Flying Scotsman


Scotsman season 2016

To mark Flying Scotsman's eagerly anticipated return to the tracks we're planning a whole season of events and activities from February 2016 at our York and Shildon museums to celebrate the fame and celebrity of the locomotive legend.

Scotsman season 2016

Flying Scotsman at the National Railway Museum


The nation's favourite loco

Flying Scotsman was originally built in Doncaster for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), emerging from the works on 24 February 1923 and initially numbered 1472. It was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley as part of the A1 class – the most powerful locomotives used by the railway.

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Flying Scotsman DVD boxed set

Over 10 hours of footage on 4 DVDS plus historic memorabilia and hardback book.

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Browse restoration and archive pictures on our photo and video page. Plus add your photos to our
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All Flying Scotsman marks and designs owned and registered by NMSIT Ltd. © NMSIT 2010. Flying Scotsman locomotive device is a Registered Trademark No. 2449033A.
Flying Scotsman nameplate device is a Registered Trademark No. 2057869. Science Museum ® is a Registered Trademark No. 2345143.
The National Railway Museum Collection is a Registered Trademark No. 2309517.