The Scotsman being restored at Bury (in Lancashire!)
In the last 24 hours we have been inundated with photographs, film and reports of the inaugural run of the iconic Flying Scotsman steam train from Kings Cross station in London to York.
I have heard numerous comments about “coming home to Yorkshire”, originally built in Doncaster, will be going to the “National Railway Museum in York ” prior to going on a nationwide tour.
Living as I do in West Yorkshire I watch the the regional TV programmes and they have obviously highlighted the trains links with Yorkshire and treated the whole thing as “the train was coming home.”
What slightly annoys me in all of this is that very little mention has been made of the fact that the hand built restoration was done in LANCASHIRE at the East Lancashire Railway company sheds in Bury by a local company. Riley…
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