In May 2016 the iconic Flying Scotsman will return to Britain’s rails after an absence of
over ten years and a £4.5m restoration in the care of the National Railway
The world’s most famous locomotive will be re-launched in
2016 and in May, following trials over the preceding months, will embark upon a
triumphant tour of Great Britain where it will be greeted with huge enthusiasm
and affection by an adoring public.
Britain’s press has fallen in love with Flying Scotsman all over again, with huge coverage of its homecoming
tour on national TV, in magazines and across national and local
Our programme will tell the whole story of Flying Scotsman,
from its earliest days, through its decline and eventual salvation in the
1970s, to this year’s re-birth and restoration to public gaze in it’s famous
Brunswick Green livery.
Using archive, contemporary footage and still images we will
re-trace the Scotsman’s journey, frequently featuring a then-and-now approach
as it steams through the same locations over the decades.