The famous Flying Scotsman steam train came past our course last Friday and Dave Fitchett took a cracking photo in the sunshine. Keep an eye out for more steam trains up and down the line.
The Flying Scotsman’s original number was 4472 – the sort of numbers you might write on your scorecard for the first four holes at our course (if you’re lucky). The Flying Scotsman locomotive was first built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) and was used as a long distance express on the east Coast Main Line until it was retired from regular service in 1963. It gained considerable fame under the ownership of three private owners and finally the The National Railway Museum (NRM). As well as enthusiasts in the United Kingdom, the locomotive toured extensively in the United States and Canada from 1969 until 1973 and even Australia in 1988 and 1989. The Flying Scotsman has been described as the world’s most famous steam locomotive.