Five people were hurt in a train crash involving the Flying Scotsman tonight (Friday).
It collided with another train at Aviemore Railway Station, in the Cairngorms in northern Scotland, at 7.10pm.
Paramedics took two casualties to hospital by ambulance and three other people were treated at the scene.
The National Railway Museum in York, which owns Flying Scotsman, issued a statement confirming it was one of the locomotives involved in the collision.
The NRM said: “We can confirm that steam locomotive Flying Scotsman has been involved in a shunting incident at Aviemore Station.
“We will provide further information once more details are known.”
Flying Scotsman is due to make a number of further tours around Scotland in October as part of its centenary celebrations.
Then it is due back in York for one week only this October half term (21 October – 5 November), where it will be displayed on the turntable for the first time since 2016.
Heritage line collision
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) sent eight appliances to the collision in Aviemore.
A spokesman for SFRS said: “We were alerted at 7.10pm on Friday to reports of a collision involving two trains at Aviemore Railway Station.
“We sent eight appliances to the scene, where firefighters worked to support partners.
“Three appliances remain at the scene.
“Two casualties have been transported to Raigmore Hospital.
“Three casualties were treated at the scene but did not require to be taken to hospital.”
The crash happened on Strathspey Railway, a heritage line based there, and involved a stationary carriage and another train which was in the station.
Flying Scotsman was scheduled to be running trips this weekend, with the line expected to be especially busy.
Scottish Greens transport spokesperson Mark Ruskell MSP said: “It is too early to know what has caused this incident, but clearly a full investigation will have to take place.
“From reports it appears this has been on the heritage track, the Strathspey Railway line, involving the Flying Scotsman and that nearby services on the main line have been temporarily impacted to allow emergency efforts to continue.
“We are thinking of all those involved at this challenging time and thanks all those who have taken part in the emergency response.”