Flying Scotsman
Flying Scotsman in steam

Scotsman on the tracks

Photo credit: Andrew PM Wright

See Flying Scotsman in action throughout 2020 as it hauls special tours across the UK.

Interest in Flying Scotsman is always high. If you wish to view the locomotive while it is out on tour, please enjoy it from a safe vantage point and do not trespass on the railway.

Please note this is not the full 2020 schedule — additional tour dates are still being worked on, and we will add these to the list below as soon as we can.

Also, unless specified below, Flying Scotsman will not be at the National Railway Museum between tour dates.

14 February 2020
Watercress Line reopening special
Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway)
Information and booking

15–27 February 2020
On display to visitors at the Mid Hants Railway
Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway)
Information and booking

28-29 February 2020
Flying Scotsman operating
Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway)
Information and booking

1–6 March 2020
On display to visitors at the Mid Hants Railway
Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway)
Information and booking

7–8 March 2020
Hauling passenger trains on the Mid Hants Railway
Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway)
Information and booking

1–21 April 2020
National Railway Museum exhibition
On display in North Shed.
Find out more

2–3 May 2020
Day out with Thomas and Flying Scotsman
Flying Scotsman on static display.
East Lancashire Railway
Information and booking

8–10 May 2020
Bury to Heywood or Rawtenstall
East Lancashire Railway
Information and booking—Ride
Information and booking—Dine
Information and booking—Experience

26 July – 18 August 2020
Locomotion exhibition
On display.
Information TBC

26–27 September 2020
Bury to Heywood or Rawtenstall
East Lancashire Railway
Information and booking—Ride
Information and booking—Dine
Information and booking—Experience

 


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:

Watercress Line (Mid Hants Railway)
Website: https://www.watercressline.co.uk/
Email: TBC
Telephone: 01962 733 810

East Lancashire Railway
Website: www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk
Email: enquiries@eastlancsrailway.co.uk
Telephone: 0333 320 2830

Riley & Son (E) Ltd are the appointed custodians of Flying Scotsman, looking after the locomotive’s maintenance following the completion of its comprehensive overhaul in 2016.


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.