Flying Scotsman failure causes NYMR service disruption

60103 Flying Scotsman
Flying Scotsman’s visit to railway marred by final day vacuum brake problem
Published Mon, 2016-03-21 11:47

A minor failure on No 60103 Flying Scotsman caused disruption to services on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway yesterday.




60103 Flying Scotsman © David Dixon - Creative Commons Licence

The locomotive, which did not operate on March 19 due to a scheduled maintenance break, suffered a fault with its vacuum brake whilst operating.

Scotsman broke down shortly after leaving Goathland at 9.50am whilst heading the 9.30am service from Grosmont to Pickering. As a result of the failure, a number of services on the NYMR were delayed or cancelled whilst engineers repaired the fault.

The incident came on the final day of the Pacific’s NYMR stint, with No. 60103 scheduled to be back at the National Railway Museum for display from 25 March to 8 May.

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