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See Flying Scotsman in action as it hauls special tours across the UK.

Photo credit: Liam Barnes

We can now announce tour dates for 2021, following the cancellation of the 2020 schedule due to coronavirus.

Click on the name of the tour to be taken through to the operator's website, where you will be able to find out more about the trip and check ticket availability.


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

2020

Liverpool to Carlisle return trip

Saturday 12 December 2020
West Coast Rail Tours

Manchester to Carlisle return trip

Saturday 19 December 2020
West Coast Rail Tours


2021

Bury to Heywood and Rawtenstall

2–6 April 2021
The East Lancashire Railway

The Stratford Flyer–Manchester Piccadilly to Stratford Upon Avon Return

Saturday 10 April 2021
The Railway Touring Company

The Jolly Fisherman—London Kings Cross to Skegness return

Saturday 15 May 2021
The Railway Touring Company

Surrey Hills Lunchtime Tour from London Victoria

Thursday 20 May 2021
The Steam Dreams Rail Co.

Surrey Hills Evening Tour from London Victoria

Thursday 20 May 2021
The Steam Dreams Rail Co.

London to Oxford return (limited availability)

Sunday 23 May 2021
The Steam Dreams Rail Co.

Afternoon Tour from Oxford Parkway (limited availability)

Sunday 23 May 2021
The Steam Dreams Rail Co.

London to Salisbury return (limited availability)

Thursday 27 May 2021
The Steam Dreams Rail Co.

Afternoon Tour from Salisbury (limited availability)

Thursday 27 May 2021
The Steam Dreams Rail Co.

London Paddington to Winchester/Southampton Return

Sunday 6 June 2021
The Steam Dreams Rail Co.

The Cotswold Venturer—London Paddington to Worcester return

Saturday 12 June 2021
The Railway Touring Company

The White Rose—London King’s Cross to York return

Saturday 19 June 2021
The Railway Touring Company

Flying Scotsman to Edinburgh from London (3 nights) return trip

Thursday 24 – Sunday 27 June 2021
The Steam Dreams Rail Co.

Fife Morning, Afternoon and Evening Tours from Edinburgh Waverley

Friday 25 June 2021
The Steam Dreams Rail Co.

The Waverley—York to Carlisle return

Sunday 11 July 2021
The Railway Touring Company

The Hadrian—Derby to Carlisle return

Saturday 24 July 2021
The Railway Touring Company

Locomotion, Shildon

25 July – 19 August 2021
Event info TBC, see the Locomotion website for details nearer the time.

The Waverley—York to Carlisle return

Sunday 22 August 2021
The Railway Touring Company

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, Tornado and Flying Scotsman trips

Thursday 16 September 2021

  • Train from Peterborough, Newark, Doncaster and York
  • Train from Tamworth, Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe, Wigan and Preston

Saturday 18 September

  • Train from Middlesbrough, Yarm, Thirsk, York and Leeds
  • Train from Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Crewe, Warrington and Preston

Mid-Norfolk Railway

21–7 October 2021
With trips to and from Dereham and static displays.


 

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 or heritage railway:

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust
Website: https://www.a1steam.com/
Contact: Email railtours@a1steam.com or call 01325 488215

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

Railway Touring Company
Website: https://www.railwaytouring.net/
Contact: Email enquiries@railwaytouring.co.uk or call 01553 661 500

The Steam Dreams Rail Co.
Website: https://www.steamdreams.co.uk/
Contact: Email info@steamdreams.co.uk or call 01483 209 888

West Coast Railways
Website: https://westcoastrailways.co.uk/
Contact: Email enquiries@westcoastrailways.net or call 0333 996 6720

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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