Full steam for return of Flying Scotsman

Engineers working on the Flying Scotsman. PIC: PA

Engineers working on the Flying Scotsman. PIC: PA

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For steam enthusiasts, 2016 promises to be the most exciting year for a decade as the most famous locomotive in the world returns to the railway.

Ian MacCabe thinks millions of fans will line the tracks in Yorkshire to welcome Flying Scotsman back to the rail network following its £4.2 million, 10-year long refit.

Mr MacCabe has been a devotee of the famous green and black engine for almost as long as he can remember and is one of the founders and trustees of the Gresley Society - named after Sir Nigel Gresley, Flying Scotsman’s designer.

“There’ll be millions there trackside to watch it,” he said.

“It’s the best-looking locomotive there’s ever been.”

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