Full steam ahead for fans as Flying Scotsman visits county - The Evesham Observer

Full steam ahead for fans as Flying Scotsman visits county

Evesham Editorial 17th Jun, 2019   0

THIS STUNNING image of the Flying Scotsman steaming through the county was captured by Bright Sky Videos on a weekend which saw train fans catch a glimpse of the world-famous locomotive.

After leaving London Paddington early on Saturday (June 15), the iconic engine travelled along the former Great Western Railway main route through Berkshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire before arriving in Worcester at about 11.50am.

On the way back, the Flying Scotsman took in the scenic Cotswold Line through Oxford, then to Evesham and onto Honeybourne before climbing the summit at Campden. This image was captured as the train passed through Fladbury on its way to Evesham.

It left Worcester at about 4.13pm, reached Didcot at 6.36pm before arriving back in the capital after 8pm to complete a day to remember for residents across the county.

Built in 1923, the Flying Scotsman once served as a long-distance express train in the UK and set two world records for stream traction.

It retired from regular service in 1963 at which time it had travelled over two million miles.

Over the next decade and a half, the steam train toured extensively through the US, Canada and Australia.

Did you capture an image of the Flying Scotsman? We’d love to see it. E-mail your images to [email protected] and we’ll publish a selection in Friday’s paper and online.

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