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Flying Scotsman from Salisbury

Flying Scotsman from Salisbury


Destination   Hampshire Countryside Tour



Hampshire Countryside Tour

A wonderful summertime journey through Hampshire's countryside towards the coast.



Trip Specific Information


Premier Dining and Pullman Style Dining passengers will be served a Champagne Cream Tea on this tour.

Fares for this tour start from £69 in Premium Standard, £129 for Premier Dining and £175 for Pullman Style Dining.


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).

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.

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
Salisbury 1500 1730
Hampshire Countryside Tour - -


Trip:

Flying Scotsman from Salisbury

Departs:

Saturday 1st June 2019

From:

Salisbury

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