The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire
Webteam: November 2019
The Flying Scotsman will be travelling past Tattenhall this morning and this evening on its way from Crewe to Holyhead and back again.
The timings are an estimate but the train is due to leave Crewe at 9.58 getting to Chester at 10.30 and then on its return leaving Chester at 6.00pm and arriving at Crewe at 6.30 pm.
We would urge anyone who is hoping to to catch a glimpse of the train at any point during the route to give themselves plenty of time as departure and arrival times can and may vary depending at any point during the journey. And if you are going to see it, for your own safety and the safety of others please make sure to exercise extreme caution at all times and be aware of any restrictions in place.
The Flying Scotsman, perhaps the most iconic of all steam engines, was built in Doncaster for the newly formed London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) in 1923. It was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley as part of the A1 class — the most powerful locomotives used by the LNER at that time.
In 1934, The Flying Scotsman was clocked at 100mph on a special test run — officially the first locomotive in the UK to have reached that speed. It remained in service until 1963, when it was retired by British Rail. By this time, it had undergone several alterations to improve its performance — but it had been pulling trains for 40 years.
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