Flying Scotsman to pass through Grantham

  Posted: 11.06.21 at 09:01 by The Editor

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The world-famous Flying Scotsman locomotive will be passing through Grantham as it enjoys a day trip to York later this month.

The train will be leaving London on the morning of Saturday and returning in the evening.

The excursion is being run by Kings Lynn-based Railway Touring Company.

The tour operator said: "We leave London King’s Cross in the morning behind Flying Scotsman and follow the East Coast Main Line route of famous express trains of the past.

"We storm up the gradient through Gasworks Tunnel and Finsbury Park, and northwards, calling at Stevenage, Huntingdon and Peterborough to pick up more passengers.

"Our steam locomotive then tackles the 15-mile climb up the famous Stoke Bank. Here on 3rd July 1938, “Mallard”, an A4 class ‘Pacific’, achieved a world record speed of 126 mph when travelling in the opposite direction.

"Once over the summit we should have a good, fast run down the 20 mile descent to the Trent Valley and on through Grantham, Newark and Retford. We steam through Doncaster and continue northwards to our mid-day stop in York."

Passengers are promised time to see the sights of York, including the National Railway Museum, who own the Flying Scotsman, before arriving back at King’s Cross in the evening.

Adult tickets start from £144 and go up to £310.

For details and bookings, click here.

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