her fame. Call the Booking Office on 01483 209888 to find out more.

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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The following Pick-Up and Set-Down stations are available on this excursion

Estimated Timings Outward Return
London Kings Cross 0738 2036
Hertford North 0820 1949
Peterborough 1026 1843
York 1340 1620


Farewell Alan Pegler - London to York


Saturday 13th October 2018


London Kings Cross , Hertford North , Peterborough

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