Flying Scotsman to pass through Gloucestershire this weekend


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The Flying Scotsman continues its national tour this weekend on its ‘Cotswold Venturer’ day trip from London Paddington.

Trainspotters across Gloucestershire will get chance to glimpse the world-famous steam engine which was the first British locomotive to clock 100mph in 1934.

So-called after the London to Edinburgh rail service that started daily at 10am in 1862, this magnificent steam-engine will be travelling along two of the county’s railways on Saturday as part of a circular route from Paddington to Worcester and back.

Sadly, it will not be stopping in the county, bar a very brief pause at the Gloucester Yard Junction but steam-train enthusiasts need not despair. You can follow the Scotsman’s tour as it travels north through Stroud’s Golden Valley en-route to its lunchtime destination of Worcester, and then along the picturesque Cotswold Line via Moreton-in-the-Marsh and Kingham in the evening.

Its outward route, departing London Paddington at 7:40am, will travel to Worcester via Swindon, Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa. Glimpse the historical steam-engine as it passes through Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse stations, followed by Standish Junction and a brief repose at Gloucester Yard. It then continues onto Cheltenham Spa and Ashchurch.

After its lunchtime stop at Worcester, and leaving at 16:31, it will then take the Cotswold Line which will see it returning to Gloucestershire via Kingham and Moreton-in-the-Marsh.

The railways operators are reluctant to reveal the actual times that the train will pass through due to security concerns, but with the Scotsman leaving Paddington at 7:40am and arriving in Worcester at around 11:50am, it will likely be passing through Gloucestershire between 9:45 and 11am. Likewise, in the evening on its return to London, the train will leave Worcester at 4:31pm so will be passing through the north Cotswolds before 5:30pm.

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