Watch aerial footage of the Flying Scotsman at Preston Station

Posted on - 7th August, 2018 - 10:23am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Videos
The Flying Scotsman puffing away
The Flying Scotsman puffing away

The Flying Scotsman made its way through Preston on Friday (3 August) evening.


An iconic stream train the 4472 was captured by many railway enthusiasts but not many will have seen it from this angle.

Mike Birtles had his drone in position near the River Ribble to capture the smoke billowing from the engine as it approached Preston Railway Station.

The drone used is a Matrice200 fitted with a Zenmuse Z30 camera.

It shows the engine on its way into the station, passing over the railway bridges on the River Ribble.

Read more: Preston to Manchester railway line to see closures throughout the summer

The train was also snapped by Louise Gooch, from the platform, and has been widely shared on social media.

Flying Scotsman passing through Preston

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