The world’s most famous steam locomotive No. 60103 Flying Scotsman is back on the tracks in 2022, carrying out a limited number of trips before undergoing a boiler overhaul.

Scheduled for April and lasting between three and four months, the overhaul and recertification will ensure the Flying Scotsman is able to take part in national celebrations to mark the engine’s centenary in 2023.

The National Railway Museum which owns Flying Scotsman on behalf of the nation is preparing a series of activities and events in 2023 to mark the centenary.

This is everywhere you can see the Flying Scotsman before it undergoes the maintenance work.

Where can I see the Flying Scotsman in 2022?

March 5

  • London Paddington to Worcester

March 13

  • London to Oxford

March 17

  • London to Kent
  • Canterbury Tour

March 24

  • London to Salisbury
  • Salisbury Tour

Flying Scotsman Centenary celebrations

The first centenary project to be announced will be ‘Flying Scotsman: 100 Years, 100 Voices’ - a new exhibition and film that will capture the human stories behind the Flying Scotsman legend.

The museum is asking members of the public to get in touch to help shape the exhibition and film and to share their memories of Flying Scotsman - whether through personal records, letters, photographs, or film clips.

Charlotte Kingston, Head of Interpretation and Design at the National Railway Museum, said: “After Covid affected the touring schedule in 2020 and 2021, I am pleased to confirm that Flying Scotsman will be back in 2022 to haul a series of four rearranged trips.

“The engine will then undergo a boiler overhaul, ahead of the centenary in 2023, which will involve an exciting, yearlong programme of events, exhibitions and activities where we will be celebrating this very special birthday with the public.”