Wednesday, March 01, 2017

FLYING SCOTSMAN SPOTTED IN BRIGG

 

World famous steam locomotive Flying Scotsman has been spotted in Brigg.
The legendary 1920s-built express engine is now preserved and hauling enthusiast special trains across the UK following its latest multi-million pound rebuild.
Meanwhile, a model of Flying Scotsman is the centre-piece of the front window display at the Oxfam Book Shop, on Wrawby Street, and can be viewed alongside many steam railway books available for sale to help the charity.


Our top picture shows Flying Scotsman hauling a special train through Elsham.
These days it is carrying its British Railways number rather than the 4472 it sported during the pre-nationalisation days of the London North Eastern Railway.


2 comments:

Ken Harrison said...

Wot's in a name, eh Nige?
The term Flying Scotsman was initially used from circa 1860 to describe the express train from Endiburgh to London....it wasn't until the mid 1920's that they built and named 4472 the Flying Scotsman to travel on the Flying Scotsman route....
Another name of importance had a dodgy beginning.....they wanted to call the Spitfire aeroplane the Shrew initially....
Meanwhile, my Dad was meant to be called Norman....but Grandad H celebrated in a pub about his first born on the way to register the birth.
When Grandad wandered home with the birth certificate .....somehow the name had changed to Gordon.....Grandma H was furious and locked Grandad out the house until he sobered up...

Friends of the Brigg Line said...

Maybe the question should be do people want to see a steam train tour again on the Brigg Line, was it not 2008 the last one ?