Cornish Scotsman

Author/Source: 

Ian Norden

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On alternate days from Thursday 11th October until Monday 15th October 2018 Steam Dreams ran a series of six trains headed by "Flying Scotsman" from Theale to Penzance. Each day the trains were run as two trains although the itinerary was effectively a continuous one, Thursday's train (which we see at Kintbury) taking passengers from Theale to Taunton double-headed with Black 5 no 44871 as the rostered Thompson B1 wasn't available. Later in the day the second train would run to Plymouth and then on the Saturday the Gresley Pacific ran alone from there to Penzance where we see it arriving under what seemed to be the gaze of everyone in Cornwall! Locos and stock would then run back as far as Bristol on the Monday.

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