NT5179 : The Cathedrals Express

taken 3 years ago, near to Drem, East Lothian, Great Britain

The Cathedrals Express
The Cathedrals Express
Returning to York after a 3-day visit to Scotland, hauled by A3 60103 'Flying Scotsman', the locomotive's first visit to Scotland following its restoration. Pulling in to Drem up-passing-loop to allow other trains to pass.
Flying Scotsman Return to Steam 2016 :: SD8010
January 2016 saw the famous steam locomotive Flying Scotsman returned to the tracks for its first public appearances in steam for more than a decade.

The locomotive made its first test runs on 8th January 2016 following a £4.2m restoration project. One of the world’s most iconic railway locomotives, the Scotsman has been restored for York’s National Railway Museum (NRM) in a shed in Bury by specialist Bury-based engineering firm Riley & Son Ltd (LinkExternal link Manchester Evening News photos of the restoration). The Scotsman made a number of runs under full steam between the East Lancashire Railway stations in Bury and Heywood ahead of two full weekend of events on the East Lancashire Railway LinkExternal link (Scotsman in Steam).

The locomotive was in its wartime livery of black, rather than its famous green. After the test runs and Scotsman in Steam weekends, Flying Scotsman is scheduled to return to the Bury workshop where it was restored to be transformed by Blackburn-based firm Heritage Painting into its famous British Rail green livery ahead of a full mainline run between Manchester and Carlisle later in January and a “welcome home event” at the National Railway Museum in York in late February. The locomotive’s return to the NRM will then kick off the ‘Scotsman season’ during its birthday month - the engine was built at Doncaster and completed in February 1923.

Postscript: The Flying Scotsman returned to the East Lancashire Railway (wearing its Brunswick green livery) in October when it operated the Bury to Rawtenstall service for four days between Thursday 13th and Sunday 16th October.

Flying Scotsman 2016 Programme LinkExternal link National Railway Museum
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 17 May, 2016   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 17 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Drem 
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Railway Locomotive 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 5156 7952 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.3695N 2:46.7023W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 5158 7953
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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