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The world’s most famous steam locomotive ‘Flying Scotsman’ visited the Keighley and Worth Valley during April 2017. This was the first appearance of the engine at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway since returning to steam in 2016 at the cost of £4.5 million.
LNER A3 No.60103 ‘Flying Scotsman’ was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster Works to the design by Nigel Gresley. The ‘Flying Scotsman’ was designed for long-distance express services along the East Coast Mainline, notably on the London to Edinburgh services.
‘Flying Scotsman’ was purchased in 2004 by the National Railway Museum. The engine was removed from service in 2006 and the 10 year long overhaul commenced at York. Intended to only take a couple of years, the engine was found to have several problems which took longer and more money to resolve. ‘Flying Scotsman’ returned to steam for the first time in January 2016 and has since drawn large crowds whilst travelling around the UK.
31st March 2017
Friday 31st March 2017 marked the re-opening of the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway, to mark the occasion the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway ran a charter service from Oxenhope to Carlisle and return using LNER A3 No.60103 ‘Flying Scotsman’. Leaving from Oxenhope Station at 08:30am, ‘Flying Scotsman’ joined the mainline at Keighley and headed north to Carlisle. ‘Flying Scotsman’ is seen at Birkett Common and leaving Hellifield on the return trip of the journey.
1st & 2nd April 2017
Over the 1st and 2nd April 2017, ‘Flying Scotsman’ was placed on static display at Ingrow Yard allowing visitors to get up and close with the engine. The railway was a hive of action as BR 8F No.90733 and BR 4MT No.75078 took the strain and hauled services between Keighley and Oxenhope. The resident Class 101 DMU also hauled a shuttle service between Keighley and Ingrow West.
3rd to 9th April 2017
Between the 3rd and 9th April, ‘Flying Scotsman’ hauled services along the 5 mile branch from Keighley to Oxenhope. Due to the increased length of the trains, services were banked by BR 8F No.90733. Footage is included from throughout the seven days of ‘Flying Scotsman’ hauling services along the Worth Valley Railway, this includes a large variety of locations from along the 5 mile route, showcasing the engine from most angles the Worth Valley has to offer.
Alongside the sold out ‘Flying Scotsman’ services, another passenger service ran each day connecting passengers between stations. Throughout the week this service was handled by LMS 4F No.43924, for the weekend services the engine was swapped for BR 4MT No.75078. Our DVD features footage of this service at a wide collection of locations, allowing you to savour the whole action from throughout the week.
Our 71 minute DVD features footage from throughout the 9 day visit of the world’s most famous steam engine. Footage is featured from the first weekend whilst ‘Flying Scotsman’ visited Ingrow Yard, including all the action from around the railway. Sit back and enjoy the sight and sound of sole surviving A3 pacific tackling the Worth Valley route, starting with Keighley and working our way up the valley, taking in the picturesque views the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway has to offer. Extensive footage is included from locations along the railway, showcasing the engine from most angles the railway has to offer.
Steam engines featured on the DVD include:
– LNER A3 No.60103 ‘Flying Scotsman’
– BR 8F No.90733
– BR 4MT No.75078
– LMS 4F No.43924
This product features no commentary, allowing you to fully appreciate the sound of the steam locomotive working hard. Short titles are included throughout informing you of the date, locomotive and location. This product lasts approximately 71 minutes and is available in UK 16:9 widescreen format only.