Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
A3 60103 Flying Scotsman
24th and 25th Febuary 2016
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A3 60103 Flying Scotsman and its surport coach coming into Peterborough station's Platform 1 heading for London on Wednesday the 24th of February 2016.
It was so nice to see the A3 back on the main line after it long and expensive restoration. The A3 is in British Railways green with the number 60103. It has the German type smoke deflectors, as were fitted after the A3's were fitted with double chimney's towards the end of steam on the ECML.
The Flying Scotsman was to be back in Peterborough on Thursday the 25th February 2016 with "THE INAUGURAL
"THE INAUGURAL RUN"
The Flying Scotsman on Thursday the 25th February 2016 with "THE INAUGURAL RUN" from Kings Cross to York in platform 4 at Peterborough.
The low winter sun was shining off the very new and very clean paintwork. Flying Scotsman was 30mins late, into Peterborough because of the numbers of people who were on the line-side all along the East Coast Main line.
Platforms 3 and 4 at Peterborough were full of people all with camera’s and phones. TV camera’s were also on the platforms and above in the sky.
It was so nice to see this A3 back on the main line after it long and expensive restoration. The A3 is now in British Railways green with the number 60103 with the German type smoke deflectors, as fitted after it got its double chimney which was towards the end of steam on the ECML.
The Flying Scotsman about to leave platform 4 on the 25th of Febuary 2016
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