PICTURES: Flying Scotsman steams into Gainsborough

Flying Scotsman heads through Gainsborough Lea Road Station on Saturday June 18th 2016. Photo: Chris Etchells
Flying Scotsman heads through Gainsborough Lea Road Station on Saturday June 18th 2016. Photo: Chris Etchells

One of the world’s most famous steam engines, the Flying Scotsman, visited Gainsborough at the weekend.

The iconic train, which returned to the tracks earlier this year after ten years away, following a £4.2million restoration by the National Railway Museum, steamed into Gainsborough Lea Road Station on Saturday (June 18) lunch time.

Crowds watched on as Flying Scotsman headed through Gainsborough Lea Road Station on Saturday June 18th 2016. Photo: Chris Etchells

Crowds watched on as Flying Scotsman headed through Gainsborough Lea Road Station on Saturday June 18th 2016. Photo: Chris Etchells

Crowds lined the platform to see the locomotive, which was making the visit as part of a White Rose journey, chartered by The Railway Touring Company of King’s Lynn, from York to London King’s Cross.

Flying Scotsman heads through Gainsborough Lea Road Station on Saturday June 18th 2016. Photo: Chris Etchells

Flying Scotsman heads through Gainsborough Lea Road Station on Saturday June 18th 2016. Photo: Chris Etchells