Flying Scotsman certainly could fly, metaphorically, in his youth. Today we’re visiting a couple of Scotsmen whose top speed is barely into double figures – definitely not flyers – at the Telford Steam Railway. One of them, built by Grant, Richie of Kilmarnock in 1894, is just visiting for his summer holidays, which are almost over – we’d better go and see him. Take a look at “Scotsmen, not flying” on Geoff’s Rail Diaries – now!
The railway, that is – Telford Steam Railway’s extension through the short tunnel to Lawley Village station opened today. The trains were the first ever to serve the station – it wasn’t there in BR days. See “First Train to Lawley Village” on Geoff’s Rail Diaries for more information and photos.