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A Very Famous Visitor........

Wednesday 11th October saw a very famous visitor to part of the Northumberland Line, as the Flying Scotsman travelled along the southern end of the line, as seen here, passing Chase Meadows in Blyth.

The world famous steam locomotive, which is celebrating it's 100th year, was travelling from Edinburgh to York after a tour of Scotland in recent weeks.

You had to be lucky to see it though, as the Flying Scotsman was due to run down the East Coast Main Line and due to a combination of the disruption to rail services at Plessey Viaduct and a technical issue with the Flying Scotsman, it was diverted to travel via Bedlington, Newsham & Northumberland Park.

Thanks to Tim Fish for allowing us to use his photo as the Flying Scotsman passed Chase Meadows.


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