'Flying Scotsman' service locomotive, c 1974.

Treacy, Eric

'Flying Scotsman' service locomotive, c 1974.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

A3 class 4-6-2 locomotive number 4472 'Flying Scotsman', with a class 5 4-6-0 locomotive number 45407, at Carnforth, Lancashire, by Eric Treacy, about 1974. It was built in 1923, by the London & North Eastern Railway's Doncaster works. It pulled the 'Flying Scotsman' train from London to Edinburgh. In 1928, the 'Flying Scotsman' completed its first non stop run to Edinburgh. The journey was 392 miles, the longest non stop journey in the world. The locomotive has been preserved.

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