Date posted 01 Jun 2012
Flying Scotsman arrived in York tonight, ready to go on static display at Railfest 2012 - our 9-day gathering of over 50 rail record breakers. Here's the video of it arriving.
Date posted 23 Feb 2012
More photos from the restoration of Flying Scotsman.
▲ Final fit of splashers to frames.
▲ Preparation for final machining of an outside motion bracket.
▲ First fix for re-instatement of conduit and wiring to OTMR and TPWS systems.
▲ Metalling process for Cartazzi bearings.
▲ Setting up of bogie stretcher components for specialist welding.
▲ Fabrication of bogie stretcher in progress.
Date posted 15 Feb 2012
The restoration of Flying Scotsman is progressing well.
Recent work includes the installation of major frames components to include all the re-furbished six horn blocks and the new mid stretcher. We have completed successful repairs to the loco wheel sets, the six axle boxes and all associated components. The new middle motion brackets are fabricated and about to be installed. The fabrication of the new bogie stretcher is almost complete. Minor repairs and the final installation of running boards will be completed this week. Previously identified frames defects are 90% complete with all major riveting to frame components now completed. Many other components for the loco re-assembly have been completed in readiness for final installation.
The next key milestone in the project will be the refitting of the wheels expected to take place in mid March.
Date posted 13 Feb 2012
Over on the Railway Voices page of our main museum web site - a section dedicated to audio interviews with people from the railway industry - you can hear some extracts from a mid-2000 talk with Alan Pegler, who bought Flying Scotsman in the 1960s. There are some interesting insights about owning the famous loco, and taking it on tour to the US.
Railway Voices - Alan Pegler