Further delay for Scotsman

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The Flying Scotsman’s return to steam has been delayed, chiefs at the National Railway Museum in York have announced.

The Doncaster Plant-built locomotive was due to carry out its steam tests and commissioning runs later this month before going on display in August, but is now expected to carry out its steam tests in the autumn.

At this stage it is not possible to confirm when Flying Scotsman is expected to operate passenger journeys, a spokesman said.

Flying Scotsman’s restoration has been delayed due to cracks found in the chassis last week and it requires essential remedial work, which will be carried out in the next two weeks.