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Legendary Locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman makes return visit to Bo’ness on 18th May 2019!

Flying Scotsman back in Bo’ness in 2019

Credit Peter Backhouse

Flying Scotsman, one of the world’s most famous locomotives, will once again be on display for public viewing at our railway on Saturday 18 May 2019 between 10am and 4pm, subject to operational requirements.

Visitors are invited to view the locomotive as the engineers prepare it for its busy Sunday hauling trains around the Forth on SRPS Railtours. The iconic locomotive will be placed opposite our main platform from 10am until 4pm

16-05-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. BO’NESS. Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway, Scottish Railway Preservation Society SRPS. Visit by Flying Scotsman.

Tickets for the Flying Scotsman viewing area, which is a safe vantage point, will be available on the day at a cost of £5 for adults with children under 16 going free. This ticket also includes a visit to the Museum of Scottish Railways. Tickets will be limited for safety reasons and access to the viewing area will not be permitted without one.

Flying Scotsman will not be pulling passenger trains on The Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. But for those wanting a nostalgic steam train journey through the Scottish Countryside, our public service steam train will leave Bo’ness at 1045, 1210 and 1410 with a heritage diesel departure at 1535. Standard fares apply and can be purchased at the station on the day. These tickets will also allow access to the platform as well as the Flying Scotsman viewing area.

This world-famous locomotive is over 90 years old and as with all historic vehicles, issues can arise which are beyond anyone’s power. Whilst every effort will be made to run to the advertised programme, SRPS reserves the right to vary it without notice.

Please note; due to safety reasons, visitors cannot access the site at Bo’ness without a ticket for either the train or Flying Scotsman viewing area on this date, this includes the station platform, visitor trail, Station Buffet and gift shop. 

Discount vouchers, complimentary tickets, SRPS Annual membership cards & vouchers, SRPS Premier Life Membership Cards and other discount passes are valid.

The Scottish Railway Preservation Society is a charity, reg. no. SC002375. Your visit will ensure that we can keep preserving our railway and other historic items for generations to come to enjoy.

How do I get a ticket to ride behind Flying Scotsman elsewhere? 

16-05-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. BO’NESS. Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway, Scottish Railway Preservation Society SRPS. Visit by Flying Scotsman.

Please click here for details of tours which are being run by SRPS Railtours on Sunday 19 May 2019.

Safety First

Even on our heritage railway we cannot stress enough how dangerous it is to go onto the railway track without any formal training and without permission. We want you to come and share the excitement of seeing Flying Scotsman in our area but please do so from a safe position and do not go onto the railway line under any circumstances. Our staff will be on hand to answer any queries and are fully trained in all aspects of railway safety so we urge you to co-operate with them should they ask to you move from an area which may jeopardise your safety or another person’s safety.

Press enquiries

Please email Amanda on amanda.kilburn@srps.org.uk