The Flying Scotsman Running Events
Book Travel, Dining, and Live Steam Viewing
This is where you can book tickets for The Flying Scotsman ‘running’ events. this means the locomotive will be ‘in service and in steam’.
We are offering a variety of different ways to experience this giant mechanical marvel whilst it’s living and breathing.
To see the Flying Scotsman Timetable, please click here, to see our regular timetable, please click here.
Please read this carefully, as each option is slightly different. See the timetable here.
Travel on The Flying Scotsman – LAST FEW AVAILABLE
These tickets allow you travel on the Flying Scotsman ‘Express’ Sheffield Park to East Grinstead return service, it also include access to all the other attractions available at Sheffield Park, including SteamWorks!, our interactive learning experience, the museum, the Bulleid Society Shop and of course our licensed restaurant The Bessemer Arms and our gift and model shop. See the timetable here.
Turn a memorable experience into something truly unforgettable, The Flying Scotsman hauled luxurious Pullman Cars Christine, Fingall, and 1st Class Dining
carriage Sapphire recreate the fabulous Golden Arrow, which once linked London and Paris with the style and panache which made it one of the most glamorous and famous trains in the world. On board you will enjoy a ‘Silver Service’ meal and drinks served to the standards of yesteryear. We will be offering both a breakfast menu, and an evening menu.
Your experience will last approximately 3 1/2 hours. See the timetable here.
More details, menus and ticket release to follow soon – please click below to receive ticket release emails
This option allows you to see the Flying Scotsman ‘running’ through any of the stations on route or at its departure and destination stations as well as travel on any Non Flying Scotsman Trains with an Event All Day Rover Ticket. Also included is access to all the other attractions available at the Bluebell Railway, including SteamWorks!, our interactive learning experience, the museum, the Bulleid Society Shop, the play and picnic area at Kingscote, the Elephant Van play carriage at Horsted Keynes and of course our licensed restaurant The Bessemer Arms and our gift and model shop. See the timetable here.
This option allows you to see the Flying Scotsman ‘running’ at Sheffield Park, Horsted Keynes and Kingscote (note: no road access at Kingscote). Also available at Sheffield Park are all the other attractions, including SteamWorks!, our interactive learning experience, the museum, the Bulleid Society Shop, and of course our licensed restaurant The Bessemer Arms and our gift and model shop. Horsted Keynes has the ‘Elephant Van’ childrens play area, and the King V Buffet and ‘The Paddock’ to get some great ‘moving’ photos from as 60103 passes through, and Kingscote has a children’s playground and refreshments kiosk. See the timetable here.
LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman is a 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster Works to a design of Nigel Gresley. It was employed on long-distance express East Coast Main Line trains by the LNER and its successors, British Railways Eastern and North-Eastern Regions, notably on the London to Edinburgh Flying Scotsman train service after which it was named.
The locomotive set two world records for steam traction, becoming the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour (161 km/h) on 30 November 1934, and then setting a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles (679 km) on 8 August 1989 while in Australia.
Retired from regular service in 1963 after covering 2.08 million miles, Flying Scotsman enjoyed considerable fame in preservation under the ownership of, successively, Alan Pegler, William McAlpine, Tony Marchington, and finally the National Railway Museum (NRM).
As well as hauling enthusiast specials in the United Kingdom, the locomotive toured extensively in the United States and Canada from 1969 until 1973 and Australia in 1988 and 1989. Flying Scotsman has been described as the world’s most famous steam locomotive.