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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, which allows you to sit back, relax and experience the leisurely pace of steam travel.



Fares

Fares from
Pullman Style Dining £249
Premier Dining £189
Premium Standard £99


Trip Specific Information


This unique journey from Oxford takes us out through the suburbs towards Warwickshire, crossing the Oxford and Grand Union Canals. All passengers will receive a souvenir booklet with a map and details of the route to add interest to your journey. Sit back and relax in the jovial atmosphere, as our locomotive tackles the gradients of Hatton Bank before reversing and descending into Stratford-upon-Avon diesel-hauled. We'll have a short break here whilst our train reverses once more before making its way back to Oxford via Banbury.

This trip will be diesel hauled between Dorridge and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Pullman Style Dining passengers will be welcomed on board with a glass of Champagne before enjoying a delicious lunch with two glasses of house wine.

Premier Dining passengers will be welcomed on board with a glass of Bucks Fizz before enjoying a delicious lunch as we make our way through the Cotswolds.


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 1300 1730
Journey with Flying Scotsman NA NA


Trip:

Flying Scotsman from Oxford

Departs:

Sunday 13th March 2022

From:

Oxford

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