Scotsman train won't now pass through Burnham area
of the worlds most iconic railway locomotives won't be roaring
through the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area in May as hoped.
Flying Scotsman is running again following a 10-year restoration
project that has cost £4.2m.
was due to travel through Highbridge and Burnham Railway Station
on Saturday May 28th during a special trip from Bristol to Taunton.
due to engineering work that day the trip has been been cancelled
with a different route chosen instead.
Scotsman, owned by Yorks National Railway Museum, was relaunched
in January, having been refurbished during a painstaking refurburishment
in its wartime black livery, the locomotive has been brought back
to life after the National Railway Museum bought it for £2.3
million in 2004 before work got under way in 2006.
year, the Scotsman topped a poll of the worlds best-known
trains and locomotives following a worldwide survey.
was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER)
and 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 30th November 1934, and then setting
a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when
it ran 422 miles (679 km) on 8th August 1989 while in Australia.