Flying Scotsman will be back at the National Railway Museum in York from next week.
The world famous locomotive will return to static display at the museum from Friday 26 January until the summer.
Visitors will be able to see the locomotive for free and access the footplate via an accessible ramp.
Flying Scotsman travelled 10,000 miles across the UK as part of its centenary celebrations last year.
And apart from a bit of a bump in Scotland, it was a big success.
Now the NRM is searching for a new custodian – that is, someone to operate the contract to run the locomotive on the railway.
The process to appoint a contractor to operate and maintain the locomotive will launch with an invitation to tender in the coming weeks. The tender is expected to be awarded in late spring 2024.
Once the custodian is appointed, Flying Scotsman will resume a programme of rail tours in the autumn. It is expected that the locomotive will visit heritage railways and will remain main line operational.
Judith McNicol, Director of the National Railway Museum said: “After an amazing centenary year which has seen Flying Scotsman delight and inspire thousands of people, I can announce our plans to bring the world-famous locomotive to the National Railway Museum in York while we begin the search for its next custodian.
“Our intention is to keep Flying Scotsman main line operational and once the new custodian is appointed, we will create a calendar of activity that includes main line tours, visits to heritage railways and our museums.”
The tender to find Flying Scotsman’s custodian will be open to all and published online here.