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VIDEO: The Flying Scotsman steams through Grantham - and you can see it again on Thursday

Iconic locomotive The Flying Scotsman steamed through Grantham today on its way to London.

The locotmotive passed through Grantham station this afternoon, making its way from the national Railway Museum in York to Wembley.

Flying Scotsman just before it enters Peascliffe tunnel near Grantham on February 24, 2016. Photo: Toby Roberts
Flying Scotsman just before it enters Peascliffe tunnel near Grantham on February 24, 2016. Photo: Toby Roberts

People gathered along the line through the town to catch a glimpse of the world famous Flying Scotsman.

The engine has undergone a 10-year restoration at the National Railway Museum and will make its inaugural run tomorrow, Thursday February 25, from King’s Cross to York - giving you a second chance to see it pass through Grantham.

The Flying Scotsman is due to leave London at 7.40am, passing Welwyn Garden City at 8.11am, Stevenage at 8.20am, Hitchin at 8.26am, Sandy at 8.38am, Huntingdon at 8.54am, Holme Junction at 9.06am and reaching Peterborough at 9.34am, where it will stop until 9.36am.

It will then pass Tallington Junction at 9.45am, Stoke Junction at 10.03am, Grantham at 10.25am, Claypole Loop at 10.33am and Newark North Gate at 10.39am.

It is due to arrive for a ceremony in York at 12.26pm.

It will pass through again on June 18 on its way back to London, after making its way from King’s Cross, through Peterborough, then Spalding, Sleaford, Lincoln, Gainsborough and Grantham, before returning along the East Coast main line.

Watch our video courtesy of Toby Roberts, Ian Selby and Bill Eawlinson and John Burgess.


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