Drone warning to enthusiasts over Flying Scotsman visit [BBC News]

Date: 13/05/2017

Steam enthusiasts have been warned of the dangers of trespassing on railway lines or using drones as the Flying Scotsman prepares to visit Scotland. The iconic steam locomotive will arrive at Edinburgh Waverley late on Saturday ahead of a tour of Fife. Police and transport officials said drone use was not permitted within 50m of the line and onlookers should stay well away from the tracks. This will be the engine's second visit to Scotland since its restoration. The Flying Scotsman, which is based at the National Railway Museum in York, made its first post-restoration visit to Scotland a year ago.

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Steam enthusiasts urged to stay safe as the locomotive makes its second post-restoration visit to Scotland.

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