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Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman is back in service again after a major overhaul costing £3.5 million.
On the 30th November 1934 it set a record of travelling over 100 mph.
All these years later our trains are still not running at this speed....... so much for progress !
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At least we have the Scotsman back on the track  Cool  10 year rebuild
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An iconic engine Smiley
There was coverage of it on BBC Breakfast this morning.
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As a youngster I once travelled from York to Darlington on the "Flying Scotsman" train pulled by this very locomotive!  Shocked
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It never ran in service at 100mph. Train times from Kings Cross to Edinburgh were much more than today.
Is the engine goning to stay in those NER colours and number?
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I'm pretty certain I saw the Flying Scotsman on the Paignton to Kingswear line back in the summer of 1971 or1972. Can anyone confirm this? I do have some photos somewhere but I think they are stored in my mum's loft

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@Mav, yes you could be right. It is used by Cathedral Express on some of their day trips. They are planning to use it on 13 of their trips in early 2016.
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@Mav - yes in the summer of 1973 I was at Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth and regularly saw Flying Scotsman on the other side of the River Dart
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Quote from: gleneagles
The Flying Scotsman is back in service again after a major overhaul costing £3.5 million.

ITV news reported it as £4.3million i thought? - funny how the news play with numbers..
Anyway good to see it back out again.
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Even the DM says it's over £4million
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I was born 7 months after The Flying Scotsman broke 100mph so grew up in age of steam
Lovely to see it running but it's a good job trains are cleaner these days,
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it's a good job trains are cleaner these days

But it's not so much fun for kids today on bridges.
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An interesting article here:
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Flying Scotsman back on line

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Moderators Note.
Topics merged.

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