After a major overhaul in 2022, the newly-restored Flying Scotman is ready for action. 2023 marked the centenary year for this iconic steam locomotive and there were a series of events to celebrate.
Make sure you don't miss the chance to see the one of fastest steam trains in action with a wonderful short break.
If you wish to pre-register, the click here for 2024 coach tours.
Most steam train trips include coach travel, a hotel stay and a journey behind the Scotsman on a heritage railway.
History of the Steam Train
The legendary Flying Scotsman train has been back on the rails since 2016, after it's £4.2 million refurbishment.
Originally built in Doncaster, the Scotsman launched in 1923 and was one of the most powerful locomotives used on the Railway.
The locomotive continued to achieve a number of firsts throughout its career. Officially the first locomotive in the UK to clock 100mph on a special test run. It also ran the first ever non-stop service from London to Edinburgh with a journey time of just eight hours. Another more recent record obtained, is the oldest mainline working locomotive on Britain's tracks.
During the Second World War the iconic green paint was repainted black, which was a common theme with all railway stock. It was retired from service by the British Rail in 1963, as steam engines were becoming old-fashioned. After retirement, the train changed ownership several times. The locomotive was also taken to the United States of America and Australia before returning back to the UK.
Since it was officially launched to the public again in 2016, the Flying Scotsman has been touring around the UK and appearing at the National Railway Museum in York and Locomotion in Shilton. This popular locomotive has earned itself a generation of Scotsman fans.