The world’s most famous steam engine, 60103 Flying Scotsman, turns 100 years old in 2023.

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway hosted the locomotive throughout May and helped celebrate the landmark birthday. Over 20,000 people visited the railway to see Flying Scotsman, take a Ride Behind The Legend, spend An Evening With Flying Scotsman or climb on board the footplate.

60103 Flying Scotsman

24 February 2023 marks 100 years since Flying Scotsman entered service.


  • Built in 1923 at Doncaster Works, costing £7,944
  • Weight: 97 tonnes
  • Length: 70ft
  • Officially the first locomotive to reach 100mph and the first to circumnavigate the globe.
  • Holds the world record for a non-stop run in a steam locomotive, set in 1989 with a 442-mile trip

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