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The Flying Scotsman has returned to the tracks after a 10-year renovation programme that cost £4.2 million.
Hundreds of enthusiasts watched as the famous steam locomotive - which recently topped a poll to find the world's best known train - rode along the East Lancashire Railway.
The locomotive, built in Doncaster in 1923, steams along the route near Bury. It is painted in a black undercoat rather than its distinctive apple green LNER livery.
The Flying Scotsman, which was the first train to be officially recorded at 100mph in 1934, was bought by the National Railway Museum in York for £2.3 million in 2004.
Flying Scotsman driver Malcolm Frost, 75, at the East Lancashire Railway's Bolton Street station in Bury as it returns to the tracks.
The Flying Scotsman having its newly rebuilt boiler fitted at the National Railway Museum in York in 2009. The 4472 engine is is the last remaining locomotive in its class, A3 Pacific.
Restoration work on the Flying Scotsman was undertaken by Riley & Son Ltd in Bury, Greater Manchester.
Colin Green, co-director of Riley & Son, looks at plans of the Flying Scotsman, as it undergoes the final stages of restoration work.
Green working on the restoration on the locomotive. The £4.2 million restoration was one of the most complex and lengthy overhauls of a steam engine ever undertaken.
Bob Gwynne, Curator of Collections and Research at the National Railway Museum, checks on the progress of the restoration work.
Engineers work on The Flying Scotsman locomotive in the Bury workshop of Riley & Son.
Apprentice engineer Andy Christie carries out work on the chassis of the Flying Scotsman in 2011.
The locomotive's iconic engine number stands in the Riley & Son yard as restoration of the locomotive nears completion.
The Flying Scotsman was retired in January 1963. It made a farewell tour around Britain - here it is at Paddington in April 1963 - before being taken across the USA to encourage British exports.
In February the Flying Scotsman is due to make its inaugural run between London Kings Cross and York before it becomes the star attraction at the city's National Railway Museum.