Saturday, 1 April 2017

Flying Scotsman Reopens The Settle to Carlisle Railway

Gardening was put to one side for the day as, on a very mild last day of March, we headed for the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria to see if we could manage some video of the world famous steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman re-opening the equally famous Settle to Carlisle Railway line.
60103 Flying Scotsman Crosses Dent Head Viaduct With The Settle & Carlisle Reopening Special
In the morning, just before lunchtime, we caught the train crossing Dent Head Viaduct as it headed on its journey to Carlisle. After lunch we visited Brough Castle in Cumbria. this was one of a series of castles or forts spread along the Roman road from York to Carlisle. The fort was probably constructed around AD78. It was reoccupied by the Normans in the 11th century.
The castle is now looked after by English Heritage

We then headed back to Aisgill, which is the highest point on the Settle to Carlisle railway, to catch the returning Flying Scotsman.
We weren't the only ones with this idea.
60103 Flying Scotsman With The Return Leg of The Settle & Carlisle Reopening Special at Aisgill

Of course no trip into the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria in spring would be complete without a stop to capture shots of some spring lambs.


  1. a very popular viewing spot for the Scot by the look at the number of people there

  2. I think the aim is to get a photo of the train/locomotive without any people in the picture. I just record the event!

  3. It's so beautiful view of steam locomotive! Such a lovely place!

    1. It's very bleak up on the moors. It's usually raining when we visit but it was dry and mild last Friday.


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