Surrey Scotsman

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Tom Hawkins

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Following its recent Scottish incursions "Flying Scotsman's" next series of tours would take it to the other end of the country, deep into 3rd rail territory in Surrey. The first would be on Thursday 30th May 2014 when it would make two trips around the familiar "Surrey Circular" route more usually associated with the VSOE Pullman trains. As summer flowers start to populate the tracks we first see the engine on the evening tour between Bagshot and Virginia Water and then, after traversing the unjuiced section of line from Guildford to Reigate, regaining lines with three rails at the latter location. As ever, the general public don't seem to have been put off by a so-called ban on publicity for this engine!

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