Flying Scotsman brought to a standstill by rail enthusiasts

Flying Scotsman brought to a standstill by rail enthusiasts


Posted 26th Feb 2016


The progress of the Flying Scotsman was disrupted by a host of steam enthusiasts yesterday

Following its £4.2 million refit, the locomotive set off on it's way to York but came to a halt as enthusiasts took to standing on the tracks to get better photos of the train.

Passengers onboard said the train came to a "shuddering stop" due to the volume of trespassers on the tracks, with the British Transport Police receiving reports of 60 on the track. Footage filmed at the time revealed that people were walking along the track holding cameras, such was their eagerness to get photos.

Network Rail were forced to issue a statement urging onlookers to keep off the lines, while the Flying Scotsman was finally able to continue on its way after a 10 minute hold up, setting off again at a reduced speed.

The Flying Scotsman will be on display at the National Railway Museum in York until March 6th, at which stage it will embark on a tour around the country.

Image courtesy of Getty / Getty Images News / Dan Kitwood





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