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The many guises of Flying Scotsman

Today’s post is written by Andrew McLean, our Head Curator. Of all the locomotives in the National Collection Flying Scotsman excites the most comment. For many she is the “most famous locomotive in the World” and should be resplendent in … Continue reading

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34 amazing Flying Scotsman models – vote for your winner!

Voting is now open in our Flying Scotsman make-a-model competition. Head straight to http://www.nrm.org.uk/scotsmancomp, browse through photographs of all the amazing Flying Scotsman models we’ve been sent, and vote for your favourite. If you’re visiting the National Railway Museum in … Continue reading

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Flying Scotsman – the boiler goes on

We reached a huge milestone in our restoration of Flying Scotsman a week or so ago – the restored boiler was fitted to the chassis. We tweeted about it on the day at the Flying Scotsman Twitter feed, but now … Continue reading

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Flying Scotsman: successful out-of-frames steam test

Earlier this month we were thrilled to announce that Flying Scotsman’s boiler has successfully passed its out-of-frames steam test. For anyone who missed the news, here’s a selection of photos from the happy event. More at the Flying Scotsman website. If you’re … Continue reading

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Flying Scotsman: trial-fitting the boiler, and livery news

A quick Flying Scotsman update: the boiler has been lowered onto the rolling chassis at Ian Riley’s yard in Bury. After a few minor adjustments, the boiler fitted well. The next stages of work will include the completion and installation of … Continue reading

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Flying Scotsman: now with wheels

From today, we’ll be bringing you regular blog updates on the restoration of the mighty Flying Scotsman. They’re actually the same updates that you can read at the Flying Scotsman website. 20 January 2011 The driving wheels returned today from Crewe, … Continue reading

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