Flying Scotsman in Bury
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Flying Scotsman: Famous engine back on tracks

One of the world's most iconic railway locomotives, the Flying Scotsman, is to take its first public test run under steam after a decade off the tracks.

The engine, which was retired from service in 1963, has been restored for York's National Railway Museum (NRM) in a shed in Bury, Greater Manchester.

Low-speed test runs begin later along the East Lancashire Railway.

It marks the end of a £4.2m complex restoration project, which began in 2006 by specialist engineers at Riley and Son Ltd, based in Bury.

Tom Ingall reports on the history of the famous engine.

  • 08 Jan 2016