World famous Flying Scotsman locomotive to pass through Hemel, Berkhamsted and Tring this evening

The steam train will be making a flying visit

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 1:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 1:40 pm

People will be able to spot the Flying Scotsman passing through Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring tonight (May 18).

The world famous steam locomotive will be travelling from Carnforth to London.

It is due to pass through Tring North Jn just after 6.56pm, before arriving at Tring a minute later where it will stop while another service passes here, it will leave Tring at 7.03pm.

The Flying Scotsman

People will be able to see the train at Berkhamsted just after 7.07pm, four minutes later it will pass through Hemel Hempstead, it will then pass through Apsley at 7.14pm, and Kings Langley at 7.18pm.

The Flying Scotsman is described as the most famous steam locomotive in the world.

It was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway for journeys between Edinburgh and London - the capitals of Scotland and England - via the East Coast Main Line.

The Flying Scotsman was retired from regular service in 1963 after covering 2,076,000 miles.