Thursday 4th October 2018 and at last we get a return visit form the now rebuilt Flying Scotsman. It’s been 15 years and an overhaul of epic proportions but we were so pleased to see 60103 make her return. Owned by the National Railway museum and operated by Riley & Son, the loco has embarked on a national tour through Steam Dreams. At last it was our turn to view the national treasure along one of the most iconic pieces of railway in the world.
The Cathedrals Express left Taunton for this journey to Plymouth and arrived on the wall at a gentle pace due to a preceding local service in front. We had camera’s located at various points to record the double headed working and from our viewpoint on Lea Mount the double chimney plumes made a great sight.
Colin was on duty around the Dawlish warren curve and although the light was beginning to fade, he got a few shots as the loco’s passed.
Saturday see’s the Flying Scotsman make her first historic run over the Royal Albert Bridge into Cornwall as the tour runs from Plymouth to Penzance. We should be broadcasting this live (signal permitting) from Saltash Railway Station as a bonus edition.