SD8010 : Flying Scotsman at Bury, January 2016 (Scotsman in Steam Weekend)

taken 4 years ago, near to Fishpool, Bury, Great Britain

Flying Scotsman at Bury, January 2016 (Scotsman in Steam Weekend)
Flying Scotsman at Bury, January 2016 (Scotsman in Steam Weekend)
An East Lancashire Railway steam train pulled by Britain’s (and probably the World’s) most famous locomotive “Flying Scotsman” rounds the curve at Bury South Junction during the second of two “Scotsman in Steam” weekends at the ELR following its £4.2m restoration.

The LNER Class A3 Pacific steam locomotive No 4472/60103 Flying Scotsman was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster Works to a design of HN Gresley. It was employed on long-distance express trains on the LNER and its successors, British Railways Eastern and North-Eastern Regions, notably on the London to Edinburgh Flying Scotsman train service after which it was named. The locomotive was retired from regular service in 1963.

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Flying Scotsman Return to Steam 2016
January 2016 saw the famous steam locomotive Flying Scotsman returned to the tracks for its first public appearances in steam for more than a decade.

The locomotive made its first test runs on 8th January 2016 following a £4.2m restoration project. One of the world’s most iconic railway locomotives, the Scotsman has been restored for York’s National Railway Museum (NRM) in a shed in Bury by specialist Bury-based engineering firm Riley & Son Ltd (LinkExternal link Manchester Evening News photos of the restoration). The Scotsman made a number of runs under full steam between the East Lancashire Railway stations in Bury and Heywood ahead of two full weekend of events on the East Lancashire Railway LinkExternal link (Scotsman in Steam).

The locomotive was in its wartime livery of black, rather than its famous green. After the test runs and Scotsman in Steam weekends, Flying Scotsman is scheduled to return to the Bury workshop where it was restored to be transformed by Blackburn-based firm Heritage Painting into its famous British Rail green livery ahead of a full mainline run between Manchester and Carlisle later in January and a “welcome home event” at the National Railway Museum in York in late February. The locomotive’s return to the NRM will then kick off the ‘Scotsman season’ during its birthday month - the engine was built at Doncaster and completed in February 1923.

Postscript: The Flying Scotsman returned to the East Lancashire Railway (wearing its Brunswick green livery) in October when it operated the Bury to Rawtenstall service for four days between Thursday 13th and Sunday 16th October.

Flying Scotsman 2016 Programme LinkExternal link National Railway Museum
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Sunday, 17 January, 2016   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 21 January, 2016
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