Photographer captures moment train enthusiasts are told the Flying Scotsman won’t be steaming through March
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A local photographer captured the moment dozens of rail enthusiasts were told the world-famous Flying Scotsman would not be passing through March yesterday evening (18).
Fans of the iconic steam locomotive who gathered on the platform at March rail station to watch it pass through on its way to Ely were left disappointed after it broke down in Peterborough because of a fault with the hot axle box on the right-hand driving wheel.
Terry Briggs, of the Friends of March Railway Station group, was at the station armed with his camera - but instead of snapping photos of the Flying Scotsman, he captured the mood when the disappointing news was broken.
He said: “It was a good day despite not seeing the Flying Scotsman.
“People appreciated the opportunity to get together and have a natter. It was a great atmosphere and although they were disappointed, most seemed to take the cancellation in good heart.”
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The Flying Scotsman will stay at Nene Valley Railway in Wansford for maintenance for the next few days.
The locomotive will be able to be seen in the railway’s yard and platform tickets will be available for purchase from the booking office at Wansford.
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