At last! The Flying Scotsman speeds through March on its way to Norwich

10 November, 2017 - 16:45
The Flying Scotsman shoots through March rail station. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

The Flying Scotsman shoots through March rail station. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

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It was a case of second time lucky for steam enthusiasts in March today (10) as they finally caught of glimpse of the world-famous Flying Scotsman.

The Flying Scotsman shoots through March rail station. PHOTO: Harry RutterThe Flying Scotsman shoots through March rail station. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

Dozens of train spotters gathered on the platform in Fenland and this time were not left disappointed as the Scotsman whizzed through the station on its way into Norfolk. It also passed through Whittlesey and Ely this afternoon.

The Flying Scotsman shoots through March rail station. PHOTO: Harry RutterThe Flying Scotsman shoots through March rail station. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

March Camera Club member Pat Ringham was one of those to capture the occasion on camera. He said: “It’s the first time I’ve seen it. I was born and bred in the town and was born when the time was steam was huge.

The Flying Scotsman shoots through March rail station. PHOTO: Harry RutterThe Flying Scotsman shoots through March rail station. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

“We were a bit disappointed last time because there was a lot of hype and there was this great feeling of anticipation for the train coming and we didn’t know if it was coming or not.

The Flying Scotsman shoots through March rail station. PHOTO: Harry RutterThe Flying Scotsman shoots through March rail station. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

“It was a very good experience and I’m glad I can say I’ve seen it.”

The Flying Scotsman shoots through March rail station. PHOTO: Harry RutterThe Flying Scotsman shoots through March rail station. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

The Scotsman’s original journey on October 18 was cut short after the locomotive’s driving angle box bearing was found to be running warm.

Train spotters waiting to get a shot of The Flying Scotsman at March rail station. PHOTO: Harry RutterTrain spotters waiting to get a shot of The Flying Scotsman at March rail station. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

The Flying Scotsman shoots through March rail station. PHOTO: Harry RutterThe Flying Scotsman shoots through March rail station. PHOTO: Harry Rutter

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