One of the UK’s most iconic locomotives the Flying Scotsman is steaming through the countryside in the first official return to the tracks.
The train set off from London Kings Cross on the morning of Thursday, February 25 and will power through Lincolnshire on its journey to York.
Since 2006 the sole survivor if its class has undergone a complete restoration and will be seen by generations o fans across an exclusive tour season.
The engine has been restored as part of the locomotives £4.2 million refit.
Crowds of fans and enthusiasts will line the historic route, with passengers on board paying up to £450 for their tickets.
People can watch the Scotsman’s first flight along the following route through Lincolnshire:
- London Kings Cross – 7.40am
- Peterborough – Arrive 9.34am, Depart 9.36am
- Grantham – Pass 10.25am
- Nottingham Branch Jn – Pass 10.25am
- Newark North Gate – Pass 10.39am
- Carlton on Trent – Arrive 10.46am, Depart 11.04am
- Retford – Pass 11.18am
- Doncaster – Pass 11.54am
- York – Arrive 12.26pm
Spectators are being reminded to not trespass after the Flying Scotsman and other trains were stopped in their tracks.
We've had to stop all trains on the East Coast Main Line incl. #FlyingScotsman because of huge number of trespassers. Please, don't.
— Network Rail media (@networkrailPR) February 25, 2016
Network Rail and NRM said in a joint statement: “It is vital that spectators do not venture on to the railway as a full timetable of regular services will be running.
“In order to avoid overcrowding we are not publishing recommended viewing points or the timetable of when the train will be passing through specific locations.
“We wish those who are boarding Flying Scotsman on Thursday, or taking any other journey on board during the summer, an enjoyable experience.”
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