The Flying Scotsman departed London King’s Cross this morning en route to York on its inaugural run after restoration.
After ten years and £4.2 million spent the loco has been restored to its historic British Rail green and is now running the famous route up the East Coast of Britain – dubbed the ‘route of the Flying Scotsman’ – where it will terminate in York around midday today.
A huge number of spectators turned up to see the departure at King’s Cross.
— Louise Ridley (@LouiseRidley) February 25, 2016
And photos have been gathering as it sets off on its maiden voyage.
— Mrs Giroud (@TaZRahman7) February 25, 2016
A few lucky people even managed to secure a ticket on board, with a Champagne breakfast served on departure.
— Simon A.C. Martin (@CopleyHill) February 25, 2016
One man who was guaranteed not to miss the trip is Michael Portillo, who turned up with his copy of Bradshaw’s Flying Scotsman.
— Walks in London (@GWinLondon) February 25, 2016