Four generations of trains took to the rails this weekend on the East Coast Main Line, showcasing the history and the future of the railway.
The world-famous Flying Scotsman travelled through the Yorkshire countryside alongside two trains from Virgin Trains’ current fleet, an HST (Class 43), an InterCity 225 (Class 91), and the brand new Virgin Azuma (Class 800), which will come into service next year.
David Horne, Managing Director for Virgin Trains on the east coast, said: “We’re delighted to have presented this unique event showcasing the past, present and future of express rail travel in the UK, with our first Azuma travelling alongside 'Flying Scotsman' and trains from our current fleet. With our new Azuma trains entering service next year, this has been an opportunity to celebrate the icons of the railways and look forward to 2018 when we’ll usher in a new era for travel on the East Coast route.”
Find out more and book your next trip on the Virgin Trains East Coast website.