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Flying Scotsman: Your Moments and Memories

Send us your photographs and stories of the legendary locomotive.

In 2023, the most famous locomotive in the world, Flying Scotsman, celebrates a century on the rails. Countless individuals are to thank for the restoration, maintenance, fame, and excellence of the first express passenger locomotive, designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and built by the LNER in 1923. Flying Scotsman has travelled millions of miles and carried passengers in peace and war, in labour and luxury, and in the United States and Australia as well as the United Kingdom.

We want to hear your personal stories on what Flying Scotsman means to you that could be included to express its impact and legacy, 100 years on. Your story could be from any background, and we particularly welcome special memories you have with the world’s most iconic locomotive in written or photographic form. While Flying Scotsman is a legend in its own right, we're interested in the part it played in your stories, as a main or supporting character, or perhaps the setting for a role or moment you’ll always remember.

Use our online form to send us your images, stories and other useful information.

Submissions will be edited for clarity and we cannot guarantee that every submission will be responded to, but we will follow up directly with any that are of interest and appropriate for the programme. This may require further elaboration or detail on your submitted response.

If you would like to request a printable or large text version of this submission form, please email scotsmanstories@railwaymuseum.org.uk or use the following postal address:

Exhibitions team: 100 Stories
National Railway Museum
Leeman Road
York
YO26 4XJ

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