Bluebell Railway Easter weekend hosts Scotsman

FLYING SCOTSMAN at Steamtown Railway Museum - 1982
Sell-out event sees the iconic locomotive visit the Sussex railway for seven days
Published Wed, 2017-04-12 12:31

No. 60103 will be making three round trips each day on the Bluebell Railway line from April 13 - 19, along with the railway's home fleet of steam engines.

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FLYING SCOTSMAN at Steamtown Railway Museum - 1982 © David Ingham - Creative Commons Licence

With tickets for the Scotsman rides sold out since early this month, thousands are expected to descend on the Sussex railway to catch the famous LNER engine as it hauls passengers up and down the 11 mile stretch of railway between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park.

For those that missed out on a ticket, Roger Garman of the Bluebell Railway said "You can still visit the Railway to see this iconic loco and enjoy a day 'rover' ticket covering all trains hauled by our resident locos. To avoid disappointment, booking in advance is advised, although as sales currently stand, there will be tickets available on the day."

Flying Scotsman arrived privately at East Grinstead late last night to join Bluebell’s own fleet of steam engines which will make up the six loco Gala over the weekend.

Additional attractions include visit of the miniature 'Typhoon' from the RH&DR to recreate the iconic 1927 photo of the two locomotives together. The weekend's timetable for Flying Scotsman can be found here.

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