The Legendary Flying Scotsman Comes To North Yorkshire Moors Railway 12th – 20th March 2016
The legendary locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman, is coming back into service following a £4.2 million overhaul and will be running on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway during March. A must see for rail and steam locomotive enthusiasts who can be one of the first to travel behind this famous steam locomotive.
Built in 1923 in Doncaster this famous locomotive was used to haul long-distance trains notably the 10.00am London King’s Cross to Edinburgh Flying Scotsman express after which it was named. In 1934 it became the first steam locomotive to reach a fully authenticated 100 miles per hour making a new steam speed record and during its 40 year life on Britain’s railways, the locomotive clocked up over 2 million miles.
In 2004 this legendary locomotive was purchased for the nation, following a successful campaign which included £415,000 raised by the public, £365,000 donated by Sir Richard Branson, plus a £1.8m grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
This historic steam engine’s visit to the NYMR is part of a national operating programme co-ordinated by Riley & Son working closely with staff from the National Railway Museum’s rail operations team. While the NYMR event takes place, the Museum is celebrating the fame and celebrity of the most famous locomotive and service in the world with a February-July Flying Scotsman season.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is a heritage railway in North Yorkshire, England running through the North York Moors National Park. This heritage railway is a popular north Yorkshire tourist attraction and carries more passengers than any other heritage railway in the UK and may be the busiest steam heritage line in the world. The railway is the third-longest standard gauge heritage line in the UK and runs across the North York Moors from Pickering via Levisham, Newton Dale, Goathland and terminating at Grosmont.
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