Flying Scotsman heading for the SVR in 2016
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[Photo courtesy of the National Railway Museum]
60103 lined up for Autumn Steam Gala next year!
We’re delighted to announce that one of the world’s most famous steam locomotives – Flying Scotsman, last here in 1994, will be with us next year. This iconic engine will be a star attraction at our Autumn Steam Gala (September 22nd to 25th 2016). The SVR will be one of the first heritage Railways where fans can see the famous locomotive back in steam, and resplendent in its BR brunswick green livery, following the completion of a painstaking £4.2m project to bring it back to life at Riley & Sons engineering in Bury, Lancs.
An inaugural mainline run between London Kings Cross and York will mark Flying Scotsman’s official completion and return to steam in early 2016, forming the opening event for the National Railway Museum’s February Flying Scotsman Season. It will then make appearances at the East Lancashire Railway and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway before it heads to the Severn Valley Railway in September.
For detailed up to date information and the latest photographs, see http://www.nrm.org.uk/flyingscotsman