Flying Scotsman: How She Was Saved For York And Restored Over 13 Painstaking Years



From The Press.


Here is a brief potted-history of how an idea turned into a campaign, that turned into a wonderful restoration of a British icon.

November 2003: The NRM says it may step in to by Flying Scotsman, amid reports it may be sold off to a Japanese of American theme park

December 2003: Calls grow for the NRM to step in

March 2004: The Save Our Scotsman campaign is launched. Within days, pledges pour in.

April 2004: Victory! The NRM wins its battle

May 2004: Railfest 2004, and Flying Scotsman returns to York to cheering crowds, but it has to be towed in rather than entering in steam – a hint of the long restoration work that lay ahead.

July 2004: Flying Scotsman heads from York to Scarborough


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