5000 people travel behind steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman at the East Lancashire Railway

Flying Scotsman to steam through Manchester and York
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The East Lancashire Railway has announced that around 5000 passengers travelled behind 60103 Flying Scotsman during her visits in September.

The steam star ran passenger trains on the line between Heywood and Rawtenstall and also hosted guided talks for a day.

Throughout the visit, in September, Flying Scotsman carried around 5000 passengers and welcomed almost 200 people on tours.

Passengers came from all over the world, including the USA, Austrailia and Mexico.

This is excellent news for the ELR, and its great to see so many people enjoying the delights of this excellent locomotive.

We have enjoyed visits to the East Lancashire Railway for Flying Scotsman, and we hope it isn’t too long until she visits again.

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Michael Holden avatar
I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.


  1. re Flying Scotsman Hollyhead fundraising trip. I was really dissapointed when the trip was cancelled .what was the real reason .Was it fully subscribed.I jope the trip runs again really soon


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