‘Flying Scotsman’ Is Back on Line
Perhaps the most iconic English steam locomotive ever built is back steaming on the UK mainline track network, after a decade long 4.2 million pounds reconstruction.
The final paintbrush strokes were completed in York National Railway Museum, when Heritage Painters put the last lick of fresh paint to the new livery, re-numbering this epitome 60103.
‘The Flying Scotsman’ timetable can be accessed on the www.flyingscotsman.org.uk web link.
N.B. Editorial note: ‘Flying Scotsman’ is the steam engine. ‘The Flying Scotsman’ refers to the train, (engine and carriages), when running on the railway network.
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YorkPress (Frank Dwyer) and NRM.
Written and read by John Edwin Skelton.