Picture gallery: Flying Scotsman at York on its way to Scarborough

TRAIN passengers on the platform at York today got an unexpected glimpse of an early departure for the seaside - the Flying Scotsman.

The Flying Scotsman, painted in its traditional colours, passes through York for a run to Scarborough ahead of its inaugural journey from Kings Cross to York later this week.

The legendary locomotive was making a test run to Scarborough ahead of its inaugural journey from Kings Cross to York later this week.

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The Scotsman, painted in its traditional colours, passed through York just after lunchtime.

The Flying Scotsman, painted in its traditional colours, passes through York for a run to Scarborough ahead of its inaugural journey from Kings Cross to York later this week.

It is returning to the tracks after a decade-long, £4.2 million refit. Last month it thrilled hundreds of rail enthusiasts when it emerged into the East Lancashire Railway’s Bury Bolton Street station after the final stages of the work at a nearby yard.

The locomotive has been returned to its BR Green livery and has had its nameplates reattached ahead of its inaugural run.

The Flying Scotsman, painted in its traditional colours, passes through York for a run to Scarborough ahead of its inaugural journey from Kings Cross to York later this week.
The Flying Scotsman, painted in its traditional colours, passes through York for a run to Scarborough ahead of its inaugural journey from Kings Cross to York later this week.
The Flying Scotsman, painted in its traditional colours, passes through York for a run to Scarborough ahead of its inaugural journey from Kings Cross to York later this week.
The Flying Scotsman, painted in its traditional colours, passes through York for a run to Scarborough ahead of its inaugural journey from Kings Cross to York later this week.
The Flying Scotsman, painted in its traditional colours, passes through York for a run to Scarborough ahead of its inaugural journey from Kings Cross to York later this week.
The Flying Scotsman, painted in its traditional colours, passes through York for a run to Scarborough ahead of its inaugural journey from Kings Cross to York later this week.
The Flying Scotsman, painted in its traditional colours, passes through York for a run to Scarborough ahead of its inaugural journey from Kings Cross to York later this week.
The Flying Scotsman, painted in its traditional colours, passes through York for a run to Scarborough ahead of its inaugural journey from Kings Cross to York later this week.
The Flying Scotsman, painted in its traditional colours, passes through York for a run to Scarborough ahead of its inaugural journey from Kings Cross to York later this week.
The Flying Scotsman, painted in its traditional colours, passes through York for a run to Scarborough ahead of its inaugural journey from Kings Cross to York later this week.
The Flying Scotsman, painted in its traditional colours, passes through York for a run to Scarborough ahead of its inaugural journey from Kings Cross to York later this week.