Flying Scotsman Return to Steam 2016 :: Shared Description

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
by David Dixon
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SD8010 : Flying Scotsman in Wartime Livery, Bury Bolton Street Station by David Dixon
SO7289 : From the northern end of the platform at Eardington halt by Richard Law
SD7914 : Flying Scotsman on the East Lancashire Railway by David Dixon
SD7914 : The Flying Scotsman on the East Lancashire Railway by David Dixon
SO7289 : Flying Scotsman comes through Eardington Halt by Richard Law
SD8010 : 60103 Flying Scotsman Passes Under the Footbridge at Bolton Street Station by David Dixon
SD8010 : Flying Scotsman at Bury South Junction by David Dixon
NT5179 : Flying Scotsman at Drem by M J Richardson
SD8010 : Flying Scotsman Arrives at Bury by David Dixon
SD8010 : Flying Scotsman Test Running at Bury - January 2016 by David Dixon
NY5863 : 60103 approaching Low Row - September 2016 (1) by The Carlisle Kid
SD8010 : Flying Scotsman at Bury - January 2016 by David Dixon
SO7289 : Spectators await The Flying Scotsman by Richard Law
SE8499 : 60103 Flying Scotsman on the NYMR, Goathland by JThomas
SD7915 : Flying Scotsman crossing the River Irwell at Brooksbottoms by David Dixon
SD8010 : Flying Scotsman Test Running at Bolton Street Station January 2016 by David Dixon
SD8010 : Flying Scotsman (103) Return to Steam 2016 by David Dixon
SD7914 : Flying Scotsman Rounds the Curve at Summerseat by David Dixon
SD7914 : Flying Scotsman near Summerseat by David Dixon
NY9464 : 60103 at Hexham - August 2016 (1) by The Carlisle Kid
SD8010 : Flying Scotsman Pulls into Bolton Street Station by David Dixon
ST3290 : The Flying Scotsman passing Caerleon by Robin Drayton
SD8010 : Bolton Street Station, Flying Scotsman in Steam by David Dixon
SO7192 : Flying Scotsman - a fine piece of proper engineering by Richard Law
SD8010 : 103 Flying Scotsman at Bury - January 2016 by David Dixon

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Created: Fri, 8 Jan 2016, Updated: Mon, 17 Oct 2016

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