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Flying Scotsman from Plymouth to Penzance | Saturday 6th October 2018

Flying Scotsman from Plymouth to Penzance

Destination Penzance


Penzance looks straight across at the grandeur of St Michael's Mount. The seaside attractions vie with the museums, shops, Georgian and Regency streets to attract the attention of visitors.

Trip Specific Information

THIS TRIP IS NOW SOLD OUT. Please call the booking office to be added to the waiting list.

Pullman Style Dining and Premier Dining passengers will be served a champagne brunch on the outward journey followed by a cream tea on the return journey.

Leaving from Plymouth our train is hauled by 60103 Flying Scotsman over the Tamar Bridge then through Cornwall to Penzance. After a break in Penzance, of approximately 2 hours we return diesel hauled to Plymouth.This trip will be diesel hauled on the return journey.


This trip is scheduled to be double-headed by 60103 Flying Scotsman and B1 Mayflower

Flying Scotsman set two world records for steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour (160.9 km/h) on 30 November 1934, and then setting a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles (679 km) on 8 August 1989 while in Australia.

Mayflower was built in 1948 by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow but was delivered post-nationalisation and acquired the number 61306 by British Railways. She was first allocated to Hull Botanic Gardens Depot followed by a spell at Hull Dairycotes Depot before being finally transferred to Low Moor Depot, Bradford. She was the last B1 in service, her final trip was hauling the 'Yorkshire Pullman' from Leeds in September 1967.

The following Pick-Up and Set-Down stations are available on this excursion

Estimated Timings Outward Return
Plymouth 0900 1500
Penzance 1100 1300