Flying Scotsman comes to the Moors

by Richard Ponter

by Richard Ponter

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People flocked to Pickering today to catch a glimpse of the Flying Scotsman.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is the first heritage line to welcome the newly restored Flying Scotsman.

by Richard Ponter

by Richard Ponter

After undergoing a £4.2 million overhaul, the Flying Scotsman is back and taking to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from tomorrow to Sunday March 20.

More than 100 people gathered at Scarborough station last month to catch a glimpse of the iconic locomotive.

Chris Price, General Manager of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, said: “We are looking forward to being the first heritage railway in the country to welcome this prestigious locomotive fully decked out in its final colours.

“This record-breaking locomotive is probably one of the world’s most famous engines, and the only survivor out of a class of 78, making it very special.

by Richard Ponter

by Richard Ponter

“We’re understandably incredibly excited about Flying Scotsman arriving and I’m sure that many others will be too although we do urge anyone wanting to take photographs to do so from a safe distance and refrain from straying onto the railway itself.”

Mr Price added: “After recent events, British Transport Police has confirmed that if people are seen trespassing on the tracks, they risk being brought before the courts, a fine of £1,000 and a criminal record.”

Tickets for the runs are sold out.

by Richard Ponter

by Richard Ponter

by Richard Ponter

by Richard Ponter

by Richard Ponter

by Richard Ponter