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Flying Scotsman returns to the Nene Valley Railway in September for public running


Some Wheelchair Spaces remain - please call the office to discuss.

Click on the link below to see further details of a Coach Trip with Just Go Holidays which includes a ride behind this iconic locomotive. Trips range from 2 or 3 day mini breaks.
Just Go Holidays - Flying Scotsman and Coach Trip

Sadly we have already seen people trying to re-sell Flying Scotsman tickets for profit on the likes of Ebay etc.  Therefore we would like to bring to everyone’s attention section 4 of our terms and conditions, specifically clause 4.4.  This clause explains that we will cancel any tickets found to be for sale (refunding the cost minus administrative charges of £5 per ticket) so anyone holding that ticket will be refused entry and they will be null and void. 

The booking office at Wansford will not be open for the purchase of Flying Scotsman tickets. Tickets cannot be purchased from Wansford or any of our stations.  Online booking is the best and quickest way to purchase tickets.

If you require to travel on a Scotsman service in a wheelchair please book tickets in coaches B or D

Our Peak Shuttle service will connect as with the following Scotsman services
09:00 Shuttle connects to 10:50 Scotsman Service
10:45 Shuttle connects to 13:30 Scotsman Service
13:50 Shuttle connects to 16:10 Scotsman Service
Click here to view the Timetable

Please note that the NVR will not be responsible for any tickets sold on after purchase from this official web page and it is possible that tickets sold fraudulently will be refused on the day of travel 

We are pleased to announce that Flying Scotsman will return to the Nene Valley Railway in September for public running. The locomotive will be in public service on 29th and 30th September and 1st October, and tickets must be purchased in advanced for a trip behind this iconic locomotive. Our Popular Jolly Fisherman Fish and Chips service will also be operating hauled by the locomotive. The locomotive appears with kind thanks to the National Railway Museum and Riley & Son (E) as a thank you for the assistance the NVR provided in October with repairs to the locomotive. We are currently planning the visit and all details and updates will appear on our web page


Flying Scotsman was originally built in Doncaster for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), emerging from the works on 24 February 1923 and initially numbered 1472. It was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley as part of the A1 class – the most powerful locomotives used by the railway. Discover more about Scotsman.

By 1924, when it was selected to appear at the British Empire Exhibition in London, the loco had been renumbered 4472 – and been given the name ‘Flying Scotsman’ after the London to Edinburgh rail service which started daily at 10am in 1862.

Further details to be advised 

A3 No 60103 Flying Scotsman

Advance purchase tickets only available for travel behind Flying Scotsman

Passengers can only board the train at Wansford 

Mk1 Coaching stock in use 
Intensive Timetable
Class 46 Peak Shuttle service for passengers to travel to Wansford from Peterborough, Orton Mere and Overton to travel behind Flying Scotsman

Souvenir Flying Scotsman tickets
Licensed Buffet Car
Turntable Café serving hot/cold food and refreshments from 8:30
Wansford Shop and Second-Hand Book Shop open
Other attractions to be advised

Ale on Rail

Trade Stands

NVR Wagon Group
Norskinoos Gallery
B&E Models
Holden F5
B17 Project
Sir Nigel Gresley
Friends of the National Railway Museum

Tickets for one round trip on Flying Scotsman
Adults/Seniors £25.00
Children £ £13.00 (3 to 16 years)
Peak shuttle service £5.00 on presentation of your Flying Scotsman ticket, normal fares apply for the Peak service if not in possession of a Flying Scotsman E Ticket 

Coach Tour Operators please contact our office on 01780 784444 to discuss tickets

No Refunds are possible for this event.
This is a ticket holder only event and tickets can only be purchased on line through this web page.