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Flying Scotsman goes into service

Flying Scotsman goes into service

The Flying Scotsman is one of the most iconic locomotives in British history. Built in 1923, it was designed to haul passengers at high speeds between London and Edinburgh. For many years, it held the record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive, and it has been used in several films and television shows.

In 2016, after almost a decade out of service and undergoing a multi-million pound restoration, the Flying Scotsman returned to service and continues to delight passengers with its old-fashioned charm. The Flying Scotsman is more than just a piece of railway history – it is an enduring symbol of British engineering excellence.

Explore the locomotives with these resources about railways and trains!

Activity Ideas:

  • Find out more about the flying Scotsman – here
  • Have a go at the famous trainspotting word scramble Activity – here
  • Enjoy some exercise with Alex and participate in the 70’s love train exercise – here