Flying Scotsman, a 4-6-2 Configuration Steam Locomotive

Picture of The Flying Scotsman, a 4-6-2 steam locomotive from The Olden Days
Flying Scotsman

Built: Built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster Works to a design of H.N. Gresley.

Description: Pacific (4-6-2) class locomotive. Named after the long-distance passenger route train of that name, that ran between Edinburgh and London.

Achievements Was the first locomotive to reach an authenticated 100mph, in 1934
Achieved the then longest non-stop run of 679Km while in Australia in 1989.

Retirement: Withdrawn from service with British Railways in 1963 and sold for preservation to Alan Pegler. After overhaul, Scotsman worked a number of railtours, including a non-stop London-€“Edinburgh run in 1968, the final year of steam traction on British Railways.

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