The East Lancashire Railway has announced that LMS Scot No. 46100 Royal Scot will be visiting them for their 2022 Spring Steam Gala.
46100 Royal Scot visits the East Lancashire Railway thanks to Locomotive Services Group based in Crewe.
The 2022 Spring Steam Gala will be held on the 25th to the 27th February and will feature an intensive timetable with 46100 Royal Scot joining Sentinel 7232 Ann, 32 Gothenburg, L&Y No. 51456, L&Y Class 27 No 52322 and West Country Class No. 34092 City of Wells.
Advanced tickets will be available soon but on-the-day rovers will be available.
More information can be found on the East Lancashire Railway website.
A brief history of 46100 Royal Scot
46100 Royal Scot was built by the LMS in 1927 for their express services from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow. Royal Scot was the first type of this breed of steam locomotives. 46100 was made famous when it toured North America in 1933. It was rebuilt in 1950 by British Railways to include modern modifications, though, was eventually retired in 1962 and was built on display at Butlins in Skegness.
Since then, she has had a major overhaul before returning to steam in 2015. She made her mainline debut in February 2016 when she hauled a railtour from Crewe to Holyhead.