The above image is linked from the National Preservation Website. It's not my copyright, but a photograph taken by Ian Riley, the man in charge of overhauling her boiler, and many other components besides.
It's been a long time, getting from there to here...but her time is finally near.
4472, Flying Scotsman, albeit, in wartime black livery for her running in trials, and the nunbers 502/103 on different sides of the engine. She looks utterly amazing.
Well done to the NRM, Ian Riley et al, for what is simply a top notch restoration. I am sure this is going to be a spectacular year, with one of each of the four Class "A" machines lining up some day soon...
Until next time!