To mark 100 years of the Flying Scotsman, the iconic train will be travelling around the country this summer, but when will you be able to see it in Stevenage?

As part of the Flying Scotsman Centenary celebrations organised by the National Railway Museum, The Railway Touring Company is running a series of mainline steam tours across the country.

Among those is The Great Yarmouth Flyer on Friday, June 23, which will see the Flying Scotsman make a stop at Stevenage.

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The locomotive will leave London King’s Cross in the morning, before passing through Alexandra Palace and take the Great Northern route via Hertford North.

Stevenage will be the final pick up point, before continuing via Royston to Cambridge, and then travelling through scenic Cambridgeshire and the Fens with wonderful views of Ely Cathedral.

The Flying Scotsman will reverse at Norwich, before being diesel-hauled onto the popular east coast seaside resort of Great Yarmouth.

Due to safety reasons, timings have not been made available for public viewing, but train enthusiasts will turn out in their droves to see the world-famous train.

Officially the first steam locomotive to reach 100mph, 60103 Flying Scotsman left Doncaster Works in 1923.

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Designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and built for the LNER, the locomotive was named ‘Flying Scotsman’ after operating the daily 10am service between London King’s Cross and Edinburgh Waverley, and continued in regular service until 1963 and then later in preservation. 

Today, it is owned by the National Railway Museum in York and is operated and maintained by Riley & Son (E) Ltd.

The National Railway Museum has published a calendar of Flying Scotsman events at

Anyone who wishes to see Flying Scotsman along the route should only do so from a safe and permitted place.

For more details or to book for ‘The Great Yarmouth Flyer’ with Flying Scotsman, visit