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Flying Scotsman from Oxford - fully booked

Flying Scotsman from Oxford - fully booked


Destination   Journey with Flying Scotsman



Journey with Flying Scotsman

Enjoy a trip behind Flying Scotsman through beautiful scenery.



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Our journey takes us south to Didcot and then Reading. From here we take a glorious route around Wiltshire, taking in the Kennet Valley, North Wessex Downs and some of the Avon Valley. Treat yourself to a sumptuous two course Lunch on board or bring along your own picnic to enjoy whilst admiring the views of the Pewsey White Horse and the rolling hills of southern England. Premier Dining and Pullman Style Dining passengers will be served lunch during the journey.


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

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Trip:

Flying Scotsman from Oxford - fully booked

Departs:

Sunday 26th September 2021

From:

Oxford Parkway

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