17 APRIL 2017
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Further details on the special “four trains, four generations” event on Yorkshire’s railways later this month (BTN 27 March) have been confirmed, with the historic occasion to begin at 06:00 next Sunday (23 April) near the North Yorkshire village of Tollerton.
Four trains spanning four generations will travel side by side in the same direction to celebrate the past, present and future of the historic East Coast Main Line before arriving at York at around 08:00 for a special 1hr celebration.
Among the stars will be the Flying Scotsman, which will travel alongside two trains from Virgin Trains’ revitalised fleet – an HST (Class 43), an InterCity225 (Class 91) – and the company’s latest model, the Virgin Azuma (Class 800) due to enter service next year.
The partners in the show, Network Rail, Virgin Trains, Welcome to Yorkshire, the National Railway Museum and Hitach, say the best view of the action will be from York station, where a giant screen will broadcast footage of the trains live.
Those hoping to catch a glimpse of the trains as they travel between Tollerton and York are being urged to stay safe behind boundary fences and keep off the tracks and private land.
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