Flying Scotsman back on track
BURY: Britain’s Flying Scotsman, the first steam locomotive to hit 100 miles an hour, returned to the tracks on Friday following a decade-long project to restore the world-famous engine. Steaming and whistling, the legendary locomotive made its first test run after a £4.2 million full-scale restoration. “It will be back hauling mainline rail tours, steaming proudly into the 21st century,” said its owners, the National Railway Museum in York, northern England. The locomotive, built 93 years ago, successfully completed the test run on the East Lancashire Railway in northwest England, following restoration at the nearby Riley and Son workshop in Bury. Rail enthusiasts gathered on the platforms at Bury’s Bolton Street station to see the locomotive, some with tears in their eyes.