The East Lancashire Railway will release tickets for their hotly anticipated “Scotsman in Steam Preview” event which takes place on 9 – 10 and 16 – 17 January on 16 October.

Tickets for the event, which sees the world famous steam engine in its ‘Wartime Black’ livery take to the tracks of the Bury based railway, will be available to purchase from10:00am this Friday.

Andy Morris, General Manager at the East Lancashire Railway said:

“We have developed a range of visitor experiences for our “Scotsman in Steam Preview” event to appeal to different visitor interests, from a ride behind the famous engine to an exclusive dining evening and even a behind the scenes photography course.

Flying Scotsman is an important part of our railway heritage and is widely known as ‘the people’s engine’. We have done our utmost to reflect this ethos by keeping a return journey behind the locomotive at our standard Freedom of the Line ticket price to make this special event accessible and attractive to all.”

For more information and to book tickets for the “Scotsman in Steam Preview” visit or call 0161 764 7790.


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