Royal Scot returns to Skegness after 50 years
Royal Scot, one of the world’s most famous steam engines, owes its survival to Skegness’s Sir Billy Butlin. By special permission, it is returning to the resort with a special train from London King’s Cross on Saturday 26th September 2020.
This iconic locomotive will be a sight to behold as it steams its way across Lincolnshire. Join the crowds at Wainfleet Station or Skegness Station to welcome the steam engine back to Skegness after 50 years.
There is bound to be a big demands for tickets to ride on this prestige train. We’ll let you know as soon as the booking office opens.
Billy Butlin bought Royal Scot after it was withdrawn from service at the end of 1962. It was then restored and repainted and arrived at Butlins on the 18th July 1963. It remained on a plinth to be admired at Butlins until 1971. It is one of only two remaining preserved Royal Scots.
To purchase a ticket to travel aboard this Royal Scot Special, watch this space!