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Thirsty Flying Scotsman Takes On Water At Shalford

Published on: 4 Jun, 2017
Updated on: 9 Jun, 2017

The world famous Flying Scotsman steam locomotive returned to Guildford on Saturday (June 3) hauling The Cathedrals Express, making the usual stop at Shalford to take on water.

Flying Scotsman hauling The Cathedrals Express arrives at Shalford station on Saturday, June 3. Click on pictures to enlarge.

These lovely pictures by Paul Handley show the train arriving at Shalford, and then with lots of admirers at the station.

Flying Scotsman in its BR lined green livery.

The Cathedrals Express is a chartered train operated by Steam Dreams, based in Albury. Saturday’s trip was one of its Surrey Hills tours that departs, and returns, to London Victoria station.

Flying Scotsman at Shalford.

Flying Scotsman will be at the head of the same trip on Tuesday and Friday, June 6 and 9, for evening tours. Passengers have the option of dining either Pullman or Premier style.

Getting steamy while people admire the loco.

This former London & North Eastern Railway, A1 pacific, 4-6-2, loco, is currently in its British Railways lined green livery with the number 60103, Designed by Sir Nigel Gresley, it was built at Doncaster in 1923.

Since it was retired from British Railways in 1963 it has had a succession of owners, and is now part of the national collection of the National Railway Museum.

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Responses to Thirsty Flying Scotsman Takes On Water At Shalford

  1. Frank Phillipson Reply

    June 5, 2017 at 10:11 am

    On 22 August 1928 an improved version of the A1 Pacific type, classified A3, appeared and older A1 locomotives were later rebuilt to this standard.

    The Flying Scotsman emerged from Doncaster Works on 4 January 1947 as an A3, having received a boiler with the long “banjo” dome of the type it carries today.

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