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Flying Scotsman and the Shildon Shed Bash

Inspired by famous “Shed Bashes” of the 1950s and 1960s, Flying Scotsman will be joined by some special guests for this free event at Locomotion.

Take a steam ride on Flying Scotsman, get on board famous locomotive cabs, including Scotsman’s, and take part in fun family activities. Join us for exclusive photography events, a specialist programme of talks and browse around a selection of trade stands. Our main daytime event runs from 9.30am to 6.00pm.

Flying Scotsman will be joined by:

A4 60009 ‘Union of South Africa’

See Union of South Africa in light steam and enjoy steam rides from 2pm-5pm, subject to rail crew availability.

Q6 63395;

See Q6 63395 in light steam and access the cab throughout the event, subject to rail crew availability.

V2 4771 ‘Green Arrow’;

Get on board the cab throughout the event, subject to stewards’ availability.

D9002 Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Newly restored in BR two-tone green, get on board the cab throughout the event, subject to stewards’ availability.

‘Joem’ J72 69023 will be giving steam rides from 1:30pm–5pm daily throughout the Shed Bash.


Scotsman Steam Rides at Shildon

Ride behind the legendary locomotive at our Shed Bash from 10am to 12.30pm daily. Don’t miss our North Eastern engine ‘Joem’ J72 for steam rides in the afternoon.

Scotsman steam ride – £5 per person.
‘Joem’ J72 69023 steam rides – £3 for adults, £2 for children/concessions, under 5s are free.

Please note that tickets can only be purchased on the day and passenger rail services are subject to availability of locomotives.


VIP Package

Available daily from Saturday July 23 to Sunday July 31.

VIP Package includes:

  • Guaranteed parking space in the main car park from 9.30am to 6.00pm;
  • One Flying Scotsman souvenir T-shirt and one Flying Scotsman souvenir cap;
  • One train ride with Flying Scotsman and unlimited train rides with ‘Joem’ J72 – for every person in the car;
  • 10% discount voucher to spend in the museum’s main gift shop and pop up shop, on the day only. Please note that this discount is not available on National Railway Museum exclusive models.

Price – £100 per car

To book please call: 01904 685780.


Also taking place at Locomotion Shildon

Getting to Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon

We’re located here in County Durham.

Due to Locomotion’s location within a residential area of Shildon, there will be no free public parking at the museum during the Shed Bash. Park & Ride services will be available from Hardwick Park (East Park on outskirts of Sedgefield, TS21 2DN) and Bishop Auckland college (Woodhouse Lane, DL14 6JZ) at a charge of £3 per person. Park & Ride services will run from 8.30am to 6.30pm (last buses leave Collection at 6pm). To respect the needs of local residents, we would ask all visitors to use Park & Ride facilities or public transport rather than parking on the roadside in Shildon.

For visitors with disabilities, there will be a limited number of allocated disabled parking spaces at the Collection Building (Main Car Park – use postcode DL4 2RE) along with limited disabled spaces at the western end of site at Car Park C (use postcode DL4 1PQ). Access to disabled parking bays will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and will only be given to visitors displaying a disabled parking badge. If onside disabled parking is full or you have mobility issues but are not registered disabled please speak to a member of staff about drop-off points.