Perhaps the world's most famous steam locomotive, Flying Scotsman's working programme in 2020 offers the rare chance of travelling behind this iconic engine in full steam on the mainline at speeds of up to 75mph
Two days out, London to Salisbury on 28th May and London to Oxford three days later offer visits to two of the UK's most popular destinations. A London to Edinburgh weekend short break from 2nd – 5th July sees the engine retrace the route for which it was named, the north east line up to Scotland.
Operated by the Steam Dreams Rail Co., with allocated seating in vintage carriages, the day excursion tickets start at £109 for Premium Standard class with complimentary tea, coffee and waiter service. Pullman Style Dining, where Champagne breakfasts and evening meals with wine and canapes are the order of the day costs £275.
The Flying Scotsman to Edinburgh tour over the July weekend starts at £349 up to £899 for Pullman Style Dining without accommodation. Accommodation in Edinburgh can be arranged by Steam Dreams at different hotels in the centre of the city, including the five-star Balmoral Hotel.
The Flying Scotsman, the last original remaining of the most powerful A3 Class built, still holds two world records, the fastest steam locomotive at 100mph and longest non-stop run at 441 miles.