Following the news that the famous locomotive known as the Flying Scotsman will be arriving in Carlisle soon again, we decided to take a look back into our extensive photograph archives, and paint a picture once more of how it looked when the Flying Scotsman visited Carlisle Railway Station in 2016.

Here, we can see how thousands of locomotive enthusiasts gathered in Carlisle to welcome the arrival of the world famous Flying Scotsman to Cumbria.

After being restored at a cost of £4.2 million the black beauty chugged its way into the city’s Citadel Station on Saturday 5th February 2016.

The iconic steam train drew spectators of all age ranges, including families with children alongside train enthusiasts and photographers alike.

The spectacular entrance of this true feat of engineering prowess will be well recalled by all who was lucky enough to have witnessed its rare and opportune arrival in our region.

While many people refer to this iconic steam train simply as the 'Flying Scotsman', it may entertain people to know that the Flying Scotsman is still a very much alive train service from London to Edinburgh, only using modern train locomotive technology.

Indeed, on show here and later this month is the LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman, a 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster Works to a design of Nigel Gresley.

It was employed on long-distance express East Coast Main Line trains by the LNER and its successors, British Railways Eastern and North-Eastern Regions, notably on the London to Edinburgh Flying Scotsman train service after which it was named.

The express passenger train service will be in Carlisle on Saturday, November 27, 2021.

The journey will begin in Manchester at 6:40am, arriving at Carlisle train station at 1:38pm.