Scotsman dressed in black wows the crowds

Highland piper Colin Sutherland plays in front of the Flying Scotsman in its wartime LNER black livery on display on the turntable at the National Railway Museum, York.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 28, 2011.   See PA Story RAIL FlyingScotsman. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire
Highland piper Colin Sutherland plays in front of the Flying Scotsman in its wartime LNER black livery on display on the turntable at the National Railway Museum, York. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 28, 2011. See PA Story RAIL FlyingScotsman. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire
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STEAM engine enthusiasts flocked to see an icon of Doncaster’s engineering past.

The Flying Scotsman, built at the old Doncaster plantworks, was unveiled at the National Railway Museum in York.

The locomotive is currently undergoing a £250,000 restoration and is almost ready to take to the tracks again.

Just £20,000 is needed to complete the restoration of the ‘people’s locomotive’.

The engine was painted in wartime black livery for the special Bank Holiday event.

It will be painted in Apple Green for the final unveiling.

NRM director Steve Davies said: “This event represents the final stretch of the restoration of Flying Scotsman.”

The engine was bought by the museum in 2004 with a £1.8m grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and donations by the public. The restoration is supported by Tata Steel, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the public and other organisations.