Now arriving at Platform 007… article by East Coast
To celebrate the biggest film in British cinema history, and its launch on BLU-RAY & DVD, we’ve launched our stunning Skyfall train . After its historic maiden journey from King’s Cross to Edinburgh Skyfall is now in daily service. Make it your mission to join us on your next journey.
The unique partnership between Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Metro Goldwyn-Meyer Studios and East Coast trains, saw a Class 91 locomotive 91107, renumbered as 91007to mark the event. The full train was unveiled with specially-designed artwork featuring stars of the film, and the iconic 007 insignia incorporated into the train’s livery.
SKYFALLs maiden journey to Scotland’s capital, the ancestral home of James Bond, showcased the scenic route and our First Class complimentary menu, and by officially naming our train after the film, and renumbering the locomotive to 91‘007’, this leaves a lasting legacy for us, our customers, stakeholders and rail enthusiasts.
Skyfall set off on its maiden journey from Platform 007 at 08.33 from King’s Cross on its route to Edinburgh Waverley where it was due to arrive at 14.37. Before completing its journey the train had an extended crossing over the Royal Border Bridge at Berwick-upon-Tweed at 13.53, where champagne bottles were popped to celebrate a scene in the film where Bond crosses the Varda Bridge in Kiralan Turkey, which holds a remarkable resemblance to Robert Stephenson’s bridge across the River Tweed.
The East Coast article about the Skyfall Train http://www.eastcoast.co.uk/skyfalltrain
I finally got to touch the Skyfall Train on Saturday 27 April 2013 at York Station. @eastcoastuk had reached 25,000 followers on twitter and they wanted a cake photographed with an East Coast train to celebrate and tweet about!
I made them a cake and it was totally luck that the Skyfall Train was due in for two minutes on it’s journey from Edinburgh to Kings Cross.
The train looks even more amazing close up!
Skyfall Train won’t be around for much longer so I hope you get chance to see it or travel on it soon!
The cake to celebrate @eastcoastuk having 25,000 followers on twitter. This cake then made an appearance at York Clandestine Cake Club at the National Railway Museum and the rest of the cake was left with the East Coast staff at York Station for them to enjoy!