BREAKING: Flying Scotsman visit cancelled

Flying Scotsman
Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman will not be making a visit to Scarborough today due to a mechanical fault.

The historic engine was due to arrive at 10.05am but now it has been forced to abandon these plans after a spring was damaged this morning.

The Flying Scotsman is in the process of making its journey from London to the National Railway Museum in York this week following a £4.2 million restoration.

It was originally built in Doncaster for the London and North Eastern Railway and was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley.

It was completed on February 24, 1923 with the number 1472.The following year it was renumbered, 4472, and given the name The Flying Scotsman after the London to Edinburgh service which started at 10am in 1862.

Its restoration has seen its traditional black paintwork be revamped in racing green.