Birmingham news The Flying Scotsman heading to West Midlands - when to see it MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The iconic Flying Scotsman will drop into the city, as well as Wolverhampton and Tamworth
Breaking News ! The most famous train in the world is heading to Birmingham after a lay off due to coronavirus. The iconic Flying Scotsman will drop into the city, as well as Wolverhampton and Tamworth, as part of its travels later this year. It is making a return to the West Midlands after it was topped in its tracks by Covid-19 last yuear/ It comes as the iconic dark green steam locomotive nears its 100th birthday later this year. It will be in the west Midlands and Staffordshire on September 16 and 18 - making an appearance in Birmingham on the later date. We have details of how you’ll be able to get tickets below. A Railway Museum spokesman said: "While we understand interest in Flying Scotsman will be extremely high, we urge those wishing to view it on its tour dates to do so from a safe vantage point. "It is vital that spectators do not venture onto the railway, particularly when it is on the mainline as a full timetable of regular services will also be running." The Flying Scotsman was built in Doncaster in 1923 for London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) and was known for providing long-distance train journeys.
. The train has become famous for setting a number of records in its long history. It was the first steam locomotive to reach over 100mph, which it did in 1934. She was retired from regular service in 1963, however has been preserved under a number of owners including Alan Pegler, William McAlpine and Tony Marchington.
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Over the years it has extensively toured in the USA, Canada and Australia, as well as doing a number of UK tours. It is currently owned by the National Railway Museum. Flying Scotsman dates London King’s Cross to York - return June 19 York to Carlisle - return July 11 Derby to Carlisle - return July 24 York to Carlisle - return August 22 Bury to Heywood and Rawtenstall August 29–30 and September 3–5 Train from Tamworth, Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe, Wigan and Preston September 16 Train from Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Crewe, Warrington and Preston September 18 138216278249 Tickets If you’d like to buy tickets they’re on sale now. You can get them by visiting the Railway Museum’s website.
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