A Worksop railway fanatic gave his girlfriend a proposal to remember after getting down on one knee on the footplate of the legendary Flying Scotsman last weekend.
Christopher Savory, 23, pulled his stunned girlfriend Laura Thirlow aboard the famous steam train as bystanders cheered him on in a secret arrangement at Pickering Station on Sunday, March 13.
The heritage line volunteer produced a specially-made diamond ring from AJR Jewellery in Dinnington and was thrilled when his partner of five years accepted.
Christopher said: “I’m so glad that the proposal was made possible thanks to railway staff- I couldn’t turn down an opportunity like that.
“It all went brilliantly. Laura sat in the driver’s seat of the Scotsman and after I had proposed to her the driver blew the whistle in front of a crowd of cheering people.
“Laura is not a railway enthusiast like me- you could say she’s a railway widow. In the past I’ve spent more time on the railways than she would have liked. But I thought this was a great way of making it up to her.
“I’m very grateful to staff at the North Yorkshire Moors railway for helping me pull it off.”
NWGU-18-03-16 flying scotsman 1: Christopher and Laura on the flootpate of the Flying Scotsman in Pickering
NWGU-18-03-16 flying scotsman 2: Laura and Christopher have been together for five years
NWGU-18-03-16 flying scotsman 3: Heritage line volunteer Christopher arranged the dazzling proposal with Pickering Station staff in secret
NWGU-18-03-16 flying scotsman train: The Flying Scotsman in action, pictured