Steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman set for first visit to the Watercress Line

Flying Scotsman at Irwell Vale on the East Lancashire Railway
Flying Scotsman at Irwell Vale on the East Lancs Railway // Credit: RailAdvent

The Watercress Line has announced that they will be welcoming the world-famous locomotive, Flying Scotsman, to its railway for the very first time.

In February 2020, the A3 class locomotive will be visiting the heritage railway in Hampshire. Visitors will be able to travel behind her on 14th and 29th February, and 1st, 7th and 8th March.

Tickets are priced at £40.00 on a running day.

Tickets are now available to purchase by visiting

What did the officials say?

Watercress Line Director Simon Baggott said:

“The entire Watercress Line team is delighted that our bid to host this national treasure has been successful and we are very grateful to the National Railway Museum for giving us the opportunity to host such a unique and historic event, to operate and display such a famous locomotive.

“It will be the first time Flying Scotsman has visited the Watercress Line and we’re sure rail enthusiasts and the public across Hampshire and further afield will be thrilled to have the opportunity to see her up close and in action.”

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