Flying Scotsman train accident – This evening, the Flying Scotsman was involved in a shunting mishap with another steam train near Aviemore. As a result of the collision, two people were sent to the hospital for treatment. It would appear that the well-known locomotive and the carriages themselves are uninjured; nevertheless, the couplings have been damaged. The Flying Scotsman was attempting to couple up with the Royal Scotsman, which was a more opulent train, at the time that the disaster occurred.
Flying Scotsman train crash
The Royal Scotsman was known for its high-end dinner service; hence, the derailment of the train led to the loss of a significant quantity of expensive food and wine. It is generally accepted that the Flying Scotsman was responsible for transporting those carriages through the Highlands. During the past week, the antique engine has been stationed at Aviemore, where it has been making trips on the Strathspey Heritage Railway to both Boat of Garten and Broomhill.
ScotRail spokesman stated that “due to the emergency services responding to an incident on a private railway near the mainline, we’re currently unable to run any trains through Aviemore station while they work. Everyone on our trains are safe and well, as the incident hasn’t involved us – it’s taken place on a private line next to the mainline in Aviemore.”
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