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The Flying Scotsman Gallery

Images taken of Flying Scotman operating in the Taunton area.

13th September 2017
Having completed it's duties on the West Somerset Railway LNER A3 Pacific No. 60103 'Flying Scotsman' 'Flying Scotsman' returned to Southall in the company of LMS steam locomotive No. 46100 'Royal Scot' 'Royal Scot' (Royal Scott had previously been positioned on the WSR to work the Royal Duchy charter into Cornwall, which never happened becuase of paperwork issues). No. 60103 'Flying Scotsman' & No. 46100 'Royal Scot' plus their respective support coaches are pictured passing Taunton School working back to Southall WCR as the 5Z72 09:38 from Bishops Lydeard on Wednesday 13th September 2017.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


9th September 2017
World Famous steam locomotive No. 60103 'Flying Scotsman' ‘Flying Scotsman’ spent a week hauling passengers along the West Somerset Railway between the 5th and 12th September 2017. The railway provided additional parking and special boarding procedures to cope with the passenger numbers expected. The locomotive is pictured at Watersmeet Bridge on the 9th September heading for Minehead.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


30th August 2017
Wednesday 30th August 2017 saw LNER A2 Pacific No. 60103 'Flying Scotsman' 'Flying Scotsman' arrive on the West Somerset Railway ahead of the its booked visit and special workings on the line. The locomotive worked with its support coach from the Didcot Railway Centre as the 5Z60 to Bishops Lydeard and is seen here passing Norton Fitzwarren.
(Photo: Thomas Courtney)


26th May 2017
On 26th May 2107, having already traveled to Bristol and back via Westbury along the Berks and Hants route, LNER A2 No. 60103 'Flying Scotsman' 'Flying Scotsman' opens up on the approach to Charlton while working the 1Z42 10:00 Bishops Lydeard - Bishops Lydeard which arrived back to Taunton around 13:30.
(Photo: S A Ginn)


26th May 2017
The 26th May 2017 was very much the day of Flying Scotsman, with the locomotive booked to make two circular trips from the West Somerset Railway via Bristol, Bath, Westbury and Castle Cary. We have put together a set of superb images charting the two round trips which coincided with some of the hottest and most beautiful weather we've seen in the area for a long while. Taken from an adjacent field No. 60163 'Tornado' 'Flying Scotsman' passes Charlton near Cogload Junction with the 1Z42 10:00 Bishops Lydeard - Bishops Lydeard morning circular.
(Photo: Dave Elliot)


26th May 2017
On 26th May 2017 LNER A2 Pacific No. 60103 'Flying Scotsman' 'Flying Scotsman' passes Cogload Junction hauling the 1Z42 10:00 Bishops Lydeard - Bishops Lydeard via Bristol circular trip.
(Photo: Tony Christie)


26th May 2017
Having made its last stop at Taunton No. 60103 'Flying Scotsman' 'Flying Scotsman' comes to a short pause before proceeding back onto the West Somerset Railway on the 26th May 2017, while working the 1Z42 10:00 Bishops Lydeard to Bishops Lydeard via Bristol. The wreath carried on the front of the locomotive during its trips was planed there as a mark of respect for the victims of the Manchester tragedy which had occurred earlier in the week.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


26th May 2017
After servicing and turning on the West Somerset Railway during the afternoon LNER A2 No. 60103 'Flying Scotsman' 'Flying Scotsman' was prepared for its evening excursion on the 26th May 2017 via the same route it had taken during the morning. Bang on time the locomotive is seen at speed approaching Banklands (near Durston) while working the 1Z72 18:45 Bishops Lydeard to Bishops Lydeard via Bristol, Bath, Westbury and Castle Cary. the train arrived back into Taunton at 22:30 before the support locomotive No.47746 returned the stock to Southall. Flying Scotsman remains on the West Somerset Railway (although not in use) at Bishops Lydeard until Wednesday 31st May when it works under the cover of darkness as the 05:32 Bishops Lydeard to Salisbury where it will arrive to work a Salisbury - Southampton circular Cathedrals Express charter.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


23rd May 2017
Flying Scotsman steamed into the South West on the 23rd May 2017 with the final leg of a series of 'Cathedrals Express' charters. It was the first time since 2002 an absence of fifteen years. The locomotive attracted crowds from far and wide to see the countries most popular steam locomotive pass by. The LNER A3 Pacific No. 60103 'Flying Scotsman' 'Flying Scotsman' lead 1Z63 16:30 Bristol Temple Meads to Minehead is seen passing Banklands near Durston. The locomotive only worked the charter as far Bishops Lydeard where a WSR locomotive 7F No.53808 took over. The West Somerset Railway putting out a statement that clearance checks between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead had not been carried out in time, preventing the locomotive from operating over the full length of the line. West Coast Railways Class 47 No.47746 (which was on the rear of the train) later returned the train and passengers to Bristol. Flying Scotsman will remain on the West Somerset Railway at Bishops Lydeard for the next two days (although not in steam) before working its booked charters on Friday.
(Photo: Brian Garrett)


23rd May 2017
After arriving onto WSR metals as the 1Z63 16:30 Bristol Temple Meads - Minehead, the switch between the WSR's 7F No.53808 to work forward to Minehead happened at Norton Fitzwarren on a non public viewing location. No. 60103 'Flying Scotsman' 'Flying Scotsman' later worked forward to Bishops Lydeard where the locomotive was then taken onto the servicing shed where it was then stabled for the next three days. The locomotive is pictured at Bishops Lydeard on the 23rd May 2017.
(Photo: Phil Izzard)


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