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Flying Scotsman to Edinburgh

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.



Fares

Fares from
Pullman Style Dining £899
Premier Dining £699
Premium Standard £369


Trip Specific Information


MOTIVE POWER


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.

TOUR SUMMARY


- Journey over the Border Bridge on out the outward journey and the Settle & Carlisle Railway on the return
- Depart from Kings Cross on day one (Thursday 24th June) and return to London Euston on day four (Sunday 27th June).
- 3 nights in Edinburgh
- Two full days in Edinburgh to visit the city's attractions or enjoy a steam-hauled journey over the Forth Bridge and through Fife.
- Book hotels and porterage with Steam Dreams or independently
The fares on this page do not include hotel accomodation. Please contact the Booking Office if you wish to book hotels with Steam Dreams


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
London Euston na 2200
Edinburgh 2130 730


Trip:

Flying Scotsman to Edinburgh

Departs:

Thursday 24th June 2021

From:

London Kings Cross

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