'Flying Scotsman', Retford, Nottinghamshire, 14 June 1965.
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In the 1960s the introduction of continuous welded rails delivered faster trains to passengers. The new rail technology also forced a step change in the working patterns of track workers, with new machines, longer shifts and more working away from home. The 'Flying Scotsman', here pulled by a diesel locomotive, left King's Cross for Edinburgh every morning at 10.00 am. The non-stop journey took around seven hours.