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Vintage trains to go on show

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Fashion houses and celebrities may be taking their lead from the roaring twenties, but people looking for a real taste of nostalgia are in luck – as vintage trains are set to go on show.

Use our journey planner to save on travel to see vintage steam trains.

Whether it’s Victoriana of Downtown Abbey or the Great Gatsby’s gilded twenties and thirties, vintage is having a real moment.

And vintage fans can get a fix of real rail nostalgia, as vintage trains from the roaring twenties and even earlier are set to go on show soon, after years of painstaking renovations.

According to, the famous Flying Scotsman has been unveiled in its newly spruced-up wartime black livery already and is set to take to the tracks for steam tests this autumn.

Some famous Mallard trains and Winston Churchill models will also be in show at York and Shildon over the coming months – perfect for vintage fans looking to get a feel for the locomotives that would have transported soldiers from the platforms to the front.

While the Stockton and Darlington Coach No. 179 is set to be restored to the Beamish Museum in Durham and could be on show soon. This train was first on the tracks in 1865 – so is a real must for train fans looking to imagine life in the Victorian era.

Wherever your fancy for vintage takes you – from swish tearooms in London to train exhibitions across the country – don’t forget to save on travel by checking our journey planner for cheap tickets.

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