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"Flying Scotsman, coming through!"
— Flying Scotsman, The Great Race

Flying Scotsman
  • Number: 4472, formerly 1472, 502, 103 and 60103
  • Class: LNER A3 "Pacific", formerly LNER A1 "Pacific"
  • Designer: Sir Nigel Gresley
  • Builder: Doncaster Works
  • Built: 1923, rebuilt 1947
  • Restored: 1968, 2016
  • Configuration: 4-6-2
  • Top Speed: 105 mph

Flying Scotsman, an LNER Class A3 4-6-2, is the last of Gordon's brothers. He holds the records for being the first engine to officially run at 100 mph in 1934, and having the longest non-stop run for a steam engine, which was 442 miles/711 kilometres non-stop while on tour in Australia in 1989.


Flying Scotsman came to Sodor to cheer up his only surviving brother, Gordon. He had two tenders at the time he arrived, causing Henry to feel jealous. During his visit, he got on well with most of the Fat Controller's Engines and took charge of "the Limited" in place of 7101 when Henry rescued both him and 199 as both diesels failed. After his visit, Flying Scotsman left with his enthusiasts when the Fat Controller announced that steam engines will still be at work on the North Western Railway. Gordon later said that Flying Scotsman told him about the Silver Jubilee.


Flying Scotsman appears painted in LNER green with black and yellow lining with LNER painted in yellow on his tender side.




  • In the television series. Flying Scotsman received smoke deflectors, a double chimney, and his number on both his cab and second tender, a combination he never had in real-life. In the television series, His tenders also have six wheels each instead of eight each, however, that was a mistake by Arc and may be fixed in future episodes.
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