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.