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Flying Scotsman from Oxford

Flying Scotsman from Oxford


Destination   Journey with Flying Scotsman



Journey with Flying Scotsman

Enjoy a trip behind Flying Scotsman through beautiful scenery.



Trip Specific Information


Dining passengers will be served a four course lunch during the journey.

This trip is planned to be diesel hauled between Didcot Parkway and Oxford Parkway on the last leg of the journey.

THE ROUTE
This special one-off trip is routed via Berkshire and Wiltshire via Didcot to Reading, then along the scenic route through Hungerford along the Kennet and Avon canal, past the Vale of Pewsey with the White Horses and back along the Great Western Railway line for some fast running through Swindon before heading back to Didcot and finally Oxford.

FARES
Fares for this tour start from £89 in Premium Standard, £139 in First Class, £189 in Premier Dining and £249 in 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).

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
Oxford Parkway 1254 1723
Journey with Flying Scotsman NA NA


Trip:

Flying Scotsman from Oxford

Departs:

Sunday 25th August 2019

From:

Oxford Parkway

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