Flying Scotsman centenary: These are your chances to see the famous locomotive in Yorkshire during its 2023 birthday tour

2023 marks 100 years since the world’s most famous locomotive was built.
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To celebrate the Flying Scotsman’s centenary, a number of excursion trips and visits to heritage railways have been arranged throughout the year – including several Yorskhire dates.

However, the Pacific class engine, now owned by the National Railway Museum, will not visit Doncaster, where it was designed by chief engineer Nigel Gresley and built at the town’s vast London North Eastern Railway works, known locally as the Plant.

The key dates

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April 1-23 – Flying Scotsman on display at the National Railway Museum, York

May 1- 24 – Flying Scotsman to spend a month at the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway on heritage workings

June 30 – July 4 – return excursion along the East Coast Main Line between London, York and Edinburgh

July 9, August 6 and September 10 – The Waverley excursion along the Settle to Carlisle line via York, Leeds, Keighley and Skipton

October 14 – The Hadrian excursion along the Settle to Carlisle line via York and Leeds

December 16 – Flying Scotsman to spend two weeks in light steam at Locomotion in Darlington