William Eichler 08 August 2023

Flying Scotsman returns home for centenary

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Image: Flying Scotsman 30 June 2023 / Doncaster Council.

Flying Scotsman, the most famous steam locomotive in the world, is heading back to its birthplace of Doncaster, the city where it was built a century ago.

Members of the public will be able to see the iconic train for free over the weekend of 11 and 12 November.

Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones said: ‘I am delighted that we can now announce this wonderful weekend event so more people in Doncaster can appreciate the magnificence and history of this world-famous locomotive.

‘Flying Scotsman was built here in Doncaster and means a great deal to local people whose relatives helped to design and build it. It will be incredible to see it return home for an extended stay as part of its centenary year.’

Judith McNicol, director of the National Railway Museum, said: ‘Flying Scotsman’s centenary is a fantastic opportunity for the public to see this world-famous locomotive in person and to share in the excitement of this special occasion. A visit to Doncaster, Flying Scotsman’s birthplace, is sure to be a highlight of the centenary calendar.’

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