Flying Scotsman passes through Huntingdonshire as it makes its return to the railways

Flying Scotsman, at Offord,

Flying Scotsman, at Offord, - Credit: Archant

The world famous Flying Scotsman passed through Huntingdon today (Thursday) on its return to the railways.

Flying Scotsman, at Offord,

Flying Scotsman, at Offord, - Credit: Archant

Scores of people found vantage points at locations across the district as the Scotsman came through at about 9am on its journey from King’s Cross, in London, to York, where it will go on display at the National Railway Museum.

The engine retired from service in 1963 but has undergone a £4.2million refurbishment for the museum.

The locomotive left King’s Cross as scheduled at 7.40am but ran slightly behind time because of people getting too close to the railway line in their bid to catch a glimpse.


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