Steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman arrives at Swanage Railway

LNER A3 No 60103 Flying Scotsman has arrived at Swanage Railway for its 3 week stay.

The famous locomotive made its journey this morning from Southall, near London.

Flying Scotsman is scheduled to be on the Heritage Line until November 7, 2022 and will carry trains between Swanage, Corfe Castle and Norden between October 22 and October 26 and will be on display to the public on Thursday and Friday October 20 and 21, 2022, as well every day between Thursday October 27 and Sunday November 6, 2022.

Tickets for a return journey behind Flying Scotsman cost £39 pp, but this rises to £55 pp for Premium Class in a 1930s Maunsell heritage coach, and rises to £99 pp to get on the Pullman No. 14, which includes pastries, champagne, and breakfast canapes or afternoon tea.

Swanage Railway Company chairman Bob Patterson said: “It’s wonderful to see ‘Flying Scotsman’ in Swanage because the iconic locomotive has a wonderful charisma – it’s a true icon, an impressive piece of history. railway engineering of the 1920s and the most famous steam locomotive in the world.

“We are very honored to have ‘Flying Scotsman’ visiting the Swanage Railway and it will be great to see No 60103 carrying the unique Car 14 Devon Belle Pullman Observation Car as they ran in pairs during of a tour of Canada and the United States to promote British exports between 1969 and 1972,” added Bob, who is also a trustee of the Swanage Railway Trust and a volunteer station porter on the People’s Heritage Line.

To find out more about visiting ‘Flying Scotsman’s, go online to swanagerailway.co.uk.

Jose P. Rogers