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Flying Scotsman


Arguably the most famous steam locomotive in the world, this old lady is an Gresly designed A3 APcific, Orginally built in 1923, it was the first steam locomotive that reached 100 miles per hour. It also had a staring role in the film "The Flying Scotsman". It was sold into preservation in 1963, went on holidy to the USA and is now owned by the Natioanl Rail Museum. It it's long career it has traveled over 2 million miles. IT is seen heer standing in the yard at Doncaster Locomotive Works.

Flying Scotsman


Arguably the most famous steam locomotive in the world, this old lady is an Gresly designed A3 APcific, Orginally built in 1923, it was the first steam locomotive that reached 100 miles per hour. It also had a staring role in the film "The Flying Scotsman". It was sold into preservation in 1963, went on holidy to the USA and is now owned by the Natioanl Rail Museum. It it's long career it has traveled over 2 million miles. IT is seen heer standing in the yard at Doncaster Locomotive Works.

comments (5)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 6 Nov 2008, 02:52
If I can last 2 million miles, Les, and end up looking like this, I will be one proud old lady! WOW.
Les Auld: The result of many facelifts and lots of hard work Ginnie, Thanks for the comment
Now then! Being a great western man the first engine to do 100mph was the City of Truro in 1904.

Great picture of a beautiful engine though!
Les Auld: Never proven 100% Bill, even though City of Turo probably did it. Thanks for the comment.
Last saw this in the flesh up at Fleetwood docks back in the late 60s with I think Sir Nigel Gresley, the engine that is, must go and check the Ian Allen books to confirm.
Les Auld: Just after being sold off I suspect David, thanks for the commet.
Great shot of the Scotsman Les what a shame it is still in pieces at the NRM having what is reckoned will be a £1m overhaul.
Les Auld: And will be there quite a while Brian, thanks for the comment.
Superb shot of an iconic loco - well done Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Michael, appreciate the comment.

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