Flying Scotsman remains a hit in Peterborough as large numbers enjoy a ride on iconic locomotive

The Flying Scotsman continues to draw in huge numbers to Nene Valley Railway with the ‘sold out’ signs going up months ago for the iconic locomotive’s visit.

Monday, 30th September 2019, 11:09 am
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-181835009

And as expected people came out in force over the weekend to enjoy a ride on the magnificent machine as it travelled along the rail line, with those not fortunate enough to have grabbed a ticket able to visit Nene Valley Railway’s stations to see it in action. The final journeys are taking place today (Monday). This is not the first time the Flying Scotsman had passed through Peterborough in recent years following its inaugural journey back in 2016 after a decade-long £4.2 million refit. In 2017 it was even stayed for repairs at Nene Valley after breaking down. Built in Doncaster in 1923, the Flying Scotsman soon became the star locomotive of the British railway system, pulling the first train to break the 100mph barrier in 1934. Meanwhile, this weekend at Nene Valley sees its special ‘Wartime at Wansford’ event taking place with 1940s themed stalls, music and re-enactments. For more information, visit www.nvr.org.uk.

Flying Scotsman on the NVR line at Orton. EMN-190928-181117009
Flying Scotsman on the NVR line at Orton. EMN-190928-181031009

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Flying Scotsman on the NVR line at Orton. EMN-190928-181042009
Flying Scotsman on the NVR line at Orton. EMN-190928-180957009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. Railway artist Wrenford Thatcher EMN-190928-181159009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. Cambridgeshire Caledonian pipers on the platform. EMN-190928-181740009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. Cambridgeshire Caledonian pipers on the platform. EMN-190928-181751009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. Cambridgeshire Caledonian pipers on the platform. EMN-190928-181802009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. Cambridgeshire Caledonian pipers on the platform. EMN-190928-181813009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-181210009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-181221009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-181846009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-181857009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-181930009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-181908009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-181919009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-181232009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-181243009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-181254009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-181942009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-181953009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-182004009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-181305009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-181315009
Flying Scotsman locomotive at Nene Valley Railway. EMN-190928-181326009
Flying Scotsman arrives at Nene Valley Railway, Railworld. NVR - Railworld, Peterborough Thursday 26 September 2019. Picture by Terry Harris. THA
Flying Scotsman arrives at Nene Valley Railway, Railworld. NVR - Railworld, Peterborough Thursday 26 September 2019. Picture by Terry Harris. THA
Flying Scotsman arrives at Nene Valley Railway, Railworld. NVR - Railworld, Peterborough Thursday 26 September 2019. Picture by Terry Harris. THA
Flying Scotsman arrives at Nene Valley Railway, Railworld. NVR - Railworld, Peterborough Thursday 26 September 2019. Picture by Terry Harris. THA
Flying Scotsman arrives at Nene Valley Railway, Railworld. NVR - Railworld, Peterborough Thursday 26 September 2019. Picture by Terry Harris. THA
Flying Scotsman arrives at Nene Valley Railway, Railworld. NVR - Railworld, Peterborough Thursday 26 September 2019. Picture by Terry Harris. THA