An article by Chris McCall in The Scotsman on Tuesday 23rd February talks about the inaugural mainline test run of the Flying Scotsman from York to Scarborough.
The Flying Scotsman passed through York station after leaving the National Railway Museum at lunchtime en route to Scarborough, delighting hundreds of rail enthusiasts gathered to see it.
The engine was carrying out a test run ahead of pulling its inaugural passenger service from King’s Cross to York on Thursday.
It had been scheduled to make the journey yesterday, but was forced to abandon the trip after a damaged spring was discovered in its brakes.
The Scotsman is returning to the tracks after a decade-long, £4.2 million refit which was completed earlier this year.
Last month, it emerged into the East Lancashire heritage railway’s Bury Bolton Street station after the final stages of the work at a nearby yard.
The locomotive has been repainted in British Railways green livery and had its nameplates reattached ahead of its inaugural run.
Tickets for the Flying Scotsman’s first run north of the border in 16 years have already sold outA3, Flying, Gresley, Scotsman