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Secret Scotsman

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Daddsie71b, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. Daddsie71b

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    I know it is the season for secret Santa's but secret Flying Scotsman?

    Was at Swanage yesterday, nice day out in the sunshine, no mention of a visiting engine in April.

    Up at West Somerset today, chatting to a porter who tells me that Flying Scotsman is visiting Swanage in April.

    I would have thought they (Swanage) would have been shouting it from the rooftops and sorting out advanced ticket sales etc.....if it were true, of course.
     
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    If that’s true then that’s fantastic.
     
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    Maybe they are sorting out advanced ticket sales, but need to confirm the final details, prices etc before issuing a press release.

    Just because you have heard it through the grapevine, doesn’t mean Swanage are ready to announce it yet.

    Or if course it may not be true!
     
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    To find out if it is true keep an eye on this page which is the official website for Scotsman's ML and Heritage Railway visit schedule: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...Vaw0pz2qba6jbpJH3QeC35Ltv&cshid=1546110101674

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    Anyone know anymore?
     
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    Given the information on this thread there are only two possibilities.
    1. Its not true
    2. Swanage don't want anything in the public domain for any number of reasons such as contract terms or uncertainty
    In either case speculating here can only be counter productive so the best way to find out for sure is to look for formal announcements from the normal places.
     
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    Come on Nick, this is N.P.
    Idle gossip, speculation and rumours are the foundation of this site.
     
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    of course, some of the recent lineside incidents may have made any management wary of too much early publicity ...
     
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    Could simply be that it is working a Railtour, at which point there isn't really much for the Swanage to advertise?
     
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    All good things come to those that wait!

    ;)
     
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    Brilliant, can’t wait
     
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    How is Scotsman getting to Swanage? A railtour perhaps??
     

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