VISITORS to the East Lancashire Railway (ELR) will have half a dozen opportunities to see The Flying Scotsman this year.

ELR chairman, Mike Kelly, announced that the famous locomotive will make six appearances on the heritage railway in-between running planned main line rail tours.

Appearances will be a mixture of displays and working trips on the line between March and September.

The dates are:

March 10-11: Public display on ELR.

March 30 to April 1-2: Public display on ELR.

May 12-13: Trips on ELR.

August 24-27: Trips on ELR.

September 5-8: Trips on the ELR.

September 9: Public Display on ELR.

More details of the events, plus ticket information will be announced in due course at

Flying Scotsman returned to the East Lancashire Railway on January 8.