Flying Scotsman set to steam into Scarborough

One of the world's most famous locomotives is set to pass through Scarborough tomorrow (Monday)

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 21st February 2016, 2:06 pm
Updated Sunday, 21st February 2016, 2:10 pm
Date:17th February 2016. Picture James Hardisty. Mike O'Connor, from the Heritage Painting Team at the National Railway Museum, York, painting the number on the side of Flying Scotsman cab, watch by daughter Teriann, aged 21, showing its new post-restoration guise as 60103.The locomotive will be transformed from business-like black to it's gleaming green, ready for its official return to steam along the East Coast Mainline, the Inaugural Run on 25th February.

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

At around 9.36am the engine is set to pass through Malton, Seamer at 9.56am and will arrive in Scarborough at 10.05am. According to it is scheduled to leave Scarborough at 12.05pm.

The Flying Scotsman 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.

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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.