Scotsman fever to take Midlands by storm! Pacific Power sells out on Severn Valley

THE Severn Valley Railway’s September 22-26 Pacific Power event featuring the ‘Clash of the Titans’ – Flying Scotsman and new-build Peppercorn A1 Pacific No. 60163 Tornado – is on course to being a complete sell-out – paving the way for the event to be the most successful in the line’s 51-year history.

Before it regained its German style smoke deflectors in preservation, Flying Scotsman as LNER No. 4472 emerges from Foley Park tunnel on the Severn Valley Railway on October 14, 1990. BRIAN SHARPE
Before it regained its German style smoke deflectors in preservation, Flying Scotsman as LNER No. 4472 emerges from Foley Park tunnel on the Severn Valley Railway on October 14, 1990. BRIAN SHARPE

As we closed for press nearly six weeks before the star event, tickets on all services to be hauled by Flying Scotsman – the most famous locomotive of the 20th century – and Tornado – a candidate for its 21st-century equivalent – had been sold. Around 7000 seats on trains to be hauled by the A3 had been sold, and 4000 behind Tornado.

A few extra tickets which became available due to the reallocation of some pre-booked seats on selected trains went on sale at 9am on August 17 on a first-come-first-served basis.

Read more in the latest issue of Heritage Railway

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