The Flying Scotsman

By Malcolm Marples

These are two photographs from the Museums Chad Negative Collection were taken in 1983. Does anyone recall the Flying Scotsman steaming through Mansfield?

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The Flying Scotsman' page

Chad T2164-05

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'The Flying Scotsman' page

Chad T2164-09

This page was added on 22/11/2012.
Comments about this page

I don't remember a visit in '83 as I left Mansfield in '69 but I do recall an earlier Scotsman run in either '65 or '66 With Mr Peglar waving from the footplate.

By Ken Harrington
On 22/11/2012

The Flying Scotsman made a Flying visit through Mansfield in 1971, stopping only to fill up with water at Mansfield Station.

By alan curtis
On 24/11/2012

I rember Flying Scotsman visiting Mansfield in 1962. It was very late at night between 11 or 12pm. I was only 14 at the time and my parents let me cycle to the station to see it. She stopped in the station I think to take on water. There was a Midland Fowler 4F coupled to the front of Scotsman, she probably came up the long incline from Pye Bridge to join the Mansfield line at Kirkby in Ashfield and needed a bit of assistance. There were about half a dozen people to see her but the following Thursday the Chad reported no one had turned up. The reporter probably couldn't be bothered to turn out at that time of night, who could blame him.

By Peter Bowler.p
On 19/12/2012

You remember correctly Ken, Alan Peglar was on the footplate on the morning of the 11th September 1965. It was a Gainsborough Model Railway Society trip to London (Kensington). due in Mansfield about 9.30a.m. to stop and take on water. Enthusiasts started gathering well before 8 and by the time 4472 arrived there were at least a couple of hundred. Trouble started to brew 'cause vantage points were few seeing as BR wouldn't let 'em in, the station was locked/closed. However, as the train pulled in the few staff were overwhelmed by the younger and fitter members in the crowd climbing over the fence and gates, thus they relented and opened up, everyone, including Alan Peglar were then happy. I think it also called about 15 minutes earlier at Shirebrook West too.

By Berisford Jones
On 20/12/2012

I have the date as 18 May 1963, when a Kirkby 4F pilot was provided between Pye Bridge and Mansfield. 4472 Flying Scotsman was returning with the Gainsborough Model Railway Society’s “Isle of Wight” special, hauling 11 coaches and an ex-Devon Belle observation car on the rear. Flying Scotsman did not visit Mansfield in 1971, as it was on the ill fated tour of the USA from 1969 to 1972.

By Vic Smith, York.
On 26/07/2013

Thanks for the info Vic Smith I remembered making a late night visit to Mansfield station in the early 1960s, it must have been 63 and not 62 I'd have been 15 not 14. Imagine my surprise to see this great engine needing a helping hand from a lowly Kirkby in Ashfield (16B) 4F.

By Peter Bowler
On 28/07/2013