April 16, 2018 10.48 am This story is over 43 months old

Flying Scotsman pulling in to Lincoln this week

It will stop in Lincoln for around an hour.

The Flying Scotsman will stop off in Lincoln on Thursday as part of its one-way journey between London and Scarborough.

As previously reported, The Flying Scotsman will also arrive in Lincoln and various viewing points across the county on June 23 as part of a nationwide tour.

The 1923 locomotive will depart London Kings Cross at 8.17am on Thursday, April 19, before arriving in Scarborough at 5.15pm.

Tickets for the trip have now sold out. 

The route

  • The locomotive will depart Kings Cross at 8.17am and head northwards down the East Coast Main Line (ECML) towards Hitchin
  • It will then head eastwards through Royston to Cambridge
  • Heads northwards across the Fens to Ely and then running via March to rejoin the ECML at Peterborough
  • Just north of Peterborough it will leave the ECML at Werrington Junction and follow the former Great Northern Railway’s line to Spalding
  • The locomotive then goes via Sleaford towards Gainsborough
  • It will stop for a short break of around an hour in Lincoln. 
  • The locomotive will then continue to Doncaster, York and Malton before arriving in Scarborough

Specific timings for the route have not been disclosed by the touring company, however services between Kings Cross and Lincoln usually take around three hours.

Spectators have been reminded to watch on from a safe distance.

The eagerly awaiting Lincoln 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.

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