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Mr Monkey takes the Scarborough Flyer to York, 10th September

"That's our train! That's our train!"

Mr Monkey watching the Duchess of Sutherland hauling the Scarborough Flyer into Stockport Mr Monkey scampering into carriage 99318

Mr Monkey got his humans up in the morning and got them onto the 192 bus into Stockport. Soon he was at the end of platform 2, waiting for his train to arrive. When it did, he was a little surprised to find that the locomotive hauling it was 6233 Duchess of Sutherland. He'd been expecting 6201 Princess Elizabeth, but found out later that she needed some of the tubes in her boiler repairing. Mr Monkey found his carriage (93318, a Mk. 1 Tourist Second Open built as BR 4912 in 1961), which was almost at the end of the train, and scampered aboard.

You can read about the locomotive at the Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust and about carriage 99318 at the Vintage Carriage Trust website, and see Mr Monkey spotting the Scarborough Flyer at Stockport.

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