Purbeck Scotsman

Author/Source: 

Tom Jackson

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The Swanage Railway scored something of a coup by securing the use and display of the infamous NRM-owned "Peoples' Engine" no 60103 "Flying Scotsman" in March 2019. It ran five return trains a day from Swanage to Norden and back for five days - and they all sold out! Such is the draw of this legendary machine that people paid £40 a seat to have a total of 34 minutes of non-stop travel (other than turn-round time at each end of course!). After that (and we see the fourth such train, on the after noon of Friday 22nd March) the engine would become a static exhibition piece at Corfe Castle station until Wednesday 10th April.

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