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The Flying Scotsman to Edinburgh

The Flying Scotsman to Edinburgh


Destination   Edinburgh



Edinburgh

Edinburgh is descibed by Prince Charles as one of the Worlds most beautiful cities and was recently voted one of the top ten cities in the World by Expedia.



Trip Specific Information


THURSDAY 2ND JULY - SUNDAY 5TH JULY 2020

Join us on this spectacular four day long weekend with Flying Scotsman, retracing the route synonymous with the world-famous engine. Offering fantastic views of mountains and the coast, from some of the UK?s best-loved railway routes, this tour is one of our most popular holidays.This trip will be hauled by a vintage diesel or electric locomotive to York on the outward journey and from Preston or Crewe on the return.

This trip does not include hotel accommodation. To book accommodation with Steam Dreams, call the Booking Office on 01483 209888.

FARES
Fares for this tour start from £349 in Premium Standard, £699 in Premier Dining and £899 in Pullman Style Dining.
Fares include the journey from London to Edinburgh via the East Coast Main Line on Thursday 2nd July and the return journey from Edinburgh to London via the Settle & Carlisle Railway on Sunday 5th July. In the dining classes, it includes two meals in each direction.


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
London Kings Cross 0800 NA
Edinburgh 2130 0735


Trip:

The Flying Scotsman to Edinburgh

Departs:

Thursday 2nd July 2020

From:

London Kings Cross

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