nvestigations are persevering with following a crash involving the Flying Scotsman locomotive which left two folks injured.
It was concerned in a gradual pace “shunting incident” with one other heritage prepare at Aviemore railway station within the Cairngorms at 7.10pm on Friday.
Police stated a person and a girl had been taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness as a precaution. Their accidents usually are not believed to be severe.
The station is residence to Strathspey Railway, a heritage line which takes guests on steam trains in northern Scotland.
The Flying Scotsman was scheduled to be working journeys this weekend, with the road anticipated to be particularly busy.
Nevertheless, in an replace on Saturday Strathspey Railway stated all Flying Scotsman Saturday companies have been cancelled.
It stated the Flying Scotsman locomotive is not going to haul any trains this weekend as it’s awaiting inspection on Monday, whereas carriages from the opposite prepare concerned, the Royal Scotsman, are at present being assessed.
The assertion stated: “The Royal Scotsman carriage set concerned in final evening’s incident is at present receiving a pre-inspection by a 3rd get together on behalf of its house owners previous to its motion to shed to avail thorough inspection which can clear Aviemore platform 3 for additional companies.
“That is taking longer than initially anticipated as we have now been suggested that the set must be cut up into manageable sections.
Police stated inquiries are ongoing to determine the total circumstances.
The Flying Scotsman, which is celebrating its centenary 12 months, is owned by the Nationwide Railway Museum in York.
An announcement from the Belmond and Strathspey Railway concerning the incident on Friday night, shared by the Nationwide Railway Museum, stated: “A shunting incident occurred when the Flying Scotsman locomotive was being coupled with Belmond’s Royal Scotsman prepare carriages, which had been stationary on heritage railway line, Strathspey Railway.
“Flying Scotsman was visiting the railway as a part of a deliberate tour.”
ScotRail companies had been suspended for a time on Friday whereas emergency companies handled the incident on the non-public line close to the mainline, nonetheless, they later resumed.
The world-famous Flying Scotsman steam locomotive entered service on February 24, 1923 because it set off on its first journey from the sheds at Doncaster Works.
The Nationwide Railway Museum in York, the place Flying Scotsman is a working exhibit, has organised a centenary programme that includes occasions and shows.