Flying Scotsman brings out the crowds

On Saturday 15th May 2021 the local communities along the Bentham Line, between Carnforth and Hellifield turned out in strength and took up vantage points on bridges, stations and along nearby footpaths and roads to view a test run of the famous steam locomotive Flying Scotsman.

It was particularly rewarding to see so many families enjoying the spectacle and to hearing grandparents talk about the ‘days of steam’ to their grandchildren. Above all it was an exciting experience for all present.

There are quite a few ‘special’ train movements along the Bentham Line which include test runs of steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock, as well as  excursions organised by private companies.

Watch a video of the Flying Scotsman test here.