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Flying Scotsman from Plymouth to Penzance

Flying Scotsman from Plymouth to Penzance


Destination   Penzance



Penzance

Penzance looks straight across at the grandeur of St Michael's Mount. The seaside attractions vie with the museums, shops, Georgian and Regency streets to attract the attention of visitors.



Trip Specific Information


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Pullman Style Dining and Premier Dining passengers will be served a champagne brunch on the outward journey followed by a cream tea on the return journey.

Leaving from Plymouth our train is hauled by 60103 Flying Scotsman over the Tamar Bridge then through Cornwall to Penzance. After a break in Penzance, of approximately 2 hours we return diesel hauled to Plymouth.This trip will be diesel hauled on the return journey.


Locomotive



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

Estimated Timings Outward Return
Plymouth 0900 1536
Penzance 1108 1317


Trip:

Flying Scotsman from Plymouth to Penzance

Departs:

Saturday 6th October 2018

From:

Plymouth

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