Monday, 6 February 2017

Flying Scotsman returns. Burrs Country Park CC site.

Well we loaded up an set off for Burrs Country Park CC site for the return of the Flying Scotsman.
We were going up early as the site was going to be very busy and we wanted a decent pitch with a good view of the East Lancashire Railway.

When we arrived we were not able to get our favourite pitch, so we set up next to it.  We then went up to Robert and Kathys for dinner.

On the Wednesday we got our first view of the Flying Scotsman as she came down the line from Bury for a 'Gauging Test, on the new 'Burrs Country Park' station.

Flying Scotsman passing the site.

Later in the afternoon she came down the line again this time pulling the dining train. This was apparently a Deal or No Deal special.

The following morning The Flying Scotsman appeared again, and stopped at the Burrs Country Park Station, where various dignitaries performed the opening ceremony.

The new  station, with the caravan site in the background.

 The train then continued to Rawenstall, before then returning to Bury.  It then came past the site again at 11.00, 1.00, 3.00 and 5.00, each time pulling a fully loaded train.

Flying Scotsman steaming hard.

This timetable of trains at 9.00, 11.00, 1.00, 3.00, and 5.00 continued over the next three days , each time she passed pulling a fully loaded train.
Flying Scotsman at the new station.

Dining trains were also pulled by the Flying Scotsman on the Thursday and Friday evenings.

As well as the Flying Scotsman there were three other trains running, pulled by a variety of locomotives. One of the trains was a Diesel Multiple Unit.

City of Wells also put in an appearance.

Whilst at Bury we did not spend all our time watching the trains. We did find time to get to Bury Market, where too much money was spent!

Finally after a quiet but enjoyable week we returned home

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