Flying Scotsman update

19 Oct 2017

Last week during a trip from York to Peterborough, one of Flying Scotsman’s driving axle boxes was found to be running warm.

As a precautionary measure, the engine was diverted to Nene Valley Railway, where it underwent a full engineering inspection over the weekend. Following this inspection, both of Flying Scotsman’s driving axle boxes are now being remetalled. Unfortunately, it is not possible to complete these repairs in time for the next trip scheduled to run on Saturday 28 October from London to Worcester.

We apologise for any disappointment and passengers booked to travel, should contact the Railway Touring Company for further information: enquiries@railwaytouring.co.uk / 01553 661 500. This service will go ahead as planned but will be hauled by replacement steam locomotive 46100 Royal Scot.

Once the axle boxes are repaired, Flying Scotsman will be back in fully operational condition and we expect the London to York service scheduled for 4 November to go ahead as planned.

The website http://www.flyingscotsman.org.uk/events/scotsman-on-the-tracks/ will be updated with any further announcements. 

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