The Flying Scotsman Is Set To Return Home To Its Birthplace Of Doncaster

The Flying Scotsman Is Set To Return Home To Its Birthplace Of Doncaster

The Flying Scotsman is one of the most famous locomotives in the world, and is coming home to Doncaster in a celebration of its 100 years.

This bad boy was born back in 1923, first steam locomotive to hit the crazy speed of 100 miles per hour! Not only that but it has starred in films and travelled the world.

Posting about the exciting news to social media Doncaster Council said: “We are extremely excited to announce that Flying Scotsman is returning home to its birthplace of Doncaster!

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“On 11 & 12 November, members of the public can visit the iconic locomotive for free – and even step onto the footplate, here in Doncaster!”

This locomotive isn’t just a mechanical wonder; it’s a symbol of tenacity and innovation. It’s pulled royal carriages, starred in films, and has a fan base that rivals any celebrity.

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built in Doncaster back in 1923 it has been celebrating ins centenary by touring around the UK. Owned by the National Railway Museum in York, it was newly restored for the occasion.

Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones said: “I am delighted that we can now announce this wonderful weekend event so more people in Doncaster can appreciate the magnificence and history of this world-famous locomotive.

“Flying Scotsman was built here in Doncaster and means a great deal to local people whose relatives helped to design and build it. It will be incredible to see it return home for an extended stay as part of its centenary year.

“I want to acknowledge and thank the organisations who have helped to make this event a reality – especially the National Railway Museum, Freightliner and locomotive engineers Riley & Son (E).”

Judith McNicol, Director of the National Railway Museum, said: “Flying Scotsman’s centenary is a fantastic opportunity for the public to see this world-famous locomotive in person and to share in the excitement of this special occasion. A visit to Doncaster, Flying Scotsman’s birthplace, is sure to be a highlight of the centenary calendar.”

Flying Scotsman will be staying at Freightliner Railport, near the city centre. Full details about timings and how to order tickets will be made available in the next few weeks.

For more information head over to the Doncaster Council website here.

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