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See Flying Scotsman in action throughout 2020 and beyond as it hauls special tours across the UK.

Photo credit: Andrew PM Wright

Please note the 2020 tours programme is currently on hold due to coronavirus. This message will be updated with more information as soon as it is available.


While we understand interest in Flying Scotsman will be extremely high, we urge those wishing to view it on its tour dates to do so from a safe vantage point. It is vital that spectators do not venture onto the railway, particularly when it is on the mainline as a full timetable of regular services will also be running.

Please note this is not a full list of tour dates. Additional trips are still in the works—details will be published on this page once confirmed.


Tour dates

14 February 2020
Watercress Line reopening special
Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway)
Information and booking for 14 February 2020

15–27 February 2020
On display to visitors at the Mid Hants Railway
Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway)
Information and booking for 15–27 February 2020

28-29 February 2020
Flying Scotsman operating
Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway)
Information and booking for 28–29 February 2020

1–6 March 2020
On display to visitors at the Mid Hants Railway
Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway)
Information and booking for 1–6 March 2020

7–8 March 2020
Hauling passenger trains on the Mid Hants Railway
Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway)
Information and booking for 7–8 March 2020

1–21 April 2020
National Railway Museum exhibition
Cancelled.

2–3 May 2020
Day out with Thomas and Flying Scotsman
Flying Scotsman on static display.
East Lancashire Railway
Information and booking for 2–3 May 2020

8–10 May 2020
Bury to Heywood or Rawtenstall
East Lancashire Railway
Information and booking for 8–10 May 2020—Ride
Information and booking for 8–10 May 2020—Dine
Information and booking for 8–10 May 2020—Experience

26 July – 18 August 2020
Locomotion exhibition
On display, but may be cancelled.
Visit the Locomotion website (exhibition information TBC)

26–27 September 2020
Bury to Heywood or Rawtenstall
East Lancashire Railway
Information and booking for 26–27 September 2020—Ride
Information and booking for 26–27 September 2020—Dine
Information and booking for 26–27 September 2020—Experience

3, 4, 10, 11 and 17 October 2020
In service on the Mid-Norfolk Railway

Trains to Hardingham at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00 and 16.00, plus an extra 19.00 service to Wymondham on Saturdays
Information and booking for 3, 4, 10, 11 and 17 October 2020

5–9, 12–16 and 18 October 2020
On display with cab access at the Mid-Norfolk Railway

Information and booking for 5–9, 12–16 and 18 October 2020

6, 8, 13 and 15 October 2020
DMU service from Wymondham to view Flying Scotsman

Mid-Norfolk Railway
Information and booking for 6, 8, 13 and 15 October 2020


 

Tour operators

Please note that the National Railway Museum is not running these tours—all enquiries about tickets and bookings should be made to the relevant tour operator:

Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway)
Website: https://www.watercressline.co.uk/
Contact: Use the Watercress Line website contact form or call 01962 733 810

East Lancashire Railway
Website: www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk
Contact: Email enquiries@eastlancsrailway.co.uk or call 0333 320 2830

Mid-Norfolk Railway
Website: http://www.mnr.org.uk/
Contact: Use the Mid-Norfolk Railway website contact form or call 01362 851723

Riley & Son (E) Ltd are the appointed custodians of Flying Scotsman, looking after the locomotive's operation and maintenance. If you are interested in hiring Flying Scotsman for your own event, please contact Riley & Son directly.

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