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Flying Scotsman to steam through Hampshire today

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Flying Scotsman to steam through Hampshire today

Published by Grace Mcgachy at 6:00am 14th February 2020.

The iconic Flying Scotsman steam train will roll through Hampshire this morning (14 February). 

It is making a journey on the Watercress Line from Alresford to Alton. 

The Flying Scotsman will be the first train to pass through a part of the line which has been closed for a year for repairs.

Did you see the iconic train when it passed through Surrey in 2018?

The Scotsman is due to leave Alfresdon at 11 am to make the 10-mile journey. 

The famous locomotive will be carrying passengers on round-trip routes on February 29, March 1, March 7 and March 8.

The Flying Scotsman was built in 1923 and became the first locomotive to make a 100mph run in 1934.

It was retired from service by in 1963, underwent a £4.2m refurbishment between 2006 and 2016 and returned to the mainline.

 

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