Flying Scotsman to take Borders trips

5/02/16 .  GLASGOW. The Flying Scotsman. Images from the book The Flying Scotsman by Andrew McLean. Andrew McLean is curator of the National Railway Museum. For article by Alastair Dalton in SOS.
5/02/16 . GLASGOW. The Flying Scotsman. Images from the book The Flying Scotsman by Andrew McLean. Andrew McLean is curator of the National Railway Museum. For article by Alastair Dalton in SOS.

Tickets have gone on sale today for the Flying Scotsman’s first passenger trips for 16 years.

The famous engine will make trips from Edinburgh on the new Borders Railway, as well as separate journeys over the Firth of Forth, into Fife.

Marcus Robertson, chairman of operator Steam Dreams, which is organising 14 runs with Flying Scotsman across Britain, said: “Of all the trips, our visit to Edinburgh, bringing this iconic engine back to Scotland, is by far the most significant.”

The locomotive was last in Scotland in 2000 when it visited Edinburgh during a trip on the east coast main line, hauling the luxury train of the same name from the 1920s to the 1950s.