Sunday 22nd August 2021 would see world-famous LNER A3 Pacific No. 60103 Flying Scotsman haul The Waverley railtour from York to Carlisle and return.
The Waverley is a tour run by The Railway Touring Company, which runs from York to Carlisle and return, along the Settle & Carlisle Line in the summer months every year running on certain Sundays.
The Waverley would see 60103 head through stations such as Church Fenton, Garforth, Leeds, Shipley, Bingley, Keighley, Skipton, Gargrave, Hellifield, Settle, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ribblehead, Garsdale, Kirkby Stephen & Appleby.
In this video, RailView captured the A3 on the outward leg at:
- Barkston Ash, near Church Fenton, Yorkshire, passing through at 10:05 2 minutes late.
- Bank Newton, near Gargrave, Yorkshire, passing through at 11:44 on time.
- Ribblehead Viaduct, Ribblehead, Yorkshire, passing through at 13:13 6 minutes early.
Info on 60103 Flying Scotsman:
- Built at Doncaster Works by the GNR in 1923.
- She was classified as an A1 Pacific.
- Numbered 1472.
- In 1924, she was renumbered 4472 and was named Flying Scotsman after the world-famous The Flying Scotsman train service.
- In 1924 & 1925, she took part in the famous British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Park in London.
- In 1928, she hauled the first non-stop run from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley.
- In 1929, she starred in a movie The Flying Scotsman.
- In 1934, she became the first official Steam Locomotive to run at 100MPH.
- In 1946, she was renumbered twice, first being 502 & later in the year to 103.
- In 1947 she was reclassified as an A3 Pacific.
- In 1948, she was renumbered by BR to 60103.
- In 1960, she was fitted with a Kylchap chimney and smoke deflectors to increase performance.
- She was withdrawn from service by BR in 1963.
- She was purchased for preservation in 1963 by Alan Pegler.
- In 1968, she hauled a non-stop run from London to Edinburgh to celebrate its 40th anniversary of the first non-stop run.
- In 1969, she was taken on tour to the USA.
- In 1971, Alan Pegler became bankrupt and Flying Scotsman was stranded in San Fransisco.
- In 1973, She was saved by Sir William McAlpine and was returned to the UK by a ship via the Panama Canal.
- When arrived at Liverpool Docks, she was taken to Derby Works for an overhaul.
- In 1978, she starred in the movie, Agatha.
- In 1988, she went on tour to Australia replacing 4468 Mallard at the bicentenary celebrations.
- In 1989, she made the longest non-stop steam run in the world, running 422 miles without stopping.
- She returned to the UK in 1990.
- In 1993 she returned to BR condition with double chimney & smoke deflectors.
- She was purchased by Dr Tony Marchington in 1996.
- In 2003, Tony Marchington was declared bankrupt.
- She was purchased by the National Railway Museum in 2004.
- In 2006, she was withdrawn for overhaul.
- 10 Years later in 2016, she returned to service.
- She now tours the country for many people to see.
- She is based at the National Railway Museum in York
- Her current livery is BR lined Brunswick green with late crest with the number 60103
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