There are trains running today using the Blue Timetable 2021

Flying Scotsman Returns

Dates for this event

  • 29th August 2021,
  • 30th August 2021,
  • 3rd September 2021,
  • 4th September 2021,
  • 5th September 2021
Liam Barnes Flying Scotsman
Pat Kilner Flying Scotsman
Nigel Valentine Flying Scotsman


Once again, we are hosting the most iconic steam locomotive, with the return of The Flying Scotsman. This legendary locomotive will be the star attraction to celebrate steam’s golden age.

The Flying Scotsman famously became the first locomotive to travel at 100 miles per hour, and will be in operation between 29 August and 5 September at the East Lancashire Railway.

Tickets and seats must be booked in advance, and are valid for one time return journey between Bury and Rawtenstall on the train specified.


Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a luxury evening meal whilst the Flying Scotsman takes you on a journey through the heart of Lancashire on our Scotsman Diner! This special Red Rose Diner will see you sit down to a four course meal behind "The peoples Engine", complete with a prosecco reception and all of the glitz and glamour of the golden age of steam.

Find out more.

Flying Scotsman FAQs

I have already booked to travel on Flying Scotsman at Easter. How do I transfer?

Existing ticketholders, originally booked on the Flying Scotsman for Easter 2021 have already been contacted directly and offered a priority transfer to the new dates (29-30th August and 3rd-5th September). If you have any queries about an existing booking call 0333 320 2830.

Will my Flying Scotsman ticket be valid on other East Lancs Railway services?

With the continued uncertainty around social distancing, and the restrictions that may be in place, Flying Scotsman hauled services are the only trains planned for the dates specified on these dates. This may change if restrictions are lifted. Updates will be provided on the website.

What about social distancing?

Seats are currently allocated with social distancing in place. This means that some seats will not be available. If you need more seats for your party please call us on 0333 320 2830 and our agents will be more than happy to help you.


Tickets are valid for one time return journey from Bury to Rawtenstall and back to Bury on the same Flying Scotsman Service. Journey will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Existing customers will receive an email explaining how to transfer their tickets. Please be sure to check your spam and junk folders. For more information please contact

Tickets now on general sale.

Adult £29.90 Book Now
Adult with Child Under 3 (child unseated) £29.90 Book Now
Child £18.60 Book Now

Flying Scotsman Diner

Adult £85.00 Book Now


For more information on how to reach the East Lancashire Railway, as well as a helpful guide to local transportation links and parking spaces, please visit our Getting Here page.

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