The Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman Visits Blue Anchor

See the world's favourite locomotive at Hoburne Blue Anchor! The Flying Scotsman is one of the most famous trains in the world and Hoburne Blue Anchor is the perfect place to watch the train from when it goes on its next tour.

The West Somerset Railway passes right by the park and you can see this great train in action on the 26th May when it goes on its West of England Tour from Minehead.

The tour will start out from Minehead for a glorious trip around Somerset, with views of the Bristol Channel and the Mendip Hills, before heading back to Bishop's Lydeard. From here it will be possible for passengers to continue to Minehead on a West Somerset Railway train.

The Flying Scotsman will also be running on the West Somerset Railway on Monday, September 4th and run public services from September 5th to 12th, with a rest day on Friday, September 8th. Watch the train chug right past the park or take a visit to Blue Anchor Station and take in the views of Minehead and Exeter.

The Flying Scotsman set two world records for steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour on 30 November 1934 and then setting a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles on 8 August 1989.

 

The Flying Scotsman

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