Full steam ahead with flying visit!

The Flying Scotsman is seen passing by National Grid's new T-pylons

The iconic Flying Scotsman train could be seen rolling past National Grid's new T-pylons; the first of their kind to be built. 

Vintage engineering met new innovation at the weekend as National Grid’s T-pylons (the first new pylon design in 100 years) saluted the iconic Flying Scotsman as it travelled through Somerset as part of the famous locomotive’s centenary. 

When the Hinkley Connection Team heard the Scotsman was passing under the new high voltage line, they were quick to grasp the opportunity and commission this photograph.

Steve Haskayne, Project Director said: "It was great to witness and I was blown away when I saw the photograph. Old and new technologies, a hundred years apart, perfectly captured."

116 T-pylons are being built as part of the Hinkley Connection Project. The first 36 T-pylons, along with 8.5km of 400kV cable under the Mendip Hills running between Bridgwater and Sandford were successfully energised in January this year. The new high voltage line will connect low carbon energy from Hinkley Point C and other sources to 6 million homes and businesses.