Shildon Summer Tour for the Flying Scotsman Steam Locomotive



Families and enthusiasts planning what to do this summer can visit Locomotion Shildon and see the world famous steam locomotive, Flying Scotsman, all for free.

60103 Flying Scotsman will be exhibited at Locomotion from July 28 to August 17.

The A3 locomotive will be positioned outside the main visitors’ hall, allowing people to get up close to Flying Scotsman and take photos of the nameplate.

This visit was originally scheduled for 2020, but has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Flying Scotsman near Copley Hill, Leeds. Photo by Eric Treacy – Credit: NRM

Locomotion is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is free, but online booking is required to comply with the NHS Test and Trace.

Sarah Price, Head of Locomotion, said: “It’s really positive to see Flying Scotsman come back to Shildon for the first time since 2019 after what has been a really tough year for everyone. I look forward to welcoming people to the museum on what should be a great family day out and the only chance to see Flying Scotsman up close in the North East.

Flying Scotsman at the National Railway Museum
Credit: Jody Hartley

Flying Scotsman was built at Doncaster in 1923 to operate services between London and Edinburgh and was the first locomotive to run at 100 mph.

Visitors to Locomotion will be able to learn more about Flying Scotsman in a series of lectures by experts, including the free presentation: Flying Scotsman – Is It Good?

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