A city rich in medieval churches and beautiful buildings. Walking around Norwich feels like stepping back in time, surrounded by ancient architecture including the iconic Cathedral with its 315 foot spire and the largest Cathedral Close in England.
|Pullman Style Dining||£249|
Spaces available in Pullman Style Dining only. Dining passengers will be served a Champagne Cream Tea on board.
Enjoy a wonderful journey across the open countryside of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, taking in views of Ely's impressive Cathedral, known as the 'ship of the Fens'. There will be a short break in Norwich to give passengers a chance to take a look at the engine and stretch their legs before re-boarding for the journey back to Cambridge.
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.