Search

Your photographs of the Flying Scotsman steaming through East Anglia

PUBLISHED: 08:41 12 November 2017 | UPDATED: 08:56 12 November 2017

The Flying Scotsman pictured from a microlight aircraft on its return to Norwich. Picture: Simon Stoodley

The Flying Scotsman pictured from a microlight aircraft on its return to Norwich. Picture: Simon Stoodley

Archant

The famous Flying Scotsman has been steaming through East Anglia this weekend and hundreds of photographers took to the railways to catch a glimpse.

The Flying Scotsman shortly after it departed Norwich for London via Ely. Picture: James Clay The Flying Scotsman shortly after it departed Norwich for London via Ely. Picture: James Clay

The first trip on Saturday morning saw the Scotsman steam down the Great Eastern Main Line to the new Bacon Factory curve where the train went through Westerfield, before reversing back into Ipswich.

The locomotive then set off again on a return fast run back to Norwich, retracing the outward route.

In the afternoon, passengers enjoyed a trip to London with the engine, which departed from Norwich at approximately 2pm.

The route took passengers on a fast run south through Ely and Cambridge before picking up the East Coast route to London.

The Flying Scotsman at Westerfield Station. Picture: Annelie Doick The Flying Scotsman at Westerfield Station. Picture: Annelie Doick

The Flying Scotsman passing near Marston Marshes. Picture: Rowan Mantell The Flying Scotsman passing near Marston Marshes. Picture: Rowan Mantell

The Flying Scotsman pictured from a microlight aircraft on its return to Norwich. Picture: Simon Stoodley The Flying Scotsman pictured from a microlight aircraft on its return to Norwich. Picture: Simon Stoodley

The Flying Scotsman on its return from Ipswich. Picture: Darren Wright The Flying Scotsman on its return from Ipswich. Picture: Darren Wright

The engine was due to arrive in Norwich on October 18 but never made it, after breaking down in Peterborough when it experienced problems with its hot axle box.

Crowds gather on the platform at the Norwich Rail Station to see the Flying Scotsman. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Crowds gather on the platform at the Norwich Rail Station to see the Flying Scotsman. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Built in 1923, the Flying Scotsman was employed on long-distance express trains on the London North Eastern Railway and its successors, British Railways Eastern and North-Eastern Regions.

It got its name from the London to Edinburgh service. The locomotive set two world records for steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour (160.9 km/h) on November 30, 1934.

It also set a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive.

Did you get any pictures of the Flying Scotsman? Email dominic.gilbert@archant.co.uk

The Flying Scotsman passing through Wymondham. Picture: Hilary Gostling The Flying Scotsman passing through Wymondham. Picture: Hilary Gostling

Other news

17:29

Tributes have been paid to a retired care home manager from Lowestoft who died following a two-vehicle crash at the weekend.

Motorists are being warned to be careful as they wake up to icy conditions on Tuesday morning.

A charity is on a mission to raise awareness of benefits for the elderly in a bid to beat poverty among the older generation.

13:39

The East of England Co-op is offering a reward of £20,000 for information that leads to the conviction of the criminals behind a recent spate of ram raids.

Most Read

Yesterday, 18:21

A woman arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs has been released under investigation.

Read more
17:29

Tributes have been paid to a retired care home manager from Lowestoft who died following a two-vehicle crash at the weekend.

Read more
Saturday, December 9, 2017

A woman aged in her 80s died has died in a two car collision on a road near a village.

Read more
Saturday, December 9, 2017

He will do anything in the world for a treat.

Read more
Yesterday, 22:15

Firefighters have been called to a blaze in a bin and a phonebox.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 4°C

min temp: -0°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter