Date:13 January 2016
In 1934 the Flying Scotsman became the first train to reach 100 miles per hour. Now, at 92 years of age, and after ten years of restoration the Flying Scotsman underwent a test run through England on 8 January. The locomotive’s decade-long restoration cost well over £4 million, and included an engine overhaul.
The Flying Scotsman was retired from regular service in 1963. At the time it had travelled over 3 million kilometres. Since then it has visited many countries including Canada and the USA.
The image above sees the locomotive crossing a viaduct in East Lancashire in Bury, England during the test run. After its restoration the Flying Scotsman hwiull be exhibited at the National Railway Museum in York.