Flying Scotsman Returns Again

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Bob Avery

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"Flying Scotsman" made a flying visit to Scotland once again, almost exactly a year on from its triumphant visit when it ran over the Borders Railway and caused a major political intervention after Network Rail had issued a ban at rather short notice. This time there was no such problem as it wasn't even given a provisional path over the Borders line, it simply running a four-day "Cathedrals Express" from Kings Cross to Edinburgh on 13th May, a couple of "Fife Circulars" on the Sunday and returning, on the Tuesday, on the West Coast route where we see it at Carstairs and Crawford.

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