Full steam ahead as Wonderful World of Trains & Planes gets set to celebrate Flying Scotsman’s return

The Wonderful World of Trains & Planes, an exciting attraction on Mary Ann Street, is to mark the return of the Flying Scotsman with a special celebration run of it’s own miniature version of the famous locomotive.

As the iconic 60103 Flying Scotsman sets off on Thursday 25 February on its London Kings Cross  to York inaugural run, the miniature version of the iconic train will run all day on the layout at Wonderful World of Trains & Planes, Birmingham site. A special train cam mounted on the miniature version of the iconic locomotive will provide a unique birds eye view of its journey around the layout. Information boards with fascinating facts about the iconic locomotive and a painting of the Flying Scotsman by renowned local railway artist A L Hammonds will also be on display.

Film footage of the Flying Scotsman’s inaugural run will be shown on a large TV screen, a special 20% discount on selected Flying Scotsman train sets in the shop and a one-off Scottish themed menu in the café will all feature as part of the day’s entertainment.

Jane Jordan, director of the Wonderful World of Trains & Planes, said: “The Flying Scotsman is one of the most famous trains in the world and we are keen to celebrate its return to the tracks. Our Flying Scotsman will be running on the track at Wonderful World of Trains and Planes at the same time as its real life and somewhat larger counterpart makes its journey from Kings Cross to York on its inaugural run.”

“It will be a celebration day with the chance for visitors to come along and pay homage to this most iconic of locomotives while enjoying all the special activities we have here on site.”

As part of the themed activities, a designated staff member from Wonderful World of Trains & Planes will wear a Ticket Inspector hat on the day and issue commemorative ‘Flying Scotsman event’ tickets to those attending.

Tickets can be purchased at www.wonderfulworldtrainsplans.co.uk or by calling 0121 227 4000.

The model Flying Scotsman (image courtesy of WWT&P)