Flying Scotsman trespassers spark track ban threat [BBC News]

Date: 12/05/2019

The Flying Scotsman could be banned from main line tracks after people trespassed to catch a glimpse of it. There was chaos between Derby and Birmingham last Sunday as fans vied to spot the legendary loco on its UK tour. The situation was blamed for a string of delays to normal services, with reports of people refusing to move when challenged by drivers.

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People are risking their lives to catch a glimpse of the world-famous locomotive, rail bosses say.

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Preserved Gresley ex-LNER A3 Pacific no 4472 Flying Scotsman stands at Carlisle platform 4 in the 1960s with a southbound special.
Location: Carlisle
Company: Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
// Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)
4472 Flying Scotsman on the turntable at Ferryhill during its 4 hour stopover in Aberdeen on 16 May 1964. The A3 had arrived in the city from Edinburgh with the Queens College RTS 'Flying Scotsman Railtour'.
Location: Ferryhill MPD
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16/05/1964 Frank Spaven Collection (Courtesy David Spaven)