Tickets on sale as the historic locomotive makes its first appearance on Peterborough’s Nene Valley Railway

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The Duchess of Sutherland locomotive. Photo: I McDonald.

The Duchess of Sutherland locomotive will make its first-ever appearance on the Nene Valley Railway on Sunday, hauling the 12-hour service.

The locomotive will be parked overnight at Wansford station between main line services and the owners have offered to use it for one of the heritage railway’s Sunday services.

The Mid Day Scot train will depart for a return journey from Wansford to Peterborough at midday. Passengers will be accommodated in Mk 1 coaches and there will be a buffet car on board.

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The Duchess of Sutherland locomotive. Photo: I McDonald.

The Wansford Cafe and Shop and the Miniature Railway Shop will be open, with free parking offered at the station.

The Mid-Day Scot was a British express passenger train launched in 1927 from Edinburgh Princes Street and Glasgow Central, joining to form a train to London Euston. The Mid-Day Scot was introduced by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company in September 1927.

The other steam services on Sundays, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., will be hauled by Polish locomotive 5485.

Assistant General Manager Tracy Spring said: ‘The owners of the locomotive have kindly offered to use it for one of our service trains on Sunday 13th February.

“The Duchess of Sutherland has never visited the Nene Valley Railway before, so we are really very happy to welcome her to the railway.”

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