February 19, 2018 4.58 pm This story is over 45 months old

Full steam ahead: Flying Scotsman returns to Lincolnshire this summer

It’ll be flying through Lincoln.

If you want to choo choo-se to see The Flying Scotsman arrive in Lincoln then you’re in luck as the 1923 locomotive is returning to the county this summer as part of a nationwide tour.

The famous train will haul the Scarborough Fyler through various viewing points in the county in Gainsborough, Lincoln, Sleaford and Spalding on June 23.

Photo: Steve Smailes/The Lincolnite

The eagerly awaiting public will be hoping for better luck this time after last year’s no show when the train was forced to reroute past the county.

Due to a defect in the traction equipment at York the train was severely delayed from setting off, with the decision taken for it to travel the main line route instead, through Retford, Grantham and Peterborough.

Fingers crossed for better luck this time, with the train due to start at Scarborough at 6.35am and leave Lincoln from 9am. The return trip by diesel traction getting back from Ealing Broadway in London at around 8.25pm.

There are different pricing options available for those wanting to take the journey, with higher costs for people wanting the premium dining experience.

For more information click here or contact Railway Touring Co on 01553 661 500 or via email at [email protected]

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