Flying Scotsman

The people’s engine

For many enthusiasts, the prospect of seeing any steam train on the main line would hold appeal, but Flying Scotsman..

East Coast Glamour Icon

Since 1862, the 'Flying Scotsman' train service has been transporting passengers between London and Edinburgh in true style. The story is rooted in the origins of the railways in nineteenth-century Britain.

Nigel Gresley – the right man for the job

Sir Nigel Gresley is one of Britain's most famous steam locomotive engineers, responsible for both icons Flying Scotsman and Mallard. Find out more about his legacy.

Flying Scotsman v Intercity 125

Television commercial made by J. Walter Thompson (international advertising agency) in 1985 for British Rail.

Flying Scotsman overseas

Flying Scotsman has travelled more than the average locomotive - it is actually a globe trotting glamour icon.

Scrapheap survivor

With the arrival of diesel technology in the 1960s, Flying Scotsman was facing the scrapyard. One man just couldn't let that happen.