Word's most famous Steam Engine blows through town

on 09 June 2016.

flying scotman

The Legendary Flying Scotsman thrilled railway enthusiasts and onlookers as its famous green livery and sleek lines sped through Hungerford as part of its London to Salisbury journey on Saturday 28th May. Excited spectators lined the route throughout West Berkshire to get a glimpse of the world's best known steam locomotive with its thrilling sounds, smells and huge plumes of steam

. Originally built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), the Flying Scotsman caught the world's attention when it reached over 100 mph in November 1934 setting new world records and capturing the imagination of railway enthusiasts - and little boys - across the globe. It was retired from regular service in 1963 after covering over 2 million miles but has subsequently been in the hands of loving custodians, most recently the National Railway Museum, who have restored it to its former glory.

The Flying Scotsman will be touring the UK throughout the summer and tickets are still available on some routes. Prices are not cheap and start at around £300 but for some it is a dream realised and money well spent . For further information call 01488 209888 or go to www.flyingscotsman.org.uk

 

 

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